Supporting Those Who Support Our Community: I Like Pie Run/Walk

Supporting Those Who Support Our Community: I Like Pie Run/Walk

It’s a Central Oregon tradition: work off all that Thanksgiving yumminess with a brisk morning run to raise money for three deserving charities: the Boys and Girls Club of Bend, Girls on the Run of Central Oregon and NeighborImpact. Yes, we’re talking about the “I Like Pie” Run/Walk, typically held around Bend, Oregon’s Old Mill District area. This year, like most things, the format of the event is a bit different, and producer Cascade Lakes Relays and the FootZone… more >

Due to restrictions, office closes to public

Due to restrictions, office closes to public

Today Governor Brown issued new restrictions effective Wednesday, November 18th, that affect many aspects of our daily lives.  These restrictions are in effect until at least December 2nd. As such, please note that our office will be closed to the public until further notice. Additionally, we have encouraged our staff to work from home whenever possible. We will be utilizing virtual meeting platforms as much as possible. If you have business to conduct at our office, please make arrangements with one… more >

Employee Spotlight: Jade Mayer

Employee Spotlight: Jade Mayer

Our staff, many of whom have been with us for decades, are really what makes up the heartbeat of Brooks Resources. It’s fun to share more about them each month with our Employee Spotlight column. Our most recent interviewee is our vice president and CFO, Jade Mayer. Below he answers some of our most pressing questions!  Q: How long have you been with Brooks Resources? A: I started with Brooks Resources Corporation… more >

Supporting Those Who Support Our Community: Deschutes Children’s Foundation

Supporting Those Who Support Our Community: Deschutes Children’s Foundation

There are so many different organizations working hard to support our community during these difficult times, and nearly all have been forced to cancel their planned fund-raising events. Deschutes Children’s Foundation is one of them, and they’ve come up with a creative alternative to their planned “Ripples” event. Instead, you can join them virtually for a new event, dubbed “Riddles.”  Riddles: Creative Community Problem Solving will be held on Wednesday, October 14th. This… more >

Employee Spotlight: Linda Schmitz

Employee Spotlight: Linda Schmitz

For our September employee spotlight blog, we sat down with Linda Schmitz and asked her a few questions about her role with Brooks Resources and some of her favorite things. She joined Brooks Resources Realty 15 years ago, and serves as our Principal Broker.    What’s a typical ‘day in the life’ in your role? A typical day often means I am showing property, meeting with property owners, writing or presenting offers, but the pace is… more >

Central Oregon Symphony’s Annual Beat Beethoven’s 5th 5K Goes Virtual

Central Oregon Symphony’s Annual Beat Beethoven’s 5th 5K Goes Virtual

It’s not just meetings, cocktail hours and family get-togethers that have gone virtual, many nonprofits in our community are turning online to continue fundraising. But how do you do a 5K race virtually? Central Oregon Symphony has it figured out with their 6th Annual Beat Beethoven’s 5th 5K race. Rather than canceling this fun event, which raises important… more >

Central Oregon’s Awbrey Hall Fire: Safety and prevention 30 years later

Central Oregon’s Awbrey Hall Fire: Safety and prevention 30 years later

For many long-term Central Oregon residents, it is hard to imagine that 30 years have passed since the Awbrey Hall fire – an event that came a bit too close for comfort, causing home evacuations, destroying property and increasing fire safety scrutiny in our growing city. In light of this three-decade anniversary, Central Oregon Daily recently revisited the importance of fire prevention and planning for fire safety and protection. more >

Employee: Spotlight: Carol Haworth

Employee: Spotlight: Carol Haworth

Each month, we ask one of our team members 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 Carol, our Owner Relations Manager! Q. What project are you working on right now? A. There are a few, but mainly Tree Farm and IronHorse in Prineville. Other developments I work on when they come up are: Century Washington Center,… more >

Central Oregon Builders Association Tour of Homes does it again

Central Oregon Builders Association Tour of Homes does it again

The annual Central Oregon Builders Association (COBA) Tour of Homes is the premier showcase of all the beautiful homes being created in our region. Despite many in-person events being canceled around the area – and the globe – COBA carried forward with its two-weekend long event on July 10-12 and this past weekend, July 17-19. There were a total of 39 homes on the tour for 2020.    While things may… more >

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 >