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Regional Voices: Teri Zimmerman-Reynolds – Ray-Mont Logistics America

Teri Zimmerman-Reynolds is general manager for Ray-Mont Logistics America, a fully licensed freight forwarder and NVOCC. The company assists in shipments of peas, beans, lentils and soybeans to countries around the world. Ray-Mont Logistics helps customers maximize their time, workforce … Read more

Regional Voices: Teena Tainio – Tainio Biologicals

Athena “Teena” Tainio is president and CEO of Spokane-based Tainio Biologicals, which specializes in natural additives that enhance soil and boost productivity. She assumed leadership when her husband, company founder Bruce Tainio, died in 2009. Today, Tainio products are used … Read more

Regional Voices: Shahrokh “Shawn” Nikfar – Northwest Fair Housing Alliance, Caffe Affogato

Shahrokh “Shawn” Nikfar is an assistant director of the Northwest Fair Housing Alliance and owner of Caffe Affogato, a popular downtown coffee shop.  What brought him to Spokane: When I was a teenager growing up in Iran, my sister, who … Read more

Regional Voices: Marcelo Morales – A4Ventures

Marcelo Morales is the founder of A4Ventures, a Washington-based healthcare and life sciences venture creation firm. Through A4Ventures, he currently serves as president and of Allele Diagnostics, partner of Celere Talent, chief strategy officer of ChalkLabs, and serves on numerous … Read more

Regional Voices: Dr. Luisita Francis – Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Dr. Luisita Francis was named an assistant dean of Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine in March 2016. Her responsibilities include helping develop clinical campuses in Spokane, Vancouver, the Tri-Cities and Everett for third- and fourth-year medical … Read more

Psychiatric Solutions establishes facility in Spokane Valley

Psychiatric Solutions, a sister company to Therapeutic Solutions based in Chico, California, recently selected the City of Spokane Valley for their new behavioral health facility.  The company practices an integrated multi-disciplinary team approach to providing tailored care for their patients, and uses effective, … Read more

Regional Voices: Liz Ward – BumbleBar

Liz Ward co-founded BumbleBar in 1995 “so I could combine two of my greatest passions – healthy food and sustainability – into one great-tasting, organic snack bar.” She launched the company on Washington’s west side and moved the production facility … Read more

Regional Voices: Larry Soehren – Kiemle & Hagood

Larry Soehren is president and CEO of Kiemle & Hagood, a market leader among commercial real estate companies in the Inland Northwest and beyond. Kiemle & Hagood manages more than 7 million square feet of office, retail, medical, industrial and general … Read more

Regional Voices: Heather Rosentrater – Avista

Heather Rosentrater is vice president of energy delivery at Avista, responsible for the Spokane-based corporation’s electric and natural gas operations and engineering. “It’s a fascinating time to be involved in the energy industry,” Heather says. “New technologies are changing the … Read more

Regional Voices: Demitriy Oberemok – TDR Logistics

Demitriy Oberemok and his brothers Tim and Roman own TDR Logistics, a Spokane-based shipping company and fourth-party logistics provider with its own fleet of trucks. Among Dmitriy’s responsibilities are logistics operations, warehousing, transloading and marketing A new beginning: Our family emigrated from … Read more

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