It’s a way to network and get some information that can help strengthen businesses in Central Oregon. Today, business leaders in Redmond announced the key note speaker for the 13th Annual Central Oregon Business Expo. The Governor's Economic Advisor, Scott Nelson, will be presenting "Oregon Is Open for Business." Redmond Chamber Director Eric Sande says the Expo comes at a time when businesses need the help: “I think everyone's is definitely struggling and buckling down for the long haul. There are some signs of some positive movement. I've talked to some realtors; homes are selling, mortgages are being re-financed. Some businesses are feeling a little more positive cash flow coming in, and so people are starting to feel a little more secure about the future perhaps and maybe we're seeing a little more spending from reserve dollars that people might have." Sande says in the past as many as 1000 people have attended the Expo. It's at the Deschutes County Expo Center on Thursday, April 28th.