Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Fog 25° Fog
News >  Business

Business Beat

Compiled By Karen Mason

NEW FACES

Daniel DeRuyter has joined the law firm of Douglas Eden & Phillips P.S. as a principal. The new firm name will be Douglas, Eden, Phillips & DeRuyter P.S. DeRuyter practices primarily in business and tax law with emphasis on estate planning, entity development and financing, federal and state taxation, and business acquisitions and real estate.

Clayton Linnell has joined BDO Seidman’s Spokane office as an audit manager. Linnell will provide auditing and business advisory services to middle-market companies including growing start-ups, SEC registrants and diversified mature companies. He previously was with Price Waterhouse’s Seattle office.

Mehdi Moussavi has joined BDO Seidman as manager of the Emerging Businesses Division. Moussavi will concentrate on accounting, tax and computer consulting for small to medium-sized companies. Moussavi has more than nine years of experience.

Scott Simmons is a new staff accountant in BDO Seidman’s Spokane office. Simmons will serve on both audit and tax engagements for the accounting firm’s clients. Simmons earned a bachelor of science in accounting from the University of Idaho.

Mike Martin has joined Bison Environmental Resources Inc. as an environmental scientist. Martin brings extensive experience in subsurface remediation and environmental site assessments. He will assist staff scientists in a variety of environmental applications, including subsurface investigation, asbestos surveys, and environmental site assessments.

Peggy Williamson will manage Bison Environmental Resources’ new Yakima office. Williamson, a certified hazardous materials manager, has extensive experience in hazardous materials management, asbestos project design, environmental site assessments, and indoor air quality issues.

SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories has hired Mark Lindel as a territory sales manager for Eastern Washington and Idaho. Lindel was with Hoffman-LaRoche Inc. for the past eight years.

Richard Tisdale has joined the RE/ MAX Pacific Northwest regional staff as the new financial analyst. Tisdale’s responsibilities include supporting regional accounting functions, conducting audits, and analyzing regional statistics, budgets and financial statements.

Conrad “Hap” Gotzian has joined the sales department of Spokane Packaging. Gotzian is an accomplished packaging expert and previously was with Boise Cascade’s Container Division.

Susan Fabrikant has been appointed director of the Spokane Sexual Assault Center. Fabrikant was the past director of the SSAC ACT for Kids program, a prevention, treatment and resources program for children. She received a bachelor’s degree in social work from Colorado State University-Fort Collins and a master’s from Eastern Washington University.

Sally Curnow has joined Medical Rehabilitation Consultants Inc. as a nurse consultant in the Forensic Consulting Department. Curnow received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Loma Linda University and a master of nursing from Whitworth College. Curnow will help develop life care plans and perform medical, legal consulting on catastrophic injury cases.

Julie Shepard has joined Medical Rehabilitation Consultants Inc., as an administrative assistant in the Forensic Consulting Department. She was formerly with Kanes Physical Med Systems as a sales representative and Jeffrey L. Danzig P.S. as a paralegal.

Don Morin has joined the KREM-TV sales department as local account executive. He previously held a similar position at Washington Transit Advertising.

Amy Crane was hired by KREM as traffic assistant. She was formerly a telemarketing supervisor for Gordon & Schwenkmeyer.

Walt McClain has joined CENTURY 21 Town and Company Realty, Inc. as an associate.

MOVING UP

Washington Trust Bank has promoted Victoria Tallman and Faye Finke to assistant vice president. Tallman will continue her responsibilities as the compensation administrator and Finke will continue as the employment administrator.

Peggy Barsten has been promoted to manager-loan accounting at Farm Credit Services. Barsten’s responsibilities will include accounting for high-risk assets, special assets and Integrated Loan Origination system loan exceptions, as well as assisting the Commercial Accounts Department.

L.R. “Rusty” McGuire has become a principal at the law firm of Underwood, Campbell, Brock & Cerutti P.S. McGuire practices primarily in the area of agriculture law, family, and estate planning with an emphasis on elder law.

KREM-TV has promoted the following employees:

Cheryl Johnston was promoted from local sales assistant to local account executive. She previously worked as a traffic assistant.

Bill Arnold was promoted from accounting supervisor to local account executive. Arnold previously held accounting positions at KING Broadcasting in Seattle.

Lee Ann Walleshauser was promoted from receptionist accounting assistant to national sales assistant.

KUDOS

Maple Leaf Farms of Milford, Ind., has named Dynamic Foods of Spokane its National New Retail Broker of the Year for 1994.

CERTIFICATIONS

Northwest Home Medical, which owns Ironwood Medical Supply & Oxygen in Coeur d’Alene and Valley Medical Supply & Oxygen and Northside Medical Supply & Oxygen in Spokane, has been accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. To become accredited, Northwest Home Medical was evaluated against a set of national standards by a Joint Commission team of surveyors.

John Campbell of Esposito, Tombari, George, Topliff & Campbell has completed the requirements for national certification in both business and consumer bankruptcy.

EVENTS

Tuesday and Wednesday - Free Homebuyer Education Seminar sponsored by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission; 6:30-9 p.m., Seafirst Bank, W601 Riverside. Call Geoffrey Lee or Seafirst Bank at 353-5719 for reservations.

Tuesday - Pre-Business Workshop, offered by CCS Small Business Development Center, 6-9 p.m. at the Spokane Intercollegiate Research and Technology Institute, N665 Riverpoint Blvd. Cost: $20; call 358-2050 for more information or to register.

Tuesday - How To Do a Competitive Analysis for Your Present or Future Business, sponsored by the Idaho Small Business Development Center at North Idaho College, at Riverbend Commerce Park, W525 Clearwater Loop, Post Falls. Cost: $35/session; call (208) 769-3444 to register.

Tuesday and Thursday - Understanding & Using Financials To Manage Your Business, offered by CCS Small Business Development Center, 6-9 p.m. at SIRTI, N665 Riverpoint Blvd. Cost: $45; call 358-2050 for information and to register.

Wednesday - Bob Myklebust, Idaho operations manager for The Spokesman-Review, will be the guest speaker for a Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce Sunrise Seminar at 7:30 a.m. at The Spokesman-Review Building, 608 Northwest Blvd., Coeur d’Alene. The program is free.

Wednesday - SCORE counseling session for potential and existing business owner/operators; 9 a.m.3p.m., Panhandle Area Council, 11100 Airport Drive, Hayden, Idaho. Call (208) 772-0584.

Wednesday - Communication Styles: What’s Your Perspective?, part of the Women’s Night Out Series. Cost: $40/class; call 324-6374 for additional information.

Wednesday - Tax Preparation Workshop, 2-5 p.m. at Spokane Intercollegiate Research and Technology Institute, N665 Riverpoint Blvd. Cost: $20.

Wednesday - How To Buy or Sell a Business, offered by CCS Small Business Development Center, 6-9 p.m. at SIRTI, N665 Riverpoint Blvd. Call 358-2050 for more information and to register.

Thursday - Accredited Residential Manager (ARM) meeting; registration and social time, 6:15-7 p.m., followed by dinner and meeting at 7 p.m. Prepay/register by Monday, $10; at the door, $15.

Thursday - ISO 9000 How To Select The Registrar and Pass, 8 a.m.4 p.m. at Applied Technology Center, N3939 Freya. Cost is $250. Call 533-3448 for additional information and to register.

Thursday - SBA, SCORE, SBDC, WA/DTED, Republic Chamber of Commerce and TRICO Economic Development District are sponsoring a free workshop from 6-9 p.m. at the Republic, Wash., Chamber of Commerce. Call 775-2704 to register.

Thursday - Inland Northwest Executive for Women, breakfast, networking, and program, 7 a.m.-8 a.m. at Cavanaugh’s 4th Avenue, E110 Fourth. Program title, “Stress Assessment & Reduction” by Jan Constable, BSN. Cost: $7/members, $12/non-members; call 625-3654 to register.

Feb. 27 - Selecting a Computer for Your Business, offered by the Small Business Development Center, 6-9 p.m. at SIRTI, N665 Riverpoint Blvd. Cost: $35; call 358-2050 for information and to register.

Feb. 28 - Trade Show Exhibiting/ Displaying offered by CCS Small Business Development Center, 6-9 p.m. at SIRTI, N665 Riverpoint Blvd. Cost: $35; call 358-2050 for additional information.

Feb. 28 - Network Yourself sponsored by the Idaho Small Business Development Center at North Idaho College, at Riverbend Commerce Park, W525 Clearwater Loop, Post Falls, Idaho. Cost: $35/session; call (208) 769-3444 to register.

Feb. 28 - SCORE counseling session for potential and existing small business owners/operators; 9 a.m.- noon, Lewis-Clark State College, SBDC at L-CSC Lewiston Idaho; call (208) 799-2465; Also, Pullman Chamber of Commerce, N415 Grand, Pullman; call 334-3565.

Feb. 27 - “Using Technology to Fund Small High-Technology Companies” a teleconference sponsored by the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Technological University, and Technology Management & Funding. It will be held on the University of Idaho campus, in the large conference room at the Incubator, 121 Sweet Ave. from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free, but call (208) 885-3801 if you plan to attend.

Feb. 28 - Unemployment Insurance Benefit Process, sponsored by Associated Industries & The Spokane Job Service, 45 a.m. at Associated Industries, Conference Room, N920 Washington. Cost: $15; members of A.E./$10. Call Louise Taylor for information at 533-2005.

MEMO: Do you want to submit an item for “Business Beat?” Send a brief press release to: Bill Sallquist, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane WA, 99210-1615. Photos will be used, space permitting, with new staff additions, promotions and new businesses. Put names on backs of photos. If you want a photo back, write “WILL CALL” on the back and pick it up at the newspaper reference library. Allow three weeks for publication.

Do you want to submit an item for “Business Beat?” Send a brief press release to: Bill Sallquist, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane WA, 99210-1615. Photos will be used, space permitting, with new staff additions, promotions and new businesses. Put names on backs of photos. If you want a photo back, write “WILL CALL” on the back and pick it up at the newspaper reference library. Allow three weeks for publication.

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.

Active Person

Subscribe now to get breaking news alerts in your email inbox

Get breaking news delivered to your inbox as it happens.