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Stantec has hired Scott Somers as a senior architect. Somers has more than 26 years of experience in the industry, including experience in the programming, development and design of health care, dental and orthodontic projects. He previously owned an architecture firm.


RBC Wealth Management has named Garth Holbert, Jared Karstetter and Stan Webb to RBC Wealth Management’s President’s Council. Membership in the President’s Council recognizes outstanding performance, professional growth and demonstrated leadership in client service. Holbert, Karstetter and Webb are financial advisers and senior vice presidents with the company.

Spokane Teachers Credit Union has promoted Brandy Schloss and Lisa Chitwood to regional managers. Schloss previously managed STCU’s South branch and will now manage the Moran Prairie, South and Cheney branches. Chitwood previously managed the North branch and will now manage the South Valley, Valley and Liberty Lake branch locations. Schloss has been with STCU for 10 years and Chitwood has been with the company for 17 years.

MetLife Premier Client Group of the Northwest has named Thomas Jordan as a managing sales director. Jordan has eight years of experience in financial services.


Aerocet, Inc. has named Garry Hojan as chief executive officer. Hojan has more than 20 years of senior executive leadership experience. He previously worked as operations manager for 12 years at the company.


Samantha Dallas, Stephen Jones and Ryan Gustafson have joined Windermere Real Estate/Valley Inc. as sales associates. Previously, Dallas was in the United States Air Force and Jones was a sales manager with Baron Automotive Group. Gustafson is also currently with Jensen Distribution.


Cello Gallery and Boutique has opened at 415 W. Main St. The gallery features work from local and regional artists. For more information, visit

Etailz has hired Faith Smith as a temporary inventory clerk, Laura Benage as a partner account coordinator, Christopher Schroll as a purchase order associate, Kelsey Wright as a controller and Matt Kim as a warehouse coordinator.

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