Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO)’s Central Oregon PubTalk heads to Sisters Thursday, July 25 to see what’s been cooking in the entrepreneurial community.

The event runs from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the tasting room at the Three Creeks Brewing Co. production facility at 265 E. Barclay Dr.

Keynote speaker is Samuel Pyke, CEO, founder, cinematographer of Hill Shadow Pictures. Growing up in Sisters, Pyke was drawn to telling stories in the visual medium. He began to recognize the importance of composition and other characteristics that would draw people into his work. He has created work for companies including Realtree, Camp Chef, Smith & Wesson, Discovery Studios, and many more. He’ll discuss the expectations of his clientele, how he works to make their different visions a reality, and how he has been able to live and thrive professionally in a smaller community.

Josie Johnson, CEO & founder of Josie’s Best Gluten Free Mixes, will offer a business pitch. Josie’s Best produces gluten-free baking mixes that provide classic tastes and textures, reportedly leaving people in disbelief that what they are eating is gluten-free. Their mission is to provide products that are not “good for gluten free” but great overall products. Their lineup includes a gluten-free pancake mix, gluten-free waffle mix, gluten-free crepe mix, and gluten-free all-purpose flour, providing both retail and food-service sizes and options.

Company updates will come from Dan Stewart and Christine Funk of Thompson Guitars and Jamie Eichman, COO of Laird Superfood. Noted for their power and immediate, responsive voice, Preston Thompson guitars pay tribute to the best American-made instruments from the 1930s. Master guitar luthier, the late Preston Thompson, and his small team of highly skilled craftsmen have produced custom acoustic guitars that have the look, playing feel and above all, the sound of the best instruments from that original Golden Era of guitar-making.

Laird Superfood, Inc. creates award-winning, all-natural superfood products that are both delicious and functional. The company was co-founded in 2015 by the world’s most successful big-wave surfer, Laird Hamilton. His passion project to perfect his personal regimen grew into a dynamic, innovative brand with a mission to bring clean, simple and thoughtfully formulated superfoods to the masses. As one of the fastest-growing companies in the natural foods space, Laird Superfood’s offerings are environmentally sustainable, responsibly tested and made with whole-food ingredients that everyone can feel good about.

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