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Date: October 10, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost: $15 – $25
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Bend Chamber

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835 NW Wall St
Bend, OR 97703 United States

Pre-registration is closed.
Please join us at the Tower Theatre to register at the door.

Oct. 10, 2017

Thank you to our Premier Session Sponsor // 10 Barrel





Should I Stay or Should I Go?

What Will Bend be Like in 30 Years? It’s exciting to think about. But what if you could actually know? Well, it’s possible. Come join us for Bend Rising: Should I Stay or Should I Go? A collaborative, interactive, and fun conversation to discuss “future” Bend and begin to shape today’s decisions that affect how and where you’ll live tomorrow.


The October version of our regular What’s Brewing series will be like no other. Hosted at the Tower Theatre, Bend Rising: Should I Stay or Should I Go? is where the next generation of Bend’s business community and residents will weigh in on what they will inherit. Young professionals in Bend experience firsthand the impacts of high-cost housing and population growth. Our emerging workforce sees opportunity in urban living, but also wants to retain and enjoy the culture and natural beauty of Bend 30+ years from now as those who will inherit it.

..a spirited and dynamic conversation on Bend’s future urban form.

Our guest will be John Savo, a principal, lead architect and self-prescribed “urbanist” at NBBJ, an internationally renowned architecture and design firm. Mr. Savo helped redefine Seattle’s South Lake Union District for millennials and Amazon. He works with communities, both large and small, who want to design spaces for the next generation of people who will occupy and love where they live and work.

The Bend Chamber’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) and Leadership Bend graduates will take the stage with Mr. Savo in what should prove to be a spirited and dynamic conversation on Bend’s future urban form. Come join the discussion. This is the chance of a lifetime to engage in your future, have a voice in what your city will be like, and impact your future home. Audience participation will definitely be encouraged, so be ready!

YPN and Leadership Bend panelists:

Harrison WomackVelox Systems & YPN Council Chair
Meg Sinclair1077 The Beat & YPN Council Member
Maggie Kirby – VP Development Craft3, LB Graduate 2015, Deschutes County Planning Commission
Bud Torcom – CEO/Founder Mazama Media, Social Media Strategist, FB SMB Council Member


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