Bend ADU Guide

Everything you need to know about building an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) on your property. Includes details on financing, permitting and zoning, design and construction and property management.

Bend Chamber Workforce Housing Initiative

Housing for a More Affordable and Inclusive Bend

Advocacy for Bend Business

Whether reviewing local city ordinances and development codes or weighing in on legislative proposals in Salem, the Chamber has an active and effective advocacy program.

Need Health Insurance for Your Employees?

Chamber membership offers affordable options with various plans available.

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.

Leadership Bend is accepting applications for the Class of 2023 now through July 10!

Why join?

Becoming a member of the Bend Chamber 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

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 no better partner than the Bend Chamber.

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

Time for Solutions to Bend’s Housing Shortage

Ask any employer in town whether the labor shortage is affecting them, and they will likely answer yes. Most will tell you that lack of workers has shortened operating hours, increased workload for others and decreased their revenue. They will also tell you that many of their employees can no longer afford to live here. Bend’s ability to house our workforce is deeply impacting us. Be you a consumer or employer, you should care about this — a lot.

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Ribbon Cutting at Mathnasium

The Bend Chamber is pleased to showcase the ribbon cutting celebration at Mathnasium of Bend at 61249 S Hwy 97, #160 on June 14, 2022. Congratulations on the opening of your new math learning center and thank you to our Ribbon Cutting Sponsor BendTel!

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Ribbon Cutting at Serenity Lane

The Bend Chamber is pleased to showcase the ribbon cutting celebration at Serenity Lane at 920 SW Emkay Dr, Ste 104, in Bend on June 9, 2022. Congratulations on the opening of your new facility and thank you to our Ribbon Cutting Sponsor BendTel!

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The Bend Chamber is actively supported by these Signature Investors