Origin Story: Meli Wraps

The co-founder of Meli Wraps in Bend had a long career in the hospitality business.

But one day, she stumbled across a market in Australia with her best friend. And their whole world changed.

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.

 

Origin Story: Smith Rock Ranch

It’s time for this week’s Origin Story, sponsored by  BendBroadband Business, where Samantha O’Connor introduces us to people turning their passion into a profession.

This week, Sam decided to get into the Halloween Spirit and headed to the pumpkin patch – where the owners of Smith Rock Ranch love what they do.

Origin Story: Deschutes Brewery

You could argue that most people living in Central Oregon have a passion for beer, but the man that started Deschutes Brewery Gary Fish, says he has more of a passion for people.

Gary eventually fessed up and said he did have a favorite beer … the Bachelor Bitter, which is only available at the pub in Downtown Bend. That pub is on Bond Street and their brewery has a tap room and tours. You can find the brewery on Southwest Simpson Avenue.

A special 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.

Origin Story: SnoPlanks

For this week’s Origin Story, we’re hitting the slopes! Well, kind of! The co-founders of SnoPlanks in Bend say it was a powder day in Bend that started it all.

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: Cush Core

In this week’s Origin Story, Samantha O’Connor meets with a local business owner who has turned his passion for motorcycle suspension and tire pressure into two businesses: Kreft Moto and Cush Core.

Adam Krefting has turned his knowledge of motorcycle suspension into a new venture that could revolutionize the cycling industry.

A special 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.

Origin Story: Street Dog Hero

In this week’s Origin Story, sponsored by to BendBroadband Business, Samantha O’Connor introduces us to Marianne Cox.

She started Street Dog Hero because that’s exactly what she hoped to be – a hero for street dogs.

Almost three years later, she’s built a rescue that’s saved more than 600 dogs from all over the world.

It all started with a trip to Mexico.

There’s several ways to help – you can adopt a dog, foster, volunteer at events, donate and you can even fly dogs up here on your next vacation. 

You can find more about all these opportunities and an upcoming fundraiser next weekend at 10 Barrel Brewing in Bend at streetdoghero.org.

Origin Story: Spoken Moto

For this week’s Origin Story, Samantha O’Connor once again introducing us to someone who has turned their passion into a profession and this week we are talking bikes, coffee, beer, and community. Spoken Moto a unique but popular spot that all started from a Craigslist ad.

You can find Spoken on Industrial Way in Bend right next to the Box Factory.

A special 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.

Origin Story: Austin Brown

In this week’s Origin Story, Samantha O’Connor introduces us to people who have turned their passion into a profession and on this edition, you’ll meet Austin Brown, a local singer song-writer that was initially too nervous to take the stage but now never wants to leave it.

You can find Austin’s music on Spotify, iTunes, or wherever you listen to music just search “Austn” A-U-S-T-N without the I. He promises new music very soon.

Thanks to Bend Broadband 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: CeaBikini

If you’ve been around any body of water in Central Oregon, chances are you’ve seen a CeaBikini, the handmade bikinis come from Christina Evert’s workshop in Bend, but her passion for cute and practical swimwear started on the beaches of Hawaii. Christina opens her Etsy shop once a month, but sells out super fast, so you have to set your alarms.

A special 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.

Origin Story: Motherhood Survival Box

For this Week’s Origin Story, Samantha O’Connor introduces us to one Redmond mom who never expected self care to be her passion. After having two kids under two and a teen in the house, she realized the importance of taking time for herself and she knew other mommas needed it to, which is why she started the Motherhood Survival Box.

Melissa plans to add a new postpartum box soon, which will focus on healing for mom and baby. You can find out more or order your own box at motherhoodsurvivalbox.com.

A special thanks to BendBroadband Business for giving us the time and resources to tell the stories of Central Oregonians who turn their passions into a profession, every Monday night on Central Oregon Daily at 5 p.m.