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Bend Venture Out Winners Announced!

Bend Venture Out Winners Announced!

Congrats to the Bend Outdoor Worx winners of the Venture Out Conference! In the Tower Theatre in Bend, Oregon, some of the best and brightest entrepreneurs of the outdoor industry gave their best pitches in hopes of taking home cash grants. 2017 Bend Venture Out Winners Mathew Smith and Tribe Pilot took home  the Digital… Continue Reading

Tonight: Bend Venture Out Festival

Tonight: Bend Venture Out Festival

Tonight at the Tower Theatre in Bend, Oregon, the winners of the Bend Venture Out Festival will be announced! BendBroadband Business is a proud sponsor of “The only funding event solely focused on the outdoor product industry,” which is put on by Bend Outdoor Worx. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here. Doors Open… Continue Reading

5 Early Stage Finalists Announced

5 Early Stage Finalists Announced

Congratulations to the five Early Stage Finalists. The winners will present at the 14th annual bend venture conference on October 19th and 20th. The Econonmic Development for Central Oregon announced the five finalists on Septermeber 29th during the Bend Venture Pub Talk. The Early Stage Competition features Central Oregon companies that have nearly proof-of-concept ideas that… Continue Reading

Eclipse tips for employers

Eclipse tips for employers

Reading these tips it may seem like you’re being asked to prepare for an apocalypse, not an eclipse. But I can assure you, it’s important to plan ahead as it’s going to be quite the event. After all, the next one coming through the United States won’t be until 2024. It should be obvious by… Continue Reading

Find Mariners baseball on Root Sports

No Major League Baseball team made more offseason moves than the Seattle Mariners this past winter. The Mariners, who went 86-76 last season and finished three games back of the American League’s second and final postseason wild card spot, got younger, faster and more athletic. Will new players like shortstop Jean Segura and  outfielders Jarrod… Continue Reading

How Deschutes County got its groove back

How Deschutes County got its groove back

How has Central Oregon rebounded so quickly from the Great Recession? That’s the question the economic think tank the Milken Institute sought to answer when it commissioned a regional case study on the Bend-Redmond metro area. For four consecutive years, between 2005 and 2008, Bend-Redmond placed in the top three of the Milken Institute’s annual best-performing… 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

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