Author Archives: Beau Eastes

What is Tenth Month?

What is Tenth Month?

Tenth Month festivities are upon us. The BendFilm Festival, Swivel Digital Marketing Conference, Bend Venture Conference, Bend Design and Venture Out Festival all take place this month, cementing Bend’s reputation as a place for big and outside-the-box ideas. Earlier this week we chatted with Cassondra Schindler, one of the visionaries behind the Tenth Month campaign, and had her explain the… Continue Reading

Tenth Month Campaign Celebrates Innovation

Tenth Month Campaign Celebrates Innovation

To the creative, the innovative and the daring, October is your month in Bend. The BendFilm Festival, Swivel Digital Marketing Conference, Bend Venture Conference, Bend Design and Venture Out Festival all take place next month, enhancing Bend’s reputation as a place for big and outside-the-box ideas. BendFilm kicks off the “celebration of ideas and innovation,” as Visit Bend has… Continue Reading

Five BVC Early Stage finalists selected

Five Central Oregon startups are one step closer to earning $15,000 from BendBroadband Business. CushCore, Fire Funder, Free Rain Designs, Hytchr and InvestiPro will advance to the finals of the Bend Venture Conference’s Early Stage competition on Oct. 14 after surviving Thursday’s semifinal round at Bend’s McMenamins Old St. Francis School. Touted by EDCO Executive Director Roger… Continue Reading

Five BVC Early Stage finalists selected

Semifinalists announced for BVC Early Stage competition

A handful of Central Oregon startup companies are one step closer to earning $15,000 from BendBroadband Business. The Bend Venture Conference announced Monday its 10 semifinalists for this year’s Early Stage competition. On Sept. 22, the field will narrow to five at EDCO‘s PubTalk. Those five finalists – chosen by an audience vote during the PubTalk – will then present… Continue Reading

Semifinalists announced for BVC Early Stage competition
Bend’s love/hate relationship with tourism

Bend’s love/hate relationship with tourism

Photos courtesy of Pete Alport, Visit Bend Damon Runberg has heard the complaints about tourists in Bend, especially this summer. Strain on the city’s parks and roads, longer drive times around time and restaurants and watering holes jammed pack were just a few of the concerns Runberg, a regional economist with the state, listed Thursday during the City… Continue Reading

Bend Venture Conference applications nearly double

More startups than ever are looking to be part of the 2016 Bend Venture Conference. Now in its 13th year, the Bend Venture Conference received application material from 91 companies for its two-day angel investment event on Oct. 13 and 14. That’s up from 55 applicants a year ago. Companies submitted entries into one of three competition… Continue Reading

Bend Venture Conference applications nearly double

Craft beer numbers still climbing

Craft beer numbers still climbing

Craft beer* continues to flow like … well, craft beer. Earlier this month the Brewers Association, the craft beer industry’s national trade group, released its annual “State of the Industry” report at the Craft Brewers Conference in Philadelphia. Craft beer in 2015 owned a 12.2 percent volume share of the U.S. beer market, up from 11… Continue Reading

WGN America is coming to Bend!

WGN America is coming to Bend!

The original superstation is coming to Central Oregon. WGN America is being added to BendBroadband’s channel lineup on March 31. Home to a variety of original programming, sitcom favorites and blockbuster movies, WGN America will air on channel 128 in standard definition and 728 in high definition. (For business customers with our Antronix bulk package, WGN… Continue Reading