Greetings OK Community and friends!

We hope this finds you very well, happy and enjoying an amazing summer.unnamed

Here’s the stellar Opportunity Knocks Board of Directors at our last meeting – having fun, planning OK’s continuing growth, and celebrating our role as a vital resource for Central Oregon’s entrepreneurs, business owners and leaders!

New Redmond Team

We’re happy to announce the start of OK 10 – the newest OK team for Redmond business owners and community leaders. Act quick to get in on the ground floor of this new team, facilitated by Jerry Andres and Cristina Lamoureux. The first meeting it September 7th from 3 to 5pm. To join, complete the Membership Interview form here.

Principles of Leadership with Dr. Rod Ray is right around the corner…

Dr. Rod Ray’s Principles of Leadership course is back by popular demand! This fall, join us for the course offered from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at OSU  over six sessions:
September 7 and 21
October 5 and 19
Nov. 2 and Nov. 16

Class 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. Click here to learn more and reserve your seat in class!  

OK is 20 years old this year!!!  Let’s celebrate us on September 29th!!!

What: OK’s 20th Birthday party! Let’s party!
When: Thursday September 29th from 5 to 7pm, cash bar
Where: TBA
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!

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There are oh so many great local events coming up. Here are just a few we think you won’t want to miss!August 16: What’s Brewing? Your voice in the Central Oregon Business Plan at Deschutes Public House. How do businesses ensure strong Central Oregon involvement in statewide issues and greater success in the legislative process? Now is the time to bring your voice to the table and also help vet the plan in anticipation for the next legislative session.

September 17: Press On, Moving Lives Through Cancer at Atlas Cider. This great event is all about celebrating movement and physical activity in the lives of those with cancer!

Co-founded by OK member Tannus Quatre of Vantage Clinical Solutions, this is the second year of Press On. We’re partnering with Tour des Chutes and several exciting local sponsors including Atlas Cider, Humm Kombucha, Immersion Brewing, Recharge and St. Charles.

Please consider joining in on the fun – as a sponsor, volunteer and/or attendee! Click here for sponsorship info and here for general event info. And contact Aly if you’d like to volunteer!

September 22: EDCO Pubtalk 5 to 7pm at McMenamins Old St. Francis School. See 10 Early Stage companies pitching for audience vote with a chance to move on to the 13th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on October 14th.


Please join us in welcoming these new and
returning members: 

Denise Bestwick – Denise Bestwick Consulting
Dana Black – Sudara
Kelli Comstag – Alley Dog Designs
Katie Condit – Better Together
Kristin Lingman – Airlink
Renee Mansour – Minutemen Press
Cathy Margolin – Pacific Herbs
Brad Porterfield – Latino Community Foundation
Whitney Swander    HDESD
Bud Torcom – TT Marketing
Phil Torchio – The Broomsmen

And new facilitator: 
Manny Freitas

Do you know someone who might benefit from being on an OK team? Please email Aly: to make an introduction! Or start the placement process here: OK Membership Interview Form




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