Employee Spotlight: Sheila Perry

Employee Spotlight: Sheila Perry

Our July Employee Spotlight is an interview with Sheila Perry, who has been an Accounting Associate with Brooks Resources since April of 2006. She also serves as the unofficial IT resource for the company, acting as the “go to” person for technology related questions and problems. Sheila also says she has a long “other duties as assigned” list that she happily handles for the team. Q: What’s a typical ‘day in the life’ in your role? A: When… more >

Supporting those who support our community: Latino Community Association

Supporting those who support our community: Latino Community Association

Many nonprofit organizations in our Central Oregon community were forced to forego major scheduled fundraising events as the global pandemic unfolded. With restrictions still place statewide, even events that were originally rescheduled have had to be put off even further, or cancelled completely. This is the case with an event we were proud to sponsor: the Latino Community Association’s annual Gala de Oro.  Originally planned for April of this year, and… more >

Employee Spotlight: Valerie Yost

Employee Spotlight: Valerie Yost

At Brooks Resources, we pride ourselves on the commitment, dedication and longevity of our staff members, so we will be highlighting individuals from our team regularly here on our blog. This month, we sat down with Director of Marketing, Valerie Yost, who has been with the company for 15 years.  Q: What’s a typical ‘day in the life’ in your role? There’s no real ‘typical’ day for me. My role is fairly broad… more >

Office Reopens with New Protocols

Office Reopens with New Protocols

Dear friends & associates, As of June 15, 2020, the Brooks Resources office is open with a limited staff. Like many of the changes we’ve experienced in the last few months, we’ve made some changes to our office and office protocol that we would like to share with you. Our number one goal is to keep our staff and guests safe while helping to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. If you are visiting our office, please note… more >

Happy retirement to our vice president of real estate development, David Ford

Happy retirement to our vice president of real estate development, David Ford

Last week, we held an impromptu outdoor retirement gathering to wish David Ford well in his retirement. Even with physical distancing in place, and most us of working from home, we wanted to celebrate David’s career and send him off in style. Many of you know David from his many years of work as general manager of the award-winning NorthWest Crossing neighborhood on Bend, Oregon’s westside.  David was instrumental in shaping NorthWest Crossing (NWX). more >

Supporting those who support our community: Haelen House

Supporting those who support our community: Haelen House

At the start of this month, local nonprofit organization Haelen House was forced to cancel its annual primary educational and awareness building event, the Healing Trauma Conference. Haelen House is dedicated to healing the root cause and effects of trauma, creating health, resilience and wholeness. With May being National Trauma Awareness Month, their planned conference was the perfect way to help people recognize the repercussions of trauma of… more >

Supporting those who Support Our Community: Deschutes River Conservancy

Supporting those who Support Our Community: Deschutes River Conservancy

Before major gatherings were put on hold due to the global pandemic, many nonprofits in our community had major fundraising events planned. One of those impacted organizations was the Deschutes River Conservancy, which had its annual Riverfeast scheduled for late last month. Brooks Resources had signed on as the title sponsor of this important event, which supports the group’s mission of preserving and ensuring the health of the lifeline of Central Oregon:… more >

Employee Spotlight: Barb Hess

Employee Spotlight: Barb Hess

We are happy to report that our Employee Spotlight blog posts are back! We'll be interviewing members of our team each month to give you a little peek behind the scenes at the Brooks Resources offices. This month's featured employee is Barb Hess, our Director of Human Resources and Charitable Contributions Administrator. She's been with the company an impressive 38 years! See below for our Q&A with her. more >

The Bend Foundation Grants $100,000 to Area Nonprofits

The Bend Foundation Grants $100,000 to Area Nonprofits

News Release  The Bend Foundation Donates $100,000 to Local Organizations Impacted by COVID-19 Central Oregon philanthropic organization, established by Brooks-Scanlon, Inc. and shareholders of Brooks-Scanlon and Brooks Resources, approves donations to allow nonprofit organizations to continue serving the community during crisis Bend, Oregon – 20 April 2020 – The Bend Foundation is donating immediate grants totaling $100,000 to key safety net and social service nonprofit organizations in Central Oregon. Last week, the Bend Foundation… more >

Supporting those who Support Our Community: The KIDS Center Virtual Campaign

Supporting those who Support Our Community: The KIDS Center Virtual Campaign

The current COVID-19 crisis has affected all aspects of our community, including the rescheduling of major events and activities. For nonprofit organizations in our region, cancelling or revamping their major fundraising events has a dramatic impact on their ability to serve Central Oregon. This month, The Kids Center was planning to host its Healing Hearts Luncheon, of which Brooks Resources was a presenting level sponsor. The Kids Center decided to move the event to a… more >

Community resources in Central Oregon during the COVID-19 crisis

Community resources in Central Oregon during the COVID-19 crisis

As always, we are amazed by the solidarity of our Central Oregon community when facing any kind of adversity. The COVID-19 situation is top of mind for most of us, as we adjust to a new, temporary way of life and way of doing business. With all this change comes hardship for area families who have lost their jobs, are at high risk for illness or are even putting themselves in harm’s way to continue working (thanks medical… more >

Office Closure due to COVID-19

Office Closure due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting our communities across the US and the globe.  The health and safety of our employees, customers, partners and families is our top priority as we navigate through these uncertain times.  Brooks Resources is following the guidelines provided by our government officials and public health agencies.  In our effort to protect public health and help mitigate the risk of virus spread, our office will be closed to the public until further notice.  Should… more >

Community Spotlight – Bend Food Project 

Community Spotlight – Bend Food Project 

Did you know that 1 in 5 children and 1 in 8 adults are food insecure in Deschutes County? The Bend Food Project is working to reduce these statistics, and fight hunger in our community. As we enter an uncertain time globally and locally, needs in our community are also likely to rise. The work that Bend Food Project is doing can help. This is something the whole team at Brooks Resources can… more >

2020 Wall Calendar Now Available

2020 Wall Calendar Now Available

Brooks Resources Corporation’s annual calendar has graced the walls of Central Oregon businesses and homes for 4 decades. Featuring beautiful scenes from our region, this year is no exception. For 2020, the real estate development company has chosen to feature Discovery West, the site of a new west Bend neighborhood the company is developing in partnership with the team that developed NorthWest Crossing. The image, taken by local photographer, Mike Houska of Dog Leg Studios,… more >

Memorial Fund Established to Honor Late Summit High Robotics Coach

Memorial Fund Established to Honor Late Summit High Robotics Coach

Charlotte Van Valkenburg shows off the “Chaos Theory” robot earlier this year. Brooks Resources, along with the Education Foundation for Bend-La Pine Schools and the Van Valkenburg family announced today that a memorial fund has been established to honor Charlotte Van Valkenburg, who passed away in a September car accident. The Charlotte Van Valkenburg Memorial Robotics Fund will provide financial assistance to high school robotics teams/clubs/programs throughout Central Oregon. As the head coach of the Summit High School Robotics… more >

District 2 East Seeing Strong Start

District 2 East Seeing Strong Start

Construction and leasing activity has been strong and exceeded expectations at District 2 East (D2E) in NorthWest Crossing.  Construction has just wrapped up on the first building and we are excited to welcome our first tenant, Five Talent on the campus in December.  Construction on three of the remaining buildings is moving along smoothly and on time, with Plateau Forest Products anticipated to occupy their space in July,… more >

Community Spotlight – Family Access Network

Community Spotlight – Family Access Network

Family Access Network (FAN) is unique to central Oregon, located in all public schools in Deschutes County and in Prineville. Working through a dedicated FAN advocate, a child or parent is connected to essential services such as food, shelter, heating, health care, clothing and more. When a child is well-rested and well-fed, they are more likely to attend and stay in school, paving the way for future success. Learn more about a few of the kids and families FAN… more >

Employee Spotlight: Christi Haynes

Employee Spotlight: Christi Haynes

Employee Spotlight Christi Haynes, Owner Relations Manager As part of our 50th Anniversary we’ve asked each team member to share some information about themselves so we can learn a little bit more about each person at Brooks Resources. Let’s get to know a little more about Christi …   Q. What project are you working on right now? A. I’m working on Rules and Regulations as well as Architectural Standards and Guidelines for Discovery West.  … more >

Discovery West Update

Discovery West Update

The first meeting of the newly formed Discovery West Builders Guild, October 2019. Last month the new 19-member Discovery West Builders Guild and their broker partners gathered to meet each other, learn more about the development plans and timeline, and review Guild procedures and policies. The members of the Guild represent quality builder partners selected by the development team to build the vision of a vibrant and livable community. A Builders Guild lottery will take place next month for… more >

Community Spotlight – Bend Film

Community Spotlight – Bend Film

BendFilm hosts an annual independent film festival which runs October 10-13, 2019 offering four days of inspiring independent cinema, panels and parties. BendFilm also offers year-round film exhibitions and programs and is the new owner of the Tin Pan Theater. The Festival venues for 2019 are The Oxford, McMenamins – Old St. Francis, Regal Cinemas, The Volcanic Theater, Cascades Theatrical Company, and the historic Tower Theatre. BendFilm heads into this year’s festival celebrating their 16th Anniversary and capturing accolades… more >