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Nov 27, 2020

Columbian Basin

The Columbia Basin Development League appointed Othello City Council member Jon Erickson to a seat in its Board of Trustees, replacing Stephen McFadden. Erickson will fulfill the remainder of McFadden's term, which would have expired at the end of 2021. McFadden, economic development director for Adams County, recently resigned from the board. The League represents the interests of stakeholders in the Columbia Basin, and advocates at the city, county, state and federal levels for continued development and support of the Columbia Basin Project, the largest reclamation project in the United States. The Columbia Basin Project provides irrigation water to more than 671,000 acres of land across eastern and central Washington

Washington Trust Bank

Washington Trust Bank hired Matt Tilghman-Havens as senior vice president and market leader for wealth management and advisory services. Tilghman-Havens joins Washington Trust Bank from U.S. Bank, where he was senior vice president of private wealth management in Western Washington and a senior wealth planner. He previously worked as an attorney at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn and as an assistant attorney general for the Attorney General's Office of Washington state. Washington Trust Bank is the largest independently owned full-service commercial bank in the Northwest, serving the region since 1902.


SouthernCarlson announced its acquisition of Seattle-based Manor Hardware. The addition strengthens SouthernCarlson's multi-family supply and service capabilities and expands its footprint into the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 1975, Manor has evolved from a general hardware supply store into a full-service construction supply and tool repair operation specializing in the sale of construction supplies, tools and related services with locations in Everett, Tacoma and Lynnwood. SouthernCarlson is a subsidiary of Kyocera and is a national distributor of construction fasteners, tools, packaging and facility supplies.

Nov 25, 2020


Seattle-based ExtraHop announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, named ExtraHop Reveal(x) 360 a finalist for the 2020 CRN Tech Innovator Awards in the IoT Security category. Winners of the 2020 CRN Tech Innovator Awards will be featured in the December issue of CRN. Earlier this year, ExtraHop was also recognized in CRN's 2020 Cloud Partner Program Guide. ExtraHop's Reveal(x) 360 platform, powered by cloud-scale AI, covertly decrypts and analyzes cloud and network traffic in real time.

Alaska Airlines

Air Lease Corporation (ALC) announced long-term lease placements for 13 Boeing 737-9 new technology aircraft with Alaska Airlines. These new aircraft are scheduled to be delivered between the second half of 2021 through the end of 2022.

Alaska Airlines also confirmed it will sell ten Airbus A320-200 aircraft, acquired by the airline in the acquisition of Virgin America, to ALC. Alaska Airlines and ALC agreed that the airline will lease these ten A320 aircraft back from ALC on terms that align with Alaska Airlines' fleet modernization and rationalization over the next few years. ALC is an aircraft leasing company based in Los Angeles.

Elion Partners

Elion Partners, a real estate investment firm, announced that it has acquired four last-mile industrial distribution assets located across the West Coast for a total of $83 million. The acquisitions are comprised of 425,000 square feet spread across Everett and Vista, Union City, and San Diego, California. The firm announced its expansion to the West Coast in April with the addition of James Lambert as its senior managing director of industrial investments. Lambert joined the firm from Amazon Logistics and is heading its acquisitions in the region.

Nov 24, 2020



BECU hired Jackie Martinez-Vasquez as its first vice president of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. She will be responsible for leading BECU-wide equity strategy, tools and processes. Prior to joining BECU, Martinez-Vasquez served as the chief civil rights, equity and inclusion officer at Sound Transit. Before that, she spent eight years in community engagement, equity and social responsibility senior leadership roles at the YMCA of Greater Seattle.

Spacelabs Healthcare

Albany Medical Center selected Spacelabs Healthcare to upgrade its physiologic monitoring and telemetry systems. The medical center is Northeastern New York's only academic health sciences center. Spacelabs Healthcare, headquartered in Snoqualmie, is a provider of medical equipment and services, including solutions for patient monitoring and connectivity, diagnostic cardiology, and supplies and accessories selling to hospitals, clinics, and physician offices. The Company has offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, and Italy, and distributors in more than 100 countries around the world.

Lightfox Games

Lightfox Games, a Seattle-based mobile games developer and publisher announced a seed round investment of $3.3 million led by March Gaming, with participation from Hiro Capital and 1Up Ventures. Lightfox was founded in 2019 by Ryan Hanft-Murphy, Jordan Arnold, Rex Downham and Tony Tewes. The newly raised funds will be used to grow the company and bring its first product, Super Battle League, to market.

King County

King County Executive Dow Constantine named April Putney, current director of government and external relations, as his new chief of staff. Putney has worked in the executive's office since 2014. Putney replaces Rachel Smith, who was named president and CEO of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. Smith, who also serves as Deputy County Executive, will retain that position until she leaves the executive's office at the end of the year.

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