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Jul 21, 2021

Reid Middleton

Carlson

Vodlenshchuk

Fernandez

Harless

Orloff

Bannon

In Everett, Reid Middleton hired Mike Orloff as a designer II, John Harless as a senior party chief and Tonya Fernandez as an office assistant. In Alaska, it hired Diana Vodlenshchuk and Sean Carlson, both in the designer I position. In San Diego, Reid Middleton hired Frank Bannon as a project engineer. Orloff has three years of experience. Harless has extensive survey experience and Fernandez brings previous office experience. Vodlenshchuk has two years of experience and Carlson received his degree from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Bannon has six years of experience. Everett-based Reid Middleton provides civil and structural engineering, planning and permitting, and surveying services.

BCRA

Howey

Hall

Tuiasosopo

Spellman

In Tacoma, BCRA hired Bowen Spellman as an associate, civil engineering, Maya Tuiasosopo as an associate, landscape architecture, Sammantha Hall as an associate, interior design and Meghan Howey as an associate, planning. Spellman is a recent graduate of Gonzaga University's civil engineering program. He will support markets that include residential, parks, public works and healthcare. Tuiasosopo recently graduated with a bachelor's in landscape architecture from California Polytechnic State University. She was an intern at BCRA. She will support public works, multifamily and retail projects. Hall worked on space planning at OpenSquare. She will join the BCRA interiors department, and primarily support the healthcare market. Howey has nearly a decade of land use planning and permitting experience. She was with Technology Associates EC Inc. BCRA is an architecture and engineering firm.

Columbia Distributing

Columbia Distributing announced a five-year collective bargaining agreement with workers represented by Teamsters Local Union No. 174. The agreement delivers competitive wages and benefits to approximately 310 warehouse and delivery employees. The new contract will extend through February 28, 2026. Columbia Distributing was founded in 1935, and today its 3,000+ employees service over 22,000 retail customers in Washington, Oregon and California.

PEMCO School Supply Drive

PEMCO Mutual Insurance is hosting its annual “Supply Surge” school supply drive, from now to August 6, to support homeless and underserved students in the Pacific Northwest. The goal of the drive is to help close the opportunity gap for these students by making sure they start the school year with the necessary supplies. Since 2018, Supply Surge has rallied donors and organizations to collect more than 455,000 individual classroom supplies for students. The Supply Surge team currently includes 37 community-focused organizations such as Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Vulcan, Seattle Children's Research Institute, Sellen Construction, MoPOP, Pacific Science Center, Bristol Myers Squibb and Starbucks, as well as many other South Lake Union businesses.

As part of PEMCO's Mutual Good program, the PEMCO Foundation will match donations dollar-for-dollar for every donation made between August 4 and August 6, up to $5,000 in total. Donations from the Supply Surge will benefit 13 middle and high schools in Seattle, Lynnwood, Spokane and Portland that have high homeless student populations. To see all participating businesses, learn more or to make a school supply donation, visit http://www.pemco.com/supply-surge.

DreamBox Learning

Education technology provider DreamBox Learning has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Reading Plus, an evidence-based online reading program for grades 3-12 designed to help students boost their literacy skills and reading confidence. This move complements DreamBox's recent acquisition of Squiggle Park, a K-2 reading solution designed to help students gain proficiency in early literacy. Currently, DreamBox supports over 5 million students and over 200,000 educators in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated DreamBox's growth as most district administrators rapidly adopted and scaled blended learning solutions to support remote learning. DreamBox Learning, founded in 2006 in Bellevue, has won more than 40 top education and technology industry awards.

Jul 20, 2021

Korean Women's Association

The Korean Women's Association (KWA) announced the opportunity for students to apply for a scholarship to support achievement of their post-secondary educational goals. To qualify for a KWA scholarship, you must be a resident of Washington state as a citizen or a permanent legal resident; be accepted for college or trade school; meet student status requirements for specific awards: enrolled as a full-time, undergraduate student in a degree-granting or trade school program or expecting to graduate this year from high school and enroll in a full-time undergraduate degree-granting or trade school program or completing a two-year college or trade program and; demonstrate financial need. To learn more and apply for the scholarship, visit http://www.kwacares.org/kwa-scholarship/ or email Kelsey Horne, communications specialist at khorne@kwacares.org. The Korean Women's Association provides multi-cultural, multi-lingual human services, regardless of race or ethnic background, to diverse communities through education, socialization, advocacy and support.

Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson

Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson announced that 22 of their attorneys were selected to the 2021 Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. In addition, two of the Super Lawyers, Linda Kelley Ebberson and Lisa Sharpe, were included in both the Top 100 Washington Super Lawyers and the Top 50 Women Washington Super Lawyers lists. The complete list of Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson's 2021 Super Lawyers is as follows: Mario Bianchi, Business Litigation; Hillary Collyer, Family Law; Linda Kelley Ebberson, Family Law; Anthony J.W. Gewald, General Litigation; Robert Henry, Business Litigation; George Holzapfel, Estate Planning & Probate; Darin Jensen, Estate Planning & Probate, Tax; Jamie Polito Johnston, Family Law; Dean Messmer, Real Estate; Robin Phillips, Employment & Labor; Tara Richardson, Family Law; Maya Trujillo Ringe, Family Law; Lisa Sharpe, Family Law; Shannon Sperry, Real Estate; Karl Weiss, Business & Corporate; Quentin Wildsmith, Estate & Trust Litigation; and Eugene Wong, Business & Corporate. The complete list of Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson's 2021 Rising Stars is as follows: Konrad Miernowski, Tax; Julie Pendleton, Business Litigation; Paul Spadafora, Business Litigation; James Stensel, Family Law; and Shannon Trivett, Employment & Labor. Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson was founded 48 years ago in Seattle.

Tanium

Kirkland-based Tanium, a provider of endpoint management and security for IT environments, has been named to FORTUNE Magazine's 2021 list of Best Large Workplaces for Millennials. This marks Tanium's second consecutive appearance overall, and first in the large company category. The Best Workplaces for Millennials award is based on analysis of survey responses from more than 5.3 million current employees. Using analytics and confidential employee feedback, Great Place to Work selects winners based on how fairly employees are treated. Companies are assessed on how well they are creating a great employee experience that cuts across race, gender, age and disability status. Since March 2020, Tanium has added nearly 1000 employees, bringing its global headcount to 2,000 employees. The company decentralized its operations, with full-time employees now working in 48 of the 50 US states.

American Construction Source

Specialty building materials distributor US LBM completed its acquisition of American Construction Source from Angeles Equity Partners and Clearlake Capital Group. The move adds more than 70 locations in nine states, including Washington. US LBM says it's now the nation's largest privately owned full-line building materials distributor. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. US LBM distributes windows, doors, millwork, wallboard, roofing, siding, engineered components and cabinetry.

Habitat for Humanity

Weyerhaeuser alumni made a commitment to sponsor 10 home builds over five years in King and Pierce counties for Habitat for Humanity. The alumni group is comprised of eight retired company executives that came together late last year to lead an effort that has resulted in pledges from 94 of their former colleagues totaling $1.18 million. The Seattle — King County chapter will share the donation with the Tacoma — Pierce County chapter. Former Weyerhaeuser executives and Habitat SKC board members Steve Hill and Bob Moore spearheaded the campaign. The first build is at Habitat's La Fortuna development in Renton for the Clay family.

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