BEND, OR -- A three-day virtual workshop focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion is being hosted by OSU-Cascades starting today. OSU business instructor Erika McAlpine will lead the workshop for business and community leaders. KBND asked McAlpine why is inclusion so important for businesses. She says everyone needs to feel they are a part of the organization and that their voices are heard. McAlpine says she held the first of workshop earlier this month and the feedback was good. The workshop starting today is full but McAlpine says she’ll lead more diversity, equity and inclusion workshops in the future.