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home : business August 1, 2014

Borla shifting role with chamber
Erin Borla is transitioning into a new role. photo by Jim Cornelius
Erin Borla is transitioning into a new role. photo by Jim Cornelius

Erin Borla is shifting her role with the Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce to focus on marketing for tourism in Sisters. The move, which will take place this summer, leaves the role of executive director open.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Providers receive state recognition
Childcare providers in Sisters Country take their job of providing quality, enriching experiences for children seriously. Two of them - Sisters Christian Academy Preschool & Childcare and Tend'ur Blessings Childcare & Preschool - decided to embark on a rigorous quality enhancement program offered through the State of Oregon.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Commission approves Adams Avenue 'Commons'
The planning commission gave unanimous approval on July 17 to a planned development at the northwest corner of Adams Avenue and Fir Street to be known as Adams Avenue "Commons." The Commons will be a 10-lot master plan development involving three existing lots.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
City wrestles with vendor rules
As sure as the wildflowers blossom in early summer, when the Sisters tourist season gets underway, tents and booths start to pop up with vendors trying to sell their wares - especially at special events.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Outlaws Barber Shop keeps a tradition alive
Tony Gonzalez is an artist and a craftsman. With intense attention to detail, he offers haircuts and hot shaves in the classic tradition of the small-town American barbershop.

"It's old-school-style barbering," he said of his new Outlaws Barber Shop located in Barclay Square in downtown Sisters. "I want to keep that style going."

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Sisters Country dude ranch earns kudos
Long Hollow Ranch, a Sisters Country dude ranch and bed and breakfast, received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Business park rezoning gets green light
After failing three times since January to get a planning commission recommendation for approval, an amended proposal for the rezoning of a major portion of North Sisters Business Park to single-family residential sailed through the city council with no comments or discussion offered by either the public or council members.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Sisters Business at a Glance
• Chris Telfer, CPA, welcomes Sisters resident Bronwyn Bailey as tax manager. Chris Telfer CPA provides full-service CPA services, business development, tax consulting and bookkeeping services to for-profit and non-profit businesses. For more information visit
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Big book sale supports library programs
Sisters may be hot with Quilt Show fever this week, but locals and visitors also turn out for the Friends of the Sisters Library (FOSL) annual book sale on Saturday, July 12. For over 15 years, on Quilt Show Saturday, the front lawn of the library has been transformed into bargain central for book lovers.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Sisters business at a glance
• Three Sisters artists have joined forces for a rich but fleeting high desert art experience: Sisters' first pop-up art gallery opens for just 15 days.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Eurosports thrives in new location
One of Sisters' signature businesses has moved into a new phase in a new location.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
New vet in the saddle in Sisters Country
Oklahoma's loss is Sisters Country's gain for those in need of a horse veterinarian. Patrick Young, DVM, recently relocated from the Sooner State to establish a practice here. He is currently working with a transplant from Texas, Scott Weems at Sisters Equine, as well as developing a mobile practice.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Business at a glance
• This coming weekend the Kiwanis-sponsored workshop continues building the Fir Street Pavilion timber frame at the Earthwood Timber Frame Homes shop running roughly 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. On Saturday, June 28, the workshop group raises the frame at the new Fir Street Park.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Feds bless local cable acquisition
Sisters Country customers of BendBroadband won't see any radical changes out of the recent acquisition of the company by Telephone and Data Systems (TDS).
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Commission splits on zoning request
In his third presentation of options to get his North Sisters Business Park building lots zoned residential, developer Peter Hall got a 3-3 split vote from the planning commission.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Sisters business at a glance
• Melvin Herburger has opened his produce stand at the Camp Sherman Store on weekends.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Latigo saddles up in Sisters
Before ever stepping inside Latigo, the attention to quality detail is evident in the artistically hand-crafted sign from Ponderosa Forge, and the invitingly comfortable furnishings on the covered deck that wraps around the building.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Sisters business has national reach
Quality of life brought the partners of Evensol (Environmental Energy Solutions) to Sisters, and over a year of operation they have found that they can have all that Sisters Country has to offer, while becoming players in a national and even international market.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
New trainer at Eagle Bear Ranch
Eagle Bear Ranch, on Crooked Horseshoe Road in the Indian Ford Meadows area, enjoys a fine reputation as a place to board a horse while on vacation. There's a calm feeling about the place, and the arrival of a new resident horse trainer, Brian Thomas and his wife, Melanie, enhances the services the ranch offers.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Brewing facility project underway
Three Creeks Brewing Co. owner Wade Underwood, along with business associates, construction crew leaders, and friends, gathered in the Sisters Industrial Park on Monday morning to celebrate the groundbreaking on a new brewing facility.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Events planned on vacant city lot
Sisters entrepreneur Celia Hung has applied for a temporary use permit (TUP) to stage events on a vacant lot on the corner of Oak Street and Cascade Avenue.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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