East Cascades Works chief seeks new sources of money

Federal funding is on the decline for 10-county region

With unemployment rates near a historic low in Deschutes County, many Central Oregon residents probably … Read more

The Gear Fix keeps outdoor equipment going in Bend

Consignment and repair shop sees double-digit sales growth

When Joshua Sims was younger, he thought repairing boats in a small shop in Bend … Read more

Central Oregon volume builder wants to sell new houses online

Hayden Homes President Steve Klingman focuses on enhancing customers’ experience

Today the Redmond company is the largest privately held homebuilder in the region. “Our strategy … Read more

Outdoor Ukuleles makes 3,000 instruments a year in Bend

Customers send photos of outdoor adventures with ukuleles

The four chest-high workstations were neat and tidy, ready to glue, seal and string new … Read more

Housing Works director hopes to keep up pace of building

Agency oversees more than 1,000 rental units in Central Oregon

When David Brandt first came to Central Oregon in 2009 as city manager of Redmond, … Read more

Bend Brewing Co. distributes 40 different beers in Oregon

Father-son team expanded Bend’s second-oldest brewery

Bend’s second-oldest brewery, Bend Brewing Co., is done with expansion and now laser-focused on perfecting … Read more

Executive File: John McLeod presides over Mt. Bachelor ski area

Ski area hopes to ease summer congestion on Cascade Lakes Highway

Mt. Bachelor ski area President John McLeod knows that powder days prompt a lot of … Read more

Bend brewery sees rapid growth in Box Factory

Immersion Brewing co-owner Sean Lampe hopes to can more beer

Immersion Brewing’s co-owners had no idea when they signed a lease in the Box Factory … Read more

Resort outside Sisters employs 400 during peak season

Visitors find tranquility at 1,800-acre Black Butte Ranch

Tucked away off U.S. Highway 20 is Black Butte Ranch, an 1,800-acre resort with cows, … Read more

Bend paddle-maker competes in global market

Kialoa designs paddles so they become one with paddlers’ hands

Inside a tidy warehouse on the east side of Bend, Kialoa hand makes paddles that … Read more

Bend boutique owner tries to build community

‘There is a truth to retail therapy’

Jennifer Riker opened her Bend boutique, Brave Collective, in 2015, more than a decade after … Read more

Terrebonne brewery changes name to secure trademark

Mystic Roots Brewing wants to make its mark with sours

A home brewer since 2005, Miles Wilhelm never thought he’d run a brewery. Not that … Read more

Les Schwab Tire Centers CEO talks e-commerce, gender diversity

Cuniff wants to fend off complacency

Les Schwab Tire Centers is a company where an employee can start working in sales … Read more

Ruffwear makes rugged gear for dogs

Bend company’s latest designs focus on service dogs

Inside a nondescript NW Lolo Drive office, designers, customer service representatives and accountants tap away … Read more

Bend venture capitalist hunts for deals outside Silicon Valley

Seven Peaks Ventures’ $28 million fund is largest in Oregon

Seven Peaks Ventures is tiny by Silicon Valley standards, but its new $28 million venture … Read more

CBD Fountain adds scents to cannabidiol products

Owner plans to grow her own hemp

Creativity is cooking up inside a shared incubator space on Nels Anderson Place in Bend. … Read more

Promotional marketing firm strives for quality

Buzztag CEO says company offers more than tchotchkes

The founder and CEO of the promotional marketing agency Buzztag, Brenda Speirs, says she’s in … Read more

Hydaway founder improves collapsible bottle

Bend company hopes to extend product line

Only in a mecca of outdoor product design such as Bend could Niki Singlaub be … Read more

Sisters man makes custom hats

Baldwin’s brimmed hats are one of a kind

Gene Baldwin has an attention to detail. Like playing a finely tuned instrument, the Sisters … Read more

Consultant teaches Toyota’s philosophy

Kleve Kee works with small manufacturers

Kleve Kee is as much a student of human behavior as he is an expert … Read more

Laird Superfood wants to be like Newman’s Own

Sisters company could employ 300 in five years

SISTERS — Launched just three years ago, Laird Superfood, Inc. is shipping an average 800 … Read more

Volcano Veggies grows greens indoors using aquaponics

Sbarras pack 2 acres of food into 200 square feet

Two stories of green vegetables grow under lights and above round tanks of teeming fish, … Read more

Rancher finds Zen in raising yak and bison near Bend

Pine Mountain Ranch aims for sustainability

Walk around the 41-acre ranch east of Bend with Alan Rousseau and you’ll get an … Read more

The Executive File: Monkless Belgian

At a time when craft brewers are grabbing all the attention, a small brewery is … Read more

Visitors are welcome at alpaca ranch

Crescent Moon Ranch raises alpaca for fleece and visitors

TERREBONNE — Two women stand next to a corral fence with their hands full of … Read more

Bike-shop owner planning move from Box Factory

Owner of Bend’s WebCyclery & WebSkis buys the Old Stone Church

When Kevin Gorman moved to Bend in 1996 with the intention of doing a lot … Read more

Couple tend fields of lavender in Tumalo

No rest for the Knights in retirement

A fresh, earthy scent fills the air at Gordon and Judy Knight’s Tumalo Lavender farm, … Read more

The Oxford Hotel GM wants to share the magic of Bend

Hotel taps into local offerings for guest experiences

From the seventh floor of The Oxford Hotel lies a vista that never ceases to … Read more

GP Analytics geeks out on beer

Bend consulting firm creates software for smallest brewers

10 Barrel Brewing was still an independent company when it began consulting with Ross Ackermann, … Read more

Johnson aims to grow value for Newport Market employees

CEO hunts for potential acquisitions in Central Oregon

Two statues, a 10-foot tall bear and a sasquatch, arrived at Newport Avenue Market on … Read more

Bend cider company grows with demand for craft cider

Atlas Cider Co. adding taproom in Portland

Dan and Samantha McCoy leveraged their home and multiple personal credit cards to lift Atlas … Read more

Bend mountain biker has a nationwide reach

Grit Clinics teaches mountain biking skills

Meredith Brandt went from mountain bike student to mountain bike master in the space of … Read more

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