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home : business March 18, 2018

Business roundup...
• TR and Jen McCrystal have announced that the restaurant they built first as Jen's Garden and more recently as The Cottonwood Café will be acquired by David Touvell, owner of Chow in Bend; Ryan Sturmer, executive chef of Brasada Ranch and local business person Stephen King.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Sisters Olive & Nut Co. hits milestone
Mitch and Julie Mansfield's story is a familiar one.

Just over a decade ago, they visited Sisters at Thanksgiving time and they fell in love. They decided that Sisters was the place where they wanted to raise their daughters, and they made the move.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
New hotel slated for Sisters
By this time next year, there will be a brand-new hotel on the west end of Sisters, built, owned, and managed by longtime Sisters residents Steve and Robin Rodgers and their family.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Forest Service could sell more of property
The U.S. Forest Service is currently investigating the possibility of increasing the number of acres being offered for sale at the present site of the Sisters Ranger District headquarters.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
The people behind The Nugget...
Erin Bordonaro wasn't looking to get into the newspaper business when she answered an ad looking for a bookkeeper at The Nugget Newspaper. She was just looking for a job.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Sisters Habitat for Humanity seeks City assistance
Sharlene Weed, executive director of Habitat for Humanity in Sisters, made requests for some type of City assistance with five projects Habitat has planned.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Interim director has reins at SPRD
When Liam Hughes announced that he was departing the Sisters Park & Recreation District (SPRD) to take a position in Pendleton, the board of directors didn't have to look too far to find someone to fill his shoes.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Electricians have Habitat wired
It can be a challenge these days to find electricians with room in their schedules to get a new home wired. Darleene Snider, construction manager for Sisters Habitat for Humanity, was understandably delighted to take up an offer to have a home wired by apprentice and journeyman electricians.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
The people behind The Nugget... Jess Draper
Jess Draper starts every week at The Nugget with a blank slate. That's both the challenge and the pleasure of working as a production designer for a weekly newspaper.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
The people behind The Nugget...
When Leith Easterling started with The Nugget in 1991, the newspaper industry was on the cusp of revolutionary change.

As the third member of a tiny, three-person staff, along with then-owners Kiki and Erik Dolson, Easterling wore a variety of hats: She sold ads, designed and produced the ads, and pasted the paper up - with actual wax on paper. It was labor-intensive work.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Chamber honors citizens, businesses
Local citizens and businesses regularly step up in extraordinary ways to enhance the quality of life in Sisters. And each year, the Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce brings community members together to honor those contributors.

The Chamber hosted its annual awards banquet at FivePine Lodge & Conference Center on Thursday, February 8.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Councilors tour cannabis facilities
In an effort to more clearly understand the many facets of the burgeoning marijuana industry, representatives of Sisters City government spent Monday, February 5, touring three facilities in Bend engaged in some phase of the business.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Business is good in Central Oregon
CEO Roger Lee of Economic Development of Oregon (EDCO) was upbeat in his report to the joint workshop of the Sisters City Council and Deschutes County Commissioners on January 24.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
A pioneering Sisters businesswoman
"'Are you an antique, Mom?'" Chelsie Hoyt-Gloeckner said, laughing, during a conversation at Suttle Tea. "That is what my young girls, Lola and Hadley asked me recently. 'Were there cars when you were little?' Nothing like being an antique!"

Raised in Sisters, Chelsie, the owner of Heritage USA, an antique store located at 253 Hood Ave., is among the town's creative business women who juggle being a wife, raising children, managing a store and watching over a ranch. She doesn't sit still much.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Market seeks to rise from fire
Sisters Farmers Market lost more than money in 2017. Following a smoke-choked year, all three of its co-managers have announced their resignations. Carys Wilkins and Benji Nagel plan to focus on their farm and their newborn baby, while Angelena Bosco expands her cooking classes and entrepreneur day camps.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Stitchin' Post reopens with a new look
In 1975 Jean Wells opened Stitchin' Post with a little bit of money and big dreams. With help from a business mentoring program she got the tools she needed to methodically grow her business and her brand. A passionate teacher and advocate for the arts, Wells has taught internationally and single-handedly introduced Sisters to thousands of people.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Local developer behind assisted-living facility
The man behind The Lodge in Sisters, the assisted-living facility currently under construction next to the Sisters Post Office, is Central Oregon resident Peter Hoover, 65, managing partner of THRIVIFY LLC.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Ski Inn comes down
On a blustery day in early December 2013, at about 2:20 p.m., a heavy gust of wind uprooted a towering ponderosa pine that stood next to the Ski Inn on Cascade Avenue in Sisters, sending the trunk crashing through the front of the restaurant.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Guest ranch proposed in Sisters
The owners of one of Sisters' ranches have filed an application with Deschutes County to create a guest ranch with 10 guest cottages on the Cole Ranch.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Mild winter OK for local businesses
Many local businesses found the holiday season to be good - but not the jolt they were hoping for after a difficult and disappointing ending to the summer. With tourists and visitor traffic, sidewalks and businesses saw a steady flow of customers for the month of December, but nothing out of the ordinary.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

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