October 27, 2013 in Business

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Communications

Klündt | Hosmer has hired John Mujica as a graphic designer. Mujica is an award-winning designer whose emphasis is on typography and photography. He interned with the firm as a student at Eastern Washington University.

Education

Neva Crogan and Alice Dupler, members of the nursing faculty at Gonzaga University, have received the 2013 International Award for Nursing Excellence. The award was given in the field of research utilization for a menu system they developed to improve the health and quality of life for patients at skilled nursing facilities.

Finance

Jason Wagner has joined Bank CDA as the vice president/commercial loan officer for the North Idaho area. Wagner has more than seven years of experience in commercial banking and worked previously for other area financial institutions.

Josette Schlosser and Kammie Routt have joined Fidelity Associates Insurance and Financial Services. Schlosser is an account manager and worked previously as an account manager for Mercer Health & Benefits. Routt is a personal lines account manager and was previously a direct insurance agent with PEMCO Mutual Insurance.

TitleOne has hired Jim Pierce as vice president for the Coeur d’Alene office. Pierce has 25 years of experience in finance, commercial lending, sales, and community relations. He serves on the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce Board.

Government

Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, received the Jim Matson Award, along with Sen. Rodney Tom, D-Bellevue, from the Association of Washington Business. The award recognizes their continued support of the business community.

Arlene Fisher, city administrator for the city of Cheney, has received the 2013 Professional Finance Officer award from the Washington Finance Officers Association. The award recognizes professional service achievements and ongoing education and training.

Health care

Megan Lusk has passed the Vestibular Rehabilitation: Competency-Based Course held at Emory University, an intensive six-day course for physical therapists. The course is sponsored by the American College of Physical Therapy. Lusk is with Apex Physical Therapy.

Hospitality

The Ramada at Spokane Airport has received “The Best of 2013” award from Ramada Worldwide. This award ranks it among the top 5 percent of the Ramada brands in the U.S. and Canada.

Miscellaneous

The city of Sandpoint has been chosen as Idaho’s 2013 eCity by Google. The cities that win this award exhibit strong engagement and potential for growth within the online community.

Nonprofit

Greater Northwest Grants, a grant consulting firm, has opened in Hayden. Tracy Meyers is the sole proprietor and has more than 17 years of professional business experience. For more information on this new business call (208) 651-0514 or visit www.greaternorthwestgrants.com.

The Inland Northwest Community Foundation has awarded $103,642 in grants to 25 Eastern Washington and North Idaho organizations through the Florence Wasmer Fund for Children and Families and the Florence Wasmer Fund for Arts and Culture.

The Salvation Army of Spokane has announced the winners for the 2013 Making Spokane Better Awards as follows: Exceptional Business Award – Large Business (100+), Numerica Credit Union; Small to Medium Business (1-100), Jewelry Design Center; Exceptional Donor Award, Wally and Lynn Volwiler; Best of Show Award, CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates; Community Involvement, Avista Corp.; Best Nonprofit, Tincan; Club Award, The Women’s Auxiliary – Salvation Army; Newcomer Award, Hope Worldwide – Jason Talley; Business Person of the Year, Ian Johnstone – Cenex Zip Trip; Media Award, NOW 105.7 – Radio Spokane; Citizen of the Year, Roseanne Peterson; Volunteer of the Year, Dick Erb.

Connie Krueger, of Hayden, and Jeff Jones, of Moscow, have been named to the 2014 board of directors for the Redevelopment Association of Idaho.

The board of Our Place Ministries has approved the selection of Tracie Swanson as director of Our Place. Swanson previously served as development director of the organization.

Real estate

Sean Logon has joined the sales team at RE/MAX Inland Empire. Logon has 10 years of experience in real estate. Previously, he was with Keller Williams Realty Spokane.

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