OK 11: Experienced and New Owners of Businesses in Redmond, Sisters and Bend
11 Miscellaneous Owners and Service Providers
This OK team is made up of experienced and new business owners and service providers who live and work in Sisters, Redmond and Bend.
Meeting time: 4th Tuesday of the month from 3 to 6pm
Ken Streater is an entrepreneur and community growth leader. As an international adventure travel outfitter Ken led wilderness expeditions on five continents, facilitating camaraderie and life changing experiences for clients from around the world. As an owner of NAI Cascade Commercial Real Estate, Ken and the team are reshaping the brokerage industry by embracing the value of community before commodity. And, as a founding partner of Motivation.com and author of books and producer of live events that showcase everyday heroes as the cornerstone to our evolution, Ken sparks the desire in people to be more individually and do more for one another, recognizing that community growth is paramount to personal success.
Jo Smith is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), executive coach and speaker. Prior to returning to her hometown of Portland in 2001 to renew her private consulting practice, Jo Smith Associates, Jo served as Managing Consultant of the Los Angeles office of Drake Beam Morin (DBM), where she led a team of consultants and staff to become one of the global human resource consulting firm's top-performing offices (measured by employee satisfaction, client satisfaction and profit margins). She served as a Project Director with DBM, directing the service delivery of multi-million dollar projects to clients with multiple sites across the United States, including Cisco Systems, Dell Computers, Hewlett Packard and Qualcomm.
My role is to define long-term organizational strategic goals and achieve financial growth for Warm Springs Ventures. My responsibilities includes building key customer relationships, identifying business opportunities, negotiating and closing business deals and maintaining extensive knowledge of current market conditions. I am responsible for developing marketing plans that align with the business' strategy, and coordination of the marketing activities, such as identifying potential customers and developing marketing campaigns.
I'm a business lawyer at EagerLaw PC focusing on helping Bend-based businesses with legal issues such as entity formation, separating partners, real property transactions, and employment related issues. I have a background in trial experience as well as other practice areas. I'm thrilled to be a business lawyer in a relatively small town as I've grown up around small business and it's something that excites me.
Here is a link to a blog post that explains more about my background : http://eagerlawpc.com/2016/12/29/taylors-tales-goat-hair-doll-wigs-small-business/
Greg Blackmore is the owner and manager of Blackmore Planning and Development Services, LLC, a regional planning and land development consulting business focused on serving developers, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. With over 13 years of industry experience, we have the capacity to assist in projects both large and small, from complex zone change and comprehensive plan amendments to minor partitions and accessory dwelling units proposal.
Elsie is the co-founder of Astir Agency, a new multi-disciplinary design firm, formed by the coming together of award-winning agencies West Hills Design and Ebb & Co. Located in the historic O’Kane Building in downtown Bend, Oregon. Born of the desire to create a truly integrated agency, Astir is driven by the idea of relationships – relationships between agency and client and relationships between clients and their respective audience.
Julie is the owner of Sisters Vacation Rentals, and has been in business since 2004. The company offers a wide selection of privately owned homes for a more comfortable lodging alternative for vacationers wanting stretch out and relax.
Timothy is the President of Timothy J. Park Photography. He has over two decades experience in photography, working with people and product, in-studio and location. Interested in building relationships with people and businesses who need for high-quality photography to communicate their brand message concisely, and corporations that need photographs of their executives, products or buildings.
Greg is the President of G Pollack Financial. Greg strongly believes that what we get out of life is in direct proportion to what we put into it. He also believes that life is too short to avoid enjoying it now. This is why he moved to Bend in the first place, and this is the same approach he tries to utilize with all of his clients. Life is too short to waste. Plan well now, so you can actually enjoy what life has to offer. Greg lives in Bend, Oregon with his wife Shannon, their son Josh, and their rescue dog Spencer.
Phil is the Co-Owner of Swiss Mountain Log Homes. A Master log builder, Phil was born and raised in Switzerland; a country known worldwide for its high-quality and precise workmanship. His formal training in forestry and silviculture make him an expert at selecting and grading all logs that are being used for construction. His apprenticeship with a Swiss master timber-frame builder and more than twenty years experience as a custom log home builder have elevated Phil's craft to the highest levels.
Larry is the founder of Tekneek Architecture, and has been designing commercial property and high-end homes in the Central Oregon region for over 17 years. His custom home designs are recognized by creative design solutions that marry beauty and functionality with seamless integrity. Consistently going the extra mile has led to a wide ranging commercial portfolio including medical facilities such as the recently completed Sanford World Clinics facility in Klamath Falls, to Dutch Bros. Coffee, North Dairy Queen, Westside’s Ace Hardware and other notable projects.
Rebecca is the owner of High Desert Promotions, a promotional products and printing company.