October 5, 1997 in Nation/World

Business Beat

Compiled By Tina Caler
 

NEW FACES:

The Spokane Area Convention & Visitors Bureau has added two people to its staff:

Cheryl Johnston was named convention sales manager. A graduate of Eastern Washington University, Johnston will concentrate on marketing Spokane as a convention destination to groups representing nine different professions. She previously worked in public relations for Spokane Mental Health and in sales/marketing for KREM Television.

Brad Moeller, who was previously with Karsten Manufacturing Corp. as a regional service representative, was hired as sports development manager of the Greater Spokane Sports Association. Moeller, a graduate of the University of Idaho, will concentrate on bringing prestigious, high-caliber sporting events to Spokane.

Judy Cross has joined Spokane Railway Credit Union as manager of the credit union’s Lyons branch. Cross, who has more than 21 years of financial institution experience, was previously a client relationship manager at U.S. Bank.

R. Scott Bridges, an attorney and mediator, has joined Grove and Morgan, Attorneys for Collaborative Law. Bridges graduated from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. For 15 years, he was a labor representative in the construction and oil field services industries in Alaska. His law practice will emphasize family and labor law, as well as various alternative dispute resolution strategies.

Janet Hunter-Scott, a certified physician assistant, has joined the staff of Dr. Peter Holden. Hunter-Scott graduated from the University of North Dakota Family Practice Program and most recently worked with Dr. Chris Olson.

Michael Tomren has been named a personal financial advisor with the Spokane office of American Express Financial Advisors Inc. Tomren received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Eastern Washington University and has experience in the construction and environmental fields through work with various area businesses.

MOVING UP:

ALSC Architects of Spokane has appointed two new principals:

Jeff Warner, who has 18 years of design experience, has been employed by ALSC since 1983. His recent projects include Telect Inc.’s corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility at Liberty Lake and the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena.

Steve Walther has 18 years of experience focusing extensively on education facility planning. Recent projects include facilities for the Waitsburg, Central Valley, East Valley and Quincy school districts.

Spokane Railway Credit Union has promoted the following employees:

Gary Day was named manager of the credit union’s Sullivan Branch, its third largest. Day has worked for SRCU for more than three years as manager of the credit union’s Coeur d’Alene branch.

Dave Woodruff was promoted to manager of the Havana branch, the largest in the SRCU system. Woodruff has worked with SRCU for over three years as manager of the credit union’s Lyons branch.

Dakotah Direct Inc. has promoted Sheila Christensen to director of business development. Christensen has been with Dakotah since 1994, most recently as director of internal business development. Jerry Perkins was promoted to senior team leader from the position of corporate scheduler.

STARTING UP:

Sue Lani Madsen, a former associate in the firm of ALSC Architects, has established The Madsen Group, offering architectural and construction management services for a broad variety of project types. The firm will focus on supporting institutional and individual clients in the project development process, from pre-design planning through design, construction and post-occupancy phases. The firm is based in Edwall, Wash.

EVENTS:

Monday - The Training and Education Coordinating Center presents a “Zenger Miller Frontline Leadership Training Core Series - Giving Constructive Feedback” from 6-9 p.m. at the Business Training and Applied Technology Center, 3939 N. Freya. Cost: $225; call 533-4700 for information or to register.

Monday and Thursday - The Institute for Extended Learning presents a class on “Computer Basics” from 5:30-8:30 p.m. both nights at the CCS District Administration Building. Cost: $110, including workbook; call 533-3770 for information or to register.

Monday and Oct. 13 - The Small Business Development Center presents a class on “Top Performing Employees” from 6-9 p.m. both days at the Spokane Intercollegiate Research and Technology Institute, 665 N. Riverpoint Blvd. Cost: $45; call 358-7890 for information or to register.

Tuesday - The Small Business Development Center presents “International Fast Track Series International Business Made Easy” 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.

Tuesday - Merrill Lynch presents a free luncheon seminar for women on “Women Investors: An Inside Look at Mutual Funds and Investing.” For more information or to register, call Margot Hamstra or Jana Oliveri at 458-4200, or (800) 876-9099 from outside of Washington.

Tuesday - Leads Club, a structured networking organization for business leads and referrals, meets at 12:15 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel at Sullivan and Mission in the Spokane Valley. For more information, call Beth Ann Daigre at 921-9581 or Paula Dowdy at 892-6340.

Tuesday - Novell Inc. presents a free seminar on secure and quick LAN access to the Web from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Columbia Basin Room A at the Spokane Convention Center. For reservations, call ABC Office Equipment Co. or e-mail swilson@abcoe.com.

Tuesday and Wednesday - The Spokane Computer & Business Technology Expo will be held from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. both days at the Spokane Convention Center. For additional information or free tickets, call ABC Office Equipment Co. at 922-4600 or e-mail swilson@abcoe.com.

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

Tuesday, Thursday and Oct. 14 The Inland Northwest Electrical League presents a class on “Code & Performance Grounding” from 6-9 p.m. Call 536-4177 for more information.

Wednesday - The Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the Inland Northwest presents a free workshop - “Healthy, Wealthy & Wise” - at 6 p.m. at the East Side Public Library, 524 S. Stone, and at Jenkins High School in Chewelah. Call 327-3777 or 800-892-6854 for more information and registration.

Wednesday - Spokane Building Owners and Managers Association presents a debate between Barbara Lampert and Cheryl Rodgers, candidates for City Council Position 1, from noon-1:15 p.m. at Cavanaugh’s Inn at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive. Luncheon cost: $9; call 466-4905 for reservations.

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; call 353-2828 for information and registration.

Wednesday - Leads Club, a structured networking organization for business leads and referrals, holds an informational meeting for the South Hill Chapter at 12:30 p.m. at Applebee’s, 2007 E. 29th. For more information, call Beth Ann Daigre at 921-9581 or Cathy Matresse at 624-4977.

Thursday - Cindy Esch of At Your Service will lead round table discussions on the five most pressing issues facing business owners today during a meeting of the Inland Northwest Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Shilo Inn, 923 E. Third. Cost: $15 for members, $25 for non-members; call Cathy Doerr at 838-8755 for more information.

Thursday - Seafirst Bank presents a free seminar on “Tax-Exempt Investing” at the Fort Colville Grange, 157 Highway 20 East, from 6-8:30 p.m. For reservations, call (800) 241-8769 or (206) 358-1209.

Thursday - Associated Industries of the Inland Northwest presents an “Employee Orientation Program: What’s Working and What’s Not?” from 8:30 a.m.-noon at 920 N. Washington. Cost: $10 for members, $49 for non-members; call 326-6885 for more information.

Friday - Washington State Tourism presents a full-day workshop on “Building Media & Corporate Partnerships” at the Ridpath Hotel. Cost: $35, including workbook, workshop and lunch; to register, call 624-1341 or (360) 786-8125.

Saturday - International Right of Way Chapter 19 presents a seminar on “Growth Management” from 8-11:30 a.m. at Riverpoint Auditorium, Room 125, 668 N. Riverpoint Blvd. Cost: $15; for reservations, call Julie Rosenoff at 625-6154.

Oct. 14 - Washington State Attorney General Christine Gregoire will discuss “Taking on Big Tobacco: Is America Ready for Change?” during Gonzaga University’s School of Law’s GU Law Forum from 7:15-8:30 a.m. in the Jepson Center Auditorium. Cost: $8, including continental breakfast, if purchased by Friday, $10 after; to register, call 328-4220, ext. 3759.

Oct. 14 - Spokane Insurance Women holds its monthly dinner meeting at 5:30 p.m. at Perkins Restaurant, Division and Trent. For reservations, call Kelley Easley at 838-3501 by Friday.

Oct. 14 - Associated Industries of the Inland Northwest presents a seminar on “Congratulations! You’re the HR Department: For the New HR Person” from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at 920 N. Washington. Cost: $99 for members, $149 for non-members; fax registration to 328-6832 or register on line at http://www.aiin.com by Tuesday.

Oct. 15 - The Inland Empire Council of the National Association of Investors Clubs presents “Stock Analysis Lite,” an introduction to the stock analysis tools used by NAIC members and investment clubs, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Valley Library, 12004 E. Main. Cost: $15; send name, address, phone number and check payable to Inland Empire Council, NAIC, to P.O. Box 781, Davenport, WA, 99122. For more information, call Linda Wilbur at 534-0660, ext. 19.

Oct. 16 - Associated Industries of the Inland Northwest presents a workshop on “How to Use Your Wage and Salary Surveys” from 8:30 a.m.-noon at 920 N. Washington. cost: $49 for members, $75 for non-members; Fax registration to 328-6832 or register on line at http://www.aiin.com by Thursday.

Oct. 18 - Gonzaga University School of Law presents “Law School in a Box,” an informational session for prospective law students, from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Law School main building, 601 E. Sharp. Cost: $10, including a continental breakfast and lunch; to register, call 328-4220, ext. 3736, or (800) 793-1710 by Friday.

Nov. 7 - The Deaconess and Valley Healthcare Foundation present Epicurian Delight from 6:30 p.m.-midnight at Spokane International Ag Trade Center. Cost: $125 per person, $1,250 per table of 10, and $1,500 per sponsored table of 10, with proceeds benefitting the Deaconess Center for Perinatal Medicine; for information and reservations, call 744-7673.

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