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Danielle Schulz of Farm Bureau Financial Services has opened a second office in Missoula at 316 Expressway. Farm Bureau is a full-service insurance and financial office. Schulz can be reached at 541-6811.

Bonnie Colby and Kathy French have opened B&K Eco Maintenance Sevices and hired Brian J. French as master plumber. French has more than 20 years of experience in plumbing and heating. B&K Eco Maintenance Sevices specializes in "green" plumbing and heating technology, including solar hot water, radiant heating, tankless water heaters and water purification, but will also provide service on older equipment and for remodels. Call 251-1295.

Managing broker Sheila Mischke has opened ABC Property Management in conjunction with Fidelity Real Estate of Missoula Inc. The subsidiary operates out of a newly remodeled building at 1727 South Ave. ABC Property Management is accepting owner clients in the Missoula area. Call 549-5101, e-mail Rentals@MissoulaHomes.com or visit www.abcpropertyrentals.com.

New associates

Kate Cenis joined the University of Montana Foundation development staff as director of development and alumni relations for the College of Forestry and Conservation. Cenis came to Missoula from Washington, D.C., where she worked in major donor fundraising for the Democratic National Committee for seven years.

Michael J. Tucker and the Tucker Entertainment Group LLC and Tucker Distribution Inc. have joined Simmons Media Group, FRESH 104.5, The Trail 103.3 FM and The Jack 105.9 FM in Missoula. Tucker has been in advertising sales and business marketing and management for more than 15 years, and has promoted top-name entertainment in the area.

Promotions

Kyle Lingscheit has been promoted to chief executive officer of Western States Insurance Agency. Lingscheit has been with Western States Insurance for nine years and was most recently president of internal operations.

Elected

Microsoft has selected Craig Flint, vice president of Computer ER Inc./CERNetworks, to serve an 18-month term on an advisory council on new technology for small businesses.

Missoula Sunrise Rotary Club elected the following officers and board members: Susan Hay Cramer, United Way of Missoula County, president; Arnie Didier, Sashco Inc., president-elect; William St. John, Missoula Federal Credit Union, vice president; Adele Gibbs, Prudential Montana Real Estate, secretary; Margot Belden, Pitchfork Investment Co., treasurer; Chris Warden, Washington Corps., past president; F. Russell Lockner, CIB Investment Real Estate, adviser to the board; Al Jensen, Wells Fargo Advisors, foundation director and board member; Julie McFarland, Farm Bureau Financial Services, public relations director and board member; Bobby Clay, SameSky Tickets LLC, service director and board member.

Missoula dentist Kevin Miltko has been elected 2009-10 president of the Montana Dental Association. Miltko graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1991 with a bachelor's degree and from Northwestern University with his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1995. He has served as president of the Dental Society's 2nd District and chairman of Missoula Downtown Association's political action committee, MoDePAC.

The Breakfast Forum Toastmaster Club elected the following officers for 2009-10: Tim Worley, president; Marilyn Lemaich, vice president education; Mia Castle, vice president membership; Lou Ann Crowley, vice president public rlations; Barbara Berens, secretary/

treasurer; Cedric Hames, sergeant of arms. Crowley was also named the new area governor for all four Missoula Toastmaster clubs.

Appointed

Certified public accountant Paul Nisbet has been appointed to a three-year term on the Montana Society of CPAs board of directors. Nisbet is the chief financial officer for Vann's. He is a graduate of the University of Montana School of Business Administration, with an emphasis in accounting and finance. He joined MSCPA in 1995 and has been a member or chairman of the Financial Review and Technical Standards Committee for 10 years.

Relocation

Cosmetologist Melanie Timblin has moved from J.C. Penney Salon to Cowgirls Salon. Timblin has 13 years of experience in cosmetology.

Accreditation

Professional engineer Janet Grove of WGM Group Inc. has passed the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design exam. Grove has a bachelor's degree in civil and environmental engineering from Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., and an master's degree in environmental and civil engineering from Montana State University.

Child Care Resources announced that the following providers have been accredited through the National Association for Family Childcare: Lori Kohlman of Little Dreamer's Day Care, Lauralea Sanks of Little Treasures Child Care, Janel Reep of Dragonfly Day Care and Sheri Thompson of Creative Playhouse Childcare, all of Missoula; and Lolo provider Jeanna Piper of Angel Keepers Daycare.

Recognition

Katie Van Dorn was the top multifamily sales broker for the month of June for Properties 2000. Van Dorn is a broker/partner at Properties 2000, and has nine years of real estate experience.

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