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Sun., May 9, 2010

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Lukins and Annis, P.S. has hired Keith Bergman and William Jeckle as Of Counsel members. Bergman has practiced intellectual property litigation throughout the United States and is licensed to practice law in Washington. Jeckle is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is licensed to practice in Washington and Idaho.

Aaron Impecoven has been hired as a real estate agent for Coldwell Banker Northwest Group. He worked in the building and construction industry for the past 15 years.

North Idaho College has hired Joseph Bekken as financial aid director. He previously served as director of finance counseling for Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, where he earned his bachelor’s degree. Tom Carper has been rehired by Coldwell Banker Tomlinson North as a real estate agent. He has been a licensed Realtor in Spokane since 1975.


Dan Kurtz and Melissa McFadgen have been promoted to associate principals of NAC Architecture in Spokane.

Auble, Jolicoeur and Gentry promoted Bruce Jolicoeur to president of the firm. He previously worked as a principal and former vice president for the company.


Randy and Christy Oetken of Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty have received an Online Marketing Award of Excellence from

Quisenberry Marketing and Design received the Northwest ADDY Awards’ Best of Show Award in the Print category for its work on the 2009 URM Annual Report.


The Washington Employment Lawyers Association has elected Larry Kuznetz as secretary. Kuznetz is a partner with Powell, Kuznetz and Parker, P.S.

New Business

Diana Painter, owner of Painter Preservation and Planning, has opened an additional office in Spokane. The company is a full-service historic preservation firm. Painter is a certified planner and architectural history consultant and is listed as a consultant in the state historic preservation offices in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and California. She holds a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary design, a master’s degree in urban planning and urban design and a doctoral degree in architecture. Location: 3518 N. C St. Contact: (509) 290-5161. Website: www.preservation


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