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Doctor awarded presidential honor

Lynn Bentson of Samaritan Internal Medicine–Albany recently was awarded the Oregon Medical Association Presidential Citation for her service to the association.

Bentson was honored for her efforts in supporting the Oregon Medical Association’s continuing medical education programming, and reports that Bentson invested hours her own time overseeing the continuing medical education accreditation program. In addition, she has been chair of the association’s Institutional Accreditation Committee since 2012, and chair of the Education Committee since 2015.

The Presidential Citation is presented only occasionally, and always to a person who has gone beyond the call of duty in service to the professional community of the state’s physicians and physician assistants.

Broker joins Corvallis office

Coldwell Banker Valley Brokers recently welcomed Dawna Hansen, a broker and realtor, to its Corvallis office.

Hansen is a graduate of Oregon State and the University of Oregon. She is a longtime mid-Willamette Valley resident. She can be reached at 541-760-2665.    

Clinic therapist earns certification

Paul Jaques, a licensed physical therapist at The Corvallis Clinic, recently earned an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist certification from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.

As a Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Jaques offers advanced knowledge in evaluating, treating and managing patients with orthopedic conditions, including sprains, strains, tendinopathy, arthritis, ligament and muscle tears, muscle inflammation, and joint stiffness and pain. In particular, Jaques specializes in both postsurgical and nonsurgical treatment of knee and shoulder injuries.

Additionally, as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, he enjoys helping injured athletes, police officers, military personnel, firefighters and others return to peak physical performance.

To become a Board-Certified Specialist, Jaques had to submit evidence that he has provided at least 2,000 hours of direct patient care as a licensed physical therapist in the U.S. He then studied for and passed an exam administered by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.

Business named agency of the year

Oregon Mutual Insurance Company recently awarded Rhodes-Warden Insurance Agency its 2017 Personal Lines Agency of the Year during a visit to the agency location in Albany on June 14.

This is the second consecutive year that Rhodes-Warden has been recognized as Oregon Mutual’s top personal lines agency. Rhodes-Warden is headquartered in Lebanon, and has offices in Albany and Stayton.

Rhodes-Warden emerged as superior to all other OMI Personal Lines agencies in Oregon, Idaho, Washington and California for the second straight year, based on a combination of business in force, new business, premium growth, retention of policyholders and profitability.

Rhodes-Warden was established in 1962.

Specialist joins financial office

Steven S. Weiler has joined the team of Northwest Financial Group in Corvallis as a financial services specialist.

Weiler is an Oregon State University alumnus, including one year of exchange at Aoyama University in Tokyo, Japan. He has more than 20 years of experience working in the securities industry. He started as an equity analyst for Deutsche Bank Securities Japan. Later he was promoted to assistant portfolio manager for Deutsche Bank Capital Management.

Weiler also worked as an analyst/fund manager for Fidelity Investments, and later joined Jardine Fleming Securities Japan as a senior analyst covering real estate, construction and housing. He was a top-ranked analyst during that time.

Weiler has experience in the hedge fund industry, as head of research for Penta investment Advisors, and as chief investment officer at Falcon Pacific Capital Management. He later formed Angel Capital, a private equity firm investing in startups and real estate.

Operations contractor start job at CTS

As of July 1, Corvallis Transit System has a new operations contractor, MTRWestern.

Most of the drivers and dispatchers previously employed by CTS will stay in their positions.

The CTS lost-and-found items location has moved to the Corvallis Public Works Department at 1245 NE Third St. Riders should call the contact number, 541-766-6998, to confirm that a lost item has been found and is ready for pick-up.

2 Towns named cidery of the year

Corvallis business 2 Towns Ciderhouse was named Large Cidery of the Year at the Northwest Cider Association‘s sixth annual Portland International Cider Cup.

Also, 2 Towns won four gold medals at the June 28 awards party. Within the 19 categories sampled, judges found four of the business’ ciders worthy of gold medals, including Brightcider, in the Modern Dry category; Nice & Naughty, in the Spiced/Herbed Cider category; Traditions 2015 La Mure, in the Wild/Non-Sac category; and Traditions 2016 Cidre Bouche, in the French category.

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