April 24, 2012
Issaquah resident honored
Lisa Whatley, of Issaquah, was recently awarded the Nancy Danoff, MD, Spirit of Service Award at the Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington’s annual awards presentation in Lacey.
The award recognizes individuals who promote, protect and support breastfeeding as a vital part of the health and development of children and families.
Whatley is a registered nurse and International Board Certified lactation consultant at Evergreen Healthcare, in Kirkland, and is also a private practice lactation consultant providing home visits in the community.
April 17, 2012
EFR honors firefighter Wayne Parker
Wayne Parker, an Eastside Fire & Rescue firefighter, was recognized by the Lake City Elks Lodge as the 2011 Firefighter of the Year at their annual Firefighter Recognition Banquet and Awards Dinner in February.
The lodge invites fire departments from throughout the region to attend this event in thanks for their service to the public. Parker, who works at Station 72 in Issaquah, was recognized for his efforts with Ryan’s Solution, a program bringing awareness of the prescription medication overdose problem in teens today, and International Medical Response, which helps people during disasters.
Parker was hired by EFR in 2007 and has been a firefighter since 2003.
April 10, 2012
Local students honored
The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women recently awarded the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Scholar Recognition Award to Issaquah students Linnane Lecoque (Liberty High School, technology), Kim Bussing (Issaquah High School, mathematics), Lauren Ryan (Issaquah, engineering), Supriya Dublish (Skyline High School, mathematics), Jessica Foo (Liberty, science), Erika Shirovna (Skyline, technology) and Maddi Hutson (Skyline, science). Also winning were Hanna Bergam (Liberty, mathematics) and Maria Dalzell-Matos (Issaquah, science).
April 3, 2012
Issaquah Trophy & Awards wins best in nation honor
Issaquah Trophy & Awards were awarded with one of their industry’s highest honors — the 2011-2012 ARA Large Retailer of the Year.
“This is an incredible award and is a testament to our staff’s commitment to our customers and the community,” said Jeff Anderson, Issaquah Trophy & Awards President. “We strive to be a leader in our industry and are thrilled to be recognized by our peers as one of the best in the business.”
The ARA Large Retailer of the Year award recognizes general business practices based on integrity and a partnering approach to customer relationships. The selection process considered showroom design and presentation, website design, production technology, employee benefits, recognition industry involvement and community involvement.
Finalists were also submitted to ARA suppliers for a vote.
March 27, 2012
Eagles booster club honors athletes of the month
The Issaquah High School Booster Club honored Fletcher Martin for the February and Anna Fairhart for the March Red Robin Scholar Athlete awards.
The award is given to a senior who has shown outstanding accomplishments both as an athlete and as a student at Issaquah High and in the Issaquah community.
Martin has participated in varsity basketball for two years, varsity golf and freshman football. He also received Honorable Mention All-King County in basketball as a junior. He has maintained a 3.9 grade point average while taking Advanced Placement calculus and honors English.
March 20, 2012
Wounded warriors treated to snowmobiling trip
A local group of wounded warriors were treated by the Lake Sammamish Elks Lodge and the Cascade Drift Skippers for a day of snowmobiling and barbecue March 3.
Elks member Monte Russell (left) escorted to Snoqualmie Pass U.S. Army members (not in order) Ulises Osequera, Gregory Williams, Glenda Gates, John Steele, Rebecca Carroll, Jazz Burney, Jeanette Rodriquez, Jade Phillip and Bruce Harley.
March 13, 2012
Issaquah chamber CEO completes Academy program
Matthew Bott, the CEO at the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce, was among 33 chamber executives to graduate in February from Academy, a professional development program presented by the Western Association of Chamber Executives.
Academy is an interactive, three-day training program regarding chamber management essentials, designed for today’s chamber executives and staff professionals.
The program provides training regarding association management, economic development fundamentals and best practices in membership marketing, social media and strategic leadership.
March 6, 2012
Sister hand therapists join rehabilitation center
Certified hand therapists Stephanie and Sheila Yakobina have joined Proliance Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation, 510 Eighth Ave. N.E., Issaquah.
The sisters graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, with their Bachelor of Science degrees in occupational therapy in 1994. In 1998, they completed a hand therapy fellowship at Texas Women’s University, in Houston. They became certified hand therapists in 2001.
After moving to Washington in 2006, they returned to TWU to earn their master’s degrees in advanced hand therapy.
The duo are past recipients of the American Society of Hand Therapists’ Presidential Award and the President’s Gold Award.
February 28, 2012
School stocks up through Honda Auto Center
During Honda Auto Center of Bellevue’s annual business meeting, workers did team-building exercises. Ten teams were tasked with finding items at the Factoria QFC and coming the closest to spending $100.
After the event, Honda Auto Center donated more than $2,000 in food and supplies to Tiger Mountain Community High School.
“Our staff, along with the QFC staff and their customers really enjoyed this activity and knowing that we are donating all of this food to a great cause makes it that much better,” said Mike Lavigne, Honda Auto Center of Bellevue general manager.
February 21, 2012
Boys & Girls Club receives $2,500 from Farm Rich
Farm Rich donated $2,500 to the Sammamish EX3 Teen & Recreation Center of the Boys & Girls Club of King County on Feb. 10.
The donation was made during the Farm Rich “Snack Shack” tour, which has been visiting Washington sites in the greater Seattle area as part of a national sampling program.