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

Foxtail Bakeshop owner prepares to expand

Nickol Hayden-Cady balances creativity and commercial success

Pastry chef Nickol Hayden-Cady is preparing to expand her wholesale and custom bakery to include … Read more

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

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