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West 14th Street Improvements Open House Scheduled for April 3

On the evening of April 3rd the City of Bend will host an open house for anyone interested in the planned reconstruction and improvement of the 14th Street corridor between Newport Avenue and Colorado Avenue (see the map at the end of this article). Once completed the new 14th Street will be brought up to […]

Central Oregon SBDC Success Story: ArcLight Dynamics

The Small Business Development Center, located at Central Oregon Community College, is a first stop for many budding entrepreneurs in the region. However, the SBDC also provides valuable resources for existing businesses as they grow. Check out the following success story on Bend’s ArcLight Dynamics for an example of the wealth of services SBDC clients […]

March 13, 2017 Entrepreneur

Oregon Dept. of Veterans’ Affairs to Host July Veteran Benefit & Employment Expo in Central Oregon

Organized by the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs, the statewide Veteran Benefit Expo is coming to central Oregon this summer. Now in its third year, the Expo is a combination resource, job, education and community fair, designed as a one-stop shop for veterans and their families to learn about and access the full range of their […]

March 10, 2017 Uncategorized

US Bank Seeks Local Applicants for Non-Profit Grants Program

The Central and Eastern Oregon Region of U.S. Bank awards grants to non-profits located in the region 3 times per year.  In 2016, our region granted more than $120,000 to non-profits located in Central and Eastern Oregon.  We have a local committee of U.S. Bank employees that reviews the applications and awards the grants. The […]

Cascade Angels Invites Early Stage Companies to Apply for Funding Through 3/6

Entrepreneurs seeking investment capital have an opportunity to present their early stage businesses for growth to Cascade Angels. Cascade Angels Fund 2017, LLC (“Cascade Angels Fund 2017” or the “Fund”) has opened up its first application period for entrepreneurs to apply for investment on Gust.com through March 6, 2017. The Fund anticipates additional application rounds […]

February 24, 2017 Uncategorized

Bend City Council to Discuss Taxi & Transportation Network Company Policy on February 1

The potential arrival of Transportation Network Companies, like Uber and Lyft, in Central Oregon has generated plenty of headlines over the past six months. After discussions with local stakeholders, taxi operators, and City staff in Bend and Redmond, along with a work session with the Bend City Council, a review of a draft policy is […]

January 31, 2017 Policy Issues

City Works with Downtown Businesses to Remove Excess Snow on Sunday 1/15

With plenty of snow on the ground and a potential thaw coming early next week, the City of Bend and contractor Taylor Northwest are going to undertake an overnight snow removal effort in the Downtown Business District beginning this Sunday, January 15th through the morning of Monday, January 16th. This effort requires cooperation from you […]

January 13, 2017 Infrastructure

Bend Storm Update for January 11, 2017

Read on for a rundown of relevant information from local agencies as the current snow event passes begins to conclude. Snow Accumulations                       The Central Oregon area has been impacted by significant snow fall since the beginning of December.  Records from the National Weather Service show […]

January 11, 2017 Infrastructure

Overnight Parking Garage Restrictions Relaxed Through 1/13 for Winter Storm

Downtown Bend Parking Garage overnight restrictions have been relaxed through this Friday, January 13th as the City of Bend encourages downtown employees and patrons to avoid parking on local roads to assist crews working to clear streets. Downtown employees and patrons who feel that they need to leave their car downtown overnight can park in the […]

January 10, 2017 Infrastructure

Bend Chamber to Host Legislative Outlook Forum on January 24

Bend, OR – Is there any chance Oregon will stabilize state fiscal policy and service levels this year?  Join the Bend Chamber and local delegates for an inside look of what’s coming ahead in this 2017 legislative session. On Jan. 24 at the Deschutes Brewery Tap Room, Senator Tim Knopp, Representative Knute Buehler, Representative Gene […]

January 9, 2017 Policy Issues
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