Bend Chamber of Commerce – 2017 Real Estate Forecast

The secret is out, we’re growing and it’s happening fast! With Bend-Redmond ranking #1 in the top U.S. Best-Performing Small Cities Index, rising from eight in 2015, (Milken Institute 2016 Best Performing Cities Report) we have a lot to talk about.

The Bend Chamber in partnership with Schwabe, Williams & Wyatt is pleased to present its 20th Annual Real Estate Forecast Breakfast – Central Oregon’s premier real estate event, featuring insights from leading experts in the Central Oregon real estate industry and beyond. For 20 years we’ve been assembling speakers to forecast the year ahead in real estate. And each year they’ve pretty much been spot on. It’s their business. It’s what they do.

Bend Chamber What’s Brewing – Legislation 2017: Will the State Budget Ever Stabilize?

What’s Brewing | Legislation 2017: Will the State Budget Ever Stabilize? April 11, 2017

Oregon is facing a $1.6 billion budget shortfall in the coming biennium of 2017-2019, yet the economy is growing right along with the need for services. This tension impacts you, your business and your family. Two months into Oregon’s legislative session, April’s What’s Brewing is an in-depth exploration of the opportunities and challenges ahead in the Oregon budget.

Panelists: Neil Bryant, Attorney, Bryant, Lovlien & Jarvis PC; Chris Telfer, CPA Partner, Spectrum CPA Group LLP; and Jason Conger, Attorney, Lynch, Conger, McLane LLP.

Bend Chamber’s What’s Brewing: Bend’s UGB – Moving Forward

Land supply is precious. Historically, competition has plagued it with controversy and conflict, including civil wars. And, while the recent state-approved expansion of housing and employment lands within the city’s urban growth boundary (UGB) may have temporarily relieved Bend from such atrophy, it’s the consensus of what’s next and how it’s prioritized that will be crucial.

The discussion “Bend’s UGB: Moving Forward” was held on March 14, 2014 at the What’s Brewing forum.


The Center Foundation Player of the Game: Russell Wells

Scoring all 12 of Summit High School‘s points in the second overtime, including a three point field goal at the outset of the period that proved insurmountable, Russell Wells led the Storm to a thrilling 84-78 victory over host Bend Senior High School Friday evening in an Intermountain Conference boys’ varsity basketball game.

For his efforts, the senior guard earned The Center Foundation COTV Player of the Game honors. With the victory, Summit claimed its first-ever IMC boys’ basketball championship.