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Did you know April was National Volunteer Month? We wrapped up the month in fine form at a lunch with our facilitators last week. OK facilitators are some of the most brilliant and generous volunteers around! Thanks to all of them, we are able to offer valuable peer mentorship teams to the Central Oregon community, making our community a collaborative and dynamic place to live and do business! Visit our Facebook page to check out more pics of your incredible facilitators.

Thank you for all you give, OK Facilitators!




Principles of Leadership with Dr. Rod Ray is right around the corner… db738ae9-c7d9-4a0e-ac7a-718e382298fb

There are still a few seats left for the course on May 20th at the OSU Graduate Research Center from 9am to 1pm. This half-day course is presented by OK and OSU-Cascades, and sponsored by Combined Communications. It will be interactive and topics will include: Principles of Leadership, Change, Change Management, Strategy and Operational Excellence. Dr. Ray will share what he learned during 20 years as President or CEO of Bend Research, easily one of Bend’s most iconic and successful businesses.


Update May 18:  Class is now full!  Stay tuned for information about future classes!


OK Happy Hour is this Thursday May 5 at Stackhouse

What: A fun hour of (program-free) socializing with the OK community!
When: Thursday May 5th 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!

Please note: we won’t have Happy Hours during the summer – mark your calendar for the next OK social event on September 8th… OK’s 20th Birthday Party!





SGA is Growing!

Wanda Woodall has joined the team at SGA and will be leading our newly established VFO (Virtual Financial Officer) client accounting solution.. As the VFO manager, Wanda will oversee the onboarding and administration of our VFO clients.

The services our firm offers to these clients are comprehensive; from paying daily bills and invoices, account reconciliations, financial statement preparation and presentation, payroll preparation and reporting, year-end tax return preparation and compliance reporting, all in a cloud-based accounting platform for a flat monthly fee.

Wanda is a CPA with an extensive background in bookkeeping and tax preparation. A QuickBooks expert, Wanda is prepared to ensure that our clients are up-to-date on the most current accounting software and processes, enabling them to concentrate on day-to-day business operations.

Wanda joins Kyle Johnson, an experienced tax accountant who joined SGA in December of 2015. Before joining the team at SGA, Kyle spent five years at years between PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Delap LLP in the Portland metro area gaining experience in all areas of tax.

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



Please join us in welcoming these new and
returning members: 

Amanda Krantz – Doje
Jesse Russel – Tongue & Groove Tiny Homes
Val Rekward – Delicious Design
Ron Sparks – Magento Commerce
MacKenzie Stabler – Humm Kombucha
And new facilitators: 
Jerry Andres – Workhorse Solutions
Larry Holeman – Connections On Demand Consulting
Scott Lauray – Pro CFO
Cristina Lamoureux – BOTC
Ruth Williamson – Ruth Williamson Consulting


May 4: Valuing and Selling a Business: What You Need to Know 7:30am

May 10: 5 to 8pm Central Oregon Impact Summit: Empowering Central Oregon’s Nonprofits to Strengthen Our Communities. On May 10 , five nonprofits will take the stage for Pitch for a Purpose! Click here to reserve your tickets.May 20: Principles of Leadership with Dr. Rod Ray. 9am to 1pm. Click here to reserve your seat in class.May 26: EDCO Pubtalk 5 to 7pm at McMenamins Old St. Francis School.





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