Meredith Lodging with headquarters in Bend and Lincoln City was named one of Oregon’s Fastest Growing 100 Companies by the Portland Business Journal. Meredith ranked 36th with a growth rate of 134%. The company manages more than 700 vacation homes and three resort communities, including Mt. Bachelor Village in Bend.

Sun Country Tours and Stand On Liquid , based in Bend, formed a partnership to expand stand-up paddleboarding recreational opportunities in Central Oregon. Sun Country offers hourly and daily paddleboarding rentals and guided SUP tours on the Upper Deschutes River. A variety of boards, including inflatables, and equipment allowing customers to transport rental boards on their own vehicles is available.