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Oregon Legislature to Address COVID Health and Economic Impacts

Take Action! Make your voice heard with your state legislators and advocate for policy priorities important to you and your business.  ...

Bend Chamber Legislative Update - Week #1

On February 3, 2020, the Oregon State Legislature convened for the 80th Legislative Assembly marking the start of the short session lasting 35...

OBI: Corporate Activity Tax Update

By: Oregon Business & Industry    The Oregon Department of Revenue released a list of questions asked and concerns raised at...

Congressman Greg Walden Announces Retirement

By Jennifer Stephens // Bend Chamber Government Affairs Contractor As a small business owner himself, Greg Walden is known for supporting small...

Child Care Crisis is Getting Increased Attention

In Central Oregon, as in many other places throughout the country, there is a profound lack of affordable and accessible child care; a child care...

Bend Chamber Political Action Committee Seeks Guidance from Chamber Members

A message from the Bend Chamber Board Chair // Vic Martinez The PAC board is updating its criteria in selecting candidates to recruit and support....

Bend Leaders Take a Quick Trip to Washington D.C.

The Bend Chamber of Commerce CEO, Katy Brooks, joined a delegation from the City of Bend and Deschutes County last month to advocate for...

Who Let the CAT Out of the Bag?

How the Commercial Activities Tax Affects You By: Katy Brooks // Bend Chamber CEO The $2.8 billion Commercial Activity Tax (CAT) is the funding...

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

Content Submitted by City Club of Central Oregon [caption id="attachment_46272" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Jigsaw puzzle piece with two...

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,...

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