Who’s News

February 26, 2013

By Staff

Issaquah law firm names equity partner

Carson & Noel recently promoted Kellie Gronski to an equity partner with the firm.

Kellie Gronski

Kellie Gronski

Gronski’s practice focuses on real estate, community association law, business transactions, and real estate and business litigation.

Carson & Noel, a seven-attorney law firm providing counseling and litigation services in business, real estate and employment law, is at 20 Sixth Ave. N.E., Issaquah.




Virginia Mason names local chairman of board of directors

Jim Young has been appointed chairman of the Virginia Mason Health System and Virginia Mason Medical Center boards of directors. His two-year term began Jan. 1, 2013.

Young is the board president for the Issaquah Highlands Community Association, board treasurer for LifeCenter Northwest and current board treasurer and immediate past board chairman for Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest.

Jim Young

Jim Young

Young joined the Virginia Mason board in 2005. He serves as a member of the Audit and Compliance Committee, Compensation and Benefits Committee, Finance Committee, Investment Committee and Quality Oversight Committee. He chaired the Audit and Compliance Committee through 2012 and served as board secretary from 2009 to 2012.

Young also served the Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason board of directors from 1999 to 2007. He was chairman of the Benaroya Research Institute board for two years.


Huntington Learning Center donates $200 to elementary school libraries

In honor of Read Across America Day, Huntington Learning Center has donated $100 each to the libraries at Clark and Issaquah Valley elementary schools to purchase new books and e-books to support the specific needs of those libraries.

Huntington made the donations directly to the librarians based on input from the Issaquah Schools Foundation.


Issaquah ranch has angus cow honored

The Blue Drifter Ranch, in Issaquah, has been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association for having a registered angus cow included in the association’s 2013 Pathfinder Report.

Only 1,992 of the more than 25,000 American Angus Association members are represented in this year’s report. The program identifies superior angus cows based upon recorded performance traits economically important to efficient beef production. These traits include early and regular calving, and heavy weaning weights.

The 2013 Pathfinder Report lists 8,680 individual cows and 234 Pathfinder sires. It is published online at www.angus.org.

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