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Beneficial State Bank (Beneficial State) is a state-chartered, federally insured and for-profit bank. Its economic rights are majority-owned by the nonprofit, Beneficial State Foundation, which is in turn permanently governed in the public interest. That ownership allows the bank to prove and maintain an innovative model for banking that generates benefit for people and the planet while being financially safe and sound. Beneficial State is both a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) as designated by the US Treasury and one of the world’s top Certified B Corporations since it was awarded B Corp status in 2012. Member FDIC Insured, Equal Housing Lender.


The largest grid operator in the western United States, we serve the growing energy needs of 2 million customers while protecting the environment. Our business units are leaders in providing safe, reliable and sustainable low-cost power. Pacific Power serves customers in Oregon, Washington and California.

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Founded in 1800, Washington Trust is the oldest community bank in the nation. With a rich and unique history, we are the largest state-chartered bank headquartered in Rhode Island, and one of the Northeast’s premier financial services companies.


Earthlight Technologies is a family-owned and operated business based in Ellington, CT specializing in solutions for residential solar, commercial solar, and commercial energy efficiency projects.

Our mission is to make the process easy and seamless. Therefore, our services include in-house custom design, engineering, construction, financing, system monitoring, operations, and maintenance. Earthlight’s comprehensive solutions are affordable for every budget and we offer flexible payment and finance options.

At Earthlight, our goal is to provide customers with the highest quality products, performance, consistency, and value. This commitment is rooted in our culture and is essential to our continued growth and success.

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At Pacific Cascade Electric, our mission is to empower individuals and businesses in Deschutes County, Oregon, with sustainable and efficient energy solutions. We deliver exceptional craftsmanship and customer-centric support. Solar installations, replacements, and financing options help make clean and renewable energy accessible to everyone, while ensuring optimal performance and longevity.


Experience world-class skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, dining, and more at Mt Bachelor, Bend, Oregon’s premiere ski resort. Your adventure starts here.


We are reinventing the iconic American burger joint by offering locally sourced ingredients, meat and plant based alternatives. Dine in a friendly, full service, comfortable atmosphere, enjoy healthy salads, creative cocktails and good community, all while supporting our mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable dining.


Sunriver Brewing Company is a locally owned business committed to providing the highest quality craft products and best in class service since Independence Day, 2012. We are a proud member of our community and maintain a great love and respect for the mountains, forest, rivers, lakes, and our staff that make it all possible.

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At Roost Development, our mission is clear – to accelerate change that helps people and the planet thrive. Roost partners firmly believe that this can be achieved through the development of thoughtfully designed, market based infill projects that prioritize environmental sustainability. 

In all of our projects, we strive to be leaders in sustainable development, pushing the boundaries of what is possible and setting an example for other developers to follow. We believe that together, we can build a better future for our planet, one development at a time.

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.

Rafi Golberstein 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.



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  • Robert (“Rob”) Countryman
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  • Countryman Capital Partners, LLC
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Rob is President & CEO of Countryman Capital Partners (CCP), an advisory firm which provides consulting services and raises debt and equity capital for commercial real estate projects. He founded CCP in 2022 to better assist his builder/developer clients with debt placement and securing other sources of capital for their projects. With over 30 years of leadership experience in the banking and financial services industry, Rob has provided financing on over $1Billion in commercial real estate projects over his career, including ground-up construction, renovation and adaptive reuse, across various asset classes.

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Central Electric’s service area includes seven counties in central and eastern Oregon:

  • Deschutes, Crook, Jefferson, Grant, Linn, Wasco and Lake County
  • Drive Clean and Earn Green: CEC Electric Vehicle & Charger Rebate Program: As part of Central Electric Cooperative’s efforts to promote transportation electrification, CEC is offering rebates through our Electric Vehicle & Charger Rebate Program. CEC members are eligible to apply for both the registration and charger rebate programs.

    • $50 per electric vehicle registered within CEC territory.
    • $150 for purchase and install of a 50 amp, NEMA 14-50 outlet to make your home EV ready.
    • $200 for purchase and install of any Level 2 (240-volt) charger.
    • $450 for purchase and install of any BPA/CEC Qualified Level 2 (240-volt outlet) charger.
    • Restrictions apply.


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  • Set In Motion Marketing & Media

Set In Motion Marketing and Media of Bend, Oregon is a digital marketing consultancy and done-for-you marketing agency working with solopreneurs, small businesses, and professional associations to raise their digital visibility in an effort to drive more business, get more leads, and show their expertise to their audience.

The agency concentrates on five areas of digital marketing:
– social media
– email marketing
– video production for social media and websites
– website content
– search engine optimization

All of these tactics are integral to digital marketing and drive the mighty search engines that we all rely on to disseminate our information to interested prospects.

Through our digital marketing tactics, our clients become more visible to their clientele which leaves the client free to work in their own areas of expertise to serve their patrons.

Max Roe, Shasta Power
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  • Co Founder, Shasta Power
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Max Roe, founded Coyote Worx in 2019, a project management consulting company focused on commercial and renewable energy development. He is an experienced builder, and real estate asset manager/investor, specializing in renewable energy with more than 10 years of industry experience. Max Roe, John Copyak, and Boris Feldman founded Shasta Power in 2021 to provide opportunities for investors to support solar projects directly, and to aid the US in a rapid transition to solar energy. 

Shasta Power, aims to deliver 600 Megawatts of solar energy and 1,200 MWh of battery energy storage across three development sites. Targeting retiring fossil fuel power plants and other unique opportunities across the mountain west. The Shasta Power team has transacted on over 2 Gigawatts of solar energy and storage projects, most recently the Angeles Summit solar development in Adelanto, CA a 200 MW solar plus storage facility on target for an operation date of March 2024.


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  • Midstate Electric Cooperative
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Our Mission: Midstate Electric Cooperative delivers safe, reliable and cost-effective energy services while providing outstanding service to our members and communities.

MEC Energy Efficiency Services

Conservation is more important than ever in this economy. MEC offers Free Energy Audits, Rebates, and tips to our members for installing energy-saving measures and adjusting their lifestyles to make their homes more efficient. Rebates are available on ENERGY STAR® appliances, heat pumps, heat pump water heaters, duct sealing, windows, weatherization and manufactured homes.

We also have a $100 Electric Vehicle incentive that adds to other incentives available from the Federal Government and State of Oregon.

Karen Rugg

Karen Rugg, Founder, Owner

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.




Since 1997 we have been selling internationally to an array of satisfied customers including chart topping Grammy winning recording artists and producers to the up-and-coming garage band musicians and amateur voice over artists. We offer three levels of sound isolation in four different series to meet most any sound isolation need. Our Silver and Gold Series are single wall designs and the Platinum Series a double wall design. Our Diamond Series is a five sided pentagonal shaped room, to reduce standing waves, which is available in either our Gold or Platinum wall construction.


SunWest Builders


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.

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Jack Schniepp founded Cascade Financial Strategies to provide comprehensive financial planning, and investment management to families, individuals, small businesses, and non-profit organizations. Before moving to Bend in 2002 to begin a career in financial services, Jack spent ten years as a professor and head baseball coach at Concordia University in Irvine CA. His experience and passion for teaching and coaching has provided a natural and successful transition into the realm of financial planning. Jack’s primary focus, and the greatest need of his clients, is establishing and maintaining strategies that address the income needs of current and future generations.

 Jack has also obtained the additional financial planning designation as a Chartered Financial Consultant™. He is also registered with USSIF, The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment, evaluating portfolios using ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) criteria.


Republic Services

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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.


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