Bend, Oregon #15 on New Forbes List

Bend, Oregon- Best Small Cities for Business and Careers- Forbes Magazine
It is no doubt that as a company we feel fortunate to live and work in such an amazing. Bend so beautifully ties lifestyle and livability together. Seeing it nationally recognized in so many ways for so many reasons makes us proud.
In a recent article, Forbes has noted Bend as one of the top 20 places in the United States for Business and Careers. Notable was the fact that Bend averages 24% below the national average for the cost of doing business. To read more.

Ghost Tree Invitational at Pronghorn, An Auberge Resort

The Ghost Tree Invitational is a favored local fundraising event that we are pleased to be participating in. This years event will be held at Pronghorn on August 15th and 16th. The golf tournament will be played on Friday, August 15th and on the evening of the 16th ticket holders will enjoy dining on the driving range with live music and a silent auction all under the stars in one of the areas most pristine landscapes.
Christine Limburg, GM for Combined Communications who runs the charity says it best. ” The Ghost Tree Invitational is entirely put on by volunteers with a passion for supporting the local community in a direct, meaningful way. The mission is to invest in organizations serving children and families in Central Oregon with a goal to raise funds and then donate those funds to local charities with the infrastructure in place to aid Central Oregonians in need.”
Last year $15,000 was donated to the Assistance League of Bend and $40,000 to the Bend Ronald McDonald House. This year the charity is raising money for these two great community support providers as well as the Bend- La Pine Education Foundation.
The Assistance League of Bend began with seven women in October of 1989 and has been providing philanthropic programs ever since including a number of programs for children in Bend.  To read about the many activities of this local organization, visit The Assistance League of Bend . The Ronald McDonald House is now in more than 54 countries serving children and families in a number of ways. Learn more about the Ronald McDonald House of Bend here. Finally, The Bend La-Pine Education Foundation has been providing financial assistance to schools in need since 2003. Over $1,000,000 since that time has been provided to schools in Bend and La Pine to assist teachers in having the tools they need, to provide access to extra activities for all children in school and to foster scholarships and professional enrichment.
Information on tickets and donations for the Ghost Tree Invitational can be found at .

Sunriver Twilight Cinema is Back

Enjoy a movie with the entire family while the sun goes down! The Sunriver Outdoor Cinema is set up at either the SHARC or in The Village  for 10 great family fun movies between Saturday, August 2nd and Sunday August 31st. All free with lots of activities before the movie for kids of all ages to enjoy. Popcorn, soda, sweet treats and ice cream served by Goodies. A chance to win VIP seating and a gourmet picnic bag for each showing presented by Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty and Sunset Lodging as well as the chance to win a vacation in Sunriver. All activities begin at 6:30pm with the movies starting at dusk.  Be sure to bring low back chairs and blankets.

Despicable Me 2
Saturday, August 2nd 8:30 pm The Village at Sunriver
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
Tuesday, August 5th, 8:30 The SHARC
The Princess Bride
Friday, August 8th 8:30 pm The SHARC
Rio 2
Tuesday, August 12th 8:20pm The SHARC
The Lego Movie
Saturday, August 16th 8:20pm The Village at Sunriver
Tuesday, August 19th 8:15pm The SHARC
The Karate Kid
Saturday, August 23rd 8:00pm The Village at Sunriver
Tuesday, August 26th 8:00pm  The SHARC
Saturday, August 30th 8:00pm  The Village at Sunriver
The Amazing Spider Man
Sunday, August 31st The SHARC