- Mark Kajita will be Baker Boyer Bank of Walla Walla's new president/chief investment officer starting in January. Kajita is currently the executive vice president and wealth management division manager. President and CEO Megan Clubb plans to hand over many day to day responsibilities to Kajita and and work with him in a co-leadership role. Peter Allen, a sixth-generation member of the bank's founding family, will become the wealth management division manager.
- Kelly Farringron was recently hired as a senior home loan officer for Numerica Credit Union. Farrington has 10 years of experience in the real estate industry. Prior to joining Numerica, she was a loan officer for Banner Bank and Key Bank. Her specialty is custom construction lending.
- The Washington State University Extension office in Walla Walla has hired Wayne Thompson to cover agronomy and dry land cropping systems. Thompson, who had been a research agronomist at Texas A & M Extension Service, will start Oct. 21. He will be working with other WSU Extension agents to address concerns of dry land farmers in Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield, Asotin and Franklin counties.
- The Eastern Washington Section of the American Nuclear Society has chosen Virginia Cleary-Ivanoff as president for the service year just started. President-elect is Brent Hicks, secretary is Anne Farawila, treasurer is Carl Holder, past president is Donald Todd and second past president is Gary Troyer. Bill Farris, Daryl Francis and Ed Ray are board members. The group provides information on nuclear issues to members and the public.
- Tyson Raymond of Helix, Ore., recently was appointed to the Ore-gon State Board of Agriculture. Raymond, a Umatilla County wheat grower, is past president of the Oregon Wheat Growers League.
- Mandie and David Bergevin have opened a beauty clinic, Rejuvalux Aestetics, in Kennewick. The business has an Exilis machine, which does non-invasive skin tightening and body contouring. The clinic also offers hydrafacials, chemical peels, injectables and fillers, photorejuvenation, laser spot treatment, laser hair removal and cosmetics. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every other Saturday. The clinic is at 4206 W. 24th Ave., Suite A102. Phone: 509-591-4488.
- The Tri-City Barbell Club opened this month at 515 N. Neel St., Suite B 102, in Kennewick. Owners Tim and Amanda Young teach strength and conditioning training for athletes and anyone serious about performance training. Hours are from 8 a.m. to midnight Monday-Saturday.
- Dr. Jasdip Matharu has taken over the pulmonary practice of the late Dr. Gladson Vaz with Lourdes Health Network. Matharu, who was born and raised in Vancouver, B.C., attended medical school at St. George's University and completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Florida with a focus on pulmonary disease and critical care. He is board certified in internal medicine and pulmonary disease. Matharu is accepting new patients and can be reached at 509-544-6140.
- The Pacific Northwest Chapter of Realtors Land Institute has chosen Flo Sayre, designated broker for Farmers National Company of Pasco, as the 2013 Land Broker of the Year for Washington. She is a longtime member of the Tri-City Association of Realtors. Sayre has been in the real estate business for 18 years and specializes in agricultural property.