It’s our privilege to call Bend, Oregon home. We’re committed to service in three specific areas that fuel each other and make our community stronger.
Strong local engagement is part of our Five Talent DNA. We’re a part of local organizations that promote engaged, sustainable, responsible growth. Here are a few:
– Bend 2030
– MBSEF’s Pole Pedal Paddle
– Looking Forward
– “Move Bend” Initiative
– Bend Chamber of Commerce
EDUCATION AND STEM
We’re committed to building strong education and STEM learning environments in the region. We work with leadership from community schools (Bend-La Pine public schools, Trinity Lutheran School, High Desert Education Service District, OSU-Cascades and Central Oregon Community College) to teach, advise, and mentor students through these programs:
– High Desert ESD i4 Program
– Central Oregon STEM
– OSU-Cascades Computer Science Internships
– Better Together
– TAO’s Women in STEAM
In addition, our Five Talent intern program engages 30 to 35 high school and college student interns every year.
BEND STARTUP & TECHNOLOGY ECOSYSTEM
Growing and diversifying the Central Oregon economy, we make leadership commitments in these dynamic business organizations:
– Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO)
– Opportunity Knocks
– EDCO’s Stable of Experts
– Technology Association of Oregon
– Bend Venture Conference
Let’s Work Together
If you’d like to discuss a project you’re working on, drop us a line. We’d love to learn more about what you’re building.