Business

Bend Chamber is Seeking Your Feedback

On behalf of the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners, the Bend Chamber is seeking input on a new financial assistance program that will help businesses and organizations negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Manski Media Celebrates Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting

While our office is officially open now, it just doesn't quite seem official until that ribbon gets cut! We'd love to celebrate with all of you who have been supportive of us, and helped make this big milestone a reality for our company! Whether you're an existing or...

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Desert Rose Cactus Lounge Opens in Bend

Desert Rose Cactus Lounge opened its doors to the Bend, OR community on May 29th. It is owned and operated by husband and wife team, Andrea Metzler and Kent Halverson. Metzler also owns Art Terrarium in Des Moines, IA, a houseplant shop that she opened in May 2017....

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Announcing the Newest Compass Cares Charities

Compass Commercial is pleased to announce Kôr Community Land Trust, St. Vincent de Paul of Bend, and Hearts and Hands for Humanity have been chosen as our three Compass Cares charities for 2021 and 2022. Each of our charities will receive $2,000 per year of the...

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Bend Chamber Advocates for Return-to-Work Bonuses

Virtually every industry in the state is experiencing a workforce challenge. Quality jobs are going unfilled: if this continues, it could hinder economic recovery for Oregon. We know that qualified workers are not yet returning to their jobs for several reasons.

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Safe Haven Parking Project

The Bend City Council adopted the Safe Parking Programs into the municipal code on April 7, 2021, that enable property owners or lessees within the City of Bend to allow limited overnight parking for people experiencing homelessness. Code changes provide additional...

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SBA Launches $100M Community Navigator Pilot Program

This new initiative, established by the American Rescue Plan, will leverage a community navigator approach to reach our nation’s smallest businesses, with a priority focus on those owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, as well as women and veterans.

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Oregon Employment Department Announces Return to Work Timeline

Certain requirements for receiving regular UI benefits were paused or modified during the pandemic, like being able to work, actively looking for work, and being available for work, and registering for work in their iMatchSkills® system. These requirements will soon start back up again.

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Extreme Risk Impact – Business Relief Funds

Deschutes County has $1.3 million in relief funds available for eligible businesses that were directly impacted by the County’s weeklong return to the “Extreme Risk” level. Applications for the relief funds are open now through Thursday, May 27.

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