Business Briefcase for May 11

By the Herald staffMay 11, 2014 

New positions

-- Scott Kiehn and Chase Morgan have joined Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Associated Brokers as full-time sales associates at the Kennewick branch.

Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Associated Brokers has been serving the Tri-Cities since 1968.

-- Rhett Humphrey recently joined Jones of Washington winery as part of its sales and marketing team to oversee direct to consumer sales for the winery, which has tasting rooms in Quincy and at Pybus Public Market in Wenatchee.

He was previously employed by Southern Wine & Spirits in Spokane as a sales representative.


-- AMI Advertising Agency in Walla Walla has received a gold ADDY award and three silver ADDY awards from the American Advertising Federation Yakima Chapter for its work in TV, business collateral and self-promotion.

The awards are part of the advertising industry's largest and most representative competition, attracting more than 50,000 entries each year in local competitions.

This was AMI's second year entering in the ADDY Awards. Last year, the agency brought home three awards for its work in digital advertising. Partner Jeff Wright said the results from this year's competition point to how much success it has had in TV advertising in 2013-14.

-- Energy Northwest and Protiviti SharePoint Business Consulting Group have received an Outstanding Achievement award in the utilities category by the nonprofit Interactive Media Council Inc.

The award was for Energy Northwest's recently redesigned website at It came shortly after the launch of a new page -- -- to highlight the regional value of Columbia Generating Station, the nuclear power plant near Richland.

The Interactive Media Awards recognize excellence in website design and development based on design, content, functionality and usability.

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