Author Archives: Beau Eastes

Channels changing names

You might have noticed some changes in your BendBroadband channel lineup. No, you’re not losing your mind. Earlier this month, ABC Family (channel 67/667 HD), in what network officials say is an effort to better capture the millennial market, rebranded and is now known as Freeform. The new channel will focus more on shows geared… Continue Reading

Cairn now shipping internationally

Cairn now shipping internationally

Gear junkies across the world are falling in love with Cairn. The Bend-based company delivers more than 10,000 packages a month – boxes filled with samples of new outdoor gear – to all 50 states and nine different countries. “We’re a monthly subscription service for people who enjoy the outdoors,” Cairn’s owner and founder Rob Little says. “Customers don’t… Continue Reading

DrinkTanks taking beer world by storm

Less than three years after its founding, DrinkTanks is revolutionizing the way beer lovers consume their favorite beverage. Flustered by flat beer, DrinkTanks owner and founder Nicholas Hill and his late father, Dr. Tim Hill, committed to solving one of life’s most maddening problems. And they nailed it. DrinkTanks’ first product, a 64-ounce double-wall vacuum insulated stainless steel growler,… Continue Reading

DrinkTanks taking beer world by storm
Ruffwear returns to its roots at Outdoor Retailers show

Ruffwear returns to its roots at Outdoor Retailers show

SALT LAKE CITY – The Outdoor Retailers show will always have a special place in the hearts of Ruffwear employees. “This is where Ruffwear was born,” said Greg Freyberg, Ruffwear’s brand manager, Thursday during the first day of the 2016 Outdoor Retailers show in Salt Lake’s Salt Palace Convention Center. Ruffwear, one of several BendBroadband Business customers… Continue Reading

Small business counseling in Bend

The downtown Bend branch of the Deschutes Public Library is hosting four free one-on-one small business counseling sessions this month. Starting tomorrow, counselors from the Central Oregon chapter of SCORE, a nationwide nonprofit devoted to helping small businesses, will be available to chat with between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday in January. That’s Jan.… Continue Reading

BendBroadband hands out more than 40 community grants

Bicycle Re-Source of Bend was one of more than 30 Central Oregon nonprofits to receive a 2016 BendBroadband in-kind service grant. Earlier this month BendBroadband proudly awarded 43 in-kind service grants to nonprofits across Central Oregon. The grants, which include High Speed Internet and a business-specific cable TV plan, are worth $1,161.48 annually. All told, the 34 different nonprofits –… Continue Reading

BendBroadband hands out more than 40 community grants