Central Oregon Business Expo

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(Photo above: | Courtesy of Redmond Chamber of Commerce)

Are you looking for the newest products and services from local, Central Oregon companies? How about looking for practical advice on how to successfully grow your business and navigate an ever-changing economy? Are you looking for employment, or better employment? Or are you just looking for a way to network better with other business owners in your area? If the answer is yes to any of these, then you will want to make sure to attend the 20th Annual Central Oregon Business Expo and Job Fair, brought to you by U.S. Bank and the Redmond Chamber of Commerce. With 70+ exhibitor booths and over 700 attendees, this year’s Expo takes place Wednesday, April 18, from 1-5:30pm at the Deschutes Fair and Expo Center.
We are bringing back the Job Fair to the Expo. If you are in need of employment, or even looking for better employment, make sure you bring your resume and see what is available.
Kick off the event by attending our keynote luncheon, sponsored by St. Charles Health System, and listen to Redmond Mayor George Endicott’s State of the City Address, which will focus on Redmond’s past accomplishments, and what the city plans to accomplish in the year to come. The luncheon precedes the expo, starting at 12pm, and is $17 to attend. RSVPs are required for the luncheon. Go to the State of the City page under our events tab to RSVP.
Right after the luncheon, we open the doors for the Expo itself, which brings together hundreds of regional business owners, influencers, and decision makers to network, build relationships, and connect with vendors that provide unique products and services. Attendance to the Expo is completely free. Be sure to bring your business cards for great giveaways and be ready to make new connections.
Throughout the day, there will also be three very informative free workshops, each covering an important part of expanding your business. The three workshops will take place from 1:15-2:15pm, 2:15-3:15pm and 3:15-4:15pm, respectively.
Finally, as we close out the Expo, we’ll have a roaming MC circulating through the vendors, reintroducing the highlights of the day, and announcing raffle winners from each booth. This Business After Hours portion includes appetizers and a no-host bar. It’s the best time of day to add giveaways to the stack of new business connections and resources you’ve already gathered.
Join U.S. Bank, The Redmond Chamber of Commerce and Central Oregon’s leading businesses at the 2018 Central Oregon Business Expo, Wednesday, April 18, at the Deschutes Fair and Expo Center. Where Connections Happen.
Expo Booths
1-5:30pm
Join us at the Business Expo and Job Fair, bringing together hundreds of regional business owners and decision-makers to network, build relationships, and connect with vendors that provide unique products and services. See the latest trends and technology all in one convenient place. Attendance during the Expo and Job Fair is completely free. So bring your business cards and resumes and be ready to make new
regional connections.
Booth spaces are available and cost $275 for area chamber members (members of any Central Oregon Chamber), $325 for non-members. Applications are available online at www.cobusinessexpo.com and from the Redmond Chamber.
Workshops
1:15-4:15pm
Our free workshops are very informational and cover a myriad of important factors to creating a successful business. Be sure to catch a few or all of these sessions held throughout the day and get up-to-date on all the factors that affect the growth of your business and
Central Oregon.
An Insider’s Look at Central Oregon’s Economy
1:15-2:15pm
Kale Donnelly
Profit from Clean Energy
2:15-3:15pm
Paula Latasa-Kinzer
Come learn how you can jump start your energy cost savings. Technology advances have greatly increased opportunities for property owners and businesses to reduce energy consumption and improve the bottom line. We’ll share who can help pay for your improvements, so your business can reap the long-term benefits. 350Deschutes will provide a snapshot of options to help your business create your energy efficiency and renewable energy projects from conception to completion. You will see success stories and a sneak preview of our upcoming conference. Incentives and opportunities for clean energy won’t last forever; forge ahead in the clean energy transition.
Redmond Chamber of Commerce Presents: Membership & Marketing
3:15-4:15pm
Amanda Glasser & Caleb Thomas
Are you getting the most out of your membership? Whether you are a new chamber member, current, or thinking about joining, we invite you to come learn how to take advantage of what the Redmond Chamber of Commerce & CVB has to offer you and
your business.
Giveaways
4:30-5:30pm
Finally, close out the day with our Expo MC as they circulate through the Expo exhibitors, reintroduce the highlights of the day, and reveal the raffle prizewinners of each booth. This Business After Hours portion also includes appetizers and a no-host bar. It is the best opportunity to add giveaways to the stack of new business connections and resources already at the Expo.
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