The Junior Service League of Wenatchee has changed its name to Women’s Service League of NCW in an effort to be more inclusive to all women throughout North Central Washington. Along with improving visual branding and a website update, the non-profit aims to make itself more inclusive to all women throughout North Central Washington.
Icicle Brewing Company has recently joined 1% for the Planet, pledging to donate 1 percent of distribution sales to support nonprofit organizations focused on the environment.
Bailey Bromiley of Waterville is the recipient of the George and Susan Carter Scholarship scholarship from the Washington Wine Industry Foundation. The foundation awarded $38,000 from four scholarship funds to 12 students pursuing careers in the wine industry.
Cartoonist Dan McConnell was recently named the 2018 judged first prize winner in the Homer Davenport Days International Cartoon contest. McConnell also recently attended a three-day caricature workshop with MAD magazine cartoonist Tom Richmond.
Central Washington Hospital received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines — Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, along with Target: Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll.
Tom Bonwell has been promoted within Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council (CDCAC) as the interim housing program director. He has been a CDCAC employee for more than 13 years, the past nine as a housing specialist.
Jennifer Bushong has been nominated for the International Women of Influence award from VenuesNow Publication for her achievements and contributions to the Town Toyota Center, which is the only small market to be recognized on the list.
Goodfellow Bros., Inc. (GBI), a heavy-civil construction company has announced the appointment of Chad Goodfellow as chief executive officer. He served as president eight years prior to the appointment, and is a fourth-generation owner.
Prestige Senior Living at East Wenatchee has been recognized by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living with a 2018 Bronze — Commitment to Quality Award.
Joanne Dalinkus, Keith Kirkpatrick, Cristina Parrott and Sarah Walker recently completed a 20-hour family law mediation training course with the Wenatchee Valley Dispute Resolution Center. The training is part of the essential preparation individuals undertake toward becoming certified as volunteer mediators.
Wenatchee Valley Humane Society Executive Director Dawn Davies has joined other animal welfare leaders throughout Washington State to launch Pet Alliance of Washington (PAW). PAW’s mission is to increase lifesaving efforts of organizations within Washington state that provide care for stray, abused or neglected cats and dogs.
Stemilt Growers announced the recipients of the 2017 grower awards at its annual grower barbecue earlier this summer. Growers are selected based on high quality fruit produced during the crop year. Award recipients are listed by orchard name and then owner or manager:
Fuji Award: TKM Babcock North — Bernardo Reyes
Gala Award: O’Brien Farms, LLC — Craig O’Brien
Honeycrisp Award: PPFC — Dave Piepel
Granny Smith Award: Mattawa Orchard #1 — Jaime Barajas
Pink Lady Award: LBF #5 — Mike and Bryan Mrachek
Red Delicious Award: Ice Harbor Ranch #1 — Chuck Cutforth and Santiago Gomez
Organic Apple Grower Award: JVO LLC — Jesus Peregrino
Organic Pear Award: Stormy Mountain Ranch — Ray Fuller
Pear Award: Bronze Star — Geoff Thornton
Rainier Cherry Award: DVW Orchards, Inc. — Don and Beau Van Winkle
Valley Cherry Award: J&B Orchard — John Douglas
Hill Cherry Award: KMA — Kyle Mathison
Organic Cherry Award: Chelan View — Luke Marker
New jobs, new faces
Brig. Gen. D. Peter Helmlinger has assumed command of the Northwestern Division office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He succeeds Col. Torrey A. DiCiro who assumed command of the division following the reassignment of Maj. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon to the Corps’ headquarters in May.
Toni Lynn Adams has joined the team at Washington Apple Commission as the new communications outreach coordinator. She received her Bachelor of Arts in strategic communication and a minor in agricultural systems from Washington State University. She previously served as marketing manager for tourism-based businesses in Seattle and was an interim Microsoft Production Studios team member.
Amy Davis recently joined Thrive Chelan Valley as its executive director.
North Central Educational Service District has announced Cari Horning as the new career connected learning specialist for Grant and Adams counties.
Pamela Brulotte of Icicle Brewing Co. has been selected president of the Washington Brewers Guild executive committee.
Rachel West is the new Weatherization and Energy Assistance Program director at Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council (CDCAC). Rachel joins the CDCAC team after spending the prior 12 years with the state Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS).
The Community Foundation of North Central Washington Board of Trustees recently welcomed three new members:
Vaishali Bhide is an RN practice manager of oncology and infusion for Confluence Health
Pam Brulotte and her husband Oliver are the owners of München Hous and Icicle Brewing Co. in Leavenworth. She serves as president of the Washington Brewers Guild and is involved in several other organizations.
The Washington State Apple Blossom Festival has hired Erin Boatright as it office/events assistant. She will begin in mid-September.
Megan Gohl, CPA, has joined the staff at Homchick, Smith & Associates, P.L.L.C.
Staying on top
North Central Educational Service District managing director of science education Mechelle LaLanne recently returned from a week-long training at the Smithsonian Science Education Center’s Strategic Planning Institute in Washington D.C.
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