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PHOTO STORY // Chamber Day in Salem

BY: Jennifer Stephens // Bend Chamber Government Affairs [gallery columns="6" ids="46171,46172,46174,46176,46177,46179"] #1) - #2)   We...

2019 Conversation of the Year Award // City Club of Announces Finalists

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Chamber Day in Salem // Central Oregon Daily Reports

On April 10, 2019, we, the Bend Chamber and our members participated in Chamber Day at the Capitol in Salem with a full day planned of meetings...

State Leaders Talk Budget in Central Oregon

The chamber shared concerns that the cumulative impacts of new revenue legislation will add new business taxes, require additional overhead...

TRIP TO SALEM: Innovation District at OSU-Cascades in the Works

On March 20, Bend Chamber President/CEO, Katy Brooks, traveled to Salem with key Chamber members to meet with elected officials and...

Bend Chamber at the Table

This article relates to a point in the previous article, “Why Advocate?” which covered the who, what, when, where, how and why, but here...

ADVOCACY: Process, Momentum, Thought

By: Jennifer Stephens // Bend Chamber Government Affairs Contractor  Why Advocate? Why should the Bend Chamber, or any individual, business,...

Watch 2018 House District 53 and 54 Candidates Debate

Recorded by Hand in Hand Productions at the Bend Chamber's What's Brewing event on October 2, 2018

Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition - Advocacy Survey

[caption id="attachment_35295" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Startup Stock Photo[/caption] The survey will close on July 24, 2018....

Public Comment Period Ends Next Week on Central Cascades Wilderness Strategies Project

The Willamette and Deschutes National Forests want to remind people that the public comment period on the draft environmental analysis for the...

Record Production, Staffing Challenges for Enforcement, and Highly Efficient Legal Grow Facilities Mark the State of the Cannabis Industry

By: Garrett Jaenicke // EVP Marketing & Member Services OLCC Data Slides - CLICK HERE Event Photos by Amanda Photographic - CLICK HERE...

Bend Chamber Helps Land $39 Million for OSU-Cascades Academic Building

During the past two legislative sessions, Bend Chamber of Commerce brought the business voice to Salem to secure funding for OSU-Cascades’ next...

UGB Implementation - Public input next week

Credit to Karna Gustafson, COBA VP of Govt. Affairs & Legal Counsel, Bend Chamber Advocacy Council for sharing this written information....

Did You Know?

While you’re busy working your business, we’re busy looking out for you. That’s right! Our advocacy efforts are a huge part of what...

Legislative Update - Week 23

The legislature is now done. The Senate adjourned at noon on Friday and the House followed suit at 3:30 Friday afternoon. This is what happened in...

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