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Apply these 3 bits of life advice to work

Apply these 3 bits of life advice to work

Last week, while training an administrative assistant in a new position, some of the advice I gave her would never be found in a manager’s training class or in a how-to-be-better-organized guidebook. Instead, I borrowed these work hints from real life experiences: Bachelorette secrets … are never kept. In a recent episode of ABC’s television… Continue Reading

OPB Plus changes channels

We want to let you know about a change to BendBroadband’s Business Video packages: OPB Plus has moved to channel 775 and is now being broadcast in high definition for customers with the Entertainment, News & Information and Sports & More packages. OPB Plus is home to movies, music, investigative journalism, Britcoms and more. Please… Continue Reading

Your MBA success may depend on these four criteria

Your MBA success may depend on these four criteria

Would you benefit from an MBA degree? Recent research suggests the answer may depend on four criteria: 1) the initial cost of the degree; 2) your gender; 3) your career goals; and 4) your “grit” score. Cost. Considered the “end degree” for most business professionals, the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) carries an average total… Continue Reading

SnoPlanks wins $100K at Venture Out Festival

SnoPlanks secured $100,000 in funding Wednesday night as the winner of the inaugural Venture Out Festival. TOUGHER, a workwear company for women, took home the Break Out Award and $10,000 in investment. And CushCore, which produces an insert for mountain bikes that works as an in-tire suspension system, won $3,000 from BendBroadband Business as the winner of a special Judge’s Award. Created… Continue Reading

SnoPlanks wins $100K at Venture Out Festival

Live-tweeting from BVC: Jimmy Sbarra of Volcano Veggies

Back in 2014, Volcano Veggies — then a scrappy startup that used aquaponics to grow organic vegetables year-round in Bend — won the Early Stage Award at the Bend Venture Conference. This year, we’ve asked company co-founder Jimmy Sbarra to take over the BendBroadband Business Twitter account during the 2016 Early Stage Award competition on… Continue Reading

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

Snapchat Geofilters: make your business ‘snap’

Snapchat Geofilters: make your business ‘snap’

Think Snapchat is useful only to teenagers with smartphones? Think again. Your business could be benefitting. You can actually create On-Demand Geofilters for your events. How? Easy! Businesses (and people, just like you) can submit Personal Geofilters for events and activities. Create something that will appear at your holiday party, company picnic, or whatever your… Continue Reading

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