February 7, 2022


The Redmond Chamber of Commerce & CVB Business News for February 2022

Director’s Message by Eric Sande, Executive Director

The Redmond Northern Lights Festival

The Redmond Northern Lights had a successful start to the second season. With Halloween in October on the historic Presbyterian Church (Now Grace and Hammer) and during the holiday season, showing on City Hall (starting on the Friday after Thanksgiving). The Halloween show was an entirely new show and the Holiday show incorporated last year’s show plus new animation. The third installment of season two will be this month, centered on Valentine’s Day. Again, the animation will be projected on City Hall, using both last year’s, as well as new animation and music. Showings will begin on Friday and Saturday nights starting on February 4, 5 and 11, 12. We are working closely with the Redmond Downtown Association and others to coordinate with the First Friday and Sweethearts Stroll. Keep your eyes open for details. We hope everyone will come see the FREE Valentine Redmond Northern Lights shows and check out all the great businesses and shops Redmond has to offer. We have big plans for the future of the Northern Lights program. The final show of season two will take place in March and coincide with St. Patrick’s Day and a Pub Crawl. Be sure to check in with the Chamber website and the Redmond Buzz event calendar for all the details.

Annual Awards Dinner

Well, we had the best of intentions for holding our Annual Award Dinner in January, but with the high coronavirus numbers, we decided to err on the side of caution and postpone the event until March. We will notify everyone of the new date as soon as possible. We are monitoring the situation closely and will work with Eagle Crest to make sure we have a safe and fun event.

The Annual Dinner is our chance to thank our Board members, volunteers and Ambassadors for their support of the Chamber throughout the year as well as recognize those who made 2021 the best it could be. Awards are presented in four areas, including, Customer Service, New Business or Product, Business of the Year and First Citizen. We will also recognize all of our sponsors and premium Chamber members. This is also the event where we thank our outgoing President, Debbie Butler, for her incredible leadership in 2021. Debbie’s last duty as Board President will be to pass the gavel to our new President Sean Neary. Be sure to look for more information and don’t miss this event and all the incredible table decorations.

The Official Visitor & Business Directory

We are in the final weeks of proofing and editing the new 2022-23 Official Redmond Visitor & Business Directory, scheduled to be in our hands the first half of March. We continue to make improvements to the guide each year and we are very anxious to release our latest efforts to promote Redmond and our members. All of our members in good standing are listed in the directory, and we encourage all members to verify and update their information. Please take a moment to log into the member portal or call the Chamber to review your contact information. Your information is only as good as what you give us. There also might be a last-minute chance to advertise in this outstanding publication. Space is going quick so call Connor immediately. Directories are delivered to all of our members and are available at all Redmond hotels/motels, the Expo Center, the Redmond Airport and many more locations throughout Central Oregon and the State of Oregon. The guide is also our number one utilized marketing piece, which is included in all of our visitor and relocation packets.

From of all of us at the Redmond Chamber, we hope you had a great Ground Hog/Rockchuck Day and have a fantastic February.