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  • Business Oregon Announces Second Round of Commercial Rent Relief Grants
    by Lisa Nielsen on April 15, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    On April 22, Business Oregon will open the second round of a grant program for building owners to cover outstanding lease payments from small business tenants that are behind on rent due to COVID-19.

  • New Funding Opportunity: Kindergarten Readiness and 3rd-Grade Reading
    by Lisa Nielsen on April 15, 2021 at 10:59 pm

        A new funding opportunity is now open! The Central Oregon Health Council’s Upstream Prevention Regional Health Improvement Plan (RHIP) Workgroup is requesting Letters of Interest (LOI) from organizations able to improve kindergarten readiness and 3rd-grade reading proficiency. LOIs are due May 17th, and awards range from $5,000 to $100,000. Click here for details. This LOI request addresses two of the five measures used by our Upstream Prevention Workgroup. For more information on why we are using these specific measures and why they matter, visit the Central Oregon Health Data website. For questions about the overall opportunity and project parameters, please contact the project manager who oversees this LOI, Gwen Jones: For questions about the online grant platform and submission process, please contact our Grants and Metrics Manager, Rebeckah Berry:

  • Economic Injury Disaster Loan Limit increases to $500,000
    by Lisa Nielsen on April 15, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    The Small Business Administration (SBA) has increased the maximum amount small businesses and nonprofit organizations can borrow through the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program.

  • Pinnacle Architecture Promotes Two Staff Members
    by Madeline Rice on April 15, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    Pinnacle Architecture promotes Shaun Clifford, Project Architect, and Mallory Fair, Interior Designer. 2020 was a challenging year, and these two staff members thrived. Shaun continued to study and passed his final test to become a licensed Oregon architect. Mallory engaged in every project in the office in 2020, providing interior design and overall building visual branding input. Their contributions help the firm fulfill its mission of enhancing lives and communities through the design of housing, healthcare, and public service projects.   “These two individuals live our core values of collaboration, integrity, and socially responsible. They have worked extremely hard over the last year and contributed greatly to the firm. We are proud to promote Shaun and Mallory,” said Peter Baer, Pinnacle’s President.   Shaun Clifford is promoted to Project Architect, Level 1, and joins Pinnacle’s ownership team with Peter Baer and Briana Manfrass. He recently became an Oregon licensed architect and is responsible for design, documentation, and construction administration for multifamily housing, community healthcare, and senior living projects. Current key projects under construction including Hearts for Health, a 21,545 SF integrated community health clinic in Enterprise, OR, and Midtown Place, a 47-unit workforce housing project in Redmond, OR. Shaun heads up the firm’s Building Information Modeling and Revit standards and actively collaborates with teammates on project delivery improvements.   Mallory Fair is promoted to Interior Designer, Level 2. She works with the project teams to ensure cohesive interior and exterior design packages selecting finishes, materials, and products. Mallory is a NCIDQ certified by the National Council for Interior Design, showcasing her knowledge and commitment to the profession. She is a multi-faceted designer and engaged in nearly all of Pinnacle’s projects. She is LEED accredited and helps research and select materials that lead to healthier indoor spaces and less impact on the environment. Current key projects include Cow Creek Health and Wellness North Clinic in Roseburg, OR, a 7,757 SF renovation and Meredith House, Heart of Grant County office and domestic violence shelter in John Day, OR that is currently under construction.   About Pinnacle Architecture Founded in 1990, Pinnacle Architecture “Enhances Lives and Communities” provides planning, architecture, and interior design services for multifamily housing, healthcare, senior living, education, and social service projects. For more information:, 541.388.9897

  • New Home for Bend Commercial Glass & Door
    by Madeline Rice on April 15, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    As Central Oregon’s largest full service commercial glass and door company, BCG’s ability to provide glass solutions with impact requires a strong foundation with room to grow. That’s exactly what owner Richard Lyon found at 1004 SW Emkay Dr. in Bend. Long-time building owner Jake Schep had recently listed the 18,430 Sq.ft. property (home of the Dutch American Import Co.) for sale and wanted to pass along his building to a locally owned and operated business. It was a win-win for both parties – and then some. Not only did the building change hands, but Dutch American’s Warehouse Manager has joined the BCG shop team as well.   The new headquarters gives space to continue on its trajectory of commercial glass and hardware products growth. The new facility nearly doubles the office and warehouse space, improving team collaboration and enabling efficient workflows. BCG will be the sole occupant of the Schep building and will be updating the facility with the help of LB Engineering and Kellcon Construction.   “Our growth has been so exciting, and more space is critical to continue to support that growth,” said Richard Lyon, owner of BCG. “On behalf of all of our employees and customers, I am thrilled to have found a new home for the next 20 years of our business operations.”   Bend Commercial Glass & Door would like to thank the following local firms for their timely and diligent work bringing this deal together: Fratzke Commercial Real Estate – Brian Fratzke Summit Bank – Matt Dynice Western Title & Escrow – Lori Welsh RCA Consulting – Randy Akacich   For further information please contact: Richard Lyon, BCG CEO (541) 408-8634 | Brian Fratzke, Fratzke Commercial Real Estate (541) 323-6458 |

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