August 17, 2014 in Business

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 Integrus Architecture has hired Kathy McCarron as a bookkeeper and Renae Webster as an intern architect. McCarron has 20 years of experience in the administrative field, including six years of experience in accounting. Webster is working with the firm’s commercial and civic groups.


 John Delay has been appointed to the Washington Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors Board. Delay is the director of CityCable 5, the city of Spokane’s government access channel.


 The Wellness Bar, a raw juice bar, has opened at 312 N. Fourth St. in Coeur d’Alene. For more information, call (208) 665-9098.


 The American Society of Animal Science has named Margaret Benson as a recipient of the society’s Fellow Award in recognition of her contributions to the animal sciences and livestock industry, as well as her 25 years or more of ASAS membership. Benson is the chair of the department of animal sciences at Washington State University.


 McKinstry has hired Jeff McBeth as a senior project manager for data services. McBeth was previously the senior telecommunications manager for VECA Electric and Cochran Electric.


 Ben Klündt, a financial adviser, has joined Ten Capital Investment Advisors. Previously, Klündt was with Waddell & Reed.

 Jennifer Crumpler has joined Fidelity Associates Insurance and Financial Services as a commercial lines account manager. Crumpler was previously an assistant account manager at HUB International Northwest LLC.


 Edie Higby has founded Tooth Fairy Inc., which provides social media marketing and consulting services to dental practices. She received a 2014 Outstanding Women Business Entrepreneur Award from the National Association of Women Business Owners.

 Todd Hoffman and David Bobbitt have been elected to the Kootenai Electric Cooperative board of directors. Hoffman has more than 15 years of experience in business, including experience in the transportation, technology, energy and natural resources industries. Bobbitt is chairman and chief executive officer of Community First Bank.


 Natalie Palmer, district governor for District 9 Toastmasters International, will be presented with the Excellence in Education and Training Award at the Toastmasters International Convention’s Hall of Fame ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Thursday. Palmer will be recognized for leading her team to exceed its membership and club goals.

Real estate

 BethAnn Long has earned the Certified Residential Specialist Designation from the Council of Residential Specialists after completing advanced professional training and demonstrating achievement in residential real estate. Long is a Realtor with RE/MAX Inland Empire and a member of the Spokane Association of Realtors.

 Rhonda Thurman has joined Keller Williams Realty Spokane.


 Etailz has hired Clay Rogers as an SQL database developer and Rachel Snelling as a vendor relations specialist.

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