The Outdoor Retailer Summer Market kicks off today in SLC and there’s a slew of Bend outdoor companies exhibiting, as well as many more attending the show. EDCO has also sent a team (they do every year) to let people know that Central Oregon is great place to start and grow outdoor companies.

“We’ll have a bit of a bigger presence this time around, and we are really showcasing Central Oregon and our thriving Outdoor Business Community at Hydro Flask’s booth Friday afternoon,” says Elise Rossman, EDCO’s director of marketing.

So who’s there? Glad you asked. The Bend companies exhibiting include:

Other Bend companies attending include Picky Bars, Tentsile, Gear Fix, Tribe Pilot and many more. It’s a Central Oregon tour de force! Enjoy yourselves!

Kelly Kearsley

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