Special Event

Join the Bend Chamber for their YP Summit, click here for more information.

Connect
What happens when 200 YP's spend the day together? We're going to find out. Throughout the day, you'll have time to network, share ideas, and get to know each other better.

Learn
How do we tackle the challenges and issues facing our city? How do we get more deeply involved in leading our community? Listen, ask questions, and participate in finding solutions.

Explore
Go outside your comfort zone, tap into your creativity, and find out how to propel passion projects into business success stories. What new skills and insights will you walk away with?

Event Date September 29, 2018 9:00 am
Event End Date September 29, 2018 4:30 pm

Please use the registration link to sign up. Lee Anderson, anchor and news producer for KTVZ will serve as moderator. 

All candidates running for Bend City Council Positions 5 & 6 will be invited to participate and answer questions. In addition, time will be allotted for Q&A with attendees.

This event is open to the public. We ask all attendees to remain respectful to all candidates and not respond positively or negatively during the debate.

COAR will Facebook Live the event.

Event Date October 01, 2018 1:00 pm
Event End Date October 01, 2018 2:30 pm
Location COAR Office

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

This event is sold out, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be added to the waitlist.

Join COAR as we present the 10 best residential and commercial projects from throughout Central Oregon this year.

2018 Awards

Best Overall Community Impact in an Industrial Area
10 Barrel Headquarters

Outstanding Interior/Exterior Renovations of a Residential Home
Residence- 64970 Glacier View Drive

Best Rebuild of an Essential Central Oregon Facility 
Bethlehem Inn Family Residence and Service Hub

Significant Contribution to Neighborhood Improvement and the Central Oregon Economy
Boneyard Brew Pub

Monumental Remodel for an All-encompassing Retail Experience
​​​​​​​Camp Abbot Trading Company

Best Project Fulfilling Community Needs
Cook Crossing

Best New Economic Opportunity
Daimler Trucks North America Test Track

Outstanding Vision and Transformation
Harcourts-The Garner Group Office Remodel

Most Impact on Neighborhood Revitalization in Bend
Market of Choice

Best Addition of Quirky Lodging Options​​​​​​​
McMenamins Old St. Francis Ed and Art House Additions

Most Significant Impact on Community Employment​​​​​​​
Plateau Travel Plaza

Individuals: $10

 

Sponsored by:

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Event Date October 10, 2018 4:00 pm
Event End Date October 10, 2018 6:00 pm

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Please use the registration link to sign up. Lee Anderson, anchor and news producer for KTVZ will serve as moderator. 

All candidates running for Redmond City Council will be invited to participate and answer questions. In addition, time will be allotted for Q&A with attendees.

This event is open to the public. We ask all attendees to remain respectful to all candidates and not respond positively or negatively during the debate.

COAR will Facebook Live the event.

Event Date October 11, 2018 1:00 pm
Event End Date October 11, 2018 2:30 pm
Location Genos Italian Grill

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Location: Trinity Eposcopal Church
Tickets: Free tickets at buildingabetterbend.org
Bend has often been compared to Boulder, Colorado (Pop. 107,000) for its entrepreneurial culture, small town feel with big town amenities, and abundance of recreational opportunities. It’s natural to look to this innovative peer city for cues on how they view and manage multi-modal transportation and report progress. 
On Thursday, October 18th, Boulder’s Director of Public Works for Transportation, Mike Gardner-Sweeney will be in Bend to give us a glimpse into his city’s Transportation Master Plan and provide creative solutions to some of Bend’s biggest transportation concerns. Mike will share some Boulder solutions that include:
  • Regular Transportation “Report Card” to the Community (9 key plan objectives) 
  • Safety (Vision Zero) and Maintenance as “Core Priorities”
  • Local transportation sales tax since 1967
  • Complete Streets, Low-Stress Multimodal Network, and Walkable Neighborhoods  
  • Minimized Congestion/travel time on major streets
  • Expanded “Eco Pass” system for residents, employees, students
  • Expanded transportation options for commuters (in city, regional)
  • “Renewed Vision for Transit” in 2018 city Transportation Master Plan
  • Regional bus rapid transit connections (inter-city) 
Since Bend is creating its new Transportation System Plan, members of Bend's Citywide Transportation Advisory Committee will lead this forum. We promise a lively public dialogue on issues both cities share. 

PRESENTER: Mike Gardner-Sweeney has been the director of Public Works for Transportation since March 2016. Gardner-Sweeney served as acting director of the Transportation Division from December 2014 to March 2016. He has worked with the Transportation Division for the past 25 years, serving in a variety of roles in operations, planning and management, including principal transportation engineer, transportation operations and planning manager. Before joining the city, he worked at the City of Loveland, CO, as well as at RTD and TransPlan Associates, Inc., in different capacities. Gardner-Sweeney holds a Bachelor of Science degree in architectural engineering from the University of Colorado.
Event Date October 18, 2018 6:30 pm