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:
Scott Allan, GM of Hydroflask, and Jim Collis, Partner at Seaport Capital, will talk together about building Hydroflask, an active lifestyle hydration brand that pioneered vacuum insulation in colorful water bottles and beer growlers and is on a mission to save the world from lukewarm.

Company Pitches:
Tyrone Hazen, Founder and CEO of Fireside Audiobox, a hand-crafted, Bluetooth-enabled audio player that combines music and fire synergistically to provide a mesmerizing experience, with unique flame-signatures and patterns for each track on your playlist. Turn on your Fireside Audiobox, connect your music via Bluetooth, light the fire, and it’s showtime.

Kristian Pettyjohn, Founder of Vectto, a disruptive force in the aging royalty-free digital asset market (think stock photography). Our team is the first to take large-scale asset creation in-house, illustrating tens of thousands of graphics each year that can be used in graphic design, mobile apps and software products as well as more general applications such as websites and marketing collateral. With an innovative social impact model Vectto seeks to vastly improve how the design industry finds, creates, shares and stores it’s digital design assets.

Company Update:
Stacy Lyon, CEO and Founder of Healthy Hoohoo, a company that makes safe, non-toxic feminine cleansing products from fun “do-gooders” who believe in transparency, wellness and a good laugh.

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Networking – Drinks and hors d’oeuvres
6:00 pm to 6:45 pm Early Stage Company Presentations
6:45 pm to 7:30 pm Keynote Speaker Presentation

Cost and Registration 
$25    EDCO & OEN Members
$35    Non-Member Rates
Cost includes hors d’oeuvres 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

March PubTalk:
March 23 featuring the founder of DocuSign, Tom Gonser
5pm @ McMenamins

April PubTalk:
April 27
5pm @ McMenamins

May PubTalk:
May 25
5pm @ McMenamins

June PubTalk:
June 22
5pm @ McMenamins