Category: Business Advocate

Bend for Business Newsletter-May Edition

Each month Bend Business Registration holders receive an emailing filling them in on relevant developments at the City of Bend. You can check out the May edition below. Would you like the monthly edition of the Bend For Business newsletter sent directly to your inbox? Email Bendforbusiness@bendoregon.gov to be added to the mailing list. Welcome to […]

Renewing Your Business Registration Online – A Step-by-Step Walkthrough

Are you a Bend business needing to renew your existing Business Registration but dreading the thought of picking up a phone and talking to a human? There’s a better way! Check renewing your registration off your to-do list without having to say a single word, following the step by step registration renewal guide below: Head […]

New Workplace Smoking Rules Took Effect January 1

January 1st didn’t just mean the start of a new year, it also meant the implementation of some new rules regarding the Oregon Indoor Clean Air Act (ICAA). While many of us are familiar with the ICAA ban on smoking in and around the workplace, a recent update to the law went into effect at […]

Snow Removal in Bend, What Local Businesses Need to Know

A spate of warm weather may have left our roads and sidewalks clear, but if it’s winter we can be pretty sure there’s more snow on the way. In anticipation of our next snowstorm, whenever it may occur, read on for answers to a few frequently asked questions about businesses and snow removal: Why do […]

January 29, 2016 Business Advocate

Meet Your New Business Advocate, Ben Hemson

Hello Bend Business Community, I’m Ben Hemson, your new Business Advocate here at the City of Bend and I’m so excited to be here working for you. I started with the city just a few weeks ago after four and a half years in Portland advocating for regional energy utilities. Like many freshly minted Bendites […]

January 20, 2016 Business Advocate Tags:

Where does my $50 business license fee go?

Do you ever wonder how your $50 Business License fee is spent? Every dollar collected from businesses goes directly to the City’s Business Advocacy program. The purpose of the City of Bend’s Business Advocacy program is to support businesses in Bend. There are three ways we make this happen. First, we provide direct services to […]

February 24, 2015 Business Advocate

Connecting Bend with Business | Carolyn Eagan is the city’s @BendbizAdvocate

Connecting people to opportunities has always been a mantra for Carolyn Eagan. Now, as the City of Bend’s Business Advocate, it’s the focal point for her career and a major boon to local businesses. Even as a young person studying at the University of Pennsylvania, Eagan noticed disconnects and missed opportunities all around her. Philadelphia’s […]