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Community spotlight: Every Child Central Oregon

Community spotlight: Every Child Central Oregon

Did you know that more than 11,000 children in Oregon spent time in foster care last year? In order to meet their needs, and the needs of the families that care for them, it takes a collaborative effort. That’s where Every Child Central Oregon (ECCO) comes in. This unique organization helps to connect foster children and foster parents with resources in the greater community. Brooks Resources is a proud supporter of ECCO, as… more >

Central Oregon Community College Visiting Scholar Lecture Series

Central Oregon Community College Visiting Scholar Lecture Series

We are proud to support Central Oregon Community College’s Nancy R. Chandler Lecture Series, formerly called its Visiting Scholar Program, which brings renowned speakers, lecturers and experts to the region. Over the past few weeks, they have been holding a number of events in support of the Season of Nonviolence, with a wide array of programming in partnership with the college’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Earlier this month, the final event in the series featured Julie Sze, Ph.D. more >

Community Spotlight: Art in Public Places

Community Spotlight: Art in Public Places

If you’ve driven through a roundabout, you’ve likely seen some of the work completed by nonprofit organization Art in Public Places. With a mission of enhancing the cultural environment of Bend, Oregon, the group facilitates the selection and placement of accessible, high-caliber art throughout our community. What better time to shine a spotlight on Art in Public Places (AiPP) than when the organization is in the middle of collecting community input for a new piece of public art? Right… more >

Five things you must do this winter in Bend, Oregon

Five things you must do this winter in Bend, Oregon

Winter took its sweet time getting here, but now it seems it has arrived with fresh snow and cold temperatures creating a prime environment for some of our favorite Central Oregon activities. Visiting Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort for a day of nordic or alpine skiing or snowboarding should, of course, be on everyone’s list. But that’s not all there is to do in our Bend, Oregon winter wonderland.  Visit Elk Lake: An extremely popular summertime destination,… more >

Bend, Oregon Real Estate: Q&A with Compass Commercial’s Jay Lyons

Bend, Oregon Real Estate: Q&A with Compass Commercial’s Jay Lyons

To complement our residential real estate piece from last month, we sat down with a Bend, Oregon commercial real estate expert, Jay Lyons, Principal Broker with Compass Commercial Real Estate Services. He answered a few of our detailed questions about the commercial real estate market and how many COVID-related trends are affecting the space. We appreciate his insightful answers! Read on to learn more about exactly what’s happening… more >

Our newest project, Shevlin Crossing, set to make its debut in NorthWest Crossing

Our newest project, Shevlin Crossing, set to make its debut in NorthWest Crossing

We are pleased to announce that our newest project, a beautiful office development, is poised to make its debut in Bend, Oregon’s NorthWest Crossing! We are thrilled to present Shevlin Crossing where “history and progress meet.”  Our plans consist of two future buildings, versatilely created to meet a wide number of office space needs – currently available for pre-lease. At Brooks Resources, our history is firmly planted in the… more >

Calling all photographers! Submit your best photo for our 2022 wall calendar

Calling all photographers! Submit your best photo for our 2022 wall calendar

The forty-year-long annual tradition of the Brooks Resources wall calendar continues – with a twist. We are issuing our first-ever photo contest to find the perfect image to grace the walls of Central Oregon homes and businesses in the coming year. In the past, we have featured a commissioned regional scene by a professional photographer from the area on the calendar. This year, we are asking for your participation by… more >

Our list of top things to do in fall in Central Oregon

Our list of top things to do in fall in Central Oregon

How much do we love these (mostly) sunny days and crisp, cool nights in Central Oregon? Autumn is a favorite for many, as we transition between two of our top outdoor recreational seasons in the region and into what some call the “shoulder” season. Not to worry, there’s still plenty of fun to be had around here! We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite fall activities for you here:  Hit the trails: Okay, we know,… more >

Celebrate National Dog Day in Bend, Oregon

Celebrate National Dog Day in Bend, Oregon

It’s National Dog Day! Originally created to bring attention to the plight of animals around the globe and encourage adoption, the day has become a time to celebrate dogs and dog ownership. And, if you didn’t already know, we love our pups in Central Oregon. While there are many great ways to celebrate your best fur friend here in the High Desert, we’ve rounded up a couple of our favorite dog activities and… more >

New COVID-related office protocols and policies

New COVID-related office protocols and policies

In order to help reduce the ongoing spread of COVID-19, and comply with new statewide mandates for public indoor settings, Brooks Resources has implemented new office protocols for staff and visitors. Private businesses are considered public places.  Employees:  To keep everyone safe, our employees will be wearing masks in the common areas of the building (outside of their offices) regardless of vaccination status, and also wearing masks when more than one person is in the same… more >

Community Spotlight: BendFilm

Community Spotlight: BendFilm

Brooks Resources has been a long-time supporter of BendFilm, ever since the organization was founded back in 2004. Beyond its annual independent festival, which takes over downtown Bend and beyond for a few days each October, BendFilm is an active and vibrant part of the cultural fabric of Central Oregon. We believe that a culturally rich community is a healthy one, which is one of the reasons that Brooks Resources and the Bend… more >

Community Spotlight: Central Oregon Builders Association

Community Spotlight: Central Oregon Builders Association

Earlier this month, a Central Oregon tradition returned: the annual COBA Tour of Homes. Put on each year by the Central Oregon Builders Association it was, the two-weekend-long Tour had a mix of in-person and virtual tours to showcase some of Central Oregon’s finest homes in a variety of price categories. Our new community of Discovery West had a home on the… more >

Join us in welcoming Erica Hollern Kelly to our Board

Join us in welcoming Erica Hollern Kelly to our Board

We are pleased to announce that Erica Hollern Kelly has joined our board of directors at Brooks Resources Corporation. See the complete news release below.  Brooks Resources Adds Erica Hollern Kelly to its Board of Directors New board member for the Bend, Oregon real estate development company is first woman to be elected to the board of directors  23 June 2021 – Bend, Oregon – Brooks Resources Corporation today announced that Erica Hollern… more >

Top 10 Things to Do In Bend, Oregon in the Summer

Top 10 Things to Do In Bend, Oregon in the Summer

While it took its sweet time in coming to visit us, it appears that summer has arrived in Bend, Oregon. With our hot, sunny Central Oregon summers, a whole host of new possibilities open up for outdoor activities. Snow has melted in the Cascades, and that means new areas are now open for recreational use. While there is fun to be had year-round in Central Oregon, there’s something special about the long days of summer. What are some… more >

Bend Central District – Q&A with Brooks Resources’ Dale Van Valkenburg

Bend Central District – Q&A with Brooks Resources’ Dale Van Valkenburg

Bend, Oregon is growing – and fast. This means that we need careful planning, forward-looking infrastructure and optimization of land use to accommodate our changing landscape and population. One area that has been “central” to these discussions about the city’s future is the Bend Central District (BCD). The BCD runs roughly from NE Penn and 2nd street south to the 3rd street underpass, on the west side of Highway 97. It is truly in the heart of… more >

Community spotlight: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Community spotlight: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Mental health concerns have increased substantially over the course of the last several months, as the pandemic drastically changed lives around the world. Increases in depression and anxiety are hovering in the double digits and the full impacts of the crisis are probably yet to been seen. In light of these events, it is even more critical to support services that help people and their loved ones through mental illness. In Central Oregon, we have a great resource in… more >

Community Organization Profile: Environmental Center

Community Organization Profile: Environmental Center

It’s Earth Month, so what better time to spotlight a champion for sustainability in Central Oregon – The Environmental Center. An integral part of our community for the past three decades, The Environmental Center has worked hard to bring education about key environmental issues, as well as provide opportunities for people to engage and take action. Along with many other ongoing programs, the organization is providing… more >

Bend Foundation Donates $400,000 to Local Organizations

Bend Foundation Donates $400,000 to Local Organizations

We are pleased to announce that the Bend Foundation has donated $400,000 to various causes in the Central Oregon region. Please see below for the full press release about the grants. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bend Foundation Donates $400,000 to Local Organizations Central Oregon philanthropic organization donates $200,000 to Bend-Redmond Habitat for Humanity and $200,000 to other organizations aiding in COVID-19 recovery and resilienc Bend, Oregon – 08 March 2021 –… more >

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 periods… 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 >