f3d60434-cbb3-4359-a08f-b02e31b3873aGreetings OK Community!

Thank you all for a fantastic annual event. It was so much fun to celebrate the OK community together. This organization is full of brilliant minds and hearts! Meg Chun was a great MC, and Coby Horton of U.S. Bank and Jeremy Groh of Combined Communications had some lovely words to say about why they support OK.

Thanks to all of you who participated in the silent auction, we raised enough to assist at least 10 new members join OK teams when they need it most. Click the image above to check out the event photos and share with your friends!

Social Media Refresh

Speaking of photos, If you’re following us, you’ve probably noticed our social media channels are getting a nice refresh, thanks to the team at Lis Thomas Content. Follow us on social to stay up to date with OK news!





OK Happy Hour is this Thursday March 3 at Stackhouse!

What: A fun hour of (program-free) socializing with the OK community!
When: First Thursdays monthly from 4 to 5pm
Where: Stackhouse Coffee & Spirits 1001 Emkay Bend, OR 97702 (No host bar)
Who: You and anyone and everyone related to the OK community, and anyone interested in learning more about OK. All are welcome! We’d love to see you there!


29ffbe80-e7ae-4bb2-ae58-f4478157cac3BBSI Update

OK member company and 2016 sponsor, Barrett Business Services, Inc. (BBSI) welcomes Jillian Cornejo as our new risk manager. Jillian’s extensive experience includes management of the Bend OSHA office and risk/ safety manager for the City of Portland. Jillian will partner with BBSI clients to promote and implement proactive risk management cultures.

What’s Impact Investing?

Learn all about it in the OK blog post by Team 19 Member Jack Schniepp, owner of Cascade Financial Strategies. “The new SRI, sometimes referred to as “Impact” investing, attempts to find companies that are not just in industries that are doing no harm (screening out), but ones that are actually having a positive influence on the environment, human rights issues, fair trade, gender equity, ethical management, etc.” Read more…

Do you have exciting news about your company or organization? We’d love to share it with the OK community! Contact Aly (aly@opp-knocks.org) with your news or update.




8 March from 5-11pm At McMenamin’s Old St. Francis School 50% of proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend!



10 March EDCO Annual Luncheon: Hear nationally recognized business leaders discuss current and future economic trends and business best practices.

March 15 Bend Chamber What’s Brewing 5 to 7pm at Deschutes Brew Pub.”Tourism & Taxes: What’s in it for you?”

24 March EDCO Pubtalk. 5 to 7pm at McMenamins Old St. Francis School.


Please join us in welcoming these new and returning members:

Tanya Baremore – SGA
Jennifer Clifton – View Point Law Group
Ryan Duffy – Cascade Building Technicians
Lisa Fadness – Ohana Salsa
Chris Hart-Henderson – Heart Springs Design
Anna Higgins – HDESD
Maggie Hubbell – Agency Revolution
David Johnson – Outdoor Logic Solutions
Erik Kancler – Kancler Consulting
Sara Lindsey – BBSI
JR Liteheiser – Elite Crete
Jen Newton – Jen Newton Jewlery
Sarah Pool – Pacific Foods
Helen Schwab – Horse Power
Angela Shatting Picky Bars
Joel Thomas – Compass Commercial
Breanne Uriz – Northwest Laundry Services
Lynn Wenger – WebProdigy

Do you know someone who might benefit from being on an OK team?

We’d love to be introduced!

Please email Aly: aly@opp-knocks.org to make an introduction, or invite them to our first Thursday Happy Hour!

Or start the placement process by completing the
OK Membership Interview Form








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