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 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.
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
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
State Budget Projections Indicate Continued Growth
Earlier this week, lawmakers received the quarterly revenue forecast from state economists. This forecast is particularly meaningful as it provides the revenue assumptions for the 2023-25 biennium state budget.
Biz and Bevs @ Work-Collective— June 8
Join the Bend business community for our “Biz & Bevs” event at Audi Bend! This will be a time for people to gather, network, and hear from our venue host and featured non-profit.
2023 YP Summit—June 23
Join us for another year of dynamic and engaging professional development at the 6th Annual Young Professionals Summit.
City Aims to Make Building Accessory Dwelling Units Easier
The program, called the Pre-Approved Accessory Dwelling Unit Plans program, allows property owners to use a building plan that has already passed Building Plan Review and meets building code.