Business Briefcase for Sept. 8, 2013

Herald staffSeptember 6, 2013 

New positions

- Jennifer Lamb recently was hired by Cascade Title in Kennewick. She has been in the title and escrow business in the Tri-City area for 20 years.

- Joy Behen has been hired as the new financial adviser for the Pasco branch of Edward Jones.

- Gesa Credit Union in Richland has hired Anna Sauceda to manage the cash management and business services departments. She has 18 years of experience in her profession.


- Matthew Riesenweber, a financial adviser for Waddell & Reed in Kennewick, has received the firm’s Crest Award, a top honor for its financial advisers. This is the ninth time he has received the award, one of 130 given nationally.

- Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has awarded its annual Award of Administrative Excellence to Jackie Banning of PNNL’s National Security Directorate and Sheri Johnson of PNNL’s Energy and Environment Directorate. Award nominees were evaluated and selected based on their organizational impact, communication skills, professionalism, proactive approach and collaborative leadership, as well as demonstrating PNNL’s values of integrity, creativity, collaboration, impact and courage.

New business

- Attorney Danielle L. Purcell has opened an office at 1030 N. Center Parkway, Kennewick. She specializes in criminal defense, family law, estate planning and traffic offenses. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Phone: 735-5066. Web:


- Chukar Cherries, founded in 1988 by Pamela Montgomery, is celebrating 25 years in business. The company, which produces dried fruits and nuts covered in chocolate, has three retail stores, the original factory headquarters in Prosser, one in Leavenworth and Seattle’s Pike Place Market. The family owned company is led by JT Montgomery, Pamela Montgomery and Tommy Montgomery, with help from Aleida Demartin, Vivian Auld and more than 20 full-time team members.

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