▶️ 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.

▶️ Birdseed isn’t just for the birds

In this Taste This! culinary adventure, Dave Jones visits with Birdseed Food Co owner Ashley Chase to get the scoop on her gluten-free granola. Birdseed granola is available locally at a variety of locations, including Newport Avenue Market in Bend, Oregon.

A special thanks to our sponsor, Newport Avenue Market, for giving us the time and resources to bring you this delightful culinary feature each week. Life is short. Eat good food. And have fun doing it.

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.

 

Taste This! – The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies from CHUNK Bend

An obsession with cookies is what led to the creation of CHUNK Bend, a local made-to-order cookie company. Donna Britt has the story behind chunk and their cookies and cookie bites in this week’s Taste This! segment.

Thanks to Newport Avenue Market for giving us the resources to take these weekly culinary adventures. Life is short. Eat good food. And have fun doing it.

 

Origin Story: Junk to Jems

For this week’s Origin Story we meet a local woman who decided to become a jeweler a little later in life. She’s doing so by turning one man’s trash into another man’s, or woman’s, treasure. This week’s Origin Story is Junk to Jems.

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: Hardenbrook Hardwoods

In this week’s Origin Story, we meet a Central Oregon couple crafting the perfect wooden cutting board for clients. Eric and Kerry Hardenbrook are a power team at Hardenbrook Hardwoods: Eric with his experience in wood working and Kerry with her artistic background. They make unique products that are both beautiful and practical.

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: Zealios

For this Origin Story, where we introduce you to awesome people doing awesome things, we are talking personal products for athletes. The company is called Zealios. It was started by two guys who played rugby together with a goal to make an entire line of personal products for athletes, from shampoo to sunscreen.

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.