EDCO Events

EDCO hosts over 50 events a year that connect the business community with networking, new ideas, and fun. Make sure to sign up to stay informed about our upcoming events.

• Monthly Central Oregon PubTalks
• Bend Venture Conference
• Annual EDCO Board Member Lunch
• Annual EDCO Board Member Meeting

EDCO hosts the region’s most popular business events, and our event sponsors enjoy focused, impactful exposure to the business community. Contact Erin Reilly to learn more about available sponsorship opportunities.

Upcoming Events


Keynote Speakers:
DocuSign, Seven Peaks Ventures
Tom Gonser, founder of DocuSign and Partner at Seven Peaks Ventures, will be this month’s keynote, interviewed by his colleague Corey Schmid, Partner at Seven Peaks Ventures. Gonser founded DocuSign 13 years ago. As CEO and chief strategist, he navigated the company through explosive growth and hundreds of millions in funding, while turning the company into an industry leader.

Company Pitches:
The Water Kefir People
Jacinda Swan, CEO and Founder of The Water Kefir People, has been brewing and fermenting Water Kefir in Hawaii since 2015. She and her partner created a handcrafted dairy-free probiotic beverage line. Recently relocated from the Hawaiian island of Kauai, Swan is excited about the business climate and potential to expand the business in Bend.

Kami Semick, Co-Founder & CEO, helped establish Food4All, a farm-to-table commerce and business management platform creating a dynamic online marketplace for selling, buying, distributing, and delivering local food. Food4All supports sustainable, healthy communities by making it easy to find and buy fresh food from local farms and artisan food producers. Simply browse the app, locate farms in your area and place an order for local products.

Company Update:
Justin Johnson, CEO of LeadMethod will give an update on his company. LeadMethod is a Bend-based channel revenue optimization software company that helps businesses that sell through partners better engage leads, track opportunities, and manage quotes.

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Networking – Drinks and appetizers
6:00 pm to 6:45 pm Company Presentations
6:45 pm to 7:30 pm Keynote Speaker Presentation

Cost and Registration 
$25 EDCO & OEN Members
$35 Non-Members
Cost includes appetizers and a free beverage (choice of beer, wine, or soda)

Contact Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO): ereilly@edcoinfo.com or 541-388-3236 x3.


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Mark Your Calendars – Other Upcoming Events

April PubTalk:
April 27
5pm @ McMenamins

May PubTalk:
May 25
5pm @ McMenamins

June PubTalk:
June 22
5pm @ McMenamins