Well, looks like you have plans on Thursday night. Built Oregon, a digital magazine featuring Oregon entrepreneurs and companies, is hosting a panel discussion in Bend highlighting several local businesses.

The event, “What Builds Bend? Why Craft is Good Business in Central Oregon,” features company leaders from HydroFlask, Kialoa Paddles, Boneyard Brewing and Pacific Superfood Snacks. Moderated by Corey Schmidt, of Seven Peaks Ventures, the panelists will discuss why they chose Bend as the place to start and grow their company, lessons they’ve learned along the way and the importance of storytelling.


There are a few tickets left. And there are snacks. So see you there!

Built Oregon event details

Thursday 10/1
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The Bridge, 48 SE Bridgeford Blvd.


5:00-5:30PM  Event Check-in & Refreshments

5:30-6:00PM  Refreshments & Networking

6:00-7:00PM  Panel discussion and Q&A

7:00-7:30PM  More networking


Kelly Kearsley

Kelly Kearsley, the co-founder of StartupBend.com, 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 WSJ.com, Money Magazine, CNNMoney, MSNBC and Runner's World. See her work at kellykearsley.contently.com or kellykearsley.com.

You can reach Kelly by email at [email protected].
Kelly Kearsley