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Made in Central Oregon 2017


It’s here again: That time of year when we celebrate some of the many makers, dreamers and doers who make our region special. Check out the Creators, the Change Makers and the Dreamers for some inspiration and information about some of C.O.’s greats.

The Creators - The People Combining Art and Business in Central Oregon

Art can be something you hang on your wall—but for those who can’t afford that large painting or print to display, there are thankfully other alternatives. It’s nice when that artful thing you’re seeking is affordable, and even better, when it’s also locally made. Here in Central Oregon, practical, useful art, made by local people, isn’t tough
to find. These are a few of the people combining both art and business in Central Oregon.

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The Change Makers - The people innovating in the tech sector in Central Oregon

Local entrepreneurs are doing big things in the tech world, and some of them are even winning cash awards for their efforts. The 2016 Bend Venture Conference handed out over $3,755,000 in funding—a new record for Oregon angel conferences—and some of Central Oregon’s innovators were among the winners. The founders of Cascade Wellness Technology, Investipro and FireFunder aren’t just business savvy, they’re also looking to break new ground in the tech world. They offer solutions to very real problems that individuals and businesses face. These are some of Central Oregon’s change makers.

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The Dreamers: The people dreaming of a better world in Central Oregon

New businesses pop up year-round in Central Oregon. A special few conceptualize and produce their products locally. Even fewer sell their merchandise with the intention of effecting positive change. The following innovators stand out from the crowd with a vision that goes beyond selling goods. These entrepreneurs are using their inspiration to creating local jobs and go after their dreams of making the community a better place both locally and globally.

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