Telling the story of Central Oregonians

Telling the story of Central Oregonians

Musicians, local business owners, and a street dog hero are a few of the themes that are broadcast every Friday at 5 p.m. on Central Oregon Daily on KBNZ-CBS.

The series is called Origin Story and Samantha O’Connor introduces us each week to passionate people who are making their dreams come true in Central Oregon. The series started in January and is sponsored by BendBroadband Business. Here are a few of the most recent stories:

Marianne Cox is a street dog hero. She’s rescued 600 street dogs from across the world including Korea, Puerto Rico, Asia and more. Her work has not only saved hundreds of street dogs, she has touched the lives of thousands of dogs. Marianne has made Street Dog Hero, her Origin Story.

Samantha Cox talks with Gary Fish, founder of Deschutes Brewery. Gary takes a look back at the last 31 years of Deschutes Brewery, and how Deschutes grew to having a manufacturing and sales model that now employs 500 people. Viewers may be surprised to learn that Deschutes Brewery was the first brewery in Bend. When asked what his favorite Deschutes beer, Gary says that he “rarely ever has the same beer two beers in a row. I only drink in small glasses because I love the variety.”

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, who has a passion for creating cute and practical swimwear. She designs her owns prints for her swim suits, styles, but comfort is key. Here’s Christina’s Origin Story.

The sentiment rings true for three Bend residents behind “Dharma Trips.” When a vacation was shaken up by Mother Nature in 2015, it led them down an unexpected path of passion and philanthropy. And they hope to inspire you to consider Nepal for your next adventure. Check out their Origin Story.

BendBroadband’s Courtney Underhill, associate manager of Field Marketing, said BendBroadband Business was excited to sponsor this local Central Oregon segment. “We are always in awe of the creativity, talent and drive that comes from our community,” said Courtney. “That’s why we enjoy supporting local organizations, startups and entrepreneurs.”


CO Daily is grateful for BendBroadband for providing 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.”

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