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The Inland Pacific Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors has hired Curt Sather as a safety instructor. Sather was a safety trainer and safety specialist at Arctic Slope Regional Corp. in Alaska.


The new owner of the former S.S. Beryl restaurant, Nelson & Phelps Hospitality Inc., has renamed the business The Barrel Steak and Seafood House. The business remains at 6404 N. Wall St.


Jason Houston has been named as the director of Gonzaga University’s Gonzaga-in-Florence study abroad program. Houston earned a doctorate in Italian language and literature from Yale University and has 13 years of experience as a university faculty member.

Judd Case, the dean of Special Projects at Eastern Washington University, has been selected as one of two international recipients of the 2016 Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research Visiting Professor awards. Case helped uncover a previously unknown dinosaur in Antarctica in 2004. He has been with EWU since 2006.


Magnuson, McHugh and Company has hired Madison McNett as a team member in the tax and assurance departments. She has four years of experience with another local accounting firm.

Mountain West Bank has been awarded the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Community Bank Lender of the Year award for 2016 in recognition of their work providing SBA loan programs to the local small business community.


Jadenn Clauson has joined Aflac as an independent insurance representative in the Idaho and Washington markets. Clauson has experience as a fully licensed insurance agent and business consultant, as well as experience in the public relations industry.


The Idaho State Bar (ISB) has named Melanie Baillie, of James Vernon & Weeks, as a recipient of the Service Award and Pamela Massey, of Callahan & Associates, Chtd., as a recipient of the Pro Bono Award. Baillie was recognized for her service to the community and the legal profession, including volunteering with Safe Passage and the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association in addition to many other organizations. Massey was recognized for pro bono work establishing legal guardianship between a mother and her developmentally disabled adult daughter. In addition, local attorney Michael T. Howard, of Winston & Cashatt, has been elected to serve a three-year term on the ISB Board of Commissioners.

Lewis Lee and Bryce Wilcox, partners with Lee & Hayes PLLC, have been listed in 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Lee has been recognized for three consecutive years in patent law and is the founder and chief executive officer of Lee & Hayes. Wilcox has been recognized in commercial litigation and has more than twenty years of litigation experience.


Theresa Sullivan has been named as the funeral director for Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Services of Spokane. Sullivan has more than five years of local experience in her field.

Spokane Arts has named Jennifer Knickerbocker as the organization’s grants administrator, effective Sept. 1. Previously, Knickerbocker served as the manager of grants and strategic partnerships for the Spokane Symphony and has extensive experience in grants management.

Silverwood Theme Park has awarded $10,000 in scholarships to 10 seasonal employees.


Brittany Copeland has joined Windermere’s Manito office as a broker. Copeland was previously with Spokane Home Buyers.


AT&T has named Will Sutor as the Market Pointe retail store manager. Sutor has been with AT&T since 2004 and previously served as a retail account executive on the indirect sales team.

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