Business Briefcase for Feb. 16

By the Herald staffFebruary 16, 2014 

Online business

-- Daily Hues Nail Lacquer, a locally owned and operated nail polish brand, is available online at NailLacquer. All polishes are made to order and hand-blended with top-of-the-line micas, pigments, solvent-resistent glitter and bases. The polishes are free of dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resins, camphor and toluene. Daily Hues offers a wide variety of colors, as well as special orders for parties, weddings and special events. To learn more, visit the website listed above, follow @dailyhuesnaillacquer on Instagram, go to huesnaillacquer or nailartjenn. Contact Jenn Skinner at or at 509-438-7731.

New positions

-- Rick Bella has been hired as the director of business development and marketing for Columbia Fresh Produce in Walla Walla. Bella worked as a produce program director of the Chicago-based organization Feeding America. Bella will be working with the sales team to expand the Walla Walla company's marketing efforts and the development of fresh produce programs with hunger relief organizations across the country.

w Kristina Schrader of Conover Insurance in Pasco has been promoted to account manager in the Select Business Unit of the Commercial Lines Division. Schrader has spent more than two years in Conover's commercial insurance division and is licensed as a property and casualty agent. As an account manager, she will focus on general commercial accounts.

-- Steve Overton has been named the manager of construction for Bechtel Systems and Infrastructure Inc., the company's government work division that includes the Hanford vitrification plant. He has worked at Bechtel for 26 years, including the past two years as manager of construction at the Hanford vitrification plant. Before that he was the construction site manager, a position that reports to the manager of construction.

Scott Neubauer will replace Overton as the acting manager of construction at the vit plant until Department of Energy approval is received to make the position official. He has served as construction site manager since March 2012. His tenure there was interrupted by a temporary assignment as deputy manager of the Reliability Validation Process. He came to Hanford in 2001 and transferred to the Ground Missile Defense Project in Alaska in 2007, returning to Hanford a year later.

Danny Hydrick will become the construction site manager at the vit plant. He comes to Hanford from the Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant Project in Kentucky, where he was project field engineer for six years and area superintendent for the past two years. Before that he worked at the Savannah River Site. He has worked for Bechtel since 1990.


-- The Greater Spokane Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America has announced its board of directors for the upcoming year.

Board members will serve to provide public relations programming and networking events for professionals and students throughout the year.

The board includes: President Chris Bieker, USDA Farm Service Agency; past president and APR Chair Lisa Cargill, Desautel Hege Communications; president-elect, student relations, Alli Benjamin, Washington State University College of Nursing; Secretary Melanie Rose, Central Valley School District; Treasurer Tim Robinson, Visit Spokane; student relations & communications, Dawn Shrum, Itron; communications, Jillian Henze, AMI Advertising Agency; programming, Hayley Graham, Desautel Hege Communications; awards & sponsorships, Cara Coon, Sterling Bank; and ethics officer, Susan Nielsen, Strategic Niche.

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