Walberg launches new aviation business

Tim Wahlberg, former chairman at Evergreen International Aviation, has left the company to launch his own — Wahlberg Aviation Services.

He is offering support with a wide range of aviation services, including management, finance, administration, marketing, sales, operations and reliability.

Walhberg, who started at Evergreen in 1969 as a helicopter mechanic in Alaska, said it was time to make his own mark. “It was time to try something for myself,” he said.

“There are a lot of small and large companies out there that need the expertise that I have,” Wahlberg said. He is starting small, with just himself and his wife, Linda, but hopes to expand the business and add staff.

He said he can provide help even with something as simple as cutting through all the hassles to close a deal on an aircraft purchase. “I’ve done a lot of closing negotiations over the years,” he said.

“I have nothing but good things to say about Evergreen,” he said. “It’s a good company with great people, and I wish them the best. It’s just time for me to move on.”

Wahlberg has already attended a helicopter expo in Las Vegas to renew contacts, and plans on attending some fixed-wing shows as well. “I’m excited about it,” he said of his new venture.

He can be reached at 971-241-6128 or t.wahlberg@live.com.



Hagan Hamilton Insurance, based in McMinnville, was ranked number six for the medium-sized company category in the 20th annual “100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon” by Oregon Business magazine.

Those named were honored at an awards dinner in Portland at the Oregon Convention Center on Feb. 28. Nearly 14,000 employees participated in the survey, with the rankings calculated by the magazine’s business research editor Brandon Sawyer and DHM Research. Oregon companies best practices toward creating great places to work were analyzed through employee surveys and a benefits report from each company. The list was divided between large, medium and small companies, based on the number of employees.

“Being a great place to work is even more important during rough economic times,” said Linda Baker, editor for Oregon Business. “The magazine is proud to showcase the companies that do it well.”

Hagan Hamilton, owned by Rick John, is a full-service insurance company which started over a century ago in Yamhill County. It has branch offices in Newberg, Sheridan and St. Helens.


Geromie Phillips, an ASE certified technician, has joined the staff at Accu-Tech Automotive, located at 2701 N.E. Bunn Road.

 Phillips, a 1999 graduate of Dayton High School, lives in Dayton with his wife, Katie, and three children. The couple is expecting a fourth child in May.

Phillips previously worked in the Bob Lanphere network. Accu-Tech is owned by Shilo Couch, who can be reachd at 503-435-1380.



Stephen Pilkerton, operations manager for the Oregon State University College Forests, will give a presentation on forest stand management and university research activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27.

His talk is hosted by the Yamhill County Small Woodlands Association. It will be held in the OSU Extension Service auditorium, 2050 N.E. Lafayette Ave.

A social period will precede the free public event at 6:30 p.m. Free refreshments and door prizes will be offered.



Ruby Tuesday will donate to the Linfield College pre-school 20 percent of profits from March 19-21 diners presenting a program flier.

The restaurant is located at 1101 N.E. Highway 99W location. The fundraiser is part of its community give back program.

To obtain a flier or get more information, contact the school at 503-883-2268 or prek@linfield.edu.



The McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce has a greeters slated for 8 to 9 a.m. Friday at Kathleen’s Hallmark, 1321 N.E. Highway 99W.

Newberg’s Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce has one for the Newberg High Booster Club scheduled for 8 to 9 a.m. Friday at chamber offices, 115 N. College St.


Molly Walker, the News-Register’s business editor, can be reached at mwalker@newsregister.com or 503-687-1272.

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