Category Archives: Community

BendBroadband is thankful for these nonprofits

At BendBroadband, we know volunteers and nonprofit organizations provide a tremendous service to those who are less fortunate in the communities we serve. During this season of Thanksgiving, we want to thank the nonprofits who are making a difference in our communities.

A group of BendBroadband employees volunteered for the Bend Area Habitat for Humanity

BendBroadband is a proud sponsor of many events in our area. In addition, our employees are in the community volunteering and helping others. Here are a few from the last year: the Bend Elks, Les Schwab Concert Series, La Pine Rodeo, Fourth of July Parade in Madras, Summerfest, Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo, Crook County Foundation, Balloons over Bend, Bacon and Brews in Redmond, Deschutes County Fair and Rodeo, Picnic in the Park Concert Series, Redmond Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament, Sunriver Art Fair, Latino Festival, Music on the Green in Redmond, Sisters Folk Festival, Wiener Races, Discover Nature Festival, Christmas Light Parade in Madras, and Central Oregon Daily’s Origin Stories

In addition, BendBroadband participated in a company wide school supply drive for the school districts in Bend, Madras and Prineville. It’s also always fun to provide tours for school children at Central Oregon Daily.

Going Over the Edge, Melanie Grandjacques raises money for the United Way of Deschutes County

Special shout outs to BendBroadband employee Melanie Grandjacques who is a member of the United Way of Deschutes County. Melanie works in our application development and management area. And to Juan Garcia for his work with the Latino Community Association and for other nonprofits in the Madras area. Juan is a system maintenance technician and was our volunteer of the quarter.

Finally, we developed a Scout Spotlight campaign for this past year. Here are some of these campaigns for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, The Shield and Abilitree.

Abilitree:

Helping those who have sacrificed to serve us all — The Shield.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend
Learn more about how the clubs make our community an even better place to live. Don’t miss their upcoming fundraiser — the Flannel and Frost on Dec. 6

 

 

 

 

Meet Juan Garcia: Volunteer of the Quarter

Meet Juan Garcia: Volunteer of the Quarter

Technician? Construction worker?  Adviser? Friend?  Father?  It’s hard to put this year’s most recent Volunteer of the Quarter, Juan Garcia, into one of these boxes. A system maintenance technician for BendBroadband the past 13 years, Juan has various roles outside of work and in the Madras, Oregon area—and they are seemingly endless. First and foremost,… Continue Reading

Made in Redmond Tour, Oct. 4

Join REDI for the Made In Redmond Tour as they showcase four local manufacturing companies that significantly contribute to the Redmond economy with the distribution of local products and employment. The Made in Redmond Tour is aimed at further exposing the industrial and manufacturing sector to the community. After the tour, join REDI for a… Continue Reading

Singers and storytellers inspire students with Tower Theatre’s LessonPLAN

Singers and storytellers inspire students with Tower Theatre’s LessonPLAN

Here in Central Oregon, more than 20,000 students have connected to the performing arts thanks to Tower Theatre’s award-winning education and outreach program known as LessonPLAN. LessonPLAN (Performing Live Arts Now) Education Series brings students to the Tower Theatre and performers into schools. The four LessonPlan performances in October and November are already sold out. Red… Continue Reading

Bend Oktoberfest, Sept. 20, 21

Bend Oktoberfest, Sept. 20, 21

Join BendBroadband on Sept 20 & 21 for Downtown Bend’s largest fundraiser, Bend Oktoberfest. More than 15,000 people gather at this free, community event in downtown Bend. Enjoy numerous feats of strength and silly games, live music, great food and local beer! Bring the entire family to enjoy the wiener dog races, stein hold competition,… Continue Reading

Scout Spotlight: Abilitree

Scout Spotlight: Abilitree

BendBroadband created the Scout Spotlight to thank those who help our community to grow and thrive. This month’s Scout Spotlight is Abilitree — Connecting people with disabilities in Central Oregon to resources, education, and opportunities.   Learn more about Abilitree’s programs and support groups or donate at abilitree.org. Thank you Abilitree for making a difference… Continue Reading

From blues to bluegrass at Sisters Folk Festival, Sept. 6-8

From blues to bluegrass at Sisters Folk Festival, Sept. 6-8

The Sisters Folk Festival is a three-day celebration of music from blues to bluegrass. The Festival hosts 11 stages, including a 900-seat venue at the Village Green Park in downtown Sisters and 1,100 seats at Sisters Art Works. BendBroadband is a premier sponsor of the Sisters Folk Festival. The festival includes hundreds of performers, a… Continue Reading

N11 codes; Suicide hotline may change to 3-digit code

N11 codes; Suicide hotline may change to 3-digit code

The North American Numbering Plan (NANP) establishes what telephone numbers exist. It would be safe to say that most people know that 9-1-1 will connect callers with police, fire, and ambulance and rescue services. But do you know what the seven other short code numbers stand for? N11 numbers, or telephone short-codes, provide callers quick… Continue Reading

First all-company school supply drive is major success

First all-company school supply drive is major success

This past week, BendBroadband and TDS Telecom employees from across the country participated in the organization’s first-ever All-Company School Supply Drive. Offices in Oregon, New Mexico, Wisconsin, Utah, and Minnesota all collected items to be donated to their respective, local schools. The outstanding efforts of all the participating offices resulted in a collection totaling more… Continue Reading

Brad Logan featured in Bend Magazine for his beautiful hobby

Manager of Field Services by day and stained glass artisan by night, BendBroadband’s Brad Logan is beautifying homes by bringing back an ancient art form. “I moved back to Southern California after getting an art degree from Dixie College University in St. George, Utah, and got a job working in a glass shop, hoping to do anything… Continue Reading