Sunday, June 3, 2007

New business

Judy McKinney has opened Quick-keeping Services out of her Frenchtown home. She specializes in using QuickBooks software for all bookkeeping and accounting functions. She has more than 25 years of experience in public and private accounting, and has used QuickBooks in the workplace, as well as at the Missoula and Frenchtown adult education programs. She can be reached at 544-5380 or 626-0148.

New owners

Troy and Staci Beaver are the new owners of the Coffee Depot, formerly the Bean Scene, located in front of Home Depot.

New associates

Seng Thao has joined the Missoula office of Paradigm v2 Architects as a senior project manager. Thao graduated from Montana State University with a bachelor of arts in environmental design, architecture. Before moving back to Missoula, Thao worked at Westberg and White Architects in Riverside, Calif.

Debe Crump has joined Treasure State Bank as a customer service representative. Crump has more than 20 years of banking experience. She has held supervisory positions in tellering, bookkeeping and customer service.

Becky Sullivan has joined Treasure State Bank as a customer service and new accounts specialist. She has two years of banking experience.

Angela Pizzo has joined Ecology Project International, a nonprofit organization

dedicated to partnering students and scientists worldwide, as recruitment coordinator. Pizzo has more than five years of experience in public relations and marketing. Pizzo holds a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H.

New name

Pat Supplee has changed her architecture firm's name to Studio Modera, an acronym for modern environmentally responsible architecture. The

new Web site is www.studiomodera.com.

Promotions

Heidi Keaster, a University of Montana graduate who previously worked part time for Ecology Project International, will now coordinate the administration of the office. EPI is a nonprofit organization dedicated to partnering students and scientists worldwide.

Appointments

Gov. Brian Schweitzer has appointed Ronald E. Brothers, CFSP and general manager of Dowling Funeral Home and Crematory in Hamilton, to the Board of Funeral Service for a term ending July 1, 2012.

Certification

Dale Siegle of the Hamilton Lambros Real Estate office has obtained his broker's license.

Recognition

Jim Beyer of River's Edge Homes was named Stratford Homes' "Builder of the Year" for 2006. Stratford Homes produces factory-built structures for residential or light-commercial applications in seven northwestern states. River's Edge Homes is the authorized Stratford Homes builder/dealer in the Missoula, Ravalli and Lake counties.

The Missoula Businesswomen Network recently presented the following awards: Sherry L. Munther, Munther Mediation Resources, Business Woman of the Year; Frankie Flaherty, Flaherty Financial Services, Outstanding Leadership Award; Kathy Headlee, Missoula Federal Credit Union, Professional Excellence Award; Lois McElravy, Lessons from Lois, Outstanding Initiative Award; Jodi Bowser, Pyramid Printing, Above and Beyond Award; Sue Wanner, independent businesswoman, EcoQuest International, Outstanding Service Contribution Award; Deirdre Flaherty, Flaherty Financial Services, Spirit Award; Sally Cannata, Home Team Appraisal, Star Achiever?Award; and Tristin S. Flint, Computer ER/CER Networks, Shining Star Award.

Renee Labrie, Montana SMP coordinator with Missoula Aging Services, and Mary Kamensky, administrative officer at the University of Montana Graduate School, each received the Toastmaster Competent Communicator Award from the Shootin' the Bull Toastmaster Club.

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