Tourism or tourisn’t?

What are the costs and benefits of tourism? Who visits? Who stays? Is our brand of tourism sustainable? Who determines our brand? How do we care for the goose that laid the golden egg?

With the audience, the City Club panel will ponder these questions and more as City Club explores the branding, promotion and impact of tourism on August 18. The event is scheduled to take place from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes.

· Damon Runberg: Regional Economist, State of Oregon
· Carolyn Eagan: Economic Development Director, City of Bend
· Kevney Dugan: President and Chief Executive Officer of Visit Bend, a non-profit entity
· Moderator Bill Buchanan: attorney

To register, please visit or call 541-633-7163. Registration (closes at noon on Monday, August 15) is only $25 for members and $40 for non-members. Plated lunch is included.

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