SAGE Stories of Resilience

SAGE: Stories of Resilience

Watch Episodes 1–3

For 30 years the Bend business community has come together to celebrate and honor the achievements and collaborative spirit of our region’s exceptional businesses and nonprofit organizations through our annual SAGE Business Awards event. We’ve recognized winners in a variety of categories, including large and small business of the year, nonprofit of the year and a “people’s choice” award winner.

For 2020 we’re taking a different approach. With the onset of a global pandemic, our region has been under tremendous strain, and businesses of every size have struggled to overcome the impacts of COVID-19.

We see this as a time to hear, recognize and celebrate the many stories of resilience and innovation occurring in our community every day.

SAGE: Stories of Resilience, powered by US Bank, will shine a light on accounts of survival, told by our business community, as they weather a global pandemic. This is a chance for Central Oregon business owners and organizations to share their challenges and perseverance through photos and video.

We will release SAGE: Stories of Resilience as a three-part, live-streamed video series starting on December 17. Thank you to all 33 businesses that submitted stories!

Episode 1

Watch Episode 1 on YouTube!
Featured Companies:

  • Collective Pallet
  • Mosaic Medical
  • Broken Top Candle Co
  • Guardian Group
  • Heartwarmers
  • Holiday Inn Express South Bend
  • Pine Mountain Sports
  • Red Cross
  • St. Charles
  • Tower Theatre
  • Webfoot

Episode 2

Watch Episode 2 on YouTube!
Featured Companies:

  • Aperion Management Group
  • Baptista Tile Company
  • Heart of Oregon Corps
  • Leading Edge Aviation
  • Northwestern Home Loans
  • Redmond Proficiency Academy
  • Shift
  • The Haven
  • Wren and Wild
  • Crux Fermentation
  • Humm Kombucha
  • OSU-Cascades

Episode 3

Watch Episode 2 on YouTube!
Featured Companies:

  • Bunk and Brew
  • Cascade Relays
  • Furnish Hope
  • Production Prints
  • MountainStar
  • Shepherd’s House Ministries
  • The Bulletin
  • The Yoga Lab
  • Touchmark at Mount Bachelor Village
  • Volunteers in Medicine
  • Central Oregon Veterans Ranch

Episodes 1 & 2 are now available:

Thank you to our Video Sponsors:

Redmond Proficiency Academy
Northwestern Home Loans

Our 2019 SAGE Business Awards recipients:

Large Business of the Year: Pine Mountain Sports
Small Business of the Year: Northwestern Home Loan
Nonprofit of the Year: Healthy Beginnings
People’s Choice Award: Redmond Proficiency Academy


Dec 17 2020 - Jan 14 2021




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