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Sunday, August 25, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Spokane Federal Credit Union has promoted two staff members. Mykenna Muchmore has been promoted to member experience supervisor from member advocate. Mary Stover has been promoted to director of culture and development after previously being a training specialist.


Homeless shelter services provider Family Promise of Spokane has hired Joe Ader as executive director. Ader is the chairperson for the Spokane Homeless Coalition, is on the Continuum of Care Board for Spokane and joined Family Promise in 2016 to create Open Doors, a 24/7 walk-in emergency shelter for homeless families in Spokane County.


DCI Engineers has promoted several staff members. Jeff Brink has been promoted to vice president at the company’s San Francisco office, previously principal in charge. Grant Buckingham and Greg Gilda have been promoted to vice presidents at the firm’s Seattle location. Craig Crowley has been promoted to vice president of the firm’s Spokane office. Matthew Hubbard has been promoted to vice president at the its Bozeman office, and Matthew Schmidt has been promoted to vice president at the Missoula office.

Bouten Construction Co. has announced several new hires. Erika O’Callaghan has been hired as a project engineer, having worked previously at Katerra. Craig Niemala, who previously working with Sellen Construction in Seattle, has been hired as superintendent. Stefan Altberg and Josh Goudge have been hired as a project managers. Altberg was a project engineer at Abbott Construction in Portland, and Goudge was a project manager at GLY Construction in Seattle.

ALSC Architects has hired announced the hiring of Iren N. Taran as a senior project manager/project architect. She has worked in the industry for 15 years.


Downtown Spokane Partnership and Business Improvement District confirmed its 2019 board of directors, including new members Bill Simer of Eide Bailly and Chris Batten of RenCorp.


Inland Northwest Land Conservancy has appointed new board members Mitzi VanVoorhis and Leyna Bernstein. VanVoorhis is vice president of marketing for McConkey Auction Group, and Bernstein is a leadership coach and consultant with Leyna Bernstein Consulting.

Creative reuse store Art Salvage Spokane has named several new members to its 2019 board of directors, including: artist and teacher Megan Perkins, graphic designer and copywriter Robin Fontaine, artist and nonprofit consultant Jackie Treiber, Julie Gautier-Downes of Richmond Art Collective, Lindsey Paxton of McNiece Wheeler Attorneys at Law, Ashlee Brewington of NAC Architecture as treasurer, Mary G. Johnson of Banner Bank as secretary and Blair Williams of Art Spirit Gallery as board adviser.


MultiCare Valley Hospital was awarded a five-star rating from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services.

American Banking ranked Spokane Valley-based PayTrace as the eighth-best fin-techs to work for.

A joint project between H2 Pre-Cast, of East Wenatchee, and , of Spokane, earned a first-place award at the National Precast Concrete Association’s annual sustainability awards competition. H2 Pre-Cast manufactured arched sections forming twin tunnels and Wilbert Precast produced wall panels used on part of a bridge over Interstate 90 to allow wildlife to cross the highway safely.

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