Business beat

SUNDAY, FEB. 28, 2010

New Faces

Integra Telecom has hired James Newberry as an account executive. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University and previously worked for Northwestern Mutual Life.

Dr. Jessica Connolly has been hired by the Eye Care Team in downtown Spokane. She has previous experience working in refractive surgery and primary eye care. She earned her doctorate degree at the New England College of Optometry in Boston and received specialized residency training in ocular disease at the Spokane Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre has hired Laura Little as executive director. She previously served as executive artistic director of Christian Youth Theater in Spokane and is the founder of LLL Talent Agency.

Global Credit Union has hired Dawn Wiser as a member services representative for the company’s Sullivan branch and Melanie Schoesler as a member services representative for the main Spokane office.

Rebeckah Mauch has been hired by Kassa Insurance Services, Inc. in North Spokane. She has more than 10 years of insurance experience and previously worked for Northtown Insurance Agency.

New Position

McDirmid, Mikkelsen and Secrest, P.S. has promoted Anna Fagerland and Charles Adams from Staff B to Staff A.

Bryn Boorman has been promoted to operations supervisor for the University of Phoenix’s Spokane campus. She has been with the university since 2005.

Louise Fendrich has been hired as director of constituent relations for U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ Spokane office. Fendrich previously worked for Greater Spokane Inc. and served as manager at the Eastern Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center.


Manufacturer Sundance Spas presented North Idaho Spas of Sandpoint and Coeur d’Alene with “Exceptional Service” and “International Design” awards.

The following local businesses and nonprofit organizations received 2010 Better Workplace Awards from the Association of Washington Businesses for outstanding commitment to workplace safety, job training and advancement and innovative benefit and compensation programs: Acme Concrete Paving Inc.; Haskins Steel Co. Inc.; Skils’kin; St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute; Sterling Savings Bank; and Humanix Staffing and Recruiting in Spokane Valley.

Safeco Insurance has earned call center certification from J.D. Power and Associates’ Certified Call Center Program.

Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency presented Fiber-Tech Industries in Spokane Valley with its 2010 Clean Air Award in recognition of the company’s outstanding efforts to reduce emissions at its facility.

Jennifer Boettcher has earned Professional in Human Resources certification from the HR Certification Institute. Boettcher works as a senior staffing supervisor for Kelly Services in Spokane.


Community volunteer Ellie Adophson has been elected as a new member of SNAP’s 2010 board of directors. Other new members include Tara Dowd of NATIVE Project and Mary Verner, mayor of Spokane. Newly elected officers include: Chair, Christine McCabe of Avista Utilities; Vice-Chair, Dave Werme of Moloney O’Neill; and Secretary/Treasurer, P.J. Grabicki of Randall and Danskin P.S.

The Inland Pacific Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors has elected the following individuals to serve as officers on the organization’s 2010 board of directors: Chairman, Dan Demchuk of Moss Adams; Chairman-Elect, Cary Berger of KC Charles Inc.; Secretary, Janelle Bertsch of Champion Concrete Pumping Inc.; Treasurer, Joe Gamon of Merit Electric Inc.; and Immediate Past Chairman, Bill Hyslop of Lukins and Annis P.S. 2010 board members include: Mike Beck of Beck Cabinet Co.; Randy Cameron of Baker Construction and Development Inc.; Kevin Culpepper of Modern Glass Company; Scott Haskins of the Haskins Co.; Larry Jeffres of R.C. Worst and Co.; Bill Traeger of Champion Concrete Pumping Inc.; Ed Walker of Walker Construction Inc.; Rich Wells of Ginno Construction; and Jim Cox of JC Constructors Inc.


Marvin Reguindin has been appointed as Pacific chairman of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce/Council of Chambers and Business Organizations. Reguindin serves as president of the Inland Northwest Business Alliance in Spokane.


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