-- Mortgage Loan Officers Dorothy Lopez Stevens and Kendal Becker have joined HomeStreet Bank in the Kennewick Home Loan Center.
-- Greg Dixon has been named services manager for Blinding Clean in Kennewick. Before his promotion, Dixon served as lead technician. The firm was established in the Tri-Cities in 1997 and sells new blinds, repairs blinds and does mobile ultrasonic cleaning.
-- Al Thiemens and Amanda Waltman have joined Baker Boyer Bank's Kennewick Business Banking team.
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Thiemens has been appointed vice president and business banking officer, and brings with him 17 years of consumer and commercial lending experience.
Waltman is a credit executive officer. She has more than 10 years of banking experience, primarily on a local and regional business level.
-- The 13th annual Angel Share Auction raised almost $120,000 for industry scholarships, education, outreach and research through the Washington Wine Industry Foundation. A total of $42,500 was donated specifically for the foundation's scholarship fund. Almost $12,000 was given out in scholarships for students in undergraduate and graduate programs in the wine industry.
Scholarship recipients were: Allison Baker, Washington State University, Clore Scholarship; Adam Bright, WSU, Clore and Preston Scholarships; Bhanu Priya Donda, WSU, Clore Scholarship; Kenneth McMahon, WSU, Clore Scholarship; Jensena Newhouse, Yakima Valley Community College, Horse Heaven Hills Wine Growers Scholarship; Taylor Oswald, WSU, Clore Scholarship; Lyle Dowsett, University of California, Davis, Clore Scholarship; and Braden Mortensen, YVCC, Horse Heaven Hills Wine Growers Scholarship.