BEND, Ore., Sept. 12, 2016 — Oregrown Industries, Oregon’s premier farm-to-table cannabis company, has become a major sponsor of the local Chamber of Commerce in Bend, Oregon. The company’s sponsorship will help underwrite the Bend Chamber’s Young Professionals Network, bringing networking events, educational seminars, mentorship programs and interaction with area business leaders to professionals age 21-40.
“Oregrown has been a Bend Chamber member for more than a year, and we wanted to step up our engagement with our local business community,” said Oregrown co-founder Aviv Hadar. “We are young professionals ourselves, so the program is a natural fit for us.”
Oregrown is the first of the Bend Chamber’s six cannabis business members to become a major partner in the nonprofit association. Rachael van den Berg, who helps oversee the Young Professionals Network, said the Bend Chamber recognizes that the legal marijuana industry is, and will be, a significant part of the local economy.
“The YPN Council is thrilled to have Oregrown as a Platinum Partner,” van den Berg said. “With the support and inspiration of Oregrown, the council looks forward to offering high-value programs and events that engage, educate and empower young professionals to become the future leaders of business in the region.”
Oregrown announced its partnership with the Bend Chamber on the heels of back-to-back wins for Central Oregon’s Best Dispensary by readers of The Source Weekly.
“Partnering with the Bend Chamber to create new opportunities for young professionals is one way Oregrown is giving back to our local community,” Hadar said. “Ultimately, our sponsorship is an investment in the future of Bend.”