January 10, 2020
2020 Bend Chamber Enews Powered by Jones & Roth
Women of the Year Nominations Are Due Today!
Today, Jan. 10, is the last day to nominate! Take a minute and submit your nomination for Woman of the Year, Community Hero, Young Hero ( who will win a $4,000 scholarship! ), Advancing Women Award, and Lifetime Achievement. Connect with us on social media for all the latest in nominee announcements, event details and help us in celebrating all the amazing women in our community! 
Happy New Year!
With the new year, we are excited to announce new tiers and benefits of membership in the Bend Chamber!
Our membership team has been hard at work analyzing needs of the membership and business community. Check out all the new membership levels and email Shelley Junker to learn more about your membership!
Hey, Fifth Place Ain’t Bad!
Bend-Redmond Metro Ranks 5th in the U.S. for Those Who Work From Home
... the Bend-Redmond metro has made the list of the top five metros with the highest share of people who work from home since 2013.
What's Brewing with Remote Workers?
Jan. 14 from 5 - 7 PM
Join us for intentional networking and a room filled with remote workers and local resources while enjoying pizza and beer!

If you know any remote workers, please extend the invite to them!
We Are Excited to Announce Our New Hire!
Please welcome our newest staff member, Addie DeLong, in her role as the Leadership Development Programs Coordinator. Addie’s primary role is leading the Bend Chamber’s Young Professionals program and will have an integral part in supporting Talena Barker, Bend Chamber’s Vice President of Leadership Development and Executive Director of BendNEXT, 
Bend Young Professionals Kicking Off 2020 Next Week!
Jan. 15 from 5 - 7 PM
Send your young professionals to Bend YP's January Social, hosted by Coachwell, at Immersion Brewing’s new event space, The Barrel Room! And a special thank you to Columbia Bank for sponsoring the entire 2020 series of Bend YP socials! 
What Exactly Are the Bend YP DevLabs?
The Bend YP DevLabs are a quarterly, interactive, educational series focused on strengthening our community and building leadership potential in young professionals.

FEB. 13 First Session: Plan your Best Life Workshop presented by Lee Weinstein, Author & President of Weinstein PR.
January HRACO Chapter Meeting
Jan 15, 7:45 AM – 9:00 AM
We are proud to sponsor this session, "FACES OF CHANGE - Understanding and Managing Generations in the Workplace." Many workplaces today are composed of five generations. It is projected that 25% of the workforce will be over the age of 55 by 2024.
Corporate Activity Tax (CAT)
Three New FAQ From the Oregon Department of Revenue
The CAT FAQ includes high level summaries of the first rules and topics which will help taxpayers comply with the law. Also, registration reminder...
Chamber Day in Salem
On February 19, the Bend Chamber and our community stakeholders will once again be making the trek to the capitol to weigh in on legislation affecting Central Oregon businesses. It is going to be a fast session and we will be there representing you. Stay tuned for our agenda of priorities.

We can assure you, the transportation bond is high on the list of priorities.
Bend City Council Takes Another Step Toward May Transportation Bond Measure
Bend City Council voted unanimously to prepare a $180 million funding measure that addresses Bend residents’ top concern: traffic congestion and safety.
Do You Have Big Goals for Your Company in 2020?
Interns are a great way to help your company move forward on new projects! See what the intern program through Youth Career Connect can offer you!
Help Solve the Childcare Crisis
The Childcare crisis continues to affect our community. We continually hear from employers on the impact it is having on their workforce. There are many opportunities for you to get involved and be a part of the solution to close the gap in childcare openings for your employees and their family.
Get Connected.
Welcome New Members!
Join us in welcoming new members to the Bend Chamber of Commerce! IF you have questions about membership, contact Shelley Junker , Bend Chamber Membership Advisor.
Are you interested in sponsorships or hosting one of our events?
We have a wide variety of opportunities for your company to gain exposure through sponsorships and event hosting. Contact Lila Owen, Business Investor Relations Manager to learn more.
2019 Bend Chamber Annual Report
Our 2019 Annual Report covers information from the past year and digs into our initiatives and priorities as well as goals for the coming year and our continued investment in our community.
January 14
What’s Brewing with Remote Workers
January 15
Bend YP Social Hosted by Coachwell at The Barrel Room
January 23
Ribbon Cutting for
Chick-fil-A Bend

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