Byline: blue chip
Lou Panni, business development officer at Selco Credit Union, has been named Woman of the Year by the Women's Business Network in Eugene. She also was elected president of the group's board. Other members elected to the board were Barbara Newman, vice president; Johanna Dahlin, secretary; Susie Piper, treasurer; Julianne Harris, past-president; Kim Arscott, membership chairwoman; Angela Egremont, newsletter chairwoman; Kathryn Gaines, programs chairwoman; Denise Beins, arrangement chairwoman; Emily Evans, public relations chairwoman; Ellen Chace, networking chairwoman; Elaine Hartley, special events chairwoman; Karen Rainsong, Web site editor; Jill LaRue and Layla McClellan, greeter co-chairwomen; and Tammy Everall, Donna Freshman award committee chairwoman.
Umpqua Bank, with headquarters in Roseburg and branches locally, has been named to Fortune magazine's list of "100 Best Companies to Work For." The list is compiled by the Great Place to Work Institute.
Beverly Andrews, of Doncaster Clothing, has replaced Jan Meier on the executive board of Zonta Club of Eugene. Meier will take a leave of absence.
Life Technologies, formerly Invitrogen, has been selected by Lane Metro Partnership to receive the Lane Council of Governments Regional Award of Merit for Economic Enhancement. Life Technologies is a provider of fluorescent reagents and detection solutions, or dyes, that are used in scientific and biomedical research worldwide.
Springfield/Eugene Habitat for Humanity has elected the following officers to its 2009 board: president, Rick Medlen, Credit Union Direct Lending; vice president, Daniel LaCoste, US Bank; secretary, Mary Jo Templeman, retired, Eugene School District; and treasurer; Bonnie Williams, UO School of Law. Following are members: ViJay Altergott, Pacific Continental Bank; Kate Darden, retired, Eugene School District; Lisa DeHaas, community activist; Corey Dingman, Duncan & Brown Inc.; Bobby Green, Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs; Patsy Hand, community activist and author; Dennis Johnson and Shelley Turner, Oregon Student Assistance Commission; Donna Koechig, Lane Community College; Scarlet Lee, Barnhart and Associates; Kathy Pyfer, Ford Family Foundation Scholarship Committee; David Russell, retired insurance executive; and Sonia Wildish, community activist.
Dwight Dzierzek, Northwest Community Credit Union, received the Cornerstone Award from the Springfield Chamber of Commerce for his contributions to the chamber.
Eugene Pallet Services, owned by Lee Parks, has received a Corporate Award from the city of Eugene's Fire & EMS Department.
The award was given for the donation of wooden pallets for use in firefighter trainings and drills.
Kari Porter, health and wellness director of the Eugene Family YMCA, has been named "Staff Star" by Fitness Management, a national publication serving private and not-for-profit well-being organizations.
La Perla Pizzeria Napoletana in Eugene has been certified by Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana and is one of 30 pizzerias in the United States to receive the certification. The purpose of the VPN is to safeguard and promote the culture of real Neapolitan pizza worldwide. …