July 12, 2019
ATTENTION:
We are Seeking Applications to Our Board of Directors!
It is our intent at the Bend Chamber of Commerce, to have a diversified representation from as many different business categories as possible.
Video: State of the County Address in its entirety
County Commissioners Present Their Annual State of the County Address
While the County sends out your property tax bill, not all of the taxes collected are actually for the county. Check out the full video replay for more details on what the County does, how well they’re doing it and what projects might affect you.
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INTERNSHIPS
Did You Know That Our Intern Program is FREE for Businesses & Students to Participate?
Youth Career Connect
It's summer and your business is booming, but you're short-handed and projects are getting pushed to the back burner... maybe it's time you look into getting an intern!
Leadership Bend
Applications Now Open for 2020!
A community leadership program designed to identify, educate, train and connect willing and committed citizens to leadership roles in our community. 
Our Community: Where Will You Make Your Impact?
August 15 // Bend YP DevLabs: Session 3
N eil Bryant, retired Senator and former shareholder of Bryant, Lovlien & Jarvis and Todd Taylor, CEO of Taylor NW, present why Bend needs people like you to step into community leadership roles!
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Grant Opportunity
Opens Friday, July 19
DEQ awards project grants on a yearly basis for any project that reduces waste generation, promotes reuse, or recovers solid waste through recycling, composting or anaerobic digestion.
City of Bend Updates
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City Launches Community Climate Action Plan
Opens Public Comment Period
Community participation will help the City and committee set priorities for the best ways to voluntarily reduce fossil fuel use in the community.
What Do You Think the City of Bend Should Invest in?
Complete the Survey TODAY!
The City is gathering public input via an online Open House , which will record your thoughts on which projects the City should invest in, what the vision for the subareas will be, and how to rank the Urban Renewal Advisory Board's Guiding Principles.
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Central Oregon Economic Indicators – June 2019 Edition
Did you know Oregon has three different minimum wages? Since 2016, Oregon’s minimum wage has been increasing in steps on an annual basis, and will continue to do so until 2022.
Video: Lindsay Piegza on Bloomberg: Fed Has No Pressure to Raise Rates in Near Term
SAVE THE DATE: October 31
Economic Impact Breakfast
Chief Economist Lindsey Piegza will cover macro-economic trends in consumer behaviors and in the manufacturing sector, in addition to new Federal Reserve policy initiatives and potential economic effects of these changes. Get your tickets early!
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NEW MEMBERS
Join us in welcoming fellow new members to the Bend Chamber of Commerce!
BEND Business Edition
Our quarterly paper is online! Enjoy updates from our CEO and Chairman, as well as business features and insight on the Bend business community. In this issue we feature " Adventure Guru " - The video-based adventure guide for EVERYONE !
EVENTS
Featured Community Event
Bend Design Conference
Passes Available July 22!
Sparking new conversations and collaborations, Bend Design 2019 explores how creative thinking can shape our shared future.
JULY 17
Mixer @ J Bar J Youth Services – Oregon High Desert Classics
JULY 24
Bend YP Social @ Rebound Physical Therapy
JULY 30
Ribbon Cutting for Cross Dot Digital & Creative Agency
2019 Lead Investors