Oregon Hop Springs

Oregon Hop Springs is a product that combines two of Central Oregon’s most precious resources: water and hops. The combination might sound odd, but one Sisters couple begs to differ. Cindy and Dave Glick created the non-alocholic hop water in their retirement and they are ready to share it with the world! You can find Oregon Hop Springs at multiple locations in Central Oregon and at their website oregonhopsprings.com

▶️ Keeping things sweet for others

It’s a story of success from a hobby to a profession. Marcie Risch loves baking cakes and giving back by making people happy. Central Oregon Daily’s Samantha O’Connor visits with Marcie to find out who and what inspired her to dedicate herself to the baking world.

You can contact Marcie Makes at 541-279-8365 or marciemakestwo@gmail.com.

Thanks to BendBroadband Business for giving us the time and resources to tell the stories of Central Oregonians who have turned their passion into a  profession with a new edition of Origin Story every Friday on Central Oregon Daily News at 5 p.m.

Catering to a love of good food

Having a baby changes your life, and in this Origin Story we meet one woman whose pregnancy changed both her life and her career. Central Oregon Daily’s Samantha O’Connor introduces us Cerstin Cheatham, owner and chef at Bleu Bite Catering.

Thanks to BendBroadband Business for giving us the time and resources to tell the stories of Central Oregonians who have turned their passion into a  profession with a new edition of Origin Story every Friday on Central Oregon Daily News at 5 p.m.

Creating art from Junk to Jems

For this week’s Origin Story, we are reintroducing you to a local woman who decided to become a jeweler a little later in life. She’s doing so with  by literally turning one man’s trash into another man or woman’s treasure.

Thanks to BendBroadband Business for giving us the time and resources to tell the stories of Central Oregonians who have turned their passion into a  profession with a new edition of Origin Story every Friday on Central Oregon Daily News at 5 p.m.

Ruffwear’s dedication to our adventurous canine friends

Every Friday, we air an Origin Story that highlights people in our community  who have turned their passions into a profession. Now, with the current state of affairs, it’s hard to highlight all the amazing local businesses we have, but we have a lot of fun showing off some of our favorite origin stories that were shot before the COVID-19 pandemic, including stories like Ruffwear, adventurous gear for our adventurous four legged friends. The founder tells Samantha O’Connor it all started with a water bowl.

The Ruffwear store at their headquarters is closed to slow the spread of COVID-19, but you can still order adventure gear online at ruffwear.com.

Thanks to Bendbroadband Business for giving us the time and resources to tell the stories of Central Oregonians who have turned their passion into a profession with a new edition of Origin Story every Friday on Central Oregon Daily.

It’s almost CeaBikini time!

For this week’s Origin Story, we are talking bikinis, and maybe it’ll motivate you to pick up a new hobby! That’s right, with the weather this week, we figured we could all get a little bikini motivation! CeaBikinis are made by Christina Evert in Bend, and her love of sewing, came from her grandma, but led her down a path of success.

Christina opens her Etsy shop one day a month, on the 15th. This month she is also sewing masks for sale. They are $15 and she will donate a mask for each one sold. That will all be included in her Etsy shop. For links and more information, visit ceabikinis.com.

Thanks to BendBroadband Business for giving us the time and resources to tell the stories of Central Oregonians who have turned their passion into a  profession with a new edition of Origin Story every Friday on Central Oregon Daily News at 5 p.m.

 

EarthCruiser Overland Vehicles for Your Next Adventure

It’s tough to film these right now with everything going on and so many businesses closed, but we feel it’s still important to showcase some amazing local businesses in Central Oregon. So here’s the encore edition of Earth Cruiser. They are perfect adventure-mobile for those who want to see all corners of the world.

Thanks to BendBroadband Business for sponsoring Origin Stories where we introduce you to people turning their passion into a profession every Friday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Origin Story: Learn a Second Language Through the Bend Language Institute

At home with the kids … maybe now is a good time to finally learn another language. Late last year, Samantha O’Connor visited the Bend Language Institute, a business that has now moved many classes online in the wake of the pandemic. Today we look back at how the local language center got started. This is their origin story.

Thanks to Bendbroadband Business for giving us the time and resources to tell the stories of Central Oregonians who have turned their passion into a profession with a new edition of Origin Story every Friday on Central Oregon Daily.

 

Origin Story: A Couple’s Passion to Restore Vintage RVs

Every week Sam introduces us to people who have turned their passion into a profession. This week we are doing an encore presentation of Flyte Camp. A local couple has been flipping vintage RVs for a while, even doing so on a national television show, but their passion for restoring motor homes and trailer camping with family has never wavered.

Thanks to BendBroadband Business for giving us the time and resources to tell the stories of Central Oregonians who have turned their passion into a  profession with a new edition of Origin Story every Friday on Central Oregon Daily News at 5 p.m.