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NNN lease? CAM charges? Do you know your commercial real estate lease terminology?

By Peter May, MBA, CCIM, Broker, Compass Commercial This article originally appeared on the Compass Commercial website, for more information, or to access the original post, click here. In working with clients on commercial leases, I often get one of the following questions: What is a NNN lease? What are CAM charges? When looking to […]

BEDAB Weighs in on Proposed Climate Change Ordinance

Last week the Bend City Council discussed a proposed Climate Change Ordinance at the work session before their regular May 18th meeting. In case you missed it, the proposal generated plenty of conversation in the business community and was discussed briefly by the Bend Economic Development Advisory Board (BEDAB) at their meeting earlier that week. […]

Visit Bend Announces New Leadership

The Visit Bend Board of Directors voted unanimously to promote from within to fill the vacancy created when longtime CEO Doug La Placa leaves the organization on July 1 to lead another Bend-based company, Precise Flight, Inc. Kevney Dugan, Director of Sales and Sports Development with Visit Bend since 2010, has accepted the position to […]

Sewer Rates & Extra Strength Charge Update

The Bend City Council held a special session on Wednesday, May 11 to allow for public comment on proposed changes to sewer rates and the Extra Strength Charge (ESC). The two topics up for discussion were: A proposed 4.25-6% city-wide increase in sewer rates, designed to allow for construction of necessary sewer infrastructure. An increase […]

Juniper Ridge Sewer Line Funding Proposed

Bend businesses will likely see their sewer bills grow due to a 6% increase in rates, a change aimed at aiding in the much needed expansion of the City’s sewer backbone and expanding opportunities for economic growth. The most notable improvement will be a sewer line for Juniper Ridge which will allow hundreds of acres of employment land […]

Bend Business Events for May

Keep up with business related events at the City of Bend and beyond this month with the list below. Do you have suggestions on events that should be included in future lists? Reach out to or leave your ideas in the comments below. Bend Economic Development Advisory Board Meeting 8-10 a.m., Tuesday, May 3, Council […]