2019 SAGE Business Awards – September 13!

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Date: September 13, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost: $59 – $69
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Bend Chamber

Event Location

3075 N Business Hwy 97
Bend, OR 97701 United States


Pre-registration for this event has been closed. Please join us at the venue to register at the door

The SAGE  Awards will feel different this year as the format will feature hors d’ oeuvres, rather than the traditional seated dinner. You can expect an entertaining, fast-paced program led by talented comedian and soprano soloist, Karen Sipes all in a more intimate venue that invites connection and fun. Guests will walk the red carpet in style, network and enjoy cocktails on the terrace next to the Deschutes River. After the program concludes, the bar will remain open for a short period to have a celebratory libation and to mingle with the SAGE award recipients.  See you there!

The Bend Chamber’s SAGE Business Awards, presented by US Bank, recognize the achievements of our region’s most exceptional businesses and organizations. We honor the commitment, innovation, and vision it has taken them to succeed, and we celebrate their heartfelt dedication to creating a community that grows and thrives together.

After a rigorous judging process, the recipient of each award category will be determined and announced at the awards ceremony. Each nominee is also in the running for the coveted People’s Choice Award. The recipient of the People’s Choice Award was determined by online voting that was open to the public.

We honor the commitment, innovation, and vision it has taken them to succeed, and we celebrate their heartfelt dedication to creating a community that grows and thrives together.

The emcee this year is local talent Karen Sipes. Karen is known as a teacher, stage and musical director, vocal instructor, writer, playwright, and a standup comic. Read more about Karen here –

The Bend Chamber’s 30th Annual SAGE Business Awards celebrates and honors the achievements and collaborative spirit of our region’s most innovative citizens. Local businesses and organizations are the force behind our growing economy. Working together, driving growth and delivering jobs.  Here at the Bend Chamber, we understand challenges and the continued commitment of our members to reach goals and tell their success stories.  Let’s all give a shout out to this years nominees!



And the Nominees are:

Small Business of the Year Nominees

Large Business of the Year Nominees

Nonprofit of the Year Nominees




Looking to Sponsor?

We’d love to have your support and for your business to be part of the awards gala! There are several sponsorship options available. One is sure to align with your business goals. For more details, contact Lila Owen at 



Bend Chamber members – $59  //  General Admission – $69  //  Seats are $10 more at the door

Appetizers are included with the admission fee

Online registration for Table Sponsors has closed. If you are still interested in sponsoring a Table so all your attendees can sit together please contact Chris at or 541-323-8826

  • Table Sponsor with 10 seats – $840
  • Table Sponsor with 8 seats – $722
  • Bistro Table Sponsor with 4 seats – $486
  • Table Sponsor without seats – $250


2019 Table Sponsors

View the 2018 SAGE Business Awards!



Our 2019 Judges:

Katie Anderson, Aperion Management Group
Tammy Baney, Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council (COIC)
Sarah Lauderdale, The Bend Radio Group
Amanda Rose
Travis Ulrich, Webfoot 




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