Pete and Sue Pierce, of Postal Connections in Bend, recently received the Postal Connections of America 2011 Top Sales award. The couple have received this award every year since 2002, except for 2010.
Adam Birdwell of Deschutes Brewery has been promoted to account sales specialist in the San Francisco area. Birdwell has been an employee at the pub in downtown Bend for the last year and will relocate to the Bay Area to help manage relationships with distributors and retail accounts and provide customer education on Deschutes and craft beers. He has a bachelor's degree in philosophy from California State University and has a certificate from the university to teach logic and critical thinking.
Lisa McCarthy, a broker at John L. Scott Real Estate in Bend, has received the certified accredited buyer representative designation. She has also earned the seniors real estate specialist designation, which focuses on counseling clients age 50 and older through transitions involved in relocating, refinancing or selling a home. McCarthy has been in the real estate business since 2006.
Melissa Beaver has joined John L. Scott Real Estate in Bend as a broker. Beaver has a background in customer service and has worked for the Bend-La Pine School District and St. Charles Health System. She has lived in Bend for 22 years.
Peggy Kimball, of John L. Scott in Redmond, was the top sales agent for October.
Lisa Hart, of John L. Scott in Redmond, was the top listing agent for October.
Chris Hodge has joined Worthy Brewing Company in Bend as chief beer executive. Hodge has been in the craft beer industry for 28 years. He worked the last 18 years at Columbia Distributing in Portland and spent the last five years as the director of specialty brands. Hodge also previously spent 10 years as the vice president of Admiralty Beverage.