It was a spectacular night at the Riverhouse Convention Center with the annual gathering of Bend’s business community for the 2019 SAGE Business Awards, presented by the Bend Chamber and U.S. Bank. In our thirtieth year, we continue to honor the commitment, innovation, and vision it takes for the region’s most exceptional businesses and nonprofits to succeed, and celebrates their heartfelt dedication to creating a community that grows and thrives together.
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“The SAGE Business Awards is such an exciting event! Each of the nominees is deserving of the award they were nominated for and, in my mind, are all winners,” shared Coby Horton, Regional President at U.S Bank. “The field of nominees was one of the strongest we’ve had in the 30-year history of the SAGE awards,” commented Robin Rogers, Bend Chamber Director of Programs and Events.
“The SAGE Awards is how our business community celebrates each other, and recognizes those who have done outstanding things, not only for their business, but for the community,” said Katy Brooks, Bend Chamber CEO. “The Bend Chamber is thrilled to have so many exceptional members and honored to provide a forum of recognition that highlights just how remarkable the Bend business community is,” she added.
Join the Bend Chamber in congratulating the 2019 SAGE Business Award recipients!
Large Business of the Year // Pine Mountain Sports – LEARN MORE
It’s their commitment to stewardship, their clarity of mission, and expanding access to our natural resources that set them apart from a strong field of nominees for Large Business of the Year. Congratulations, Pine Mountain Sports, SAGE Large Business of the Year Award recipient!
Small Business of the Year // Northwestern Home Loans – LEARN MORE
Northwestern Home Loans hit all the categories for business performance with impressive growth and sound business practices, setting their baseline quite high. What put them over the top was their commitment to their purpose of saving veterans that suffer from PTSD.
Nonprofit of the Year // Healthy Beginnings – LEARN MORE
The accessibility of Healthy Beginnings’ programs, and the longevity of their contribution to our community’s most venerable kids, set them apart from all the other great nominees for Nonprofit of the Year.
People’s Choice // Redmond Proficiency Academy – LEARN MORE
And by a landslide, Redmond Proficiency Academy received the most votes we have ever received for the People’s Choice Award!