February 2, 1997 in Nation/World

Business Beat

Compiled By Ruth Reynolds
 

NEW FACES:

Brent Long has been named marketing manager for Crown West Realty L.L.C. Long and Jeff Taylor will share responsibilities for all leasing sales and marketing activities for the agency. Long was previously a first vice president with CB Commercial Real Estate Group Inc.

Barbara Stumph has been hired as a health care investigator by the Washington State Department of Health, Office of Medical Investigations in Spokane. Stumph, a registered nurse, has worked at Sacred Heart Medical Center as a transplant coordinator and cardiac case manager.

The following physicians have been accepted for membership in the Spokane County Medical Society:

Dr. Richard Carson has joined Rockwood Clinic in the practice of internal medicine/nephrology. He graduated from the Medical College of Georgia and completed an internship, residency and fellowship at the University of Texas.

Dr. Kirk Lund has joined Rockwood Clinic in the practice of internal medicine/medical oncology. A graduate of the University of Utah, he completed an internship and residency at the University of Texas and a fellowship at the University of Utah.

Dr. Samir Keblawi has joined Rockwood Clinic in the practice of pediatrics. Keblawi graduated from Eastern Virginia and completed a residency at the University of Washington and T.C. Thompson Child Hospital.

Dr. Kaye-Eileen Willard has joined the Physicians Clinic of Spokane in the practice of internal medicine. Willard graduated from the University of Washington, completed an internship at Sacred Heart Medical Center and a residency at Internal Medicine Spokane.

Dr. Lewis Weaver has joined Spokane Valley Family Medicine. He graduated from the University of Washington and completed an internship and residency at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont.

Dr. Victoria Weaver has joined Dr. Rita Snow in the practice of internal medicine. A graduate of the University of Washington, she completed an internship and residency at the University of Vermont.

Dr. Mikael Monson has joined Spokane Eye Clinic in the practice of ophthalmology. He graduated from the University of Washington and completed an internship, residency and fellowship at the University of Utah.

Dr. Steven Fitts has set up a solo practice in pediatrics/preventative medicine. Fitts graduated from Howard University, completed an internship at Tulane University Hospital, a residency at Alton Oshner Medical Foundation and a fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Thomas Chamberlain has joined Rockwood Clinic in the practice of internal medicine/endocrinology and metabolism. A graduate of Oregon Health Sciences University, he completed an internship at the University of Wisconsin and a residency and fellowship at Oregon Health Sciences University.

Dr. Sean Hurley has joined Drs. Byrd, Kramp, Lochner and Reeder in the practice of internal medicine. Hurley graduated from the University of Saskatchewan, completed an internship at Saskatchewan City Hospital and a residency at Saskatchewan Royal University Hospital.

Dr. Sean Kuyper has joined Inland Imaging in the practice of radiology. He graduated from the University of Washington, completed an internship at the University of North Carolina, and a residency and fellowship at Duke University.

Dr. John Romano has joined Inland Imaging in the practice of radiology. Romano graduated from the University of Washington, completed an internship at San Bernardino County Medical Center, a residency at Methodist Hospitals of Memphis and a fellowship at the Oregon Health Sciences University.

Dr. Walter Novikoff has joined Diakonia Family Health in the practice of family medicine. He graduated from Michigan State University and completed an internship at Michigan Osteopathic Medical Center.

Nancy L. Ledeboer has been appointed deputy director of public services for the Spokane Public Library. Ledeboer’s responsibilities include planning, directing and evaluating public service operations for all library branches.

MOVING UP:

Washington Trust Bank has promoted Nan Kelly to assistant vice president. She will continue her responsibilities as the loan servicing supervisor in the Spokane Home Loan Center.

STARTING UP:

Kathy Maurer has opened Kathy Maurer Communications, 2918 E. Tara Dr., an organization specializing in marketing communications, public relations and event management. Maurer was most recently marketing communications manager for Itron and has also worked at ISC Systems and the Washington Public Power Supply System.

ELECTED:

The Eastern Washington Subcontractors and Suppliers Association has elected Bob Mellis of Rolled Steel Products Inc., as its new president. Other 1997 officers include: Tom Stewart, Action Mortgage, past president; Mike Jackson, The Property Inspector, president-elect; Rick McCartney, Valley Best-Way Building Supply, vice president; Bernard Trimmer, Summit Window & Patio Door, treasurer; and Dan Settle, secretary.

1997 directors are: Mary Haney, Evergreen Wholesale Lumber Inc.; Holly Frampton, F&F; Foundation; C.R. “Bud” Durkee, Durkee Financial Services; Nick Suksdorf, Central Pre-Mix Concrete, Co.; John Case, South Regal Lumber Yard Inc.; Gary Branson, Inland Empire Drywall Co.; Rod Hendrickson, Hytopz Inc.; Mary Gorman, Rainbow Electric Inc.; and Mary Henson, Affordable Custom Cabinets.

CERTIFICATIONS:

James Holcomb of Caelus Inc. has completed requirements to become a Certified Fellow Production Inventory Management.

The following individuals have achieved the status of Certified in Production and Inventory Management: Tod Byers, Itron; Steve Brothers, Schweitzer Engineering Labs; and Sandy Churchill, Key Tronic Corp.

Lori Reiss of Key Tronic has attained her Certified in Integrated Management designation.

KUDOS

Dan McKinley has received the Washington State Crop Advisor Stewardship Award. McKinley, who manages the Dayton, Wash., branch of the McGregor Co., was honored for “environmentally and economically sound agronomic practices.” The award is given annually by the FarWest Fertilizer & AgriChemical Association.

The Spokane Chapter of Executive Women International has named Polly Phelan as its Most Valuable New Player of the Year. The award recognizes a new representative’s initiative to become actively involved in the organization’s activities. Phelan is a training consultant with Dale Carnegie Training.

MOVING:

North By Northwest Productions is moving its Boise office to 601 W. Broad in Boise.

EVENTS:

Monday-Thursday - The Service Corps of Retired Executives offers free business counseling to potential and existing small-business owners from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Business Information Center in the Spokane Area Chamber of Commerce, 1020 W. Riverside. Call 353-2820 for appointments. Counselors also are available Tuesdays at the Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce, 8817 E. Mission. For appointments there, call 924-4994.

Tuesday and Thursday - The Small Business Development Center presents a class on “Selling Your Expertise” from 6-9 p.m. at the Spokane Intercollegiate Research and Technology Institute, 665 N. Riverpoint Blvd. Cost: $45; call 358-7890 for information or to register.

Tuesdays through Feb. 25 - Spokane Falls Community College presents a class for business professionals on using the Internet Web from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at SFCC. Cost: $50; call 533-3770 for information or to register.

Thursday - Jill Smith, co-owner and marketing director of Buckeye Beans & Herbs, will be the featured speaker at a seminar on “Recipe for Business Success - For Women by Women” from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Spokane Area Chamber of Commerce, 1020 W. Riverside. Cost: $35, including lunch; call 353-2800 for reservations.

Thursday - Merrill Lynch presents a free luncheon seminar for women on “What Every Woman Should Know About Money” from noon-1 p.m. at Patsy Clark’s Mansion. For more information or to register, call Margot Hamstra at 458-4219.

Friday - Judge Robert H. Whaley will be the guest speaker for a meeting of the Hispanic Business and Professional Association at 11:30 a.m. at Cavanaugh’s Fourth Avenue. The public is welcome.

Friday - The Workplace Connection, a non-denominational Christian business group, holds its monthly meeting at 7 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar. The topic is “Christian Radio Broadcasting - An Alternative Voice.”

Friday - Volunteers from the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) will conduct a six-hour introductory workshop for present and prospective small business owners on topics including required licenses, record keeping, insurance, finance and business planning, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce, 8817 E. Mission. Cost: $35, including lunch; call 353-2820 for information or reservations.

Friday & Saturday - Creative Memories holds its regional convention at Cavanaugh’s Inn at the Park.

Saturday - The National Speakers Association presents a workshop by Daugherity Resources on “17 Ways to Get Audience Response” from 10 a.m.-noon at the home of Roger Reser, 7623 S. Ramona Road. Cost: $5, public welcome; for information, call 443-9125.

Feb. 10 - The Small Business Development Center presents a class on “Using Customer Surveys and Asking the Right Questions” from 6-9 p.m. at the Spokane Intercollegiate Research and Technology Institute, 665 N. Riverpoint Blvd. Cost: $35; call 358-7890 for information or to register.

Feb. 11-12 - Holy Family Hospital presents Women’s Health Conference ‘97 at Cavanaugh’s Inn at the Park. Featured speakers include Mimi Donaldson, speaking on “Men & Women: Can We Talk?”; Tessa Warschaw, speaking on “Creating a Richness Mentality for the 21st Century”; and Michele Lando, talking on “Turning Potential into Self-Fulfillment.” Call 482-2477 for information.

Feb. 12 - APICS presents “It’s Student Night” at the Spokane Valley Red Lion Inn. Social hour begins at 5:15 p.m., dinner at 5:45 and the program, a panel discussion, at 6:45. Dinner cost: $15, $10 for students; call Debra Benson at 459-5202 by Friday for reservations.

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Do you want to submit an item for “Business Beat?” Send a brief press release to: Bill Sallquist, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane WA, 99210-1615. Photos will be used, space permitting, with new staff additions, promotions and new businesses. Put names on backs of photos. If you want a photo back, write “WILL CALL” on the back and pick it up at the newspaper reference library. Allow three weeks for publication.


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