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Tuesday, November 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Business Beat

By Compiled Ruth Reynolds

NEW FACES:

Output Technology Corp. has added five employees in its sales and marketing department:

Kurt Stevenson joins the company as OEM sales manager. Stevenson, who previously worked as a sales executive at Key Tronic Corp., is responsible for original equipment manufacturer sales worldwide.

Lori Nelson was named marketing communications manager. Nelson’s responsibilities include advertising, marketing, co-op and trade show management. She previously worked for Wendt Advertising as an account manager.

Jilla Harmon has re-joined Output Technology as marketing support specialist. Harmon, who previously was marketing database coordinator at Egghead, is responsible for lead management and fulfillment, and database management.

Joelle Chester was hired as Western Region account representative. Chester will oversee distributor sales and customer support in her region. She was previously employed as an associate buyer at Egghead.

Pam Miller was named Southeast Region account representative with responsibility for distributor sales and customer support within her region. She was previously employed as a sales representative at Newark Electronics in Birmingham, Ala.

Mike Martindale and Eric Etzel have joined Re/Max of Spokane as new agents. Martindale was previously with Re/Max West Plains Office in Airway Heights and has been involved with real estate for the past year and a half. Etzel was a former manager and associate broker with Century 21. He has more than 15 years of real estate experience.

Key Tronic Corp. has hired the following people:

David Adolf was named program manager. Adolf, who has a master’s degree in business organizational management from the University of Laverne, retired from the Air Force as director of production at Fairchild Air Force Base.

David Autry joined the company as engineering manager. Autry, who has more than 20 years of engineering design and management experience, formerly worked for Gateway 2000 in Sioux City, N.D.

John Barnes is marketing communications manager. Barnes previously worked for Subert-Gregory, a marketing and advertising agency in Seattle. He has more than eight years of experience in marketing communications.

Thomas Finta was named business unit manager. Finta is a retired Navy captain and was the director of operations for NATO in Stavanger, Norway.

Jay Marler joined Key Tronic as reliability test engineer. Marler has more than nine years of experience in engineering and previously worked for Battelle.

Norm Herdrich has been named public relations director for Outlaw Decoys and Outlaw Marine. Herdrich was production editor for Western Farmer-Stockman Magazines before they were sold recently.

Gary Randall has joined the law firm of Workland & Witherspoon, of counsel. Randall will continue to teach full-time at Gonzaga University School of Law. His specialty is tax court litigation.

MOVING UP:

Elizabeth A. “Betsy” Cowles has been named a vice president of Cowles Publishing Co., which publishes The Spokesman-Review. Cowles Publishing President James P. Cowles said the change reflects Betsy Cowles’ role and responsibilities for corporate planning and oversight. She oversees operations and strategic planning at KHQ Inc., Pinnacle Productions International, Northwest Farmer-Stockman and River Park Square.

Key Tronic Corp. has promoted the following employees:

Mike Pritchett has been promoted to engineering manager for the design engineering group. He previously was senior mechanical engineer.

Greg Taylor and Joe Tombari were both named program managers and will oversee new product introduction. Taylor was promoted from manufacturing product manager; Tombari previously was reliability test engineer.

Michael Phalen was promoted to senior program manager from product manager IV.

Peter Moye has become a partner in the law firm of Workland & Witherspoon. Moye joined the firm in 1993 and continued to practice in Washington and California. He specializes in estate planning, real estate, corporate and health insurance law.

STARTING UP:

Don Cunningham and Michael Noddings have established Lower 48 Distributors at 901 W. Shannon. The company will market McNeil River Enterprises products including Guard Alaska, a self-defense spray.

ELECTED:

The Spokane Chapter of Executive Women International has installed directors and officers for 1997: president, Colleen Stevens, New York Life Insurance Co.; vice president, Renee Carman, McDirmid, Mikkelsen & Secrest; secretary, Georgette Grainger, Washington Trust Bank; treasurer, Joanne Tunnyhill, Northwest Airlines Inc.; sergeant-at-arms, Diane Mangano, Kershaw’s Inc.; membership director, Polly Phelan, Dale Carnegie Training; program director, Sherry Lewis, Jerry Packard & Associates; publication director, Terry Carrier, Bayer Corp.; scholarship director, Adrienne Choate, Sunshine Disposal Inc.; ways and means director, Loris Stupel, Huckleberry’s.

EVENTS:

Monday through Thursday - The Service Corps of Retired Executives offers business counseling to potential and existing small-business owners from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Business Information Center in the Spokane Area Chamber of Commerce, 1020 W. Riverside. For appointments, call 353-2820. Counselors also are available on Tuesdays at the Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce, 8817 E. Mission. For appointments there, call 924-4994.

Tuesday - A NAFTA Technical Seminar: Practical Tools for Cross-Border Trade will be held from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Sasquatch Room at Spokane Community College. Cost: $30, including seminar materials, refreshments and lunch, $20 for Spokane Regional International Trade Alliance members; for information or to register, call 459-4123.

Tuesday - Accountant Joyce Gunning and Chuck Harmon, an American Express financial adviser, will discuss “New Laws and their Impact on Small Business” at 7:30 a.m. at Cavanaugh’s River Inn, 700 N. Division. For information, call Denise St. Peter at 324-4266, ext. 283.

Tuesday - Tips and tricks for navigating the World Wide Web to locate information on commodities and suppliers will be presented at a meeting of the National Association of Purchasing Management-Spokane at 11:30 a.m. at the Kaiser Aluminum-Trentwood Administrative Building auditorium, 15000 E. Euclid. Lunch cost: $8; for reservations and information, call Dean Stone at 927-6417.

Tuesday - Joe Piscatella, president of the Institute for Fitness and Health, will discuss realistic approaches to a healthier lifestyle during a free public forum presented by Sacred Heart Medical Center, Rockwood Clinic and Group Health Northwest from 7-9 p.m. at Providence Auditorium, 9th and Rockwood Boulevard. Reservations are required; call 455-3202.

Wednesday - The Service Corps of Retired Executives presents a workshop on “Preparing a Business Plan” from 8 a.m.-noon at the Spokane Area Chamber of Commerce, 1020 W. Riverside. Cost: $35, including materials; call 353-2820 for information or to register.

Wednesday and Feb. 26 - The Small Business development Center presents a class on “Starting and Operating a Construction Business” from 6-9 p.m. both days. Cost: $45; call 358-7890 for information or to register.

Thursday - Hartly Kruger, president and general manager of the Spokane Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau, will speak on “Tourism in Spokane and its Impact on Construction” during a meeting of Spokane Chapter 143 of the National Association of Women in Construction at 5:30 p.m. at Cavanaugh’s Fourth Avenue. Cost: $13; for reservations, call Ardy Luttermoser at 747-0950 by noon Tuesday.

Thursday - Erika Balazs of the law firm of Lukins & Annis will discuss document creation and retention during a meeting of the Association of Records Managers and Administrators from 5-8:30 p.m. at Cavanaugh’s Inn at the Park. Cost: $24 for members, $29 for non-members for program and dinner or $9 for program only for non-members and $3 for students; for reservations, call Joyce Simmons at 459-5260.

Thursday - Whitworth College’s Master of International Management program hosts an open house for prospective students and members of the business community at 7 p.m. at the Spokane Intercollegiate Research and Technology Institute, 665 N. Riverpoint Blvd. For more information, call 466-3742.

Thursday - Merrill Lynch presents a free luncheon seminar for women on “What Every Woman Should Know about Money” from noon-1 p.m. at Patsy Clark’s Mansion. For more information or to register, call Margot Hamstra at 458-4219.

Thursday - The Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA) of the Inland Northwest will meet from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Schoenberg Center, 200 E. Cataldo. Call Bonnie Abernethy at 624-0151 for information. Reservations are required for those wanting lunch.

Thursday and Feb. 27 - The Small Business Development Center presents a class on “Basic Taxes for the Small Business/Home-Based Business” from 6-9 p.m. both days at the Spokane Intercollegiate Research and Technology Institute, 665 N. Riverpoint Blvd. Cost: $50; call 358-7890 for information or to register.

Saturday - Modern Electric Water Co. holds its 1997 shareholders meeting at noon at the Quality Inn Valley Suites, 8923 E. Mission. Call 928-4540 for more information.

Feb. 24 - The Training and Education Coordinating Center presents an “ISO 9000 Executive Seminar” from 6-9 p.m. at the Business Training Applied Technology Center, 3939 N. Freya. Cost: $75; call 533-4700 for information or to register.

Feb. 25 - Linsco/Private Ledger presents a workshop on “Why Pay Taxes on Your Social Security Income?” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Shadle Park High School. Call John Schram at 328-5627 for information and cost.

Feb. 26 - The Spokane-Kootenai Real Estate Research Committee holds its 1997 Real Estate Market Forum at the Spokane Ag Trade Center conference theater at 8 a.m. Keynote speaker is Stephen Murray, a designated speaker for the National Association or Realtors and co-editor of Real Trends, a national real estate magazine. To register send $35 by Friday to Spokane-Kootenai Real Estate Research Committee in care of RuthAnn Hashagen, Spokane Association of Realtors, 1924 N. Ash, Spokane WA 99205. The fee increases to $45 after Feb. 21. Call Dirk Scott at 208-664-8254 for more information.

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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.

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