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August 28, 2012

By Staff

Timber Ridge at Talus receives Excellence in Innovation award

Celebrating receiving Timber Ridge at Talus’s Excellence in Innovation award are (from left) Bik Cheema, Jo Hollis and Scott Doherty. Contributed

Timber Ridge at Talus was recently honored during the King County Healthcare Coalition Forum held at Seattle City Hall for its creative fire and earthquake survival training videos for staff and residents of nursing and retirement communities.

Timber Ridge at Talus received the Excellence In Innovation award for producing a three-part DVD training series and facilitator toolkit with the help of Eastside Fire & Rescue and Fire Station 72 with scripting, filming and producing.

The videos provide general safety guidelines and scenarios: Drop, Cover, and Hold techniques, fire extinguisher demonstrations and defend-in-place strategies. In Timber Ridge’s training delivery, personnel from EFR added realism by using a smoke machine to imitate a fire in a health center room as staff members demonstrated correct procedures during emergency situations.

Matt Bott named to Leadership Eastside board of directors

Matt Bott, chief executive officer of the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce, has been elected to the Leadership Eastside board of directors.

Leadership Eastside informs, equips and connects its leaders to meet the community’s greatest needs through its State of the Eastside forums, the LE three-year Adaptive Leadership Development Program, and an extensive network of people and organizations who make a difference on the Eastside.

Edward Jones  associates honored

Senior Branch Office Administrators Kim Smith and Paula Butler have been honored for their client service excellence.

Smith and Butler work at the branch office of Steve Bennett in Issaquah.

The recognition earned Smith and Butler an invitation to Edward Jones’ annual Branch Office Administrators Managing Partner’s Conference in October at the firm’s headquarters in St. Louis.

Smith will represent the branch office at the conference.

Issaquah resident wins Filipino award

Maureen Francisco, of Issaquah, received the Excellence in Entertainment award for the third annual Pinoy Report Tagumpay Awards, a celebration of Filipino American’s success, resilience and contribution in the Pacific Northwest.

Francisco is a broadcast journalist, working as a TV news reporter and anchor at major network affiliates across the country. In Seattle, she is a writer for numerous media outlets.

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