May 11, 2014 in Business

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Architecture

NAC|Architecture has promoted Rob Paradiso to senior associate and Angela Bishop to associate. Paradiso is a drafter who’s working on the Ferris High School Modernization and Replacement and the Salk Middle School Modernization for Spokane Public Schools. Bishop is an architect working on the Rockwood South Hill Summit Tower project and the Pullman High School Renovation and Reconstruction.

Engineering

Trindera Engineering has hired Curtis Gillespie as an electrical project engineer. Gillespie has more than 14 years of experience in business information systems, electrical design, systems development, and AutoCAD design. Previously, he was a project engineer with Engineered Control Systems.

Health care

Pediatric Home Care has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval accreditation. This accreditation was earned by demonstrating compliance with the commission’s standards for health care quality and safety in home care.

Hospitality

Red Lion Hotels Corp. has earned a 2014 Visionary Award from Hospitality Technology magazine for its work in rewriting all public-facing technologies on its consumer website.

Insurance

Ines Kovacevic has joined Inland Insurance Agency as a personal lines account manager. Previously, Kovacevic was with Safeco Insurance and more recently with Bell Anderson Insurance Agency.

Jan Jesberger Insurance has received the Safeco Premier Partner Program award from Safeco Insurance in recognition of high performance and partnership. Jan Jesberger also received the President’s Award for Excellence and the Gold Level Producers award from the Grange Insurance Association in recognition of superior customer service and commitment to excellence.

Law

Janelle M. Carney has been named a partner at Graham Lundberg Peschel, P.S. Carney will be the managing partner for the firm’s offices in downtown Spokane and Richland.

Marketing

The Spokane Regional MarCom Association has named the 2014 Brightest Spark Award recipients as follows: “April Fool/Stink Bug Trap” - RESCUE! Pest Control Products; “Gonzaga 125th Anniversary” – Gonzaga University; “Coordinated Care Billboard” – Desautel Hege Communications & Coordinated Care; “To Build Up a Great University: Report of the President” – Gonzaga University. The awards are given to recognize excellence by local marketing, communications and public relations professionals. In addition, the Gonzaga University’s 125th Anniversary campaign received the Dussault Community Impact Award and the RESCUE! Pest Control Products “April Fool/Stink Bug Trap” entry received the Blaze Award.

Nonprofit

Sustainable Resources Inland Northwest has hired Kelsey Crane as an events coordinator.

Lisa Diffley has joined the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture as the events and membership manager. Previously, Diffley served as executive director of Spokane’s Women Helping Women Fund.

Real estate

Kim Williams has joined the Windermere Real Estate Cornerstone office as a broker. Paula Maynard has joined Windermere’s City Group office as a broker.

BethAnn Long has joined the sales team at RE/MAX Inland Empire. Long has 10 years of experience in real estate. Previously, she was with Coldwell Banker Tomlinson South.

Annie O’Connor and Stephanie Vogel have joined Keller Williams Realty Spokane.

Several members of the Spokane Association of Realtors were named recipients of Washington Realtors 2014 awards: Marilyn Amato, Spokane Realtor of the Year; Craig Soehren, Commercial Realtor of the Year; Terry Sullivan, Lifetime Membership; Kevin Parker, Citizen of the Year.

Retail

Stefanie and Shayne Gruenig have opened Charming Lulu Sewing Boutique at 1300 N. Mullan Road. The store specializes in the sale, service and repair of Janome sewing machines and the sale of quilting fabrics and supplies. For more information, call (509) 340-9256.

Kelly Crumpler, of H2C Golf Custom Club, been named to KZG’s World’s Top 100 Clubfitters for 2014. This is an international list of golf club fitters who are selected based on demonstrated skill and integrity in their profession.

Sales

AutoNation Toyota Spokane Valley received a Toyota Motor Sales 2013 President’s Award in recognition of excellent customer service.

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