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Aug 03,2006
Augustine Flores has lived a life of great diversity.  At the mere age of 32 he has gone from serving as a juvenile correctional counselor to owning multiple successful businesses in Bend.   Flores at his store, LA Hookup    Flores is part owner of The Grove Restaurant & Nightclub, 1033 NW Bond St.    LA Hookup, 1740 NW Pence Lane, # 4   The East Los Angeles native is the owner of LA Hookup, part owner in The Grove Restaurant & ... [full story]
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Aug 03,2006
“Summer Swarm” Sale Expands Umpqua Experience With Lifestyle Products Including Mobile Phones and Vacation PackagesUmpqua Bank, a pioneer of the retail banking model, recently announced a new take on its annual summer sale, "Summer Swarm," which began July 31 and ends August 31. With inviting comfortable stores, in-store events like yoga classes and movie nights, offerings of outstanding music from local artists and world-class customer service from Ritz Carlton trained associates, Umpqua has made banking ... [full story]
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Aug 04,2006
Joe Smith has been named interim Executive Vice President for Cascade Healthcare Community, the parent organization of St. Charles Medical Center – Bend and St. Charles Medical Center — Redmond.  CHC president and CEO Jim Diegel made the announcement Thursday, August 3.  Smith will fill the role until a permanent EVP is recruited.  That recruitment is currently underway and the goal is to have a permanent EVP in place by the end of the year. ... [full story]
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Jul 28,2006
Dion Agee, 38, has worked in retail for a dozen years.  However, if anyone had told him he would own a fashion-forward shoe store when he first moved to Bend nearly two years ago, he wouldn’t have believed you.   Dion Agee in his store, King of Sole Agee moved to Bend from Mammoth Lakes, California in November 2005 in search of his dream home.  “I bought a home first and then couldn’t find a job.” He ... [full story]
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Jul 28,2006
Walking down the long grocery store aisles many may not stop to think where the produce they are buying is grown, where their honey is harvested or from what town their tea originates. That may be changing if Wild Oats gets their way.  They are pushing for their local shoppers to support local product providers, thus enriching their own communities through an awareness campaign called “Choose Local”.  “Wild Oats launched its shop local program to ... [full story]
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Jul 20,2006
78 Years Old, Still Climbing Climbing a mountain in the Cascades, most would not expect to be side-by-side with an 80-year-old man.  However, if Robert Speik gets his birthday wish, someone will do just that. Currently 78, the Bend mountaineer is already making plans on how he will climb North Sisters and Mount Jefferson.  “I don’t know that anyone has climbed them at that age,” Speik said.  “I bet you, I might be the oldest.”       All ... [full story]
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Jul 20,2006
How about a side of music with that new checking account?  That is what Umpqua Bank is serving up to customers.  The largest independent community bank in the Pacific Northwest and Northern California released a new compilation album from its popular Discover Local Music project on July 11. The album, titled Discover Local Music: Vol. 1: Sacramento to Seattle, offers a diverse mix of some of the West Coast’s best music.  It features songs by ... [full story]
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Jul 18,2006
New director of engineering, executive sous chef, marketing assistant join property Sunriver Resort, an AAA Four-Diamond award winning property, has announced three new hirings:    Craig Peterson * Director of Engineering.  Craig Peterson, who previously spent nine years with Xanterra Parks & Resorts, the largest holder of concessions contracts for the National Park Service in the country, is the new director of engineering.  He worked in Death Valley National Park as chief engineer for Furnace Creek Inn & Ranch ... [full story]
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Jul 18,2006
Agency successfully submitted the required action items from the Quality Assurance Application Summary Report Redmond, Oregon - Lisa Vasquez, Program Coordinator for Child Care Resources, announced today that it had successfully completed Child Care Aware® Quality Assurance- a national voluntary certification program. The Child Care Aware Quality Assurance system is designed to ensure that families across the country have access to consistent, high quality services that support them in making informed child care choices. Flor Philips, ... [full story]
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Jul 18,2006
Summit Mortgage Corporation is holding a ribbon cutting and open house on July 20th at their new Bend Oregon office located in the Cascade Building on the corner of Bond and Wilson in the Old Mill District. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be provided. Summit Mortgage is licensed in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and California and provides real estate financing for residential and commercial properties including FHA and VA loans, home equity loans, and construction loans. The ... [full story]
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Jul 13,2006
A State Representative in Search of Solutions When people ask Chuck Burley, State Representative (R-Bend) about living a politician’s life he tells them that he doesn’t consider himself to be a politician, but rather a public servant and problem solver. Looking at Burley’s history you will find helping people has always been a way of life for the Bend Resident.  “I never thought of it, I just always did it,” he said.  “Someone’s got to do ... [full story]
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Jul 11,2006
MDU Resources Group recently announced it will acquire Cascade Natural Gas in a deal worth about $475 million.  Cascade’s customer base in Washington and Oregon will approximately double the number of MDU Resources’ natural gas utility customers. Cascade will join Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. and Great Plains Natural Gas Co. as MDU Resources utility business units. Montana-Dakota and Great Plains serve about 250,000 natural gas customers and 120,000 electric customers in five Upper Midwest states.Cascade serves ... [full story]
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Jul 11,2006
Limited Edition 'Discover Local Music: Vol. 1 Sacramento to Seattle' Hits Stores July 11, Captures Sounds of a West Coast Road Trip Umpqua Bank, the largest independent community bank in the Pacific Northwest and Northern California, released the first compilation album from its popular Discover Local Music Project on July 11. The album, titled Discover Local Music: Vol. 1: Sacramento to Seattle, is a diverse mix of some of the West Coast's best music, featuring ... [full story]
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