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Redmond, Oregon Couple Wins $25,000 Dream Backyard Giveaway - 12/12/17

December 12, 2017

Redmond, Oregon Couple Wins $25,000 Dream Backyard Giveaway
Of more than 6,000 entries, Brett and Bibiana Limbeck randomly chosen to win grand prize

(Redmond, Ore.) -- Christmas arrived early for Redmond, Oregon residents Brett and Bibiana Limbeck. The Limbeck's thought they were doing a construction walkthrough with their real estate broker when they were surprised by an entourage of people as Hayden Homes announced them winners of the $25,000 Dream Backyard Giveaway.

The Limbeck's purchased a home in the Hayden Homes' Obsidian Trails Community in September 2017. They entered the drawing along with 6,000 people who visited Hayden Homes' model homes in Washington, Oregon and Idaho neighborhoods and the company's website during the summer $25,000 backyard giveaway promotion.

"This is unbelievable," Bibiana said. "It's something you dream about but never think will happen to your family."

Brett works at a water and waste water treatment facility and Bibiana owns a cleaning company and teaches Zumba at Redmond Athletic Club. The Limbeck's have four children, Anthony, Kevin, Brandon and Maddison. Their home will be completed in March 2018.

The Limbeck's are already looking forward to their first design meeting to take place with Hayden Homes' Chief Executive Officer, Dennis Murphy, in January. All plans will be finalized in time for the installation of the new backyard in summer 2018.

Learn more about this year's giveaway.



About Hayden Homes
Hayden Homes provides high-quality, value-driven homes throughout Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Established in Redmond, Oregon in 1989, Hayden Homes has built more than 14,000 homes in over 300 new home communities. Hayden Homes continues to be the largest privately owned new home builder in the Pacific Northwest.

With a commitment to building strong communities together, Hayden Homes has contributed $2.5 billion to local economies and creates more than 5500 jobs annually. Hayden Homes supports philanthropic efforts in the communities in which they build and have contributed more than $13.3 million in charitable donations with the flagship of their giving through the 501C3 nonprofit, First Story. To date, First Story has provided 69 workforce families throughout the Pacific Northwest with an affordable home ownership opportunity and a first step toward financial freedom. The Hayden Homes brand family of companies includes Simplicity by Hayden Homes, Wise Size Homes and Hayden Homes, all providing an unparalleled selection of opportunities for those looking to purchase a new home.

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City of Madras
City of Madras
The City of Madras Wants a Brewery (Photo) - 12/04/17

December 4, 2017

Media Contact:
Nick Snead, City of Madras
541-475-2344 office

The City of Madras Wants a Brewery
Madras, Ore., Releases Recruitment Materials, Launches Website to Attract City's First Brewery or Brew Pub

(Madras, Ore.) The City of Madras is actively recruiting a brewery to the City's Urban Renewal District (URD), located in the downtown core around U.S. Highway 97, and recently released marketing materials to help present the opportunity to prospects. Through the Madras Redevelopment Commission (MRC), the City is offering a package of incentives and assistance to help Madras' first craft brewer start a brewery or brew pub, and become a vital member of a community.

The incentive package and overall business opportunity is presented online at and on the City's website at A PDF brochure is also available and can be requested by contacting City of Madras Community Development Director, Nick Snead.

MRC is offering aid to a developer, owner, or operator as an incentive to open a brewery or brew pub in Madras. Per the recruitment materials, such assistance from MRC may be used in any one of the forms listed below, provided the location chosen is inside the Madras URD. Assistance is subject to approval by MRC.

Examples of Assistance Include:
* Site Selection within URD
* Architecture Costs
* Engineering Costs
* Permit Fees
* Site Development Costs
* Building Renovation Costs
* Tenant Improvements
* Expedited Permitting
* Technical Assistance with Wastewater Disposal Design
* Technical Assistance with Environmental Efforts
* Jefferson County Small Business Start-up Loan Opportunity

Snead said the City identified three key groups to target their recruitment message. "Whether you're an established brewer looking to expand, a business guru looking
for the next investment, or the passion-project type who's driven by the love
of beer, good food, and community, we want to talk to you," Snead said.

As outlined in the materials, Madras hosted 100,000+ visitors during the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse in August and drew crowds from nearby and across the world. "Now is the perfect time, on the heels of our successful eclipse event, to recruit a brewery to our growing and energized community," Snead said. "We were a world's stage, and people got to see just how great of a community we have here in Madras."

The City conducted a community survey as part of its urban renewal plan in 2015, and recruiting a brewery was named one of the community's highest priority projects. Madras Mayor Royce Embanks said, "When hundreds of community members provided input on our City's Urban Renewal Action Plan and said that recruiting a brewery is a top priority, it was clear--Madras is ready for a brewery or brew pub to call its own. The vision is for a vibrant community gathering place and an inviting destination for friends, family, and tourists."

Both Snead and Mayor Embanks say that Madras and the surrounding area is a "brewer's dream" given the resources nearby. "Beer is mostly water, and we have the best water around," said Snead, referring to nearby Opal Springs featuring ultra-pure water that is naturally filtered by thick layers of volcanic basalt.

Mecca Grade, an estate malthouse located in Madras, offers the opportunity for farm-to-tap experiences with locally grown and malted grain; and with Madras' vast agricultural industry, locally grown and raised food makes the possibility of farm-to-table options viable for a pub restaurant. "Madras offers such a unique opportunity for a brewer or brew pub because we're one of the few towns that can supply a completely local brewery, from amazing water and locally grown and malted grain, to local produce, beef, pork, and dairy," Mecca Grade owner Seth Klann said. "It could be a celebration of our whole community, which is pretty cool."

Madras' location in Central Oregon (a center of craft beer culture and prime tourist destination), MRC's incentive package, and the prospect of being Madras' first brewery or brew pub round-out the unique benefits of starting a brewery in Madras according to the recruitment materials. "The brewery project in Madras is a one-of-a-kind opportunity," said Central Oregonian and brewery founder/consultant Pratt Rather. "Madras is an underserved brewery or brew pub market, and the City's incentive package alone is a game-changer for anyone thinking about doing this."

Additionally, the marketing materials highlight the diverse cultural mix and deep history in Madras, offer an overview of several main attractions in the area including City services and outdoor recreation sites, and list tourism and consumer demand information, as well as feature Oregon beer industry stats.

Those interested in talking to the City of Madras about starting a brewery, or to simply learn more may contact Nick Snead,


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