Local Businesses Compete for Spots at this Year’s Bend Venture Conference

The owners of 10 start-up businesses are competing in a “Shark Tank” type event at EDCO’s Pub Talk on Thursday, vying for a chance to advance to the next stage of the Bend Venture Conference.

Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker spoke with two of the companies hoping to make the final line up.

Positive Economic Trends in Central Oregon

The State of the Central Oregon Economy was presented at the EDCO Annual Luncheon at the Riverhouse in Bend. Presenters, Roger Lee, Executive Director of EDCO, Julie Harrelson, CEO of Harrelson Group and Fund Director for Cascade Angels and guest speaker, Ron Kitchens, CEO of Southwest Michigan First discuss how to balance growth while retaining the quality of life that Central Oregon offers.