-- Altrusa International of Hermiston recently installed its 2013 officers: Karen Cooley is president; Dorothy Smith is first vice president; Kathleen Krosting is second vice president; Nancy Lauck is secretary; Jackie Dunlap is treasurer; Judy Packard is assistant treasurer; and Edith Holt is past president. Brenda Davis, Rita Van Schoiack, Susan Callahan and LuAnn Davison are directors.
-- Ted Vause, a MetLife representative in Richland, recently received membership in the Premier Association of Financial Professional's Million Dollar Round Table. To gain entrance, professionals must adhere to a code of ethics, provide great customer service and participate in at least one other industry association.
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-- Focal Point Marketing in Kennewick recently received three ADDY awards from the American Advertising Federation for logo and color photography. It also received a CUNA award, three Aster awards and a Spectrum award.
-- Visiting Angels recently donated $20,000 and Banner Bank donated $10,000 to the Historic Downtown Kennewick Partnership. The money will assist the partnership in its revitalization efforts.
-- Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce recently was awarded a $64,000 grant by the Washington State Broadband Office of the Department of Commerce. The grant will allow the chamber to work with the Intelligent Community Forum, a think tank focusing on economic and social development strategies with broadband, through its Community Accelerator Program.