2022 Conference sponsor background


Please Support our Sponsors who make this affordable conference possible

Merete Hotel Management



Meraki & Areté

For decades, we have delivered highly effective hotel development and management services, consistently exceeding the expectations of owners and investors, while fostering the development of our associates into the next generation of hospitality leaders. After 25 years in business, InnSight Hotel Management Group changed its name to Mereté Hotel Management.  Pronounced mahr-a-tay, the change to Mereté is a reflection of the company’s growth over the last 25 years and the future as we continue to expand our management portfolio. Meraki and Areté are the touchstones of our company and our culture.


Element Bend, One of our Sustainable Hotel Properties

Taking inspiration from the natural beauty that surrounds us, our hotel was built with environmental sustainability and guest well-being in mind. You’ll enjoy the efficient and flowing design that maximizes space in our guest rooms and public areas. Each of our suites at our extended stay hotel in Bend Oregon has a full kitchen to ensure convenience and to meet your cooking needs whether it’s just for you or for your family. There are many things to do in Bend, such as taking a hike in the high desert, rafting down the Deschutes River, or taking one of our complimentary bikes out and discovering the beauty of Bend, Oregon. Your furry friends are more than welcome in our pet-friendly hotel. Wake up every morning to our Rise complimentary breakfast in Bend. Explore downtown Bend or the Old Mill District and enjoy the character-filled local breweries, shops, and restaurants, then relax in our indoor pool and spa. When looking for the best places to stay in Bend Oregon, always choose Element Bend by Westin.


Element Bend

Money doesn’t care about people, but we do. When it comes to your finances, we’re in it together. With OnPoint, you can check your balance, deposit checks, and pay bills from anywhere. We also offer great rates, low fees and financial education resources just for you. Yet, we’re more than a place to bank.

Credit unions do well when members do well. This means if you need more from your banking experience, we’re there to provide options, remove barriers and be your guide every step of the way. It also means we support community, because we know we’re all stronger when every one of us is stronger. Most of all, it’s about people. People like you.

Making an impact with your OnPoint membership: We love being a part of our community, and that’s why we’re always taking action to improve people’s lives for today and tomorrow. We strive to create real connections with the people and organizations within our community so they know who we are, what we do, and how much we care. Let’s work together to create the future we all know is possible.


If you Need it: Its at Energy Trust of Oregon


Industry + Agriculture


Public + Nonprofit


Robert Hamerly, Greensavers


Founded in 2007, GreenSavers is the only home performance contractor in the Pacific Northwest recognized by the US Environmental Protection Agency for outstanding professionalism, strong customer service, and a commitment to improving homes with building science solutions.

GreenSavers stands out as a 5-time winner of the US Department of Energy’s Century Club Award. The award recognizes an elite group of contractors that improved the performance of 100 or more homes in the past year.  

Over the past 2 years, GreenSavers improved the performance of more than 650 homes. Their retrofits reduced greenhouse gas emissions that are equal to the emissions released by burning 660,000 lbs. of coal.

Pace Loan Group


Rafi is a commercial real estate finance veteran with over 15 years of experience in CRE, Commercial Real Estate, structured finance, loan origination and equity investments. Prior to founding PACE Loan Group, Rafi spent his career on Wall Street where he was a Managing Director at Ladder Capital, a publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trust.  At Ladder, Rafi focused on the origination of commercial backed mortgage securities, balance sheet and mezzanine loans as well as equity investments. Prior to Ladder, Rafi worked at Gramercy Capital conducting asset management and loan workouts. Rafi began his career at Credit Suisse in its large loan commercial real estate group. Throughout his career, Rafi has originated and closed over $2.5 billion of commercial real estate loans throughout the country. Rafi has a BS from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York.



Deschutes County Solid Waste



G5 was founded in 2005 in Bend, a magnet for explorers, trail blazers, and entrepreneurs. We develop end-to-end predictive marketing SaaS technology that amplifies the impact of real estate marketers seeking high net operating income. The G5 Intelligent Marketing Cloud leverages over a decade of innovations in digital marketing solutions including artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies.

Jeff German
  • Jeff German, Principal
  • Green Cap Energy
  • Contact
  • C: 303.906.4046

With the electric car landscape changing rapidly, it can be hard to know what EV charger manufacturers to trust. Green Cap Energy in collaboration with national brand partners has placed hundreds of commercial stations across the US. With years of experience, our experts work to find the right strategy and the right equipment for your specific needs. We work through electrical solutions to make it all come together in a budget-wise manner. Our network of licensed, certified professionals in your location will help you site the project and install it at the highest standard of excellence. If you have an electrical contractor already, we can work with your own professional, ensuring you a job well done that you can trust. Contact us today to learn more about the availability and pricing of installing and operating electric vehicle charging stations for your business.


Green Cap Energy

Solv Energy

  • *Previously known as Swinerton Renewable Energy and SOLV, Inc.
  • Contact  

SOLV Energy is a solar services provider for utility solar, high-voltage substation and energy storage markets across North America. We believe that good energy has a ripple effect. That’s why we only take on projects that provide cleaner power, better jobs, greater education and a brighter future for our communities. Backed by a powerful legacy, we’ve branched out to focus solely on renewable energy initiatives. Recognized as an industry-leading solar contractor and O&M services provider, our team has built 8 gigawatts (GW) of utility solar capacity and manages over 9 GW in 26 states.

Central Electric Cooperative

A world-class remodeling firm, at home in the Northwest.

Neil Kelly has been working to enhance Northwest homes and communities since 1947.

The heart of the Neil Kelly Company beats strong today, just as it has for nearly seven decades. It’s a heart that envelops the communities we work in, and the people we work with. We’re devoted to making peoples homes fit beautifully into their lifestyles. As we’ve grown into a multi-faceted design/build remodel and home improvement company, we continue to put people and our planet ahead of profits. The Neil Kelly team approach to design/build home remodeling was innovative 70 years ago. And it still is today.

Add in award winning designs, unparalleled craftsmanship and uncommon service and the result is predictable: thousands of happy clients.

Neil Kelly Logo



Karen Rugg

Karen Rugg is the founder & owner of Perennial Building, a general contracting company based in Bend, Oregon with the mission to foster sustainability, equity and community through the built environment. Her interest in sustainability and the built environment started at an early age, leading her to get a Masters of City and Regional Planning, focusing on real estate development and sustainable affordable housing. She transitioned into the commercial construction industry shortly after graduation where she attained LEED Accreditation. Since 2006, she has successfully managed over $140M in construction projects in the hospitality sector. After moving to Bend in 2018, she founded Perennial Building which focuses on building homes from hemplime, a natural, non-toxic & fire resistant material to construct the shell of a building. Over the years Karen has made time to pursue personal interests such as obtaining a Permaculture Design Certificate, working at several indoor and outdoor farms, and attending the Earthship Building Academy at Earthship Biotecture in Taos, NM.

Skyclimber Renewable Energy

“Sky Climber Renewables, formerly Sky Climber Wind Solutions, was formed in 2007 as a division of Sky Climber, a leading global manufacturer of motorized suspended access systems. Pioneering wind turbine access platform solutions for wind turbine maintenance, Sky Climber was quickly recognized as the leader in North America for safe, efficient, and cost-effective access for wind turbine blade repair. Fast-forward thirteen years, Sky Climber Renewables has evolved into a leading independent service provider (ISP) to the North American wind industry, offering a complete menu of services to the world’s leading energy companies. Our clients include the world’s largest OEMs and wind farm owners. Together, our client partners and our 350+ employees, we’re building sustainable energy for future generations.”

Founded in Central Oregon in 1989, SunWest Builders has grown from a small, client-based company to a regional general construction industry leader. This structured growth and success is a direct result from our work’s quality and the relationships we form with our clients. As the Central Oregon construction market has expanded and diversified over the past 30+ years, SunWest has consistently been at the forefront of innovativedelivery, problem-solving, and shared risk management. SunWest’s experience extends to our extensive portfolio with numerous architects. Together, we collaboratively deliver innovative, sustainable, cost and schedule-accurate projects across Central Oregon. Our success in delivering projects within budget, scope, and schedule has contributed to our substantial list of clientele and longevity in the area. SunWest continues to provide clients and design teams with best-practice knowledge to optimize budgets, maximize programming value, and realize project goals – all while minimizing impacts to the neighborhoods and communities where we work. Our work across the region represents a portfolio of over 500 projects completed in the past fifteen years. In 2022, SunWest is still a local company with strong community ties and an unmatched relationship with Central Oregon subcontractor markets.

Republic Services has long been a leader in environmental services and sustainability. Through landfill and fleet innovation, recycling and circularity of key materials, and renewable energy production, our environmentally responsible operations increase efficiency and help our customers meet their goals. We are committed to transparency and disclosure through our sustainability reporting, and we’re proud to show progress toward our 2030 goals and our path to a low-carbon future.

Other Ways You Can Participate

Register for Event
Donate Now Button