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

Bend couple capitalizes on trend

Inflatable KnockerBall available for rent

Mike and Julie Yarbrough have the cure for boredom in school, church or the workplace: … Read more

The Broomsmen manages event waste

Start-up’s growth accelerates with Les Schwab Amphitheater gig

Philip Torchio, 28, started a booming small business by picking up trash at events, plus … Read more

Redmond company sends herbs across the country

Oregon’s Wild Harvest provides herbal remedies in capsule and liquid form

As a surgical technician, Randy Buresh saw firsthand the problems with American medicine, which he … Read more

Toffee maker to expand production in Bend

Holm Made Toffee Co. has leased a commercial kitchen

Holm Made Toffee Co. is about to make the step from homemade on kitchen stovetops … Read more

Wear a message that changes with your focus

Bend company designs uplifting temporary tattoos

Through his background as a life coach, Frank Gjata saw the value of positive thinking. … Read more

Bend company helps build complex websites

Craft CMS’ founder, key employees unite in Bend

Moving the content-management company Craft CMS to Bend was a homecoming of sorts for founder … Read more

Bend company designs for the outdoors

Sy Design works with large outdoor companies

From a small office in downtown Bend, Sy Design works with outdoor industry giants like … Read more

Bend business makes pillows

BlissPillow uses millet hulls to provide the cushion

KarenLynn Robinson, of Bend, is a one-woman manufacturer of pillows designed to relieve pain and … Read more

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