-- Kari Isaacson has been hired as executive director of the Blue Mountain Community Foundation. She will start her new job in early November. Isaacson had been the director of development for the University of Arizona Department of Surgery in Tucson, Ariz. Previously she was the interim president/CEO of the Northwest Area foundation, a $500 million private foundation in St. Paul, Minn. She also served as the president/CEO of the Skillman Foundation of Detroit.
-- Three Tri-City finance officers have received the Professional Finance Officer award for 2013 from the Washington Finance Officers Association. They are Joseph Potts, with the Toyota Center and Arena; Anna Stroben, with Mid-Columbia Libraries; and Karen Conn, with the city of Pasco. The award recognizes achievements of professional service and ongoing continuing education and training.
-- Heidi's Mercantile in Kennewick has become an antique mall with nine vendors. It offers vintage and antiques, art and crafts, homemade body scrubs and soaps, candy and some new items. The mall, owned by Heidi Kendall, is at 211 E. Kennewick Ave. Phone: 929-8243. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
-- Former Kennewick resident Lauren Hall Loosveldt, now of Portland, has been elected to the Oregon State Board of the American Institute of Architects. She will serve as a delegate and representative of the board's legislative affairs committee. She received her master's degree in architecture from Arizona State University and works at a design firm in Portland. She is the daughter of Pat and Gary Hall of Kennewick and a 2003 Kennewick High graduate.