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Contact Talena Barker // Bend Chamber Vice President of Leadership Development
Phone: 541-318-0496



As an organization, BendNEXT is fully focused on strengthening the entire continuum of workforce development, community/civic leadership and employee education and retention options locally.

The programs of BendNEXT begin with internship and career exploration opportunities for youth ages 16-24 through the Youth CareerConnect program; move through networking and valuable professional and personal development with Bend Young Professionals; and on to in-depth community leadership education and engagement through Leadership Bend. Our newest program, Bend Lifetime Leaders, educates and connects retired individuals who have recently moved to Bend and are seeking to share their wealth of experience and leadership in a significant capacity in their new hometown.




Find the program that’s right for you.

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