As seen in Cascade Business News’ Women in Business August 18 edition now available.
Cascade Business New (CBN) was founded by the late Pamela Hulse Andrews in 1994. She was told by many advisors that starting a business journal was going to be difficult and was advised against the endeavor. She did it anyway. Relying upon her past experiences in marketing and owning an advertising agency, she secured a small business loan and went to work.
Pamela was tireless, feisty and incredibly smart, but most of all, she had grit, and her will wouldn’t let the doubters stand in the way of her vision.
CBN, A&E Magazine and the annual Book of Lists were the core publications. In 1998 I joined the team, and we created Cascade Publications Inc., expanding the business and adding new products — Cascade Discovery and Sunriver Magazine, to name a couple — as well as helping others with their own publications such as the Rotary Sports Programs, annual Wedding Planning Guide, Redmond Visitors guide and so on. Some of these have come and gone, but the core remains solid.
Pamela was never one to rest. She had just launched Bend Fashion Quarterly (BQ) in 2017; a quarterly, slick magazine that no one thought possible in little Bend, Oregon. The magazine had celebrated it’s one-year anniversary when at 72 years old she got cancer and passed away not long after diagnosis.
Pamela loved a good party. Her Christmas parties were legendary. Her last party — her celebration of life — was attended by hundreds, and for good reason. Not only was Pamela a huge part of the Central Oregon business community, she had also become an advocate for the arts and culture. But most of all, she had become a mentor to many, especially women. Through her business and her women’s group, she inspired so many to reach for the stars, get out of their comfort zones and just go for it!
I could go on and on about her, but really, I just wanted to say, “Cheers mom! You are missed and won’t be forgotten!”
In this edition of CBN, we celebrate ALL the nanas, moms, sisters and daughters who make up Central Oregon’s women in business!
Cheers to you!