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REDI Annual Luncheon 2021

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
(Program 11:30 - 1:30)
Deschutes County Fair & Expo
3800 SW Airport Way

Redmond, OR 97756

REDI holds its Annual Luncheon each year presenting information relating to economic development for Central Oregon's business leaders. This year REDI is proud to host this event in a hybrid fashion, both in-person and virtually, with a focus on the resiliency of Redmond companies.

Over the past year Redmond citizens have remained steadfast in both the trials and triumphs of operating during a pandemic. We are happy to say this Annual Luncheon brings with it the anticipation of economic recovery.

Guests will hear from three Redmond manufacturing companies that accelerated, survived, and withstood everything this past year presented to them. CEOs will share their stories of resiliency and explain what they braved, the creativity needed to endure it and a vision for relief and recovery. Josh Lehner, Economist with the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis, will provide insights and an overall perspective of the state economy and what lies ahead for pandemic recovery in Oregon.

Join us at the REDI Annual Luncheon and hear how Redmond is rising.

Register virtually or in-person HERE

Table Sponor $500:

If you are interested in sponsoring a table with 6 – 8 of your coworkers, friends, or clients, please contact Mary Knight at [email protected] for details and registration.  Table capacity may vary with current COVID restriction levels assigned by the Governor. 


Thanks to our Sponsors of this event:







COVID-19 social distancing and health precautions will be in place. Guests are required to wear masks and use hand sanitizer, practice 6' social distancing, and have their temperature taken prior to entering the outdoor event area.

Event attendance comes with risks. If you are an at-risk individual or at all uncomfortable attending in person, please do not come.

If the weather does not cooperate, we will announce a contingency plan. If you are sick or have any symptoms prior to the event, do not attend.

We strive to comply with all gathering guidelines put forth by the CDC and the State of Oregon. Please note, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By engaging in this event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.


REDI News & Brews

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Initiative Brewing
424 NW 5th St.
Redmond, OR 97756


REDI News & Brews returned again for its annual investor outreach and networking event showcasing the work REDI does for the Redmond community and Central Oregon region. It is a public forum and happy hour to educate citizens about the local manufacturing industry and how it helps build prosperity in Redmond.  Join us next year to learn the impact REDI has on you!




Thanks to our sponsors of this event:


REDI's 8th Annual Made In Redmond Tour.

8th Annual Made In Redmond - 
Creators Wanted! Tour

Friday October 2nd, 2020 was proclaimed as National Manufacturing day by Mayor George Endicott.
Come along with REDI on a behind-the-scenes tour of three local manufacturing companies that significantly contribute to the Redmond economy.

Registration for this event is now closed. However, this virtual program now rests on the REDI YouTube channel for everyone to experience. See you next year!

Click the logo to visit each host tour below:


Thanks to our Sponsors who make this tour possible:

Presented by Redmond Economic Development and MFGDay Events


When Purpose Matters Most

We gathered together "cyber style" on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 for the REDI Annual Luncheon -- Virtually, that is... 

Renowned Author, Speaker and Strategist, Zach Mercurio, Presented a keynote via live webcast with a timely and compelling message about leading with purpose, why it matters and how your business can thrive. 

Watch the video in its entirety on the REDI YouTube Channel Here:

Thanks again for joining us. We hope to see you again next year!

For questions about upcoming REDI events, contact Mary Knight for information.



Thanks to our Sponsors of this event:







REDI News & Brews

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Location - Initiative Brewing

REDI News & Brews is an annual investor outreach and networking event that showcases the work REDI does for the Redmond community and Central Oregon region. It is a public forum and happy hour to educate citizens about the local manufacturing industry and how it helps build prosperity in Redmond.  Reserve your spot for Wednesday, March 11, 2020 to learn the impact REDI has on you!

Join us for a hosted social event including networking, complimentary drinks, and appetizers. Cheers! 

This event is now closed. See you next year!

Thanks to our sponsors of this event:

7th Annual Made In Redmond Tour
Friday October 4th, 2019
8:00 am - 1:30 pm

Thank you to this year's Hosts for celebrating National Manufacturing Day this past October 2019:


We'll see you next year, October 2, 2020!


Sponsored by:






Are you a REDI Investor? Are you interested in becoming a REDI Investor?

Helping businesses grow and thrive is what we do. REDI is celebrating the investors that underwrite the work it takes to make this happen. REDI couldn't do the work we do without the financial contributions and support of the Redmond community and surrounding region.

Please note: this event is by invitation only. For details, please call the office or email Mary at: [email protected].

Thanks to our event sponsors:

REDI Annual Luncheon
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Eagle Crest Conference Center - Juniper Hall

REDI holds its annual luncheon each year in the Spring presenting topics that apply to Central ORegon's economic development.  This year's event focused on the ever-changing world of work. With new technology trends including blockchain, artificial intelligence, robotics, augmented reality and 5G The audience learned how to think beyond the status quo and understand how these technologies will impact and intersect with human trends. Keynote Speaker, Steve Brown, left the audience with three key points to prepare for the coming changes: 1. Don't Panic, 2. Don't Wait, 3. Get Help. 

We hope to see you again next year.


Thank you to our sponsors:

Media and Broadcast Sponsor:      Venue Sponsor:


Friday, October 5, 2018
8:00 am - 1:30 pm

Join REDI as we showcase four local manufacturing companies that significantly contribute to the Redmond economy.You will be amazed at what is being made right in your own home town.
8:00 am       Registration and Networking
8:30 am Tours Begin
12:15 pm Luncheon Recap and Q&A
1:30 pm Adjourn Tour - Return to City Hall


The Tour begins at Redmond City Hall.  A lunch and tour recap at COCC Tech Ed Center will follow at the Redmond Campus. Tour Buses will provide transportation back to City Hall. 

 Registration is closed for this Tour. We'll see you next year!
Thanks to our generous sponsors!

This event is proudly presented in conjunction with National Manufacturing Day  and Oregon Manufacturing Day Events. 



REDI Investor Social


On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, REDI celebrated with our investors at Wild Ride Brewing, 332 SW 5th Street, in downtown Redmond.

Redmond's strategic growth would not happen without the generous contributions of our investors who underwrite REDI's efforts. Each year REDI hosts an evening of complimentary beverages and appetizers to celebrate and applaud the generosity of our investors and sponsors in helping create prosperity in the Redmond community.

We'll see you at the Social in 2019!

We thank our event sponsors:



2018 REDI Annual Luncheon

REDI holds its annual luncheon each year in the Spring presenting topics that apply to Central Oregon’s economic development. This year’s event focused on a revolution happening in education alternatives through a young entrepreneur who shared his journey from being an ice cream artisan, to disrupting a supply chain model in logistics. This event included guest speaker, Max Lock, a young serial entrepreneur who started business ventures at the age of fourteen. Now at 21, Max is Founder and CEO of Fleet, an online marketplace that connects importers and exporters with logistics service providers across the globe.


This event has ended. See you next year!

Thanks to our Sponsors!:


5th Annual Made in Redmond Tour

Join us as we celebrate National Manufacturing Day each year in October, by coming along with us on the Annual Made in Redmond Tour. REDI showcases four local manufacturing companies that make a huge impact in Redmond's economy. The companies we toured this year included industries in medical device re-processing, aviation, and a specialty facilities company that keeps your business sustained throughout your work day. After the tour, the event concludes with a luncheon, tour discussion and Q&A session. Our goal for the tour is to further expose the industrial and manufacturing sector as well as its contributions to our community as we proudly say: "It's Made in Redmond!" 

Registration is closed for the 5th annual Made in Redmond Tour for 2017.

We will see you next year!


2017 REDI Annual Luncheon

REDI held its Annual Luncheon in May at Eagle Crest Resort and Conference Center. This year we learned about 3D and Robotics technologies, where they started, how they impact our lives with applications you had no idea existed, and what the future might hold at the REDI Annual Luncheon! 

Registration is closed.

Exhibits, guest speakers and industry experts from companies as: HP,, The Center Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Care & Research, presented.