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Sun., April 2, 2006

Exit Real Estate-Jones & Associates has hired Ed Hudson as a Realtor. Previously, he spent 25 years in the automotive towing industry.

Rachel Kulczar has been hired as an agent at Keller Williams Realty Coeur d’Alene. She has worked in real estate for the last six years.

Hecla Mining Co. has hired Philip Wolf as vice president and general counsel. He has 30 years of legal experience and 20 years of experience in the mining industry. He previously worked as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary at Cyprus Amax Minerals.

Daniel Simmons has been hired as a sales associate at Tomlinson Black Valley.

Intermountain Forest Association has hired Serena Howarth as communications program manager. She holds a degree in journalism from Gonzaga University and previously worked at the Gallatin Group.

Thomas Stroeher has been hired as chief financial officer at Northwest Architectural Company. He previously worked as MDC Holdings in Denver and holds a bachelor’s degree in business and accounting from Montana State University.

BDO Seidman has hired Paul Bridge as a partner in assurance services. He previously worked in Philadelphia at an accounting firm.

Matt Jamie has been hired as a producer in the productions department at North by Northwest. He recently moved to Spokane from San Diego.

Exit Real Estate-Jones & Associates has hired Mary Ogle as an agent. She has over 20 years of sales and customer service experience.

Heidi Ritz-Stephens has been hired at SeneGence International as a distributor of the company’s cosmetics and skin care products.

Ron Price has been hired as president of Nano Clay and Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Atlas Mining Co. Price is retired from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.

IT Lifeline has hired Eric Thompson as a senior storage engineer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in management information services.

Jim Burnett has been hired at Intermountain Community Bancorp as vice president, senior project manager for building and construction activities. He has 25 years of electrical engineer experience and attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Purdue University.


Janice Baldwin, a certified financial planner and first vice president of Merrill Lynch, has been appointed to the Winners Circle for the state of Idaho by Merrill Lynch.

Cindy Kuhn has received the Star of Education Post-Secondary Student Award from the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium. Kuhn is an accounting assistant student at North Idaho College.

Hilton Garden Inn Spokane Airport has been awarded the Inn of the Year award by Hilton Hotels Corp. This is the second time the hotel has received this award.

The National Association of Insurance Women has awarded Spokane Insurance Associates with the Pinnacle Award for its leadership development, industry partnering, education and membership.

The Better World Project has named Blue Water Technologies one of the top 25 Innovators Changing the World.

The Spokane Advertising Federation has given ADDY awards to the following students: Austin Anderson, Travis Flory, Brenda Wilson, Karli Fairbanks, Jesse Scheller, Kraig Kochel, Anna Morgan, Kenneth Brewer, Trista Soto, Phillip Warnock, Stefani Currer and Mellie Price.

Hilton Hotels Corp. has awarded the Doubletree Hotel the 2005 Go for the Green performance award.


Richard Kayne, a Medical Lake municipal court judge, has been appointed dean of the Washington State Judicial College. He is a graduate of Gonzaga Law School and had served as assistant dean.

United Way of Spokane County has elected new officers to its 2006 board of directors. They are: board chair, John Tombari of F&M Bank; administration chair, Garman Lutz of Cascade Windows; campaign chair and chair elect, Kim Zentz of Spokane Intercollegiate Research and Technology Institute; community impact chair, Greg Benner of Tomlinson Black South; marketing chair, Colleen Striegel of the Spokesman-Review.


Northern Quest Casino and the Kalispel Tribe of Indians have donated $7,500 to the Washington State Council on Problem Gambling.


Ken and Crystal Lamoreaux of Spokane have opened Edible Arrangements at 821 N. Division, suite B. The store specializes in edible bouquets of fresh fruit. They can be reached at 325-4996.


Gaylord’s SportCard Super Store has moved to 9411 E. First Ave. The store can be reached at 921-8037.


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