Eric Parnell and Whitney Parnell run The NW Collective, a commercial video production studio (and co-working space) providing high-quality, custom video work for local businesses, all centered on capturing the essence of those companies balanced against the breathtaking landscape of Central Oregon.
Ryan Bilbrey runs Camp Victory, a personal training outfit that is all about customizing workout plans on an individual level and removing the anxiety of working out in a traditional gym and changing that setting to your home, office, or the beautiful natural backdrop of the outdoors.
Outdoors sports and manufacturing are at the core of what Central Oregon is all about and SnoPlanks is a powder focused snowboard and ski manufacturer right here in Bend.
Bend is a community full of people who like to be a part of things, but what if people could also learn how to make things? That's the goal of DIYcave, a collaborative makerspace in its first year of operation.
Central Oregon is an idyllic place to hold a music festival, and with this years 4 Peaks Music Festival right around the corner, Stacy Totland is working hard behind the scenes to make sure everything works out perfectly.
An inspirational setting full of natural beauty, Central Oregon has long been a gathering place for artists of all kinds. Megan Myers creates original works that are inspired by her journeys in nature, celebrating the interactions she has experienced or imagined, and reflecting her love of the outdoors.
Bend is seeing a resurgence in manufacturing and has always been a health conscious town. I got to chat with Sarah Pool, CEO of Pacific Superfood Snacks about growing a healthy snack company in her own backyard.
Bend has been an epicenter for outdoors enthusiasts for a long time but has only recently started to attract technology experts at the same rate. I got to speak with Jereme Monteau about what it's like to be working on the convergence of outdoors and tech right here in Bend.
Bend has seen a ton of growth over the last decade and has shown no signs of slowing down. I had the pleasure of speaking with Fred Mannila, owner of Fred Real Estate Group, about what it was like to move to and open a new business in Bend over 8 years ago.