Business beat

SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 2010

New faces

Next IT Corp. has hired Ashley Chaon as an application analyst. She holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing with a minor in communications from Arizona State University.

Brian Werst has joined K and L Gates LLP as of counsel for the firm’s Spokane/Coeur d’Alene office, with a focus in municipal law, public finance, health care, labor and employment and real estate issues.

Global Credit Union has hired Kent Nelson as a mortgage loan officer for the company’s Spokane home loan center. He previously owned Gallery Mortgage Corp. and has 10 years of related experience.

Chandra Barton has been hired as a solutions analyst for Next IT Corp. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus in finance and human resources from Gonzaga University.

Lawton Printing Inc. has hired Robert Butler as a sales representative for its commercial printing division.

Don Williams has been hired by Windermere North as a sales associate for the company’s Spokane office. He previously worked for Kaiser Aluminum for more than 20 years.


Banner Bank has promoted Julie Orenstein from assistant vice president/retail branch manager to vice president/retail branch manager of the Spokane Southeast Boulevard and Spokane Valley Sprague and Mullan branches. She has been with the company since 2004. The bank also promoted Tasha Feagan from personal banker to branch manager of its Spokane Third Avenue and Stevens branch. She joined the company in 2007.

Rachel Van Dinter has been promoted to account coordinator for BHW1. She has been with the company since June 2009.

The Inland Northwest Land Trust has promoted Drew Reinke from stewardship coordinator to land steward.


Blue541 Advertising of Coeur d’Alene has received 14 gold and silver awards from the local ADDY Awards competition, including a Best of Division award for the company’s design layout entitled “Marvelous Pat McManus” for the Winter 2009 issue of CdA Magazine.

The American Council of Engineering Companies presented J-U-B Engineers Inc. of Coeur d’Alene with a 2010 first place Engineering Excellence Award in the transportation category for the company’s work on the Fourth Street Improvement Project.

Keith Morehouse and Justin Hamblet have received Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician postgraduate designations from the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians. Both serve as physicians for Applied Healthcare Associates in Spokane.


Red Lion Hotels Corp. has appointed Richard Carlson as vice president of lodging development. He previously served as vice president for Summit Capital and has 20 years of franchise, development and capital investment experience.

Elizabeth Druffel has been appointed as treasurer of Coeur d’Alene Mines Corp. Druffel has served as assistant treasurer and director of financial operations since September 2008.

The American Arbitration Association has appointed John Black to its Construction Panel of Arbitrators. Black is the co-founder of Dunn and Black P.S.


John Allen of Vino! and Jeff Johnson of NAI Black have been elected as new board members for the Inland Northwest Land Trust’s board of directors.


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