Thank you to all the businesses that submitted stories!
Check back here for more details on the SAGE: Stories of Resilience video release beginning December 17!
For 30 years the Bend business community has come together to celebrate and honor the achievements and collaborative spirit of our region’s exceptional businesses and nonprofit organizations through our annual SAGE Business Awards event. We’ve recognized winners in a variety of categories, including large and small business of the year, nonprofit of the year and a “people’s choice” award winner.
For 2020 we’re taking a different approach. With the onset of a global pandemic, our region has been under tremendous strain, and businesses of every size have struggled to overcome the impacts of COVID-19.
We see this as a time to hear, recognize and celebrate the many stories of resilience and innovation occurring in our community every day.
SAGE: Stories of Resilience, powered by US Bank, will shine a light on accounts of survival, told by our business community, as they weather a global pandemic. This is a chance for Central Oregon business owners and organizations to share their challenges and perseverance through photos and video. The Bend Chamber will then celebrate their tenacity and creative approaches in a produced video that will be accessible across our communication channels and promoted through community partners starting December 17.
Thank you to our Video Sponsors:
Our 2019 SAGE Business Awards recipients:
Large Business of the Year: Pine Mountain Sports
Small Business of the Year: Northwestern Home Loans
Nonprofit of the Year: Healthy Beginnings
People’s Choice Award: Redmond Proficiency Academy