EDCO Events

Upcoming EDCO Events

EDCO hosts over 50 events a year, connecting the local business community through networking, new ideas and fun. Come hang out with us at one of our many events including PubTalk, Bend Venture Conference, Annual Luncheon and more.

Central Oregon PubTalk Logo

Central Oregon PubTalk
Thursday, May 26, 2022
Silver Moon Brewing | Virtual
5:00 pm Networking | 5:30 pm Program

EDCO’s Central Oregon PubTalk, held the fourth Thursday of the month, is a happy hour that brings together different facets of the business community to network, share ideas and further local businesses.


Lance Gillies| Co-Founder & CEO | EarthCruiser Overland Vehicles

Michelle Boltz | Co-Founder | EarthCruiser Overland Vehicles

Pitching Companies:

Brittany Coleman | Founder & CEO | Tough Cutie

Henry Proegler & Matthew Pearson | Co-Founders | Moon Fab

Company Update:

Jessica Zutz Hilbert | Co-Founder | Red Duck Foods

Upcoming Central Oregon PubTalks:

Thursday, June 23, 2022
In-Person and Virtual

Title Sponsors


Supporting Sponsors



PubTalk Partner Emcee Partner

OSU Cascades logo

EDCO Annual Luncheon
Monday, June 13, 2022
11 am – 1:30 pm 

The Annual Luncheon is an EDCO tradition, providing the Central Oregon business community an opportunity to hear a nationally recognized business leader discuss current and future economic trends and business best practices.

Keynote Speaker:

Margo Downs

Former Chief Human Resources Officer | Stitch Fix & Lululemon
Former VP of Global Learning | Starbucks

Building Innovative and Authentic Cultures

Margo Downs has led the development of innovative people strategies at three iconic brands – Stitch Fix, Lululemon and Starbucks. She’s seen scale, transition from private to public company and worked with leading innovators in the tech and consumer space.

Downs brings an innovative and inspiring approach to creating thriving cultures and authentic, confident leaders. She believes work can be a powerful catalyst for transformation and growth.

When Margo joined The Body Shop as a part-time sales associate, she was inspired by Anita Roddick’s authentic leadership and mission driven approach to business. She saw that culture was the foundation of business success and that becoming an HR leader could be inspiring, meaningful, and creative.

Margo is a speaker, teacher and advisor. She is currently sharing what she’s learned with a commitment to developing people and organizations to achieve their full, unique potential.

“She’s not just an expert on people, culture, and strategy, she’s a trailblazer who can weave
stories from the trenches into her keynote.”
— Tyler Adams, Former Senior PR & Communications Specialist at TINYpulse
Title Sponsor Keynote Sponsor

Event Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

Past EDCO Events
2022 April PubTalk
Watch the 2022 April PubTalk in its entirety below.

To view previously recorded PubTalks, Bend Venture Conferences and other events, visit our YouTube channel.

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
• Civil War Rally & Auction
• EDCO Annual Luncheon
• 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.