Supper Club: March For Our Lives Central Oregon

In this week’s Supper Club, Donna Britt sat down with three local high school students who were instrumental in organizing the recent March For Our Lives Central Oregon event, which happened on March 24th in Bend in support of the Parkland, Florida students.

These three young women, Lauren Hough, Emma Smith and Vinna Ottaviano, are smart, passionate and adamant about change. And by that, they mean digging down deep, looking at our society and culture and figuring out how we can all come together to make our world a safer place, prevent needless deaths, while still respecting our freedoms as Americans.

A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsor, 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.

Supper Club: Reflecting on the Recent Legislative Session

Several bills were passed during the fast and furious, short legislative session that was just completed in Salem, Oregon.

For this week’s Supper Club, Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel sat down with State Senator Tim Knopp and Representative Gene Whisnant to talk about the bills they were able to push through and some that will continue to be debated in 2019.

Thanks to Senator Knopp and Representative Whisnant for joining us.

A special thanks to our Supper Club sponsor, 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.

Supper Club: Bend Women’s March

In this week’s Supper Club, Donna sat down with three Central Oregon women, who are certainly leaders in our community, to talk about the power of gathering for a cause. Bend Women’s March month is upon us and the conversation explores ways we can all come together to bring forth change.

Thanks to Julie Harrelson, Amanda Stuermer, and Erika Spaet for joining us. There are several local events coming up in March, including this coming weekend’s annual Muse Conference.

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.

Supper Club: Compensation Changes to Bend City Charter

A compensation committee met this week to discuss possible changes to Bend City Charter and the amount of pay that the mayor and city councilors would receive in the future.

For this week’s Supper Club, Donna sat down with Bend Mayor, Casey Roats, Mayor Pro Tem, Sally Russell and Bend City Councilor, Nathan Boddie, to talk about the options that the committee is considering.

Thanks to Casey, Sally and Nathan 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.

Supper Club: Bend City Charter Changes

Bend voters will get to decide on two major changes to the city’s charter this May. For this week’s Supper Club, Donna sat down with Bend Mayor, Casey Roats, Mayor Pro Tem, Sally Russell and Bend City Councilor, Nathan Boddie, to talk about some of the potential changes in store for city government.

Thanks to Casey, Sally and Nathan 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.

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.

Supper Club: From Farm to Table

There is a growing movement to make it easier to get locally-grown food from Central Oregon farms to your table. For this week’s Supper Club, Central Oregon Daily’s Curtis Vogel sat down with a local farmer, an executive chef, and a woman whose organization works to make locally-grown food more accessible.

Thanks to Elizabeth Weigand, owner at Agricultural Connections, Megan, co-owner at Boundless Farmstead, and Brian Kerr, executive chef at Deschutes Brewery and Public House 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.

Supper Club: Looking Ahead at 2018 – Part 2

This week’s Supper Club conversation is part two of looking at things to come in 2018. Donna sat down with three prominent Central Oregon citizens and discussed OSU-Cascades funding, PERS reform and affordable housing options.

Thanks to Mike Ficher, play-by-play announcer at COTV Sports, Dino Vendetti of Seven Peaks Ventures and Erin Foote Morgan, former Bend 2030 Executive Director, 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.

Supper Club: Looking Ahead at 2018 – Part 1

We’re kicking off the new year with a look ahead to 2018 so for this week’s Supper Club, Donna sat down with three guests to give us some insight and a couple of predictions into what might happen in the new year with the economy, the growth of Bend and high school sports.

Thanks to Mike Ficher, play-by-play announcer at COTV Sports, Dino Vendetti of Seven Peaks Ventures and Erin Foote Morgan, former Bend 2030 Executive Director, 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.

Supper Club: Political Year in Review 2017

In this week’s Supper Club conversation, Donna had the chance to reflect on 2017 with a local businessman, the editor of the Source Weekly and a former state senator.

They talked about politics–particularly Knute Buehler‘s run for governor and the first year of Trump’s presidency.

Thanks to Preston, Chris and Nicole for joining us and 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.