. . . Bend’s true shoulder season month. As we move towards winter, Central Oregonians know we could wake up to sun, rain, or snow!
This issue celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit of Bendites as they grow their ideas into businesses and carve out their place in this town. Make sure to read our main feature on four sister teams, each joining with their sibling to build successful businesses. Their passions for their businesses—skin care, interior design, art, and style consultation—are truly inspirational.
In our Coffee 4 Kids piece, we highlight one man’s fight to help children in El Salvador, through his coffee bean roasting business. His connection with the Mi Casa Kids Orphanage—founded by his family—highlights the true meaning of giving back. Meanwhile, our story on Bowtie Catering is sure to make some mouths water.
Those of us with kids in high school will appreciate the article on Cascade College Advisors. They have helped match many local students with the appropriate college for them.
For anyone who wants to take a shot at starting their own business, turn to the back of the magazine for some advice from local entrepreneur James Gentes.
So, grab a coat, or sunglasses, and head out to enjoy all that Central Oregon has to offer. You’ll be glad you did.
ON THE COVER Featured sister entrepreneur teams (l to r): Lindsey Robinson, Summer Robinson, Barbara Dolezal, Lori Lubbesmeyer, Lisa Lubbesmeyer, Gwen Duke, Tiffany Keale and Traci Porterfield.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE GIARDINI