Fifth Annual Fastest 20 Awards Spotlight Central Oregon Rising Stars


Sponsored by Columbia Bank & Capstone CPA’s

Last night we awarded the Central Oregon Fastest 20 Growing Businesses, celebrating the most rapidly rising stars of the increasingly diverse local business scene. Profiles of these businesses can be found on pages 9-16 of the current December 7 CBN publication as well as by clicking here. These businesses are aware they are part of the fastest 20, however they won’t find out where they fall on the list until the awards party at the Oxford Hotel in downtown Bend.

Columbia Bank and Capstone CPAs joined forces with CBN to recognize the fastest-growing companies located in the Tri-County region. This year, Columbia Bank will award the number one fastest-growing company with a $1,000 prize!

The qualifying criteria for this group included companies established and operating on or before January 1, 2019, with gross annual revenues of at least $100,000 in the last fiscal year, reporting consistent year-over-year growth in earnings through 2021. CBN teamed with Columbia Bank and Capstone CPA’s to help find these companies, and then certify the percentage of growth.

The top 20 featured a wide array of business types and industry sectors, from construction services, real estate, manufacturing, consulting and more. These companies are reflective a broadening platform for the local economy, with a heavy emphasis on the entrepreneurial spirit for which Central Oregon is well known.

Latest economic indicators show Central Oregon’s economy growing faster than the national average, and Columbia Bank’s Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking Team Lead, Chris DuPont said, “Columbia Bank is proud to continue in its 5th year, our support of Central Oregon’s Fastest 20!

“It’s exciting to see the incredible growth of these businesses in our community and Columbia Bank is honored to recognize and acknowledge the hard work of all of the businesses nominated — Congratulations!!”

Lance Brant, a CPA with Capstone, added, “We need to recognize small business owners and their positive efforts to our community. Owners of small business clients are the engine to our business environment and they provide the local opportunities for employees and future owners of small business. I could not be prouder to support this event.”

Thank you to our sponsors, nominators and all of the exceptional businesses for making this great event possible!

Cheers and congratulations!


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