Nicole Oakes

Oakes promoted at The Bank of Oswego

Nicole Oakes was promoted to director of operations at The Bank of Oswego. Oakes joined The Bank of Oswego in 2005 and has 13 years of banking experience.

She is a member of the Oregon Bankers Association’s Operations Committee and anticipates completing the requirements of the OBA’s NW Bank Operations School in 2013. She is also pursuing a bachelor of accounting at Warner Pacific College.

For more information about The Bank of Oswego, visit

Willig honored by Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual honored Michael R. Willig, a Lake Oswego-based financial representative, with membership into its 2012 forum group. Willig is affiliated with the Mahaffey Network Office in Lake Oswego.

Only the top 5 percent of Northwestern Mutual’s more than 6,000 financial representatives receive this annual honor. Forum honorees were recognized at a conference held Nov. 11-14, in Scottsdale, Ariz. The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company is based out of Wisconsin.

Michael Willig

Odell hired at Premier Mortgage Resources

Premier Mortgage Resources has added West Linn resident Brian Odell as the newest mortgage consultant to its Preferred Lending office. The company recently opened a boutique style, 1,200-square-foot office in the Lake Grove Business District just off Boones Ferry Road in Lake Oswego.

“I have known Brian for nearly 10 years and you couldn’t ask for a better fit for us,” said Branch Manager Stuart Sandor. “He will be a tremendous asset to our clients wanting to buy or refinance houses up and down the West Coast.”

Premier Mortgage Resources is located at 16555 Boones Ferry Road in Lake Oswego. For more information, visit

Alfson joines Otak, Inc.

Gary Alfson has joined Otak, Inc. as a senior project manager working out of the firm’s office in Lake Oswego. Alfson has extensive experience in the administration, design, and construction of public improvement projects, institutional facilities, and private site development.

Prior to joining Otak Inc., Alfson worked at Harper Houf Peterson Righellis, Inc. for over 16 years where he provided site analysis and design on more than 300 projects. Prior to that, Alfson was a senior project engineer, transportation engineer and acting city engineer for the city of Tigard for nine years.

For more information, visit

Gary Alfson

Hearing Rehab Center opens in Lake Oswego

The Hearing Rehab Center, the private practice audiology clinic, opened on Dec. 5 in Lake Oswego. The expansion into Oregon is the first clinic the company has established outside of Colorado.

Bruce Wilken and his sons, Jeff and Matt, founded the Colorado-based business in 1996. Since then, Hearing Rehab Center has grown steadily and is currently operating 17 clinic locations throughout Denver and the greater state of Colorado.

The Hearing Rehab Center is located at 16699 Boones Ferry Road, Lake Oswego.

For more information, please 303-984-4414 or visit

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