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2021 BVC Company Applications Now Open

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THE BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE RETURNS OCTOBER 21-22, 2021 COMPANY APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW THRU AUGUST 13TH BEND, OR (July 8, 2021) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) will again host the annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on Thursday, October 21 – Friday, October 22, 2021, in downtown Bend and virtually online. Ticketing, speaker announcements and […]

EDCO’S ANNUAL LUNCHEON RESCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, JULY 15TH FEATURING INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR & ECONOMIST TIM HARFORD

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EDCO’S ANNUAL LUNCHEON RESCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, JULY 15TH  FEATURING INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR & ECONOMIST TIM HARFORD BEND, OR (June 3, 2021) – Originally scheduled for May 6th, Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) has rescheduled its Annual Luncheon for Thursday, July 15th, 2021, from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm, both in-person and virtually. All previously purchased […]

March 2021 PubTalk: Randy Adams and Failure

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March 2021 PubTalk Keynote Speaker: Randy Adams  Managing Partner, C-Level Solutions | Strategic Advisor Three Failures of a Serial Entrepreneur Experience the March 2021 Central Oregon PubTalk keynote speech given by, Randy Adams. Randy dives into his own experiences as a serial entrepreneur and the three failures to avoid. Check out the full event to hear [...]

EDCO’S ANNUAL LUNCHEON RETURNS THURSDAY, MAY 6TH FEATURING INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR & ECONOMIST TIM HARFORD

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EDCO ANNUAL LUNCHEON RETURNS THURSDAY, MAY 6TH FEATURING INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR & ECONOMIST TIM HARFORD BEND, OR (March 12, 2021) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) will host its Annual Luncheon on Thursday, May 6th, 2021, from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm, both in-person and virtually. EDCO is proud to again host the Annual Luncheon […]

February 2021 PubTalk: Evan Witte and Remote Locations

February 2021 PubTalk Keynote Speaker: Evan Witte Founder & Managing Director | Battery Ventures Why the Next Generation of Startups Are Remote Relive the February 2021 Central Oregon PubTalk keynote speech given by Evan Witte. Evan gives his insight into why more remote places like Central Oregon are no longer seen as a second-tier location. Check [...]

Bend Sauce: A Local Family’s Journey into the Chipotle Sauce Industry

Bend, Ore., December 13, 2020 – Family owned and operated, Bend Sauce is a small batch chipotle sauce and seasonings company based in Bend. Handcrafted with organic Chipotle peppers from a family farm in New Mexico and Jacobsen Salt from the Oregon coast, this chipotle sauce delivers a unique balance of flavor and heat for […]

START: Riff Cold Brewed

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Riff Cold Brewed was born from a mission to produce the world’s most delicious cold brewed coffee. Serial entrepreneur Paul Evers (also behind Bend staple Crux Fermentation Project), along with a crew of other Central Oregonians, started Riff in late 2017. They opened a bottling and production facility in Redmond, along with the first-of-its-kind Cold […]

ProCFO: Helping Businesses Maximize Profits

Bend, Ore. – September 2, 2020: Established in Central Oregon in 2007, ProCFO provides services including Chief Financial Officer outsourcing, business accounting and taxes, and business evaluation. We sat down with James Jans, ProCFO President, to learn more about the business and the various ways they can help businesses local and beyond. EDCO: Tell us […]

May 2020 PubTalk: Kirk Richardson on Sustainability

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May 2020 PubTalk Keynote Speaker: Kirk Richardson Kirk Richardson, Former President & Current Senior Advisor, KEEN Footwear Importance of Sustainable Practises Experience the May 2020 Central Oregon PubTalk keynote speech given by, Kirk Richardson. Kirk dives into why companies need to pursue sustainable business practices as well as why it is important to gain a reputation [...]

Amplion Secured Series A Funding

Amplion, the Bend-based biomarker intelligence company secured their Series A funding from Greycroft with participation from existing investors Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund and Imagen Capital Partners. They will use those funds to expand its sales and marketing efforts as well as accelerate product development. Amplion participated in the 2014 Bend Venture Conference […]