October 18, 2019
2019 Bend Chamber Enews Powered by Jones & Roth
Recession is Becoming an Increasing Risk, says Stifel's Lindsey Piegza
Lindsey Piegza, chief economist at Stifel Nicolaus and keynote at the Bend Chamber's 2019 Economic Impact Breakfast , joins "Squawk Box" to discuss the upcoming monthly jobs number as fears of an economic slowdown in the U.S. grow.
A High, but not Particularly Concerning, Turnover Rate in Central Oregon
BY: Damon Runberg // Speaking at the Economic Impact Breakfast on OCT. 31 - DETAILS
Every quarter, around 12 percent of stable jobs end in Deschutes County. 
State of the City
This year’s address focused primarily on the city’s transportation issues but also spent some time discussing public health and safety. These two topics have emerged as the top issues as described by the citizens of Bend.
What’s Brewing
Future Ready: Education’s Role in Developing the Workforce
This session is part two in the series where we look at how the education sector is preparing our local students for local employment and making them “future ready.”
Bend Chamber Association Health Plan Helps Businesses Attract & Retain Employees
We formed the Bend Chamber Association Health Plan and now serve close to 12,000 people and 700 businesses with affordable, high-quality health insurance.
Safe Travel & Traffic Improvements One Minute Survey
The City is working on ways to improve traffic flow and safe travel for the community. Staff and Council are planning for the future and addressing current needs, but we need the community’s help.
Affordable Housing Progress
In line with its goals to increase the supply of needed housing, the Bend City Council on Wednesday approved funding for two affordable housing developments using federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding.
City Seeks Feedback on Housing Projects
The City of Bend has a goal of approving 3,000 housing units before June 30, 2021. With this in mind, the city is seeking feedback from the development community on specific multifamily projects you’ve worked on that have failed to move forward in the past two years.
Bend UnConference: Adventure Guru
For the Win!
An exciting afternoon at the 10th Annual Bend UnConference presented by BendTECH . We are excited to share that Bend Chamber member and our summer Business Edition feature, Adventure Guru , went home with 1st place, congratulations Shannon!
Diversity & Leadership: Inclusive Leader
Learn how to become a self-aware transformational inclusive leader. Highly self-aware leaders are seen as more effective than those who have lower self-awareness. 
Honey I Shrunk the BCD
You're invited to Honey I Shrunk the BCD, a celebration of community on Tuesday, October 22. We are connecting people to place by condensing the Bend Central District into bite-sized pieces for an indoor block party! FREE TO ATTEND!
Muse, Fuse & Enthuse:
Uplevel Your Thinking Power to Innovate and Activate Change
The Bend Chamber is honored to sponsor this session at the 2019 Bend Design Conference !

"...successful advocacy and social change depend upon this fusing process ... we must be able to fuse with the thinking styles of other people to harness change in larger groups."
Become a Valuable Team Member Through StrengthsFinder
his highly interactive, fun and eye-opening workshop will give you an in-depth understanding of your own personal strengths and provide opportunities for you to collaborate with others with different strengths.
Fall Bend Business Edition
Our quarterly paper is now online! Enjoy updates from our CEO and Chairman, as well as business features and insight on the Bend business community.
Welcome New Members!
Join us in welcoming fellow new members to the Bend Chamber of Commerce!
October 23
Bend YP Social Hosted by PrideStaff at The Loft
October 24
Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening for The Alexander Bend, OR
October 31
Economic Impact Breakfast – 2019
2019 Bend Chamber Lead Investors