2021 Building a Better Central Oregon Awards Announced
Outstanding Education Opportunity
Bend Tech Academy at Marshall High School
The Bend Technical Academy @ Marshall High School/Bend La Pine Schools
Outstanding Enhancement to SE Bend
Bevel Brewing Taphouse
Bevel Craft Brewing
Best New Recreation Option
COTA South Deschutes County Trails
Central Oregon Trail Alliance
Best Overall Service to the Central Oregon Community
Deschutes County Stabilization Center
Outstanding Contribution to Youth Achievement
J Bar J Boys Ranch Vocational School
J Bar J Youth Services
Outstanding Homeownership Opportunity
Kôr Community Land Trust
Outstanding Community Re-Purpose/Enhancement Project
Larkspur Community Center
Bend Park and Recreation District first/primarily with Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture and Pence Construction
Outstanding Enhancement to Community & Neighborhood
Legend Cider Co
Tyler & Adrianne Baumann
Outstanding Medical Facility Fulfilling a Community Need
Redmond Family Choice Urgent Care
Redmond Family Urgent Care
Best Improvement to a Central Oregon Landmark
Sun Mountain Fun Center Remodel
Sun Mountain Fun Center
Best Restaurant Reboot
The Brasserie at Monkless Belgian Ale
Todd and Robin Clement -Monkless Belgian Ales, Chuck Potterf -C Potterf Construction
COAR will present the awards on November 2nd at Tetherow Resort. For tickets, please click here. The presentation will also be viewable on COAR’s Facebook and YouTube pages.
A note from Kim
After over 8 years at COAR and MLSCO, my last day will be September 10th. It has been an amazing experience working with our staff, board, committees and membership. Our leadership has conducted a diligent search for a new Communications Director and is excited to introduce you once they are onboarded.
It was a very difficult decision to leave, but I will be taking over as the new Executive Director at the City Club of Central Oregon in the coming months. I know many of you are involved in City Club and I cannot wait to see you there. It has been an honor to work with all of you and I look forward to watching the association continue to thrive. I have met Realtor staff from across the country and can say we have the best team here to support you career.
Charitable Giving Application Deadline
The 2021 application for non-profits to receive funds is quickly approaching on September 30th. Click here for the application.
That's Who We R
The COAR Public Relations Committee has launched it's first That's Who We R video featuring our 2021 Realtor of the Year, Debbie Martorano, click here to watch.
Third Quarter Tour Beneficiary
September is the last month to donate to Thelma's Place as part of our MLSCO tour beneficiary program. he goal at Thelma’s Place is to provide primary caregivers a break to re-energize and rest while their loved ones participate in daily activities designed for those with memory loss. Donate here: https://thelmasplace.net/donate/.
The Oregon REALTORS® is happy to announce that we have entered into a partnership with SafeShowings to provide this remarkable safety app to every member, free of charge.
Real Estate Safety Matters:Safe Business = Smart Business
Sale Price: FREE (until September 30)
This is a three-hour online course that teaches real estate professionals to limit risk and increase safety for themselves and their clients. This course offers easy-to-remember strategies for responding to threats and attacks and when faced with potentially dangerous situations.
COVID 19 and COAR Update
Due to the increased case count of COVID-19 in our communities and the stress it is putting on our medical facilities, we will be temporarily pausing in person learning until October 15. We will evaluate the conditions on October 15 and determine if we will reopen live classes at that point. Please stay tuned for future updates. We appreciate your patience and understanding during these uncertain times.
City of Bend Mortgage Assistance has Opened!
NeighbotImapact has launced the City of Bend Mortgage Assistance Program. Homeowners that are currently residing within Bend city limits may be eligible to receive up to $2500 in mortgage assistance. To learn more, click here
NeigborImpact Closing Cost Assistance Program
HomeSource wants to make homeownership a reality for you! If you are planning to purchase a home in 2021 and would like to know what the process of home buying looks like, look no further! In this program, you will have all your questions answered by a certified housing counselor, you will gain knowledge and skills, and could learn about other assistance programs available for you and your family. In addition, receive up to $1,000 towards closing costs! Click here
NAR RENTAL ASSISTANCE RESOURCES
NAR offers a webpage devoted to information on rental assistance from a wide variety of sources, including links to emergency rental assistance programs, government resources, and more. Access it at NAR.realtor.
2021 Bend Chamber Impact Conference
September 9, 2021
8:00 am – 12:00 am
This year's Impact Conference includes a deep lineup of experts from the Economic, Real Estate and Hospitality industries. All attendees will take part in the Conference Keynote and Economic Session followed by your choice of either the Real Estate or Hospitality Session. Don’t miss this opportunity to prepare your business for the future and aid in recovery from the pandemic! Learn more
Top 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer
September 15, 2021
10:00 am - 10:30 am REGISTER HERE
Alzheimer's and other dementias cause memory, thinking, and behavior changes that interfere with daily living. Learn about common warning signs of Alzheimer's and what symptoms to look for in yourself and others, as well as tips to approach someone who is experiencing changes in their memory, the benefit of early detection and diagnosis, and more.
Working Together to Create Affordable Housing
September 16, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
What is affordable housing and what does it take to create? Listen to our panel of experts discuss regulations, requirements, constraints and opportunities for creating more affordable housing in our region. Register here
The Rising Tide: Housing, Development and "Messy Cities" in an Era of Extreme Uncertainty and Change
Bend’s sharp growing pains over the past year can be felt at literally every corner of town. From increased traffic and homelessness, to parking challenges and housing price wars, Bend has come to an inflection point in its history. How did we get here? And more importantly, where do we go from here? Urban planner Kevin Klinkenberg suggests Bend could improve by becoming “messier.” Kevin will discuss the ramifications of the COVID era for planning and development and offer insights and suggestions for enabling sustainable, bottom-up change for the future of our city. Learn more
Oregon REALTORS Fall Convention
The Oregon REALTORS® Convention is right in our backyard this year! In an effort to encourage members to take advantage of this opportunity and to support one of our local businesses, the COAR Executive Committee has approved a $50 rebate for any of our COAR members who attend the conference. We will issue checks after the convention once we receive the attendee list from the state association. September 21-24, Sunriver Resort. Sign Up Today!