• Michael Palmer has joined WIN Home Inspection Bend as part of the inspection team. The last five years Palmer has been an active duty marine, and he was honorably discharged in December 2012. Since then he has been taking classes and training with WIN Home Inspection to get hhis license and certification.
John Snippen, a broker with Coldwell Banker Morris Real Estate, received the Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society Award for his 2012 sales production. The award goes to the top 15 percent of all Coldwell Banker sales associates and representatives worldwide. Snippen has an MBA from Marylhurst University, and a bachelor’s degree in business from Oregon State University. He has been a broker at Coldwell Banker for more than seven years.
• Cathlene Hendrix, of Bank of the Cascades in Bend, has been named vice president, manager of the Small Business Administration government guaranteed loan department. Her responsibilities will include leading development activities in Oregon and Idaho, administering loans and customer service. Hendrix has been in the lending and commercial real estate financing industries for 28 years. She received the U.S. SBA Financial Services Advocate of the Year award for the region containing Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska, and the U.S. SBA Lender of Excellence award for the state of Oregon.
• Larry and Jeannie Vierra have joined the BNI Wildfire Networking chapter. Larry is the president of Advanced PC Solutions LLC and Jeannie is an associate broker for ITEX. They have both completed the BNI Members Success Program.
• BNI Wildfire Networking chapter president, Andrew Untermeyer, Senior Account Manager for KFXO-TV, has just attended and completed Powerful Presentations, Effective Communication Skills and How to Spell Success, by S.T.A.R. Strategies To Attract and Retain.