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Twisit before you visit: Visit Bend enters social marketing arena with launch of 'Twisit Bend Virtual Welcome Center' on Twitter.

Art In The High Desert Receives Record Number Of Applications For 2009 Festival

Art in the High Desert recently announced that it has received a record 397 applications for its 2009 festival. From this pool of applicants, 110 artists will be selected to display their works and offer them for sale during the 2009 Art in the High Desert festival, scheduled for August 28-30 in the Old Mill District.

Bend Visitor & Convention Bureau Unveils New Name: Visit Bend

The Bend Visitor & Convention Bureau today announced plans to change its name to Visit Bend, in an effort to more closely align the organization name with the destination brand. The agency has also introduced its new logo (shown above) and has unveiled a comprehensive branding campaign that will be reflected throughout the organization’s marketing and operations.

Lynnette Braillard Joins Visit Bend As Marketing Director

Visit Bend (formerly the Bend Visitor & Convention Bureau) has hired Lynnette Braillard as marketing director. Prior to joining Visit Bend, Braillard spent more than six years as the marketing director for RE/MAX Sunset Realty & Vacations, the largest independent property management company in Sunriver.

Cross Culture Arts Festival Celebrates Bike Art And Culture

What does a pulse-pounding, adrenaline-fueled national championship bike race have in common with the arts? Quite a lot, thanks to the second annual “Cross Culture: Bike + Art Love Festival” scheduled as part of the 2010 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships in Bend this December.

Pro Cyclist Chris Horner Announces Cascade Gran Fondo Cycling Event In Bend, Oregon

Chris Horner, a world class road cyclist and resident of Bend, Oregon will kick off the first Cascade Gran Fondo fundraising cycling event in Bend this August. This announcement comes on the heels of Horner’s best season, which was highlighted by a top 10 finish at the Tour de France, road cycling’s version of the Super Bowl.

Triple Crown Sports Teams Up With Bend Elks To Host Memorial Day Youth Baseball Tournament In Bend, Oregon

Triple Crown Sports, a national youth baseball tournament organizer, has partnered with the Bend Elks to take the annual Memorial Day Youth Baseball Tournament to the next level. The Youth Baseball Tournament has been held in Bend since 2005, and is set to take place May 28-30, 2011. The new partnership between Triple Crown, the Bend Elks, and Visit Bend is designed to grow the event into one of the premier youth tournaments in the country.

New Smartphone App Lets Users Get Techy On The Bend Ale Trail

On February 2, 2011 Visit Bend became the first destination marketing organization in the Pacific Northwest to offer a smartphone application. The new travel app is designed to help visitors navigate Bend, Oregon’s popular Bend Ale Trail, which showcases the region’s renowned craft beer industry.