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Sun., July 20, 2014

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 Kym Grime has joined SKILS’KIN as director of payee services. Grime is a certified public accountant and has more than 20 years of experience in finance, accounting and audits. Grime was an audit manager with Ernst & Young for six years.


 Steele Fitzloff has passed the Washington Landscape Architect Registration Examination to become a licensed landscape architect. Fitzloff is with Bernardo|Wills Architects where he has been a landscape designer since 2013.


 Cheri Belsaas and Tim Mead have joined the Spokane office of Hill International. Belsaas is a project controls coordinator with more than 25 years of experience in the construction industry. Mead has more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry and was previously a senior project manager at McCarthy Construction, where he worked on three hospital projects.


 DCI Engineers has hired Erik Boschulte and Manuel Aldaco Lopez as structural project engineers in the Spokane office. Boschulte is working on the Pullman High School Modernization and Addition in Pullman and Aldaco Lopez is working on Merrill Gardens at Rockridge in Oakland, California.


 Keith Mires has joined the commercial lending team at Inland Northwest Bank as vice president and commercial loan officer. Mires has more than 15 years of experience in commercial banking and was previously with Coastal Community Bank in Everett.

 Gary Pinkerton has joined Pinkerton Retirement Specialists as senior vice president, wealth adviser and director of professional alliance and institutional services. Pinkerton is a Certified Financial Planner and Accredited Investment Fiduciary who has extensive experience advising business owners, executives and retirees. He previously owned Pinkerton Wealth Management. Paul Steenblik also has joined Pinkerton Retirement Specialists as senior vice president and wealth adviser. Steenblik is a Certified Financial Planner and Chartered Financial Analyst who has worked as president and board member for CFA Society of Spokane. Previously, he was with Abridge Partners and worked as vice president/treasurer of Pentzer Corp.


 C. Matthew Andersen, Kevin J. Curtis and Carl E. Hueber of Winston & Cashatt have been recognized as 2014 Washington State Super Lawyers by Super Lawyers magazine. Super Lawyers lists the top 5 percent of attorneys by state or region based on peer recognition and professional accomplishment.


 The 2014-2015 officers for Marketing Associates of Spokane have been announced as follows: April Smith of GeoEngineers Inc., president and programs co-chair; Taurean Yamada of Aerotek, vice president; Brian Burton of Lydig Construction, treasurer; Stephanie Aden of DCI Engineers, programs co-chair; Terri McRae Garrett of ALSC Architects, membership co-chair; Meredith Noble of Stantec, membership co-chair; Steven Dampf of Historical Research Associates, sponsorship co-chair; Taryn Erickson of Trindera Engineering, sponsorship co-chair and social media co-chair; Julie Van Wormer of ALSC Architects, public relations co-chair; Katie Fitzpatrick of Trindera Engineering, public relations co-chair; Josh Tripp of Stone Creek Landscape, social media co-chair; Sheila Gates-Ping, special events co-chair; Laura Thompson of SPVV Landscape Architects, special events co-chair; and Allyson Shoshana of Design Spike, technology chair.


 Rich Hadley will be presented with the Life Member Award from the American Chamber of Commerce Executives at the national convention in Cincinnati, Aug. 12-15. This award recognizes a lifetime of business community leadership as well as service to the association and the chamber of commerce profession. Hadley was president of Greater Spokane Incorporated for 21 years until recently retiring. Hadley is one of three recipients nationwide for 2014 and one of fewer than 50 recipients during ACCE’s 100-year history.


 The Ironman Foundation Community Fund has awarded a $4,500 grant to Kootenai Health Foundation to support the Safe Kids Kootenai County traumatic injury prevention program. The program aims to prevent unintentional injury and death to children through outreach and education. The Ironman Foundation distributed a total of $70,000 in grant donations to local nonprofit groups in the Coeur d’Alene community in conjunction with the 2014 Coeur d’Alene Ironman event.

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