Things are gearing up for the 2011 Central Oregon Business Expo at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds. Karen Sande with the Redmond Chamber of Commerce says the emphasis will be on how Oregon is open for business - in a big way. "It kicks off with a keynote luncheon speaker; and it's going to be Scott Nelson, who is the advisor to Governor John Kitzhaber. And his topic is" Oregon is open for business.” And he will provide an overview of the economic development legislation that that has been put before the 2011 legislature and how that impact Central Oregon." Sande says there also will be workshops during the day, some targeting promoting your business on the Internet. The Central Oregon Business Expo is Thursday, with the luncheon beginning at 11:45 and exhibit booths open at 1:00 p-m. The event is free.