Category Archives: Technology

Watch the Venture Out Festival Online!

  Can’t make the inaugural Venture Out Festival for Central Oregon outdoor startups Wednesday night? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Go to the Bend Outdoor Worx’s page here  to live stream Bend’s only angel investment competition strictly for the outdoor industry. And stay tuned for the broadcast in its entirety. We’ve got a special surprise… 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

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
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 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

Planned overnight outages this week

Two weeks ago, we took down phone and Internet service during our early morning maintenance window to make improvements to our network. Those improvements set the stage for an additional three nights of planned maintenance this week, during which we will complete the work to double broadband network capacity for the second time this year.… Continue Reading

Planned overnight outages this week

Planned outages as we double network capacity

Last spring, we doubled the capacity of our cable broadband system, and we’re in the process of doing it again to ensure you have a good experience with our products. Over the next three nights, BendBroadband will take down phone and Internet services in order to make upgrades to our network. Planned maintenance will occur… Continue Reading

Planned outages as we double network capacity
Innovation in an ancient industry at Silver Moon Brewing

Innovation in an ancient industry at Silver Moon Brewing

Since taking over Silver Moon Brewing two years ago, owners Matt Barrett and James Watts have given the business a technological makeover. Everywhere you look inside Bend’s third-oldest brewery and its adjacent pub, you’ll find evidence of the duo’s modern approach to an ancient industry. There are dynamic digital tap lists hanging above the bar. Webcams… Continue Reading