Grocery Bandit hosting this week's Prineville Perk

Work on the 2014-2015 Crook County Phonebook — covering Prineville, Powell Butte, Post, Paulina, and Mitchell — is getting under way at the Central Oregonian. Businesses who advertised in last year’s publication will soon be receiving their advertising breakdown packets of what they have done in the past. New businesses should have received their information packet by now, and if you did not, please contact the Central Oregonian and we will get that information to you.

There is a few changes for this year’s publication that will benefit your businesses marketing plan. This year, all ad placements of 1/8 page or larger will be in full color, and all ad placements of a ¼ page or larger will also receive a free banner ad in the white pages of the phonebook. However, banner ads will be limited to how many white pages are available for ad placement.

Just a reminder that we purchase our listings from CenturyLink. Every effort is made to ensure that the content of this publication are as accurate as possible. If your business operates without a landline and uses a cell listing, we will not receive that information from CenturyLink. You may, however, contact the Central Oregonian to see how you can include your business number in this year’s phonebook.

If you would like more information regarding the 2014-2015 Crook County Phonebook, you can email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 541-447-6205.

Prineville Perk will be held at the Grocery Bandit on Friday, July 18, from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Grocery Bandit is located at 1023 N.W. Madras Hwy, from 8 to 8:30 a.m. For more information on Prineville Perk, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 541-447-6304. The Chamber is looking for businesses to host the weekly gathering. If you would like to have active Chamber members come to your business, have coffee, and learn what your business has to offer, give Kandice a call to get assigned a Friday that is convenient for you.

The Crook County Foundation’s Picnic in the Park series kicks off their concert series this Wednesday, July 16 at the Pioneer Park. This will be the 10th year that they have brought free concerts to Crook County. This week’s entertainment will be Todd Haaby, Flamenco guitarist, and he'll perform from 6 to 8 p.m.

Prineville Farmer’s Market Inc. will be having their grand opening on Wednesday, July 16 from 4:30 p.m. to dusk during the Picnic in the Park at Pioneer Park. For more information, contact Kim Kambak at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Horizon Broadcasting Group, the operator of six radio stations in Central Oregon, has re-launched

“We are excited to provide Central Oregon residents with a reliable option for real-time local news and community information,” said Keith Shipman, president and CEO of Horizon Broadcasting Group. “We found that over 90 percent of our past visitors to the site were primarily interested in viewing local and national news content, which is where we will place our emphasis. Local weather forecasts are a prime driver and we will rely on the expertise of AccuWeather to provide forecasts for communities throughout Central Oregon, complete with a five-day outlooks and satellite radar images.”

Darrel Wisseman has returned from Edward Jones' Financial Advisor Leaders Conference. This conference recognizes advisors who are among the leaders in the financial-services firm. The conference also will provide additional training to help them serve more individual investors in their communities. Wisseman was among the only 1,003 financial advisors who qualified out of the firm's nearly 12,000 financial advisors in the U.S. and Canada. The office of Wisseman is located at 247 N. Main St. and you can reach him at 541-447-7013.

This column was written by the Central Oregonian’s general manager Teresa Tooley. If you have something that you would like to have included in the Central Oregonian’s business briefs, e-mail it to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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