In addition to raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, the June PubTalk is all about some of other favorite things — food and tech.

On the food front, Jennifer Moore, of Jem Raw Organics, will be talking about her company, which makes delicious, raw nut butters. Chell Williams will pitch Red Plate Foods, maker of gluten free goodies and other allergen-free products. Both will be offering samples. So bring a big purse (Just kidding … kind of …).

Then we have the tech. Tim Sabat, one of the co-founders of CodePen, will be talking about how his startup has created a vibrant community for front-end web developers that is 1 million-plus strong.

Preston Callicott, CEO of FiveTalent, is the keynote speaker. Preston is highly involved with the local tech community, and responsible for rallying up support for the recent Bend Livability Project among other things. So if you haven’t bought your ticket, now’s the time.

EDCO PubTalk
Thursday, June 23rd
McMenamins Old St. Francis School
5 p.m. networking | 6 p.m. program starts
$25 EDCO members | $35 non-members
Covers admission, one drink and appetizers





Kelly Kearsley

Kelly Kearsley, the co-founder of, is passionate about startups, entrepreneurship and Bend. In addition to writing this blog, she creates content and manages content projects for global financial companies, tech firms and startups. She began her career as a newspaper journalist and later worked as a freelance writer. Her work has appeared in, Money Magazine, CNNMoney, MSNBC and Runner's World. See her work at or

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