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Passionate people making a difference: Origin Story

Creating affordable and beautiful artwork for businesses, coffee, music, and more are a few of the themes that are broadcast every Monday at 5 p.m. on Central Oregon Daily on KBNZ-CBS and Tuesdays on Central Oregon Daily Afternoon Edition on KOHD-ABC.

The series is called Origin Story and introduces us each week to a passionate person who is making their dreams come true in Central Oregon. The series started in January and is sponsored by BendBroadband Business.

Allison Roecker is the Central Oregon Daily reporter and producer for Origin Story. Every week Allison talks with a Central Oregonian to share their story of how they achieved success in their work, while videographer and editor, Cody Rheault, shoots and edits each piece.

Allison and Cody recently introduced us to Central Oregonian Bree Denman, a wedding planner who specializes in originality. “For many couples, their wedding day is special, but making it specific to them can sometimes be challenging. Bree’s creativity and passion creates the perfect backdrop for any ceremony.” Click here to view the series segment about Bree or to learn more about her wedding planning skills check out her website at

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.”


Allison says she’s “developed a passion for passionate people and having the opportunity to produce Origin Story has been a dream. Sharing the stories of Central Oregonians who are truly doing what they love brings me joy each week.”

CO Daily thanked BendBroadband in saying, “Thanks to BendBroadband 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 Monday on Central Oregon Daily News at Five.”

Nexstar and BendBroadband remain at an impasse

TDS President and CEO provides third update for customers Some network channels remain dark for more than 50,000 TDS Telecom (TDS®) customers in eight states. Nexstar Media Group, which operates 174 stations reaching 38% of all U.S. households, is preventing TDS/BendBroadband from broadcasting channels such as the CBS station of KOIN in Central Oregon. This… Continue Reading

Say hello to our new commercial

Say hello to our new commercial

A satisfying online experience starts with fast Internet. And fast Internet starts with BendBroadband. That’s the message behind our new TV commercial, now airing throughout Central Oregon. The ad uses a dynamic visual of lights streaking across various landscapes and through city streets to illustrate BendBroadband’s ultra-fast Internet service, available with speeds up to 600Mbps.… Continue Reading

5 winter weekend getaways in Oregon

While the warm, summer months dominate the travel and tourism department, colder temperatures still have a lot to offer. Don’t let winter weather keep you indoors and at home. Here are five perfect winter weekend getaways to consider this year. 1. Looking for some fresh powder? Get your skiing or snowboarding fix at Mt. Bachelor… Continue Reading

FTC alert: Social Security numbers can’t be suspended

FTC alert: Social Security numbers can’t be suspended

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning of a new variation on government imposter scam—this time claiming your Social Security Number has been suspended. A caller claims to be protecting you from a scam, all the while actually trying to lure you into one. The scam A professional-sounding caller informs you that your Social Security… Continue Reading

Mindfulness Meditation can improve every aspect of your life

Mindfulness Meditation can improve every aspect of your life

What is mindfulness meditation anyway? If you haven’t been exposed to the concept or the buzz surrounding it, you might be a little confused as to how this relates to wellness. “Mindfulness is the awareness that arises from paying attention, in a particular way on-purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally,” said Jon Kabat-Zinn, the father… Continue Reading

How to boost your home Wi-Fi signal

Ever wonder why you experience faster Internet speeds on your tablet in the living room, but a short walk into the kitchen means slower speeds?  Many people blame their Internet connection when in reality it’s probably your Wi-Fi. Here are some tips for boosting your home Wi-Fi. The location of your gateway is one factor… Continue Reading