July 6, 1997 in Nation/World

Business Beat

Compiled By Karen Mason
 

NEW FACES:

Sterling Savings Association has named Elizabeth Meyers Stebbins as marketing director. Stebbins previously was area director/vice president for Citibank. She has more than 17 years of experience in the financial services industry, including stints as director of training and development, director of service quality, regional manager and headquarters branch manager.

Carol A. Marsengill has joined Sterling Savings Association as dealer account officer. Marsengill has more than 19 years of experience in dealer banking. She was with Seafirst for eight years, Security Pacific/Rainier for four years, and most recently was assistant vice president/business development officer for U.S. Bank/West One Bank in Eastern Washington and North Idaho.

Washington Trust Bank has added the following people to its staff:

Drew MacAfee joined the bank as senior vice president of human resources. MacAfee has 24 years of experience in the human resources field. Prior to joining Washington Trust, he was vice president of human resources for Univar Corp. in the Seattle area.

Thomas W. Taylor was named vice president and manager of the bank’s Investment Services Department. He has more than 20 years of experience in financial sales, business development and management.

Lon Gibby Productions Inc. has hired Rick Langenheim as vice president/ general manager. Langenheim will oversee operations, scheduling and production management. He has more than 20 years of experience in television production and previously was vice president of business affairs for DyncoComm Sports, which produced sports programming for companies such as ESPN and Fox Sports.

Mary Franey has been hired as an account executive at PIP Printing of Spokane. Franey, who previously was with Entertainment Publications, will be based at PIP’s central plant at 4201 E. Trent.

Christopher Wright and Michael Staub have joined the law offices of Stamper, Rubens, Stocker & Smith P.S., as associates. Wright’s practice will focus on business and insurance litigation, real estate and zoning. Staub’s emphasis will be on commercial and business litigation, coverage litigation, health care and real estate.

Sara Weaver-Hurley has joined Metals Fabrication Co. Inc. as financial manager. A graduate of East Carolina University, she is a certified public accountant with three years of prior experience.

Angela M. Via has joined The Norman Co. as marketing director for Franklin Park Mall. Via will oversee events and promotions, marketing and advertising strategies, as well as ongoing public relations. She most recently was general manager for Premier Marketing LLC.

MOVING UP:

Beth E. Davis has been named acting manager of the Spokane branch of CDI Corp.-West, which provides specialized staffing services. Davis has been senior recruiter for the past four years.

Ray Raschko has been appointed to design, develop and implement the new Greentree Behavioral Health ElderCare program, an affiliate of Spokane Mental Health. Raschko joined Spokane Mental Health in 1975 and helped develop a national “Gatekeeper” model which trains individuals to recognize signs of an isolated at-risk elder.

Pam Sloan has been appointed elder services director for Spokane Mental Health. From 1978 to 1987, Sloan helped design, develop and implement Spokane Mental Health’s elder services program. For the past 10 years, she was the agency’s urgent care director.

Jill Morton-Hulsizer has met the requirements necessary to become a registered representative for Financial Network Investment Corp. at Spokane Teachers Credit Union. Morton-Hulsizer previously worked in the credit union’s lending department.

Ken Bastine has been named a project manager at Metals Fabrication Co. Inc. He joined the company two years ago and has degrees in construction management and business administration from Washington State University.

The following Washington Trust Bank employees have completed the bank’s Personal Banker Certification Program and been promoted to personal banker:

Christopher Berry, Opportunity Pines Branch, personal banker I.

Stu Grineau, Northtown Branch, personal banker II.

Barbara Love, Lincoln Heights Branch, personal banker II.

The following service managers also completed Washington Trust’s certification program: Kelley Kinzel, Second and Wall Branch; Carolyn LeFors, Deer Park Branch; and Laurie Robinson, Indiana Branch.

ELECTED:

Mike Dunford of Moloney, O’Neill, Corkery and Jones has been elected president of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Spokane. New members of the board of directors include: Ken Johansson, Andre, Romberg Insurance; Kathy Petty, Andre, Romberg; and Kelly Egan, Farmin, Rothrock & Parrott.

1997-98 board members for the Northwest Inland Empire Chapter of APICS include: president, Barb Woodall, Key Tronic Corp; vice president of finance, Lori Reiss, Key Tronic; vice president of education, Jim Holcomb, Caelus Inc.; vice president of programs/seminars, Ed Woodall, Telect Inc.; vice president of facilities, Debra Benson, Cowles Publishing Co.; vice president of communications, Maree Boyd, Itron Inc.; vice president of professional development, Rick Luttrull, Wagstaff Inc.; and vice president of membership, Bill Turnquist.

The Credit & Financial Development Division-Spokane Chapter, National Association of Credit Management, has elected the following officers for 1997-98: president, Jackie Witter, Telect Inc.; president-elect, LaDonna Scribner, KXLY TV; vice president, Jan Corrieri, Boise Cascade Corp.; secretary, Linda Fonville, Levy & Associates PS; treasurer, Michelle Walter, Core-Mark International; member-at-large, Charlotte Tobin, Multi-Fab SBI Inc.; and member-at-large, Kristen Bumgarner, Inland Northwest Bank.

CERTIFICATIONS:

Metals Fabrication Co. has attained American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Quality Certification. Certification means the plant has the personnel, organization, experience, capability and commitment to produce fabricated structural steel for conventional steel structures and complex steel building structures as set forth in the AISC Certification Program.

The following members of the Public Relations Society of America, Greater Spokane Chapter, have passed the Accreditation in Public Relations exam, which signifies a high level of experience and competence in the profession: Chris Eriksen, director of public relations, Rockwood Clinic; Leni Selvaggio, corporate communications manager, Olivetti North America; and Jennifer West, president, RockeyWest Public Relations.

Charlotte W. Whiteford, of C.W. Whiteford Resources, has received certification as a Master Builder Master Trainer. Whiteford has been a certified master builder associate representing Omware as a construction management specialist for five years. The additional certification qualifies her to present user and new associate seminars for The Master Builder, software by Omware.

KUDOS:

Tami Legler, Spokane branch manager of Accountemps, has been named to the company’s president’s club. Legler joined the company in 1995 and began working in the Federal Way office.

Dayne Hanna, president of Hanna and Associates, has been presented the Idaho Advertising Federation’s (IAF) Silver Medal Award for 1997. The award honors individuals for their contributions to advertising and activities in furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence, and responsibility in areas of social concern.

Sue Lukacs and Nikki Kettles registered dietitians at Deaconess Medical Center, won statewide awards at the annual Washington State Dietetic Association meeting held this spring. Lukacs was awarded “Outstanding Dietitian” and Kettles received the award for “Young Registered Dietitian.”

The Lilac Blind Foundation has received three grants:

Northwest Alloys Inc. (Alcoa Foundation) contributed $1,000 to provide in-home training and services for blind and low vision people in Stevens County.

Boeing Employees Good Neighbor Fund donated $4,000 to purchase equipment that will enable volunteers to translate printed material into Braille.

Foundation Northwest contributed $4,500 to provide training and services to blind and visually impaired people in Spokane County.

EVENTS:

Monday through Friday - The Service Corps of Retired Executives offers free 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. For appointments, call 353-2820. Counselors also are available on Tuesday at the Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce, 8817 E. Mission. For appointments there, call 924-4994.

Wednesday - Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the Inland Northwest presents a free money management workshop from 7-8 p.m. at Pend Oreille Bank in Newport. To register, call 327-3777 or (800) 892-6854.

Wednesday - The Service Corps of Retired Executives presents a workshop on “Basics of Recordkeeping” from 8 a.m.-noon at the Spokane Area Chamber of Commerce, 1020 W. Riverside. Cost: $35, including materials; for information or to register, call 353-2820.

Thursday - Issues facing the small-business owner will be discussed at a meeting of the Inland Northwest Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners from 5:30-8 p.m. at the home of Cathy Doerr. Cost: $15 for members, $25 for non-members; for information, call Cathy Doerr at 838-8755.

Thursday - The state Department of Labor and Industries presents a free workshop on “Fall Protection” from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. For workshop location and to register, call (360) 902-5590.

Thursday - Power Tipps, an organization for sharing business leads and networking, meets from 7-8 a.m. on the North Side. For more information, call 468-9695 or 891-2353.

Friday - The Hispanic Business and Professional Association meets at 11:30 a.m. at Cavanaugh’s Fourth Avenue, 110 E. Fourth.

July 15 - SkillPath Seminars presents a seminar on “How to Think Outside the Box” from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Sierra Hotel, 4212 W. Sunset Blvd. Cost: $99; to register, call (800) 873-7545 or (913) 677-3200.

July 15 - The WSU Cooperative Extension Cereal Variety Nursery Tours meets at 6 p.m. at the Mike Becker farm in Colton. Steve Jones, Ed Donaldson and Tim Murray will discuss winter wheat and plant pathology. For more information, call the Colfax office of WSU Cooperative Extension at (509) 397-6290.

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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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