Master sommelier at Safeway

Court of Master Sommelier Certified Sommelier Marc Garner is the wine steward at Safeway, 401 A Ave., in Lake Oswego. He has been a CMS Certified Sommelier since 1989. He invites those interested in wine to visit him by phone or in person at the store, 503-675-4480.

DeLap LLP makes 100 Best Companies list

DeLap LLP of Lake Oswego is listed as the top medium-sized company on the Oregon Business Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon list for 2014.

The list recognizes large, medium and small companies for excellence in work environment, management and communications, decision-making and trust, career development and learning and benefits and compensation. The winners and their rankings were revealed at the 100 Best awards dinner and are published in the March 2014 issue of Oregon Business and online at

Banner Bank enters relationship with Coldstream Capital

Banner Bank has announced it has entered into a business relationship with Coldstream Capital Management Inc., an independent wealth management firm based in Bellevue, Wash.

The relationship enhances the overall suite of services available to Banner Bank customers and is an important element in addressing the advisory needs of the bank’s affluent customers. Coldstream provides comprehensive wealth management services to high net worth clients seeking holistic wealth management and sophisticated financial planning support.

Hubbell Communications expands

Hubbell Communications has added two new members to its team.

Kara Hansen has been added as an account executive. She was formerly a news editor for the Lake Oswego Review and assistant editor for the West Linn Tidings, two of more than 20 papers owned by Pamplin Media Group. Before moving to Portland to work for Pamplin, she was a reporter at The Daily Astorian newspaper. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a minor in business from the University of Oregon.

Michele Biehler has been hired as business manager. She has a broad and deep background in business management and accounting. Originally from Montana, Biehler previously worked for a political fundraising firm in Austin, Texas, as well as for a San Francisco public relations company with a focus on the hospitality industry.

She holds a master’s degree in business administration from George Fox University and a bachelor of science in community development with a focus in accounting and real estate from Portland State University.

Simpson joins Wells Fargo Wealth Management Group

Lake Oswego resident Ted Simpson has joined Wells Fargo’s Oregon region team as a senior wealth planning strategist and vice president. He will work with other Wells Fargo employees to provide customers all aspects of wealth planning, including income tax planning, charitable planning, business succession, asset protection and wealth transfer planning.

Simpson earned his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Washington University, his Juris Doctor from Gonzaga University and Master of Laws in taxation from the University of Washington School of Law.

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