Why did you decide to become a judge?
Honoring women for their extraordinary service, leadership and successes is an important part of enhancing and growing our community. I look forward to meeting the nominees, hearing their stories and recognizing their accomplishments.
What does the “Women of the Year Awards” mean to you?
The recognition for both the nominees and the ultimate winners serves as an example for other business people in our area. When we share our stories it inspires others to lead by example, contribute to our communities and inspire our successes in the business world.
Pamela Hulse Andrews is the CEO (founder and owner) of Cascade Publications Inc., which publishes Cascade Business News (Central Oregon’s twice weekly online and bi-weekly print business newspaper), Cascade Arts & Entertainment (Oregon’s only monthly arts and culture magazine), Bend Fashion Quarterly and Sunriver Magazine (local visitor and residential publication).
Pamela’s expertise includes nearly 25 years of hands-on experience of designing, marketing, writing and publishing for numerous aspects of the community. She has successfully managed and grown her own small business, Cascade Publications Inc. since 1993. The company has more than doubled in size and revenues over the past twenty years.
Her diverse business background gives her a broad perspective on the arts and business community and the economy of Central Oregon. She has championed the cause of growing the arts in the high desert region and played a leadership role in connecting the dots between arts and economic vitality as well as furthering cultural tourism.
Pamela currently serves on the boards of the City Club of Central Oregon (as president-elect), St. Charles Sara Fisher project, Rotary Club of Greater Bend and the advisory board of Caldera. She is the founder of Independent Women for Independent Film for BendFilm.