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Outlook welcomes new associate editor

Wells The staffs of The Outlook, Sandy Post and Estacada News are pleased to welcome Shannon O. Wells, a former Outlook news reporter, as the new associate editor of the three newspapers.

Wells rejoins The Outlook after serving as its small cities reporter — covering Troutdale, Fairview and Wood Village — from 2007 to May 2011. He became the lead reporter at the Beaverton Valley Times, also in the Pamplin Media Group, where he covered Beaverton city government, schools, Washington County crime and the Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District.

A Southeast Portland resident and native of Charleston, W.Va., Wells has worked in a variety of newspaper- and media-related roles in a career now spanning 25 years.

After earning a master’s degree in journalism from West Virginia University in 1995, he was a copy editor and reporter at The Charleston Gazette, West Virginia’s largest daily newspaper, from 1996 to 2000. He was news editor of The Daily Progress in Charlottesville, Va., from 2000 to 2003; and served as Media Relations Coordinator at Sweet Briar College from 2003-05 before relocating to Oregon in 2006.

As associate editor, Wells will assist Executive Editor Steven Brown with copy editing and coordinating the print editions of the three papers, work with reporters on story development, write editorials and business-oriented feature stories, and coordinate content for the papers’ websites, Facebook and Twitter profiles.

When not indulging in news-oriented pursuits, Shannon is an amateur musicologist, enjoys hiking, running, skiing and biking, experiencing and writing about live music, playing guitar and following — and occasionally discussing — politics.

New year, new job

HireLive will host a Career Fair for those seeking new employment, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the Heathman Hotel, 1001 S.W. Broadway, Portland.

Present at the fair will be hiring managers from local, national and Fortune 500 companies with employment opportunities in inside sales, outside sales, insurance sales, mortgage brokers, financial planners and many more. Candidates are encouraged to bring 10-15 resumes and dress in business professional attire. The event is free to job seekers and pre-registration is not required.

While valet parking is available for $14 an hour, there also are several public parking garages nearby.

For more information, visit hirelive.com.

Chamber Calendar

Connect with Success AM meeting, 7-9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9, Riverview Community Bank, 225 N.E. Burnside Road, Gresham.

Connect with Success AM meeting, 7-9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16, Brasher’s Auto and Truck Collision Repair, 23585 N.E. Sandy Blvd., Wood Village.

Health and Wellness Group, 7:30-9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8. Gathering and networking for medical professionals in the healthcare industry. Call Shelley Wright at the chamber for location, 503-665-1131.

Biz Boosters, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, Original Roadhouse Grill, 2370 S.E. Burnside Road, Gresham.

Government Affairs Council, noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, Riverview Community Bank, 225 E. Burnside Road, Gresham.

Resource Team, 8-9:15 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, COUNTRY Financial Board Room, 832 N.E. 223rd Ave., Suite B, Wood Village.

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