Last Day to Apply for COVID-19 Small Business Grant

COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant in Deschutes County Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council is supporting Deschutes County with a COVID-19 small business and non-profit grant program. This is a reminder that the application closes at 11:59 PM on Friday January...

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Weathering the ‘Great Resignation’

It’s everywhere. From the lowest-paying jobs to high-wage earners, employees are walking out the door. And not just in Bend, but people are resigning across the country, causing disruption to businesses and a wave of labor shortages.

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Central Oregon Gives Goes Live

80+ Nonprofits Participate in $1 MillionEnd-of-Year Giving Campaign The 2021 Central Oregon Gives campaign launched on November 10 and is now accepting donations through a new interactive website that links community members with more than 80 nonprofits working to...

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Housing Costs Draining the Labor Pool

Ask an employer in Bend what their largest obstacle is for hiring and you’ll hear a consistent complaint — their workers can’t find an affordable place to live, and they are losing, or can’t hire employees as a result.

Our housing shortage is devastating our available labor pool and as Bendites watch the situation worsen, they are ready for solutions.

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Postal Connections—Ribbon Cutting

We’re pleased to announce the ribbon cutting celebration at Postal Connections at their new location at 100 NE River Mall Dr., Suite 104 in Bend on October 2021. Congratulations to new franchise owners Lee Kennedy and Leticia Sanchez and thank you to our Ribbon Cutting Sponsor BendTel!

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Boost with Facebook Training Session for Small Businesses

SAVE THE DATE: Nov. 8  |  10:00 AM–11:00 AM Facebook is offering a virtual event for Central Oregon businesses that will bring together small business owners, entrepreneurs, job seekers and community groups to enable them to learn how to use technology to grow their...

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EDCO Announces 2021 BVC Finalists

Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announces the five finalists advancing in the Early Stage competition and the four Impact Competition finalists for the 18th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC).EDCO ANNOUNCES THE IMPACT COMPETITION FINALISTS PRESENTING...

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