Oksenholt Hospitality and Brooks Resources Announce Mount Bachelor Village Resort Acquisition

Lincoln City, OR/Bend, OR - Oksenholt Hospitality Company (part of the Oregon-based Oksenholt Family of Companies) together with its affiliates has acquired Mount Bachelor Village Resort from Brooks Resources Corporation, both companies announced today. The purchase included 100% of the outstanding shares of Mount Bachelor Village Corporation and its subsidiaries. All of the operating businesses and real estate were included in the deal. Purchase price and additional terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We are excited to announce the sale of Mount Bachelor Village Corporation to Oksenholt Hospitality Company,” said Brooks President Kirk Schueler. “Mount Bachelor Village Resort has been a big part of Brooks Resources Corporation for decades,” Kirk continued, “and it was very important for us to find the right buyer—someone who offered our owners not only strong financial stability and a proven track record, but a company that truly cares about our owners and our employees, and one who has a long-term vision for the continued success and future potential of this extraordinary property. We knew we had found the right fit when we met with the Oksenholt team. Their values are consistent with those of Brooks Resources. As Brooks Resources increasingly focuses on its core development business, it was clear that the Oksenholt Family of Companies was best positioned to take Mount Bachelor Village Resort to the next level.”

“We are very happy our offer was selected and honored to be chosen as the acquirer ofMount Bachelor Village Resort,” said Oksenholt Companies CEO Jon Oksenholt.  “The acquisition marketplace is extremely competitive and Mount Bachelor Village Resort is a special property. We look forward to engaging the owners and employees of Mount Bachelor Village Resort, and to welcoming them to the Oksenholt Family of Companies.”

Mount Bachelor Village Resort will continue to operate as usual, with the addition of a cross-marketing agreement with Meredith Lodging, an award-winning provider of vacation rentals in Oregon with homes along the coast and in Bend and Sunriver. Current Mt. Bachelor Village Resort staff and management will remain in place.

Mount Bachelor Village’s lodging collection can be seen at www.mtbachelorvillage.com. Meredith Lodging’s vacation rental collection can be seen at https://www.meredithlodging.com/.

Woods Joins Lane Powell as Chief Operating Officer

Lane Powell is pleased to welcome Joe Woods as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer. He will serve as an integral part of the management team, developing and implementing the firm’s strategic plan and growth strategy while driving business operations. Woods plays a critical role in furthering Lane Powell’s longstanding commitment to excellence and positioning the firm for continued success in the industry.

woodsjCharles W. Riley Jr., President of Lane Powell, commented: “Joe is a dynamic, personable leader with an extensive history of innovation and collaboration, which fits very well with our culture.”

Prior to joining Lane Powell, Woods held leadership positions with several Am Law 50 firms, most recently as Senior Practice Group Business Manager at Perkins Coie LLP. Using a data-centric and entrepreneurial approach, he has a passion for streamlining processes and promoting value-alignment across functions.

Woods was recently selected to the 2018 1,000 Leaders and Influencers in Legal Business list by the Association of International Law Firm Networks (AILFN) and championed the creation of a patent workload management tool named 2017 winner of the Financial Times North America Innovative Lawyers Award for innovation in the business of law: technology.

Woods received his M.B.A. in Strategic Management from Temple University and his B.B.A. in Finance from the George Washington University.

Lane Powellis a Pacific Northwest law firm with a national — and international — reach. Our approximately 200 attorneys are trusted advisors, counsel and advocates for individuals, small and large businesses, including Fortune 50 companies. Since 1875, clients have relied on Lane Powell’s exceptional legal acumen and forward-thinking approach to resolve their most complex business, litigation and regulatory challenges.lanepowell.com

Sussman Shank LLP Named One Of The 2018 "100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon"

Sussman Shank LLP is proud to announce that our firm has been named one of the 2018 "100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon" by Oregon Business Magazine. This marks our seventh year on the list. Our employees place a high value on sustainable practices, implementing a variety of green policies at our firm which have led to our consistent ranking.  
 
The annual green survey was part of the 100 Best Companies and 100 Best Nonprofits surveys conducted last fall and spring. More than 13,500 employees took part in these two surveys.
 
Sussman Shank has a Sustainability Oversight Committee that regularly meets and drives the firm's green initiatives and efforts. "Sussman Shank works hard to practice sustainability at work, and it is always rewarding for our efforts to be recognized. Being one of the 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon is very important to our firm, and we are proud to be featured on the list once again," says Thomas Jerin, Chair of the firm's Sustainability Oversight Committee.
 

About Sussman Shank LLP - Founded in 1960 in Portland, Oregon, Sussman Shank is a full-service business, litigation, and commercial bankruptcy law firm with over 30 lawyers.  Our clients include public and private companies, government entities, institutions, non-profit organizations, and individuals.  In 2018, Sussman Shank was named by Oregon Business Magazine, for the 12th year, as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon," and for the 7th year, one of the "100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon." 

Arnerich Massena Announces New Leadership of Wealth Management: Reegan Rae Promoted to Managing Director

PORTLAND, Ore., April 9, 2018 —Arnerich Massena Inc., an independent investment advisory firm, announced today that Reegan Rae, CPWA®,  has been promoted to managing director of Wealth Management. Ms. Rae will be responsible for the strategic development of the firm’s Wealth Management Division, providing oversight of the firm’s services to private clients. Ms. Rae is a principal of the firm and sits on the company’s Board of Directors. She will also continue to serve Arnerich Massena clients in her role as a senior investment advisor.
 
“I’m thrilled to have Reegan assume the leadership of our Wealth Management team,” said Tony Arnerich, CEO and co-CIO. “Her vision, passion, depth of knowledge, and attention to client service are invaluable in guiding our future development. She will deliver the expertise and energy to continue to grow our wealth management practice as a leading provider of investment advisory services.”
 
Reegan Rae, CPWA®, has more than 12 years of industry experience. She joined Arnerich Massena in 2012; prior to that, she served as a registered principal and member firm relationship manager for M Holding Securities and as financial advisor for AXA Advisors. Ms. Rae earned her Certified Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA) ® designation, an advanced credential for wealth advisors who work with high net worth individuals and families. She earned a B.S. from the University of Oregon. She is a current FINRA Series 65 license holder, and a former FINRA Series 7, 66, and 24 license holder. Reegan Rae was in the Portland Business Alliance’s Leadership Portland Class of 2017.
 
Reegan Rae’s promotion to managing director of Wealth Management reflects the company’s dedication to elevating its seasoned, tenured professionals to positions of leadership to ensure that the firm retain its independence, maintain the highest level of client service, and continue to provide innovative, forward-looking investment advice.


 
About Arnerich Massena: Founded in 1991, Arnerich Massena is a Portland-based independent investment advisory firm servicing private clients, endowments, foundations, charitable organizations, trusts and estates, and corporate pension and profit sharing plans. The firm provides traditional portfolio management and investing for clients, and is also widely known for successfully investing in high-impact areas like water resources, sustainable agriculture, fishing, healthcare, and clean energy technology. Arnerich Massena strives to be a business that exemplifies both corporate citizenship and professional service, and has received awards for its innovations in corporate philanthropy.  More information is available at www.arnerichmassena.com.

The Oregon Community Foundation Awards First Grants From Oracle Settlement

The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) has announced $459,308 in grants to seven regional STEM Hubs (science, technology, engineering and math) that support the development or expansion of Career Connected Learning (CCL) focused on girls, low-income youth, youth of color and/or rural youth. The grants were made from the $10 million donation Oracle is making to OCF in 2017 and 2018 as part of its Cover Oregon settlement with the State of Oregon. In addition to expanded CCL programming, each of the seven grantees raised required matching funds from local industry, foundations or government grants.

CCL gives students the opportunity to explore different pathways, develop work-related knowledge and skills and connect their classroom learning to the world of work within the STEM and CTE (Career and Technical Education) fields.

“OCF is proud to be a steward of this investment in STEM Hubs in Oregon,” said OCF President and CEO Max Williams. “This first round of grants creates a pathway for girls, low-income youth, youth of color and rural youth to aspire to and enter CTE-STEM fields and supports OCF’s efforts to close the opportunity gap that many Oregon children face.”

Initial grants awarded include the following STEM Hubs:

Central Oregon STEM Hub, Redmond; $75,000 to align middle school electives with CTE-STEM opportunities at partner high schools while creating an authentic and relevant environment of career connected learning opportunities at the middle school level.

GO STEM Hub, La Grande; $19,950 as a planning grant to develop technology CCL opportunities for youth, educators and businesses in Eastern Oregon.

Lane STEM, Eugene; $74,443 to support Elevate Lane County which provides a continuum of CCL opportunities (mostly technology-focused) for students and teachers and will be expanding those opportunities to include the health and advanced manufacturing industry.

Mid-Valley Mid-Coast STEM/CTE Hub, Albany; $65,405 to expand the Pipeline Program, which (through collaboration with OSU and LBCC) provides a bridge from K-12 to post-secondary education and careers in CTE-STEM to rural and underserved populations in Linn and Benton counties.

Northwest STEM Partnership, Hillsboro; $74,510 to close gaps and expand CCL programming throughout Clatsop, Columbia and Tillamook counties through
activities including internship model expansion, college and career fairs, professional development, and OMIC alignment for teachers and students.

Portland Metro STEM Partnership, Portland; $75,000 to adapt the Patterns Science Sequence curriculum to embed CCL into core content classes for all sophomores, juniors and seniors.

South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership of Wilsonville; $75,000 to establish and expand the suite of CCL experiences for underserved students in Salem and outlying southern regions of the South Metro-Salem STEM Hub.

For more information about OCF’s grant programs, please visit https://www.oregoncf.org/grants

About The Oregon Community Foundation: The mission of The Oregon Community Foundation is to improve lives for all Oregonians through the power of philanthropy. OCF works with individuals, families, businesses and organizations to create charitable funds to support the community causes they care about. Through these funds OCF awarded more than $118 million in grants and scholarships in 2017. For more information about OCF, visit: www.oregoncf.org.

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