Published Jul 19, 2013 at 05:00AM

• Kimberly Kay Photography, of Bend, has been named Best Wedding Photography Studio — Valley Winner by Oregon Bride Magazine. Kimberly and husband, Chris, have more than 30 years experience in photography.

• Brooks Resources Corp.,of Bend, has sent real estate professionals to several national conferences over the past two months. Employees attended the 2013 Urban Land Institute Spring Meeting, the 2013 Congress for New Urbanism Conference and the 2013 Urban Land Institute Place Making Conference. Brooks Resources is one of the developers of NorthWest Crossing.

• St. Charles Health System has received the American Hospital Association's Most Wired Award. The award is given to health care organizations that are adopting technologies to improve patient documentation, advance clinical decision support and evidence based protocols, reduce the likelihood of medication errors and restore access to data in the case of a disaster or outage.

• Groom Bend, a new pet grooming business owned by Jen Jennings, is now open. Jennings, who grew up in Central Oregon, is a national certified groomer through the National Dog Groomers Association of America. She has 20 years of experience grooming, handling and contest grooming and raising champion standard poodles. To learn more, visit www.groombend.com.

• Bend Research Inc. representatives plan to attend the 40th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the Controlled Release Society next week in Honolulu. David Lyon, senior vice president, will be moderating a session titled “Solubilization Technology — a Key Enabler for the Delivery of Poorly Soluble Drugs,” and Brett Caldwell will be participating in several other presentations and talks.