M eredith Brandt went from mountain bike student to mountain bike master in the space of six years, and along the way turned her skills in the saddle into a nationwide business. Brandt, 37, co-founder and owner of Grit Clinics LLC, organizes individual instruction and clinics for groups as large as 21. Grit Clinics, which started in 2011 with four classes in Bend, has a network of coaches in 23 states and has taught mountain biking skills to more than 370 people since spring 2016, Brandt said.
The shop floor at BMS Technologies, a billing services company on Pauite Drive in Bend, hums with the sound of high-speed printers run by workers overseen by production manager Javier Chong. Chong, 55, a native of Ecuador, became a U.S. citizen in May 2016, 18 years after arriving in this country with his wife, two sons and ailing mother-in-law.
Atlas Cider Co. of Bend, which recently contracted to supply the Moda Center in Portland with cider, including Portland Trail Blazer home games, is also planning to open a taproom and restaurant in Portland, the business co-owner said Friday. Dan McCoy said plans are to open the restaurant in April at NW Ninth Avenue and NW Couch Street in the Pearl District.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".