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March 2020

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COVID Economic Impact Webinar

March 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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The Bend Chamber is proud to present an online conversation with Damon Runberg, Regional Economist with the Oregon Employment Department. He’ll present to-the-moment information regarding our leading economic indicators and offer an opportunity for questions and answers in real time. This event is free to all. To preregister, visit: https://bit.ly/39aRntY Bend, OR – With the rapidly changing landscape as we react to the COVID-19 virus, it is not business as usual.  What are the impacts of business closures and social distancing measures…

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April 2020

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COVID Impact Series – The Stimulus Package with Senators Ron Wyden & Jeff Merkley

April 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Hear directly from Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley about the Federal Stimulus Package passed last week and what's in in to benefit Central Oregon businesses, employers and employees impacted by COVID-19 mitigation measures. We'll be taking questions from the audience related specifically to the stimulus package and will answer live, in writing and in follow up. We will follow up this webinar with a more tactical conversation with local experts on how to access the benefits in the stimulus package for both employers/businesses…

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Bend Chamber COVID-19 Impact Series: Benefits of the Federal Lending Programs for Small Business Owners

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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The Bend Chamber, in partnership with Central Oregon Community College – Small Business Development Center, presents the third in a weekly “COVID-19 Impact Series,” designed to bring timely, relevant and impactful information to the public as the community adjusts to a quickly changing landscape. On Wednesday, April 8 at noon, Lisa Kyle, Capital Access Adviser with the COCC Small Business Development Center will walk participants through the mechanics of the various Federal lending options available to small businesses during the…

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Bend Chamber COVID-19 Impact Series: Workforce Management During a Pandemic

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Register to hear from local businesses representing different industries about how their bottom line has been recently impacted - and what this means for their ability to retain their workforce. We'll discuss different approaches taken with respect to retention strategies and lay off and/or furloughs of employees, along with plans to return to regular staffing. Cheri Helt, owner of Zydeco/Bistro 28 will share her experiences as a small business owner/employer, as well as her unique perspective and insight as a…

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COVID-19 IMPACT Series: Economic Shock & Projections

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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The Bend Chamber is proud to present the fifth session of our Impact Webinar Series, sponsored by Pacific Power. Panelists Damon Runberg, Regional Economist, Oregon Employment Department Josh Lehner, Economist, Oregon Office of Economic Analysis Now a month into this crisis we are starting to get a clearer picture of the economic impacts from our efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. Damon Runberg, Regional Economist with the Oregon Employment Department, will join us again to give an update on…

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Bend Chamber COVID Impact Series Webinar: Reopening Businesses – Safety Considerations from OSHA

April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

As we're beginning to look toward a phase one reopening, we need to keep in mind safety considerations for employees and customers. We'll need to consider new systems, and new ways of working. Join in this webinar to hear from Oregon OSHA Administrator, Michael Wood, with guidance on safe workplaces, and answer to your many questions. To register click here

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May 2020

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The Tech Challenges of Working From Home and How To Fix Them

May 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Panelists: Harrison Womack: New Fathom, Jordan Smith: Velox, and Doug Cox: BendTel. With everyone working from home now, often multiple people in the same house using the internet at the same time, tech problems can arise. There are improvements and security issues we should be aware of that we might not even know about. If you are struggling with network connectivity, malware, ads, notifications, a slow computer, slow wifi, or anything on the tech side of working from home, this panel will…

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COVID-19 Impact Webinar: Oregon’s Reopening Plan

May 11 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Get the most up to date information on sector guidelines for reopening from the Governor's office, as well as an update from Deschutes County Emergency Services officials on local supplies, virus testing/monitoring, and contact tracing efforts. Free. Please register here to receive a Zoom link to join. Note: This event has moved to Monday, May 11, 1:30pm.  Event Partners

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COVID-19 Impact Webinar: Reopening Childcare

May 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Join us for the next Impact Webinar in our series focusing on the reopening of the childcare sector.  As businesses begin reopening and employees are heading back to work, how will the childcare sector be able to safely provide services? We’ll find out as the Oregon Health Authority has issued reopening guidelines. Our guest speakers include: Carolyn Eagen, Director of Economic Development, City of Bend Karen Prow, Director of Childcare Resources, NeighborImpact Megan Norris, Central Oregon Childcare Accelerator   Carolyn…

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