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11TH Annual Made In Redmond Tour

Friday, June 21, 2023
High Desert Music Hall
818 SW Forest Ave.
Redmond OR 97756

8:00 AM - 12:30 AM

This event is designed to enhance the exposure of the industrial and manufacturing sectors to the community and to educate them on the significance of creating wealth through business expansion and recruitment in Redmond. The attendees will include representatives from educational institutions (K-12, community college, university), State and Federal elected officials, and various local community stakeholders and media outlets in Central Oregon.

The morning's schedule features:

  • Guided luxury bus tours of three to four Redmond businesses
  • Opportunities to interact with leadership from the touring companies
  • Exclusive access to witness the production process behind the scenes
  • Networking and collaboration with business associates and peers
  • Enjoy a complimentary catered lunch
  • Gain insights into successful REDI projects from the previous year and a glimpse into the key industries shaping Redmond and the region's future.
  • Receive "swag bags" filled with locally sourced items and gifts crafted in Redmond.

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REDI would like to thank you for your support through 2024 and many years to come! If you missed the annual business luncheon, click the buttons below for a recap of important news and content throughout the event. We'll see you at the next REDI event!


 

Thursday, April 11, 2024

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Deschutes County Fair & Expo
Middle Sister Building
3800 SW Airport Way
Redmond, OR 97756

 

On April 11, 2024, Redmond Economic Development Inc. (REDI) Held its Annual Luncheon. We were honored to welcome back Steve Brown, AI Futurist, Entrepreneur and Author, as our keynote presenter. With a renowned career spanning roles as an executive and futurist at leading technology firms like Google DeepMind and Intel, Steve brings a wealth of knowledge and insight into the evolving world of artificial intelligence (AI), digital transformation and the future of work. The event featured a Keynote Presentation: Navigating the AI Revolution: A Survival Guide for Business Leaders, presented by Steve Brown, and also featured an update from Business Oregon Economist, Damon Runberg and REDI Director, Steve Curley.

About Steve Brown: 

A bestselling author, entrepreneur and a strategic advisor, Steve's expertise in generative AI and digital transformation has made him a sought-after advisor for Fortune 100 leaders, as well as a co-founder and advisor to groundbreaking AI startups. His forward-thinking approach to how artificial intelligence and augmented reality will revolutionize education, media, business, and society offers invaluable perspectives for anyone looking to stay ahead in the rapidly changing global landscape.

At REDI’s 2019 Annual Luncheon, Steve Brown captivated a sold-out audience with his predictions on groundbreaking technologies destined to redefine the professional world, including artificial intelligence, blockchain, augmented reality, 3D printing, and the internet of things. As we stand in 2024, the realities of these predictions are beginning to influence our businesses in astounding ways.

Don't miss this opportunity to be at the forefront of the next wave of technologies that will transform our professional landscape and the future of work.

 

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INVESTORS ONLY - Celebrate with REDI at the Annual Investor Social!

Wednesday, January 10, 2024
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
High Desert Music Hall
818 SW Forest Ave.
Redmond, OR 97756

Registration is closed this year for the Investor Social.

At the Investor Social we applaud Redmond's thriving economy and our Investors. This exclusive event is open to REDI Investors and their guests, as well as anyone who wishes to help us create prosperity in our community. If you have any questions about your investor status, please don't hesitate to contact us at the REDI office at 541.923.5223.

Here's what we experienced at this year's Investor Social:

  • Progress updates in economic development
  • Guest Presentation from Ian Galloway with the San Francisco Fed
  • Connection with like-minded business leaders in Redmond and work together to influence positive change in the community

The opportunity to network and connect with fellow professionals in the area is where the magic happens! 

 

 

We'll see you next year at the Social!

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REDI News & Brews
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
4:00 - 6:30 PM
General Duffy's Annex

Tickets: $30-$35

REDI's best neighborly news and networking event is a great time to meet REDI's leadership team and learn how your involvement supports our local community. As a private non-profit, we rely on your support to do what we do!

Kick back, enjoy a beverage and light appetizers while we share good news Redmond has to offer.

This year's event features:

  • REDI project updates from Director, Steve Curley
  • A company spotlight from one of Redmond's local manufacturing businesses
  • An interactive conversation on housing development and market trends with the “Building Blocks” panel of experts.

 

 

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10TH Annual Made In Redmond Tour

Friday, June 9, 2023
8:00 AM - 12:30 AM
High Desert Music Hall

818 SW Forest Ave
Redmond, OR 97756

All aboard! Buses are back!!

This event aims to further expose the industrial and manufacturing sectors to the community and to educate the community on the importance of building wealth through procuring business expansion and recruitment to Redmond. Attendees are comprised of education (K-12, community college, university) State and Federal elected officials, as well as other local community stakeholders and media outlets located here in Central Oregon.

The tour agenda includes:

  • Luxury bus tours of three/four Redmond businesses
  • Access to leadership from tour companies
  • See behind the scenes how things are made
  • Network, and collaborate with your business friends and colleagues
  • Complimentary catered lunch
  • Get a brief history of successful REDI projects from the past year plus a look ahead for key industries in Redmond and the region.
  • Take home “swag bags” of locally sourced items and gifts made in Redmond.

This event has concluded. We'll see you on the tour next year!

                    

Thanks to our Sponsors who make this tour possible:

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REDI Annual Luncheon 2023

Tuesday, March 21, 2023
 

Workshop 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
411 SW 9th St.

Redmond, OR 97756
Redmond City Hall, Room 208


Luncheon 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Deschutes County Fair & Expo
3800 SW Airport Way

Redmond, OR 97756

 

Over the last several years, everyone from executives to frontline employees have had to adapt to change at an ever-increasing pace. This year's annual luncheon & workshop focused on the topic of change management. Learn how to adapt from a world of resistance to one of resilience and go from a mindset of surviving to thriving in times of change. REDI presented Keynote speaker Vered Kogan an award-winning speaker, trainer and certified high performance coach with a passion for helping leaders and teams build their resilience capacity and create rapid transformational change. She is accredited by the International Coach Federation, Certified Prosci® Change Practiconer and, Heartmath institute Trainer. Vered is the CEO of the Momentum Institute, a leadership training and coaching organization, and hosts a top-rated weekly podcast called The Mindset Game® featuring interviews with leading experts on how to thrive in our increasingly complex world. 

Thanks to everyone who attended! Watch the full video here!

 

 

Wokshop Session Details:
Registration Begins: 9:00 am
Presentation: 9:30 - 10:30 am

Tips for Navigating Employee Resistance

Are you ready to lead change with even greater confidence and ease? Research tells us that most change efforts fail because the people side of change is not managed effectively. During this presentation, you'll be guided through proven practices for managing change so that your organization can experience higher rates of success. You’ll walk away with best practices for change management according to Prosci®, a research institution that has conducted over 20 years of change management research. Once you know this - it will transform your approach to leading change. 

Key Topics Covered: 

  • Top contributors and obstacles for change program success
  • Ten proven tips for navigating employee resistance to change
  • The most effective ways to reinforce change

Luncheon Details:
Registration begins: 11:00 am
Presenation 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Thriving During Times of Change

No matter what challenges you’re facing, the true measure of success is how well you respond to setbacks. If you’re not equipped to overcome obstacles, you—and your organization—will be left behind. Based on more than 20 years of HeartMath’s published, peer-reviewed research on the science of resilience, this program offers a leading-edge tool designed to help bring your physical, mental and emotional systems into alignment for peak performance. This best-in-class program is used by the US Navy, hospital systems and Fortune 500 companies worldwide.

Key Topics Covered: 

  • How to increase your personal resilience and energy levels
  • How to diminish symptoms of personal and work-related stress
  • How to access heightened creativity and innovation

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Celebrate with REDI at the Annual Investor Social!

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
General Duffy's Annex
404 SW Forest Ave.
Redmond, OR 97756

 

Celebrate with us as we applaud our investors and stakeholders who help support Redmond's thriving economy. This exclusive event is open to REDI Investors plus a guest, and to those who are interested in helping REDI create prosperity in our community.

Ticket sales have ended for this event. We'll see you next year!

                                                                     

(if you are not sure you are an investor, please call the office or email Mary at: mary@edcoinfo.com)

 

 

 

 

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THANK YOU!
To our wonderful sponsors and our awesome community for a successful News & Brews. We'll see you next year!

 

Click on the New & Brews Label to watch the full event:

REDI News & Brews
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Wild Ride Brewing

Join us for Redmond Economic Development Inc. (REDI) News and Brews to:

  • Find out about REDI and our work in Redmond since 1987
  • Learn about local manufacturing businesses
  • Help shape the future of Redmond
  • Stay informed on issues impacting Redmond's livability
  • Invest in prosperity in your community
  • Get insider knowledge on public and private development efforts

News & Brews is a great time to meet REDI's leadership team and learn how your involvement supports our local community. As a private non-profit, we rely on your support to do what we do!

Come! Grab a brew, we’ve got news we want to share with you!

Registration Closed

 

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REDI Annual Luncheon 2022

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Deschutes County Fair & Expo
3800 SW Airport Way

Redmond, OR 97756

REDI’s Annual Luncheon focuses on presenting information relating to economic development for Central Oregon’s community and business leaders. This year’s in-person event focused on the silver linings in the current supply chain challenges.

Guests heard from three panel experts in navigating supply chain issues in their field. Starting with the food retail industry, Joe Anzaldo of locally owned Rudy’s Markets Inc./Oliver Lemons discussed trials his industry faced and how it overcame various obstacles. Jana Jarvis from the Oregon Trucking Association shared insights into how these goods are transported and what challenges occur in getting supplies and finished goods to the final destinations. Finally, we explored the home building industry perspectives with Jim Sansburn, CFO of Hayden Homes.

Registration is closed.

Click here to watch the entire progarm on the REDI YouTube channel. 

We will see you next year!

 

 

 

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We strive to comply with all gathering guidelines put forth by the CDC and the State of Oregon. Please note, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By engaging in this event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.


REDI News & Brews
 

Gather with us in person for Redmond's neighborly news and networking event! It is a public forum and happy hour to educate citizens about the local manufacturing industry and how it helps build prosperity in Redmond. This event is closed. We'll see you again next year!

Thursday, April 7, 2022
4:30 PM– 6:00 PM
Initiative Brewing
424 NW 5th St.

Redmond OR 97756

Thanks to our sponsors of this event:

 


 


Investor Social 2022

You’re Invited!

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
4:30 PM– 6:30 PM
Gomper’s Distillery
611 NE Jackpine Ct. #8
Redmond OR 97756

 

 


REDI is roaring in the year 2022 in style. This year “Gatsby” says it all with the tremendous support we received from our investors. When we made the call, you came through to support the Redmond Community in an extraordinary fashion.

To thank our investors and stakeholders, the cheers are on us! Join us at Gomper’s Distillery for a social evening of networking, food, and festivities. Please note: this event is by invitation only. For details, please call the office or email Mary at: mary@edcoinfo.com. We will see you next year!

Thanks to our generous sponsors who make this event possible:


 

COVID-19 social distancing and health precautions will be in place. Guests are required to wear masks and use hand sanitizer, practice 6' social distancing, Event attendance comes with risks. If you are an at-risk individual or at all uncomfortable attending in person, please do not come. If the weather does not cooperate, we will announce a contingency plan. If you are sick or have any symptoms prior to the event, do not attend.

We strive to comply with all gathering guidelines put forth by the CDC and the State of Oregon. Please note, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By engaging in this event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.



9th Annual Made In Redmond Tour

Each year, on the first Friday in October, cities across the nation recognize National Manufacturing Day. REDI recently celebrated the the 9th Annual Made in Redmond Tour.

Through an extranordinary in person and online event, attendees went on a backstage tour of the inner workings of three local companies that are creating amazing things. We learned how products are made, heard about company stories, and why they chose Redmond as a place to do business. Tours were followed up with audience Q&A and a chance to engage with company leaders.

Registration for this event is now closed. However, this virtual progarm now rests on the REDI YouTube channel for everyone to experience. See you next year!

 

 

Thanks to our Sponsors who make this tour possible:

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Presented by REDI in collaboration with MFGDay events

 

We strive to comply with all gathering guidelines put forth by the CDC and the State of Oregon and individual venues. Please note, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By engaging in this event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. If leading up to the event you have any symptoms associated with COVID-19 or have been directly exposed to someone with COVID-19, please do not come.




 

REDI Annual Luncheon 2021

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
(Program 11:30 - 1:30)
Deschutes County Fair & Expo
3800 SW Airport Way

Redmond, OR 97756

REDI holds its Annual Luncheon each year presenting information relating to economic development for Central Oregon's business leaders. This year REDI is proud to host this event in a hybrid fashion, both in-person and virtually, with a focus on the resiliency of Redmond companies.

Over the past year Redmond citizens have remained steadfast in both the trials and triumphs of operating during a pandemic. We are happy to say this Annual Luncheon brings with it the anticipation of economic recovery.

Guests will hear from three Redmond manufacturing companies that accelerated, survived, and withstood everything this past year presented to them. CEOs will share their stories of resiliency and explain what they braved, the creativity needed to endure it and a vision for relief and recovery. Josh Lehner, Economist with the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis, will provide insights and an overall perspective of the state economy and what lies ahead for pandemic recovery in Oregon.

Join us at the REDI Annual Luncheon and hear how Redmond is rising.

Registration for this event is now closed. However, this virtual program now rests on the REDI YouTube channel for everyone to experience. See you next year!

 

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COVID-19 social distancing and health precautions will be in place. Guests are required to wear masks and use hand sanitizer, practice 6' social distancing, and have their temperature taken prior to entering the outdoor event area.

Event attendance comes with risks. If you are an at-risk individual or at all uncomfortable attending in person, please do not come.

If the weather does not cooperate, we will announce a contingency plan. If you are sick or have any symptoms prior to the event, do not attend.

We strive to comply with all gathering guidelines put forth by the CDC and the State of Oregon. Please note, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By engaging in this event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

 


REDI News & Brews

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Initiative Brewing
424 NW 5th St.
Redmond, OR 97756

 

REDI News & Brews returned again for its annual investor outreach and networking event showcasing the work REDI does for the Redmond community and Central Oregon region. It is a public forum and happy hour to educate citizens about the local manufacturing industry and how it helps build prosperity in Redmond.  Join us next year to learn the impact REDI has on you!

 

 

 

Thanks to our sponsors of this event:


 

REDI's 8th Annual Made In Redmond Tour.

8th Annual Made In Redmond - 
Creators Wanted! Tour

Friday October 2nd, 2020 was proclaimed as National Manufacturing day by Mayor George Endicott.
Come along with REDI on a behind-the-scenes tour of three local manufacturing companies that significantly contribute to the Redmond economy.

Registration for this event is now closed. However, this virtual program now rests on the REDI YouTube channel for everyone to experience. See you next year!

Click the logo to visit each host tour below:

 

Thanks to our Sponsors who make this tour possible:

Presented by Redmond Economic Development and MFGDay Events


 


When Purpose Matters Most

We gathered together "cyber style" on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 for the REDI Annual Luncheon -- Virtually, that is... 

Renowned Author, Speaker and Strategist, Zach Mercurio, Presented a keynote via live webcast with a timely and compelling message about leading with purpose, why it matters and how your business can thrive. 

Watch the video in its entirety on the REDI YouTube Channel Here:

Thanks again for joining us. We hope to see you again next year!

For questions about upcoming REDI events, contact Mary Knight for information.

 

 

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REDI News & Brews

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Location - Initiative Brewing

REDI News & Brews is an annual investor outreach and networking event that showcases the work REDI does for the Redmond community and Central Oregon region. It is a public forum and happy hour to educate citizens about the local manufacturing industry and how it helps build prosperity in Redmond.  Reserve your spot for Wednesday, March 11, 2020 to learn the impact REDI has on you!

Join us for a hosted social event including networking, complimentary drinks, and appetizers. Cheers! 

This event is now closed. See you next year!

Thanks to our sponsors of this event:



7th Annual Made In Redmond Tour
Friday October 4th, 2019
8:00 am - 1:30 pm

Thank you to this year's Hosts for celebrating National Manufacturing Day this past October 2019:

 
 

We'll see you next year, October 2, 2020!

 

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Are you a REDI Investor? Are you interested in becoming a REDI Investor?

Helping businesses grow and thrive is what we do. REDI is celebrating the investors that underwrite the work it takes to make this happen. REDI couldn't do the work we do without the financial contributions and support of the Redmond community and surrounding region.

Please note: this event is by invitation only. For details, please call the office or email Mary at: mary@rediinfo.com.

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REDI Annual Luncheon
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Eagle Crest Conference Center - Juniper Hall

REDI holds its annual luncheon each year in the Spring presenting topics that apply to Central ORegon's economic development.  This year's event focused on the ever-changing world of work. With new technology trends including blockchain, artificial intelligence, robotics, augmented reality and 5G The audience learned how to think beyond the status quo and understand how these technologies will impact and intersect with human trends. Keynote Speaker, Steve Brown, left the audience with three key points to prepare for the coming changes: 1. Don't Panic, 2. Don't Wait, 3. Get Help. 

We hope to see you again next year.

 

Thank you to our sponsors:


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Friday, October 5, 2018
8:00 am - 1:30 pm

Join REDI as we showcase four local manufacturing companies that significantly contribute to the Redmond economy.You will be amazed at what is being made right in your own home town.
 
Program:
 
8:00 am       Registration and Networking
8:30 am Tours Begin
12:15 pm Luncheon Recap and Q&A
1:30 pm Adjourn Tour - Return to City Hall

 

The Tour begins at Redmond City Hall.  A lunch and tour recap at COCC Tech Ed Center will follow at the Redmond Campus. Tour Buses will provide transportation back to City Hall. 

 Registration is closed for this Tour. We'll see you next year!
 
Thanks to our generous sponsors!

This event is proudly presented in conjunction with National Manufacturing Day  and Oregon Manufacturing Day Events. 
 

 

 


REDI Investor Social

 

On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, REDI celebrated with our investors at Wild Ride Brewing, 332 SW 5th Street, in downtown Redmond.

Redmond's strategic growth would not happen without the generous contributions of our investors who underwrite REDI's efforts. Each year REDI hosts an evening of complimentary beverages and appetizers to celebrate and applaud the generosity of our investors and sponsors in helping create prosperity in the Redmond community.

We'll see you at the Social in 2019!

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2018 REDI Annual Luncheon

REDI holds its annual luncheon each year in the Spring presenting topics that apply to Central Oregon’s economic development. This year’s event focused on a revolution happening in education alternatives through a young entrepreneur who shared his journey from being an ice cream artisan, to disrupting a supply chain model in logistics. This event included guest speaker, Max Lock, a young serial entrepreneur who started business ventures at the age of fourteen. Now at 21, Max is Founder and CEO of Fleet, an online marketplace that connects importers and exporters with logistics service providers across the globe.

 

This event has ended. See you next year!

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5th Annual Made in Redmond Tour

Join us as we celebrate National Manufacturing Day each year in October, by coming along with us on the Annual Made in Redmond Tour. REDI showcases four local manufacturing companies that make a huge impact in Redmond's economy. The companies we toured this year included industries in medical device re-processing, aviation, and a specialty facilities company that keeps your business sustained throughout your work day. After the tour, the event concludes with a luncheon, tour discussion and Q&A session. Our goal for the tour is to further expose the industrial and manufacturing sector as well as its contributions to our community as we proudly say: "It's Made in Redmond!" 

Registration is closed for the 5th annual Made in Redmond Tour for 2017.

We will see you next year!

 


2017 REDI Annual Luncheon

REDI held its Annual Luncheon in May at Eagle Crest Resort and Conference Center. This year we learned about 3D and Robotics technologies, where they started, how they impact our lives with applications you had no idea existed, and what the future might hold at the REDI Annual Luncheon! 

Registration is closed.

Exhibits, guest speakers and industry experts from companies as: HP, Tend.ai, The Center Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Care & Research, presented.