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Andy Caron, Real Estate Broker: Andy is one of those rare agents who work because he loves what he is doing, not because he has to make money. He consistently focuses on the needs of his clients and places the needs of our company ahead of his own convenience. He is active in community organizations and is always willing to donate both his time and his money to worthy causes. His ethics are of the highest standards and his sense of fair play with his fellow agents both in and outside of our company is legendary. There are other agents who sell more homes or get more listings but Andy always makes us look good because he cares. Nominated by Coldwell Banker Real Estate – Willamette Valley, Oregon.

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Anna Armstrong, Executive Administrative Assistant: I nominate Anna Armstrong as our Leader in the Workplace. Anna is an Executive Administrative Assistant at Hewlett-Packard in Corvallis, OR. She supports a General Manager as well as a host of other managers and engineers. Anna starts and ends every day with a smile, no matter what. Her network is incredible. Whatever anyone needs, she knows who can fix it. She has an uncanny sense of anticipating needs, whether it is a difficult order from overseas, far ranging/impossible travel, or a new chair for an employee. She eases many stressful situations. I can’t imagine working without her. She is gold. Nominated by Corrina Hall, R&D Manager, Hewlett Packard – Corvallis, Oregon.

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Brad Cohen, Owner: Brad is an outstanding employer because he makes all of us feel like we are part of his family. His door is always open to us and he cares about our problems both on the job and in our lives. He is compassionate about the environment and is equally compassionate in helping to provide habitat for local stray animals. Brad is actively involved in civic affairs and provides us with an excellent role model of what it means to be a successful member of the Cottage Grove Community. Nominated by the Employees of Brad’s Cottage Grove Chevrolet, Cottage Grove, Oregon

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Eric Johnson, Product Analyst: He is our most accurate market researcher. He is an aggressive and creative individual who grasps new responsibilities quickly. He is very bright and is a pleasant person who gets along well with everyone. The projects that he has been responsible for have been complete and accurate and he has done a fine job of presenting his findings to management, both orally and by written report. Nominated by Dan Oyler, Product Manager, Pharmaseal Laboratories – Glendale, California.

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Lenore Trunk, Financial Services Representative: When she started working for us she had had no experience or training but she learned quickly on the job. Lenore is someone who excels at everything she takes on. She is very detail oriented. When she calls a customer, she follows through on the conversation. She always remembers to send a thank you to our members that she works with. She is very dependable and has a warm, bubbly personality that is a pleasure to be around. Nominated by Carolyn Eckardt, Branch Manager, Addison Avenue Federal Credit Union – Corvallis, Oregon.

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Linn Shepherd, Desk Sales: Linn is easily the most knowledgeable of our sales reps and, without question, the one most in demand by the customers. Our customers frequently ask for him by name even though other personnel are ready and willing to help. No matter how small the customer’s needs are, even if it is the smallest and most inexpensive part, Linn will take the time to personally go and get it for them. He is an easy-going, likable guy who is always up. Nominated by Searing Plumbing and Electric Supplies – Corvallis, Oregon.

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Lisa Conner, Personal Financial Representative: Lisa is caring and gracious and is nice to everyone. She is always upbeat. Every day when she comes in, she does so with a smile and is quick to say, “Good Morning,” to everyone. If she didn’t we would think she were sick. She is really great with the customers. She works hard with them. She is the epitome of what it means to always look toward what is best for the customer and she really knows her products and services. She is the one we go to when we have questions. Nominated by Ellen Horton. Assistant Vice President, Washington Mutual Bank – Corvallis, Oregon.

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Mike Green, Handyman: Mike is in his 3rd year of working with us and is the most loyal, dependable, and versatile construction worker I have ever used. He always watches my back and consistently takes the initiative to perform tasks that save me time and money. He is not afraid to take on new tasks and learns quickly. When it comes to drywall and texturing, he is a craftsman of the 1st level. He is the best I have ever seen at matching new work to existing textures and finishes. I feel that I am lucky to have him in my employ. Nominated by Alex Hall, Operations Director of CyberFarm Properties – Corvallis, Oregon.

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Nick Sands, Market Research Analyst: Nick is a very unusual young man with a tremendous capacity for seeing the overall picture and getting things done. He is a fantastic, productive worker. Nick has top-notch analytical skills with the ability to identify problem areas. He is a good organizer and has very good oral skills and excellent writing ability. Nominated by Donald Fayles, Director of Corporate Development, Avery Label – Costa Mesa, California.

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Sharon Parsons, House Manager: She never hesitates to put what is in the best interests of the staff or our patients, putting them ahead of her own needs. She honors an incredible sense of duty to the people around her. In the recent bad weather we’ve been having — “not fit for man nor beast” – she went out twice to shop on icy roads to get the items that were needed. Cars were sliding everywhere, someone broke their wrist, but she remained and worked the night through, not going home to her family, because patients and staff were in trouble and needed her help. She cooks, answers phones, does whatever is needed. She is a remarkable lady. Nominated by Don Langenberg, President, Pacific Ridge Residential Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center – Salem, Oregon.