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Brooks Resources’ Kirk Schueler on Bend, Oregon in 2021

Brooks Resources’ Kirk Schueler on Bend, Oregon in 2021

We sat down with Brooks Resources president & CEO Kirk Schueler to talk about what’s going on in Bend, Oregon from a growth, infrastructure, business and housing perspective. With nearly 30 years in the region, his view is that these critical issues, while disrupted a bit by COVID-19, will eventually balance out as they always have done.  How is the growth we are experiencing now different than before? There have historically been… more >

Serving Central Oregon: Bethlehem Inn

Serving Central Oregon: Bethlehem Inn

Nonprofit organizations in our community are working overtime during this time of crisis, and we are proud to support many different causes in Central Oregon including The Bethlehem Inn. Homelessness is on the rise locally and nationwide, and many of these people are particularly vulnerable when it comes to health concerns surrounding the pandemic. The Bethlehem Inn, which provides shelter and meals for this population, is taking care when it comes to COVID-19 safety. The Bethlehem… more >

Employee Spotlight: Romy Mortensen

Employee Spotlight: Romy Mortensen

We are kicking off the New Year with an employee interview featuring Romy Mortensen, Brooks Resources Corporation Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Romy has held many roles with the company over the past 30 (!) years, starting as an administrative assistant to the General Manager at our former resort property, Mount Bachelor Village Resort.  She took a short hiatus, around 1993 to work with an advertising agency (and Brooks Resources was its client at the time). … more >

2021 Brooks Resources Annual Wall Calendar Now Available

2021 Brooks Resources Annual Wall Calendar Now Available

Our annual wall calendar is now available for touchless pickup at our main office in downtown Bend at 409 N.W. Franklin! Come on down to the entrance vestibule Monday through Friday 1 – 3 p.m. to get your free copy. (Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to distribute copies in person as is the tradition). This year’s calendar features a view of South Sister over the spectacular Sparks Lake, captured by local photographer Christian Heeb. Each year,… 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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >