About the Bend Chamber
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.
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
Extend your professional network while enjoying coffee, juice and morning bites from Great Harvest Bread Co. at All Star Labor & Staffing. The best part? It is free to attend for members!
Join the Bend Chamber and Mayor Sally Russell for an update about the City's progress on housing and transportation! They will share details about efforts to increase workforce housing, strategies to address houselessness, updates on the work happening in the Core Area of Bend, and progress on the $190 million transportation bond projects.
The Bend Chamber of Commerce spent 2021 ramping up our mainstay leadership, networking, advocacy and resource programs impacted in the first year of COVID. But we spent much of our energy working on longer-term issues that have taken a toll on employers and the workforce.
It’s everywhere. From the lowest-paying jobs to high-wage earners, employees are walking out the door. And not just in Bend, but people are resigning across the country, causing disruption to businesses and a wave of labor shortages.