The Spokane law firm of Paine, Hamble, Coffin, Brooke and Miller LLP has added three new associates:
Thomas DeBoer, formerly a geologist for Kennecott Exploration, will focus on the areas of natural resources, environmental and commercial law. He graduated magna cum laude from Gonzaga University School of Law and also holds a master’s degree in geology from Western Washington University.
Heidi Holland has previous legal experience as a clerk for a state judge, nearly three years as a prosecutor and work with the Children’s Law Project in South Carolina. She graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Her practice will emphasize labor and employment law, worker’s compensation and litigation.
Troy Nelson was formerly a public school teacher and high school wrestling coach. He graduated cum laude from the Gonzaga University School of Law. His practice will focus on insurance defense and product liability work.
The following people have joined the management staff at Duvoisin and Associates LLC:
Steve Duvoisin, chief executive officer, is responsible for strategic planning and overall client management and development. Duvoisin, who is a certified public accountant, has been active in regional health care issues since 1984. He also is the CEO of Inland Imaging.
Jon Copeland is responsible for information services and work process analysis design. Copeland, who has an extensive background in health care information systems, was previously with Radiology Associates in Sacramento, Calif.
Kathleen Wilson oversees marketing and administrative organization. She received a degree in marketing and international business from Gonzaga University. Wilson was previously with Inland Imaging in Spokane.
Cole Hanford is responsible for implementing information services technologies. Hanford, who has experience in Novell, Microsoft NT, AppleShare and World Wide Web technologies, previously worked for Gonzaga University’s Information Systems Department.
Ann Joyce has joined Rockey West Public Relations as a senior account executive. Joyce has spearheaded projects and created strategies for Fortune 500 companies, health care organizations and nonprofit groups. She gives the firm expanded writing, planning and project management capabilities.
Cliff Arkell has joined Windermere Real Estate/Manito Inc. as a sales associate. Arkell has worked in the industry for more than 30 years, most recently in the Methow Valley.
Windermere Real Estate/The Tupper Group Inc. has hired Trevor Windhorst as a sales associate. Windhorst, who is new to real estate, received a bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University.
Shaun Cross has been named managing partner at Paine, Hamblen, Coffin, Brooke and Miller LLP. Cross will manage the day-to-day operations of the firm and implement policies established by the partnership as a whole. He joined the firm in 1979 and currently heads its bankruptcy department. Cross replaces David Broom, who had been managing partner since 1992. Broom returns to full-time litigation practice.
First Security Bank has named Cheryl Morgan as manager of its Kellogg branch office. She succeeds Max Faller, who was named manager of the Post Falls branch. Morgan has 20 years of banking experience, primarily in the Silver Valley. She previously managed First Security’s Sandpoint branch.
Key Tronic Corp. has promoted Tom Parrish to director of sales and marketing. Parrish, who joined the company two years ago, previously was director of OEM sales.
Patrick Par has been promoted to regional manager of the Greater Spokane Area at Dakotah Direct Inc. Par oversees the company’s three local calling centers and also will be responsible for new centers in Liberty Lake and Coeur d’Alene and Dakotah Direct’s new corporate headquarters. He joined the company more than three years ago as a telephone sales representative.
Patricia Weil, a representative with Prudential’s Inland Northwest Agency, has received the company’s Go-Getter Award. The award is presented to new representatives who demonstrate superior performance in insurance sales and customer service. Weil joined Prudential in 1970 and worked in the administrative area at the company’s headquarters in Newark, N.J. She transferred to California in 1978, and to Spokane in 1995. She became a representative in April 1997 and currently serves clients in Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene.
Corinne Scrivner, a contact representative for the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board’s Spokane district office, has been honored with a Board Award for Excellence. The award, which is the most prestigious granted by the agency to its employees, was given to Scrivner in recognition of her contributions toward meeting the mission of the agency, and for excellence in public service.
Jan Payne has been named Employee of the Month for December 1997 by Best Western Templin’s Resort. Payne joined Templin’s in 1993 as a conference center bartender and cocktail server. She left the resort briefly in 1996 before returning as sales/catering secretary.
Ed Richards has been nominated Employee of the Year by the management staff of Templin’s Resort. Richards, who is the resort’s inside maintenance assistant, has worked at Templin’s since December 1995. He was Employee of the Month for August 1997.
The following people have been selected to participate in a two-year agriculture and forestry leadership development program conducted by the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation:
Jerry Emerson, who is assistant manager of Emerson Logging in Wilbur.
Chris Bieker, a public affairs specialist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Spokane.
Jan Dormaier is co-owner of R-J Dormaier Ranch in Hartline.
Monday - The Coeur d’Alene Area Chamber of Commerce holds a sales leadership meeting at 7 a.m. at the chamber office.
Tuesday - Patrick McGaughey, president and general manager of the Coeur d’Alene Area Chamber of Commerce, will discuss “Leaders vs. Managers” during a breakfast meeting at 7 a.m. at The Coeur d’Alene Resort.
Wednesday - The Training and Education Coordinating Center presents session I of a “Career Transitions” workshop from 9 a.m.-noon at the Career Transition Center, 3939 N. Freya. Call 533-4726 for information or to register.
Wednesday - Spokane Mayor John Talbott will discuss the administration’s outlook for 1998 during a meeting of the Spokane Building Owners and Managers Association from noon-1:15 p.m. at Cavanaugh’s Inn at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive. Luncheon cost: $10; call 466-4905 for reservations.
Wednesday - The Small Business Development Center presents a class on “Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights” 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.
Wednesday - The Service Corps of Retired Executives presents a workshop on “Preparing a Business Plan” from 8 a.m.-noon at the Small Business Administration conference room, 601 W. First. Cost: $35, including materials; for information or to register, call 353-2800.
Thursday - Ray Oligher, Sallie Mae manager for technical support, will discuss “The Realities of Real-World Document Imaging” during a meeting of the Association of Records Managers and Administrators at 5:30 p.m. at the Shilo Inn. For information and reservations, call Jim Shasky at 534-5080.
Thursday - Michelle Carr of Vista will speak on the Spokane Youth Corps during a meeting of Directors of Volunteers in Agencies of the Inland Northwest (DOVIA) from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Schoenberg Center, 200 E. Cataldo. Cost: $6 for members, $10 for nonmembers; call Bonnie Abernethy at 624-0151 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.
Thursday - The Small Business Development Center presents a “Small Business Tax Seminar” from 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Spokane Intercollegiate Research and Technology Institute, 665 N. Riverpoint Blvd. Cost: $20; call 358-7890 for information or to register.
Saturday - The National Association of Investors presents a workshop on “Stock Analyst 101” from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, 5555 Seltice Way, Coeur d’Alene (take the Highway 41 exit from I-90). Cost: $15 if pre-registered, $20 at the door; to register, 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.
Jan. 20 - Eric G. Meng, a principal and certified value specialist with the Research Group of MENG, will speak on “Value Analysis-Value Engineering: A Creative Approach” during a joint meeting of NAPM and APICS at 5:30 p.m. at the Quality Inn Valley Suites, 8923 E, Mission. Cost: $12.50 for dinner; for reservations, call Debra Benson at 459-5202 by Jan. 16 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jan. 20. - Shayla Bolt of Consumer Credit Counseling will lead a free workshop on “Money Management” from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Hillyard Branch Library, 4005 N. Cook. For more information or to register, call 444-5380.
Jan. 20 - The Inland Northwest Chapter of the Washington Software & Digital Media Alliance presents a panel discussion on “Embedded Systems” from 4-6 p.m. at the Spokane Intercollegiate Research and Technology Institute, 665 N. Riverpoint Blvd. For information, call 324-7938.
Jan. 20 and 22 - The Small Business Development Center presents a class on “Selling Your Expertise” from 6-9 p.m. both nights at the Spokane Intercollegiate Research and Technology Institute, 665 N. Riverpoint Blvd. Cost: $45; call 358-7890 for information or to register.
Jan. 20 through Feb. 5 - Spokane Community College presents a class on “Creating Your Own Web Page” from 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Feb. 5 at SCC, 1810 N. Greene. Cost: $96.80, plus $5 lab fee. Call 533-8074 for information.
Jan. 20 through March 10 - The Institute for Extended Learning presents a class on accounting and bookkeeping procedures from 6:30-9:30 p.m. each Tuesday at Shadle Park High School, 4327 N. Ash. Cost: $79, plus workbook; call 533-3770 for information or to register.
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