Fire and Smoke Information

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Advocacy in Action

Whether reviewing local city ordinances and development codes, weighing in on legislative proposals in Salem, or working with our Congressional delegation to drive funding to Central Oregon, the Chamber has an active and effective advocacy program. Learn more.

Leadership Programs

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. Learn more.

Why join?

Becoming a member of the Bend Chamber of Commerce isn’t just about a decal on the door or a certificate on the wall. It shows your support for and investment in a
vibrant business community. Learn more.

About the Bend Chamber

Mission

Creating an environment where businesses, their employees and our community excel together through collaboration, advocacy, resources and leadership to meet Bend’s business challenges.
Vision

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.

The Impact

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

2021 Legislative Review

The annual legislative session in Salem was anything but ordinary this year, as lawmakers gathered for the 160 day long session lasting...

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