Laura Bowly has built her business with one goal; to help small business owners & organizations create beautiful, professional & effective websites that stand out online, at a price they can afford.
Our family purchased the bakery in February 2019, but Great Harvest Bread has been part of downtown Bend for the past 27 years. We are hoping to grow the business and show our kids what a small business can do for the community. What sets our bakery apart: we use a stone mill to freshly mill our wheat and spelt flour in house, and we pride ourselves on simple, quality ingredients to make fresh products daily. Our most popular breads are made with only five ingredients: flour, GloryBee honey, yeast, water and salt.
We've lived in bend for almost eight years, and have two human kids (ages 9 and 12) and a Bernese Mountain Dog child. We love hiking, camping, Saturday pizza/movie nights, and games. The bakery has been a great way to show our kids what hard work can do and how simple things can make people smile. The bread is delicious, the goodies are delicious, and the sandwiches are delicious. : )
Congregation Shalom Bayit, originally incorporated as JCCO (Jewish Community of Central Oregon) is one of the earliest Jewish communities here in Central Oregon, dating back to 1993. Our founders built a meaningful Jewish community in a city with virtually no history of Jewish life and where nearly everyone is a transplant. Our people are down to earth and have solid values regarding their personal and communal lives. Shalom Bayit’s story is about the power and possibilities of a community now being connected to an international movement that shares its commitment to pluralism and creative religious expression, Reconstructing Judaism..
We have always been an inclusive and participatory Jewish community that honors the diversity of our Jewish heritage, linking modern life to the ancient traditions of our people by providing opportunities for Jewish education, spiritual growth, and worship in Central Oregon.
I am an entrepreneur, an outside consultant and more recently, a restaurateur. I offer to help people, those who make up the body of any company, mine or others, to discover & express that company's unique brand & voice. And, in doing so, I help people discover their values, as well as the systems & processes that make those values come to life. During collaborations with companies ranging from start-ups to industry leaders such as Microsoft, AT&T, and TBS, I have enjoyed the relationships built and the feedback that ensues. My businesses are nimble, malleable, tangible, and personal, and because of my relationships, my community thrives. In my community we believe, therefore we can, and we do. On a more personal level, I am a daddy, a friend, a listener and an advocate for those in need. I am an ideator, an artist, a communicator, a potater, and a traveling recreationalist. I wear many hats like Mr. Spats, and I love, because that's what I am here for!
I was the President of the Oregon National Speakers Association and now serves at the national level. In 2016, I earned the CSP™ (Certified Speaking Professional), a designation that’s based on criteria only 12% of speakers worldwide have able to meet. I have been a longtime volunteer and Ambassador with the Children’s Cancer Association.