Here is the Mid-Columbia business briefcase for Feb. 26, 2012:
* Action Auto Services of Pasco is opening a second impound facility at 6223 W. Deschutes Ave., Kennewick, on Monday. The main office and impound facility is at 1948 N. Fourth Ave., Pasco; 545-1230.
* Janiece Stroup is the new owner of Born Again Boxes. Former owners Angie and Lyle Ivey have moved. Stroup said her "goal is to provide outstanding customer service by offering quality supplies at value prices." The company is a green business dedicated to reusing existing resources like cardboard boxes, packing paper and bubble wrap. For more information, go to bornagainboxes.com or call 509-492-0231.
* Jeff McKee is the new project manager at First Choice Restoration in Kennewick. He has more than seven years of experience in project management and specializes in water and fire damage prevention and repair. McKee will coordinate mitigation and repair with the client and the company's crew. For more information about First Choice Restoration, go to 1stchoicerestorations.com.
* Senior Lifestyle Solutions has hired Linda Sek to be the new insurance producer. Sek will help seniors with their health insurance, Medicare, life insurance and investment decisions. The company specializes in helping seniors understand Medicare choices. Senior Lifestyle Solutions is at 7401 W. Hood Place #118, Kennewick. For more information, go to sls4me.com.
* Public accounting firm Blodgett, Mickelsen, & Naef hired Travis Adamson as its new tax manager. Adamson is a graduate of Brigham Young University and has seven years of experience. For more information, visit bmncpa.com or call 735-0379. The firm is at 8203 W. Quinault Ave. #800, Kennewick.
* Michelle Clary, a wealth adviser with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans in Kennewick, has qualified for the Pinnacle Council. The council is the organization's highest recognition for sales and service representatives. Of the 2,300 representatives, only 97 qualified for the council. For more information about Thrivent Financial, go to thrivent.com. Clary's offices are at 8121 W. Quinault Ave., Kennewick.
* The West Richland Area Chamber of Commerce's annual awards banquet was held Feb. 10 at O'Callahan's in Richland. The event recognizes citizens who are dedicated to improving the community: outstanding police officer: Sgt. Bill Leach; outstanding firefighter: Caleb Castleberry; outstanding educators: Betty Tsoukalas of William Wiley Elementary, Lisa Corning and Maren Benedict of Enterprise Middle School and Margaret Koppenaal of Tapteal Elementary; outstanding business: Yoke's Fresh Market; outstanding chamber member: Shelbey Sawyer; outstanding volunteer: Delt Clark; outstanding partnership: Benton REA Chuck Dawsey and Bruce Etzel; Herb Granz Community Spirit Award: American Citizens Encouraging Support; mayor's award: Julie Richardson; president's award and executive director's award: Peggy Forsgren.
* Rick Heath, Areva Federal Services regional marketing director in Richland, has been inducted into the Oregon State University College of Engineering's Academy of Distinguished Engineers. Heath was selected for the honor based his years of experience in his engineering field and his charitable activities.
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