Kristen Ennis Nelson was selected as an Employee Rock Star by Dutch Bros. Coffee company, and was awarded her own franchise in Moses Lake. Her store will open in July.
The Wenatchee Police Department recognized community volunteers at a ceremony. The Bronze Level Presidential Volunteer Service Award was given to: reserve officers Duke Baltera, Bryan Campbell, Oscar Hernandez, Ike Lasswell, John Paquette, James Rowe, Mike Smith, Mark Syria, Roberto Torres and Owen Viebrock; and Wenatchee Police Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) members Sue Isaacson, Jerry Michaels and Gerald Simmons. The Silver Level Presidential Volunteer Service Award was given to VIPS members Jim Deale and Mary Jane Gurnard. The Bronze level award is for volunteers who have given between 100 and 249 hours of volunteer service to the community within a year, and the Silver level award is for between 250 and 499 hours of service. Each award winner received a letter of appreciation signed by President Obama.
Darren Reynolds, owner of Caffè Mela in Wenatchee and East Wenatchee, was honored as a Business Success Story for Washington Main Street’s Excellence on Main awards in Walla Walla.
Cori Bautista, a real estate loan officer for Peoples Bank’s Wenatchee Home Loan Center, was selected for the company’s 2010 President’s Club Award as the bank’s top purchase loan producer.
James M. Danielson, Stanley A. Bastian and J. Patrick Aylward, attorneys with Jeffers, Danielson, Sonn & Aylward of Wenatchee, were voted Washington Super Lawyers by the Washington Law & Politics Magazine for 2011. Only 5 percent of lawyers statewide are selected annually. Selections are made through a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent evaluation, a peer review and a good-standing and disciplinary check.
Campbell’s Resort of Chelan was selected the Best Resort and Best Girls Get-Away by Evening Magazine viewers in the show’s annual Best of the Northwest Escapes contest.
New jobs, new faces
Tori Karpenko joined Twisp Public Development Authority as the director of partnerships and administration.
Kristen Hjertstedt, a teller and teller trainer with Cashmere Valley Bank, was promoted to the Mortgage Team as a loan processor.
Kaitlin Hammond, a registered dietician with the Wenatchee Valley Medical Center, was elected treasurer of the Washington State Dietetic Association for the 2011-12 term.
Danielle Marchant, a partner at Johnson, Gaukroger, Smith & Marchant in Wenatchee, will serve as the Chelan-Douglas Counties Bar President for the 2011-12 term.
Staying on top
Elements Salon and Wellness Spa team members Drea Walter, Trisha Heinold, Jacob Holmer, Jen Koch, Danielle Babst and Tony Rose attended a day-long Advanced Color Formulation workshop in Wenatchee.
Doug Morger of Eagle Home Mortgage in Wenatchee attended a seminar on USDA home lending and rural housing programs in Spokane.
Scott Anderson, president and CEO of North Cascades National Bank in Chelan, participated in the Independent Community Bankers of America Washington Policy Summit in Washington, D.C.
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