No agenda, just show up, buy your own beverage, and have fun connecting with others in the industry!
We’re a mutual benefit trade organization
(501(c)(6) formed to cultivate a vibrant ecosystem for the natural products CPG sector throughout Central Oregon. Formerly known as “The Central Oregon Food Cluster,” the organization is re-emerging after a two-year transitional period in response to the pandemic.
Our mission is to listen and meet the specific needs of our growing population of CPG entrepreneurs, operators and leaders at every stage, and representative of every Central Oregon community—geographic, gender, racial, ethnic and culture.
Who we serve
Our vibrant ecosystem is being built by membership representing three symbiotic categories:
Decision makers, leaders, and team members of natural products CPG brands
You are tenacious and ambitious, with an entrepreneurial mindset. You’re constantly moving forward– with stagnation never being an option. You are either already located in Central Oregon or thinking of moving your business here.
Decision makers, leaders and team members of adjacent categories to natural products brands
You thrive because of, and in support of, the natural products CPG category. CPG brands from adjacent sectors, suppliers, investors, distributors, brokers, retailers, co-manufacturers, and services providers such as legal, accounting, advisory, and creative.
Movers, shakers, and influencers in the business community
You’re affiliated with an economic development group, such as OEN, Built Oregon, Business Oregon, Starve Ups, EDCO, City of Bend, Redmond, Sisters, Prineville, Madras or La Pine, chambers of commerce, City Club, as well as other organizations & leaders in the natural products CPG space throughout Oregon.
We will foster success by
Our foundation is an energized culture of collaboration that stimulates and strengthens symbiotic relationships, igniting new ideas and opportunities for growth and greater success.
We’re a conduit for the industry to build strategic partnerships– both large and small. Events and workshops provide a great way to build relationships and gain knowledge as well as a place for cultivating friendships.
We collaborate within the Central Oregon community, along with industry connections regionally and nationally, to identify resources that meet member needs, accelerating the acquisition of knowledge, wisdom, and strategic connections.
We inspire vision and creative problem solving by leveraging the rich experience and wisdom of industry veterans, from near and afar, who’ve already blazed the trails.
Become a Member Today!
Get on the ground floor of building a vibrant ecosystem for Central Oregon's natural products CPG sector
while enjoying member benefits including reduced pricing for all CB events.