Origin Story: Bushel and a Peck Organic Skincare

In this week’s Origin Story, Allison Roecker introduces us to Aimee Berg of Bushel and a Peck Organic Skincare.

Central Oregon’s high desert climate can get pretty dry. Aimee Berg saw this problem and created an all natural and organic solution that will have you tossing your lip balm collection in the garbage.

You can find Bushel and a Peck products at many different locations in Central Oregon including Newport Avenue Market, Wren and Wild and Sole Footbar. You can also find products on Aimee’s website at bushelandapeck.co.

Every Sunday on Central Oregon Daily’s new feature, Origin Story, Allison Roecker introduces us to a passionate person who is making their dreams come true. 

Origin Story: Orion Forge

Hunter Dahlberg of Orion Forge developed a passion for metal and all of the potential it holds, so he moved to Bend and began smithing. This week, Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker learned that there is more to blacksmithing than just shoeing horses and making swords.

Every Sunday on Central Oregon Daily’s new weekly feature, Origin Story, Allison Roecker introduces us to passionate people who are making their dreams come true.

Origin Story: A Passion for Baking

Can you imagine finding your calling at age seven? Shelbi Blok did just that, and mapped out her bakery dreams with just a crayon and her imagination. In this week’s Origin Story, Allison Roecker introduces us to the owner of Bend’s newest Late-Night Dessert Bar, Too Sweet Cakes.

Every Sunday on Central Oregon Daily’s new feature, Origin Story, Allison Roecker introduces us to a passionate person who is making their dreams come true. 

Small Businesses React to Law that Eliminates Tax Break

How One Business Owner is Responding to the News

Small business owners across the state are weighing in on a new Oregon law that will eliminate a state tax break that they would have received in conjunction with the new federal tax reform. Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan looks at how one local business owner is handling the news.

Governor Brown is calling for a special session this summer to try to extend the preferred tax rate that the state already offers more small business owners like Jennifer and it could happen as early as June.

Origin Story: From Tragedy to Triumph

Jason Lepore inherited a good work ethic, impeccable craftsmanship and an extensive toolkit from his father. And with those three things, he was able to turn the hardest week of his life into a thriving business, SamSon’s RV Restoration.

Origin Story: A Passion for Pillows

Creativity courses through the veins of Katie Lipson. She’s always loved creating and is now channeling her gift into home décor, by using textiles with stories. Some are historical, some are cultural, but Katie gives them all new life. In this week’s Origin Story, Allison Roecker hangs out with the ladies of Bryar Wolf

Every Sunday on Central Oregon Daily’s newest feature, Origin Story, Allison Roecker introduces us to a passionate person who is making their dreams come true. 

Supper Club: Business Challenges Facing Women

Recent research has shown that women led startup companies are less likely to fail than companies started by men–and also bring in higher revenues. However, women who start businesses receive only a small portion of available venture capital funds.

For this week’s Supper Club, Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan sat down with three women who started companies in Bend to talk about the challenges that female founders and CEO’s often face.

Thanks to Talena Barker, CEO and founder of Mission Limelight, Julie Burket co-owner and administrator of Right at Home, and Jamie Danek, CEO and co-founder of Humm Kombucha for joining us. A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsors, Selco Community Credit Union, for giving us the time and resources to talk about the issues that impact our region every Tuesday night on Central Oregon Daily.