Bend architectural firm building a brewery specialty

Ascent Architecture’s founder is also a homebrewer

Seth Anderson, founder and principal architect at Ascent Architecture and Interiors has one rule when … Read more

Black Rock Coffee Bar CEO plots expansion from Bend

Jeff Hernandez sees coffee chain in seven to 10 states

A chain with 45 shops in five states, Black Rock Coffee Bar will open its … Read more

High-end wheel maker has global footprint

Bend-based Knight Composites marks third anniversary

The Bend headquarters of Knight Composites LLC combines front office, showroom and workshop into one … Read more

Bend architect says growth rests with clients

Steele Associates embraces variety

Bend native Scott Steele wanted to be an architect since he was in junior high … Read more

Julie Miller runs First Interstate Bank in Central Oregon and beyond

Bank executive says character counts in lending decisions

When Julie Miller began her banking career as a teller in the late 1970s, customers … Read more

Bend cannabis start-up trimming its way to success

Happy Harvesting Co. founders started with $2,000

A well-manicured piece of dried marijuana flower doesn’t just happen. It takes a steady hand, … Read more

Former Sbarro executive helps restaurateurs take flight

LeSage oversaw more than 50 restaurant openings

Rick LeSage is always peeking at restaurant kitchens. He notices their size, their shape, how … Read more

Gary North has always been building

R&H Construction VP took 25 years to reach Bend

Gary North started in the construction industry at an early age. So he’s concerned, he … Read more

Napier guides expansion at Karnopp Petersen

Bend law firm builds specialty practices

Jon Napier knew in law school that he wanted to work on business transactions, so … Read more

Business blossomed for Bend pot entrepreneur

Bloom Well set to open a second retail outlet

Of the 20 retail marijuana shops licensed in Bend, two belong to Bloom Well, the … Read more

Cascade Sotheby’s CEO predicts biggest brokerages will survive next downturn

Tebbs found success through fearlessness

Deb Tebbs built her career as a real estate broker by listing high-end homes in … Read more

Bend woman handcrafts headwear with passion

Havstad Hat Co. born of a chewed chapeau

Cate Havstad’s hats adorn men as well as women, so neither the term milliner (a … Read more

Entrepreneur’s pivot to food coloring pays off

Color Kitchen inks deal with big-box store

A graphic designer who was bored with her work, Ashley Phelps in 2009 created a … Read more

Former pool shark builds billiard business

A little ego is part of the game

CROOKED RIVER RANCH — Jack Leu is egotistical and a bit arrogant. He says so … Read more

Food4All aims to make eating local easy

Bend runner creates app for farmers and consumers

Kami Semick has a deep appreciation for locally produced food. Moving to Bend in 2003, … Read more

No cake too tough for Bend’s Cake Lady

Specialty baker going strong after 51 years

Ask Linda Hickman, 75, of The Cake Lady Shoppe in Bend, about baking and you … Read more

Beauty with a cannabis touch in Bend

Young entrepreneur draws on industry experience

Valerie Goodew is putting her belief in the medicinal properties of cannabis to a professional … Read more

Fishmonger fulfills Bend’s seafood wishes

Illness derails business owner’s ambition

Dawn Mitchell grew up in Bend eating frozen fish sticks, so she didn’t know much … Read more

Bend business cuts a trail to online sales

Former Cog Wild owner teaches digital marketing

For a new chapter in her business life, Melanie Fisher borrowed a page from a … Read more

Bend-based credit union tackles good challenges

Mid-Oregon searches for lending opportunities

All of Mid Oregon Credit Union’s challenges stem from growth, and those are the kind … Read more

Video streaming firm settles in in Bend

Kollective Technology helps executives communicate with employees

For global companies with thousands of employees and a smattering of branch offices, getting employees … Read more

Sara Bella Upcycled on the move

Business becoming part of artists collaborative

Sara Bella Upcycled, the two-woman enterprise that turns plastic trash into functional art, is moving … Read more

A butcher shop for Bend

The Meat Locker marks one year in business

Sausage making is an art for Tiffanie and Casey Berman, husband-and-wife co-owners of The Meat … Read more

Bend entrepreneur started with a cause, then learned coffee business

Coffee4Kids donates $1 per pound to children’s home in El Salvador

Sean McDonell grew up working for his father’s Portland vending business and spent summers in … Read more

Bend company offers product design from idea to prototype

Endurance Product Design helps inventors, small companies

Steve Langenderfer has designed products for a mix of different companies, from Freightliner in Portland … Read more

First flights for Redmond firm’s new jet

Stratos Aircraft seeks investors

More than eight years after Stratos Aircraft came into being in Central Oregon, a test … Read more

Bend designer prepares Fireside Audiobox for prime time

Tyrone Hazen expects first shipment from China in spring

Bend product designer Tyrone Hazen created his first mass-production item, Fireside Audiobox, as a self-imposed … Read more

At-your-door tire service booming in Bend

Lines form for Onsite Tire Shop

The Great Recession hit the business of car buying and with it, the business of … Read more

Redhawk consults on cybersecurity

Fry looks to military for talent

When the founders of Redhawk Network Security handed the reins of their business last month … Read more

Bend company improves rainwater collection

Free Rain Designs produces equipment for gardeners and water savers

With a background in product design and a passion for sustainable living, Chip Dixon founded … Read more

Entrepreneurs find success after uphill start

Ripclear was designed for snow sports

Ryan Doherty and his business partner Zach Hines knew they had a product idea that, … Read more

Bend firm makes life easier for helicopter mechanics

Blue Moon Designs makes ladders, saddles for helicopters

Over the course of his career as an aircraft mechanic, Dale Neubauer has seen first-hand … Read more

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