Deanie Bush returns to ad sales at Regal Courier
She was newspaper's very first ad sales rep after Pamplin Media Group purchase
Deanie Bush has returned to the Regal Courier as the advertising sales representative, effective with the June 2011 issue.
"It just feels like home," she said. "It feels good to focus on the newspaper I started with, and it's so nice to see so many people still in the same businesses and working in this area."
Bush started working for the Regal Courier after Community Newspapers Inc. purchased the publication from the Hieb family in February 2005 following the death of publisher Al Hieb in September 2004.
"I was the Regal Courier's first sales rep after Community Newspapers purchased it," said Bush, who is originally from Seattle and worked as a department store buyer and a manufacturer's sales rep before joining CNI.
"I was doing too much traveling," Bush said. "But while I was attending a sales seminar in Hawaii, I met my husband Richard, who lived in Tigard."
The couple got married and settled in Tigard, and their son Perry is a graduate of Tigard High School.
When Bush left the Regal Courier, where she had been working part time, she became a full-time CNI employee, selling ads in Lake Grove and Tualatin before switching to Tigard and Tualatin.
In fact, the Tualatin Chamber of Commerce recently named Bush as its volunteer of the year.
Bush, who now covers Tigard and King City, said, "I'm delighted to be back here."
And she has another connection with King City: Her son Perry not only delivers the Regal Courier in the Edgewater on the Tualatin subdivision in King City, he also works at the Arco service station.
"One of the things I enjoy most is talking to business owners and helping them with their advertising needs," Bush said. "I love to develop themes and help them market their businesses."
Some of the ideas Bush has for future themes include a section called "Regal Cooks," in which people would submit favorite recipes, or maybe a section based on barbecuing for the summer issues.
"Do you know a good cook or someone who does a great barbecue?" Bush asked. "It would be fun to feature a cook of the month. Let me know!"