About the Bend Chamber
Catalyze an environment where businesses, their employees and our community thrive.
Membership in the Bend Chamber of Commerce
The Bend Chamber has been here for the business community for over 95 years. Encouraging business development, support, retention, and recruitment to community development, information dissemination, and issues management, the Bend Chamber takes the lead –
yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
For businesses seeking education, outreach, advocacy, networking, and more, and who want their membership dollars to work hard for them in the hands of local stewards, there is and always has been one clear leader, the Bend Chamber of Commerce. Where Bend does business.
Leadership Bend Experience
Leadership Bend is a community leadership development program designed to identify, educate, train and connect willing and committed citizens to leadership roles in our community. There now are over 500 Leadership Bend alumni who now serve as our community “trustees” through board service, elected office, and more. Leadership Bend is supported by Taylor Northwest and like-minded businesses who believe that a healthy community comes from investment in leadership.
It is our belief that everything begins with leadership. As a growing and very special region in Oregon, the issues become increasingly more complex and the need for leadership is greater than ever. After all, who will “pass the torch” and continue to build upon what was planted by our pillars before us? Leadership Bend educates committed participants on the unique challenges, opportunities and resources in our community, allowing one to become part of the future as a more informed and engaged citizen.
News & Views
New poll released by Bend Chamber of Commerce reveals depth of concern in Bend over rising housing costs. Poll also shows that Bend residents support more multi-family housing, greater urban density, followed by expanding the urban growth boundary.
The 2022 Class of Leadership Bend kicked off the year with a two-day retreat. Each month, a member will provide a look inside the program. This month's insight comes from Ryan Schomburg, Marketing Director for Guiding Vision.
Join the Bend Chamber and new franchise owners Lee Kennedy and Leticia Sanchez for a ribbon cutting celebration at their new location...
Staffing is quite the issue for just about every business right now. If you’re a Bend Chamber member, you can post open positions to our web site!