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Avista Announces Changes to Its Officer Team
SPOKANE, WA--(Marketwired - November 09, 2015) - Avista Corp. (NYSE: AVA) today announced changes in its officer team, approved by the Board of Directors. Don Kopczynski, vice president, Energy Delivery and Customer Service, has announced plans to retire on Dec. 1, 2015, after serving the company and its customers for 36 years

Curb Energy Consumption
(Family Features) Water heaters are energy intensive appliances. In fact, they are the second largest energy user in the home, and as they age, they become less efficient, requiring even more energy.

Finisar Corporation Appoints Michael L. Dreyer as New Director
SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - December 10, 2015) - Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR), a global technology leader for fiber optic subsystems and components, today announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Michael L. Dreyer to fill an existing vacancy on the Board. Finisar's Board currently consists of six directors who are elected to staggered three-year terms. Mr

MOKO's REC*IT App Now on Campus at 10 Colleges in the Pacific-12 Conference of Champions
MOKO Social Media Limited (NASDAQ: MOKO) (ASX: MKB), flagship app, REC*IT, is available to ten member institutions of the premier West Coast Pacific-12 Conference (Pac-12).

Becky Benz Joins Bainbridge Lending Group
Bainbridge Islander and home loan expert Becky Benz is back on Bainbridge Island joining Bainbridge Lending Group LLC as a loan officer for the Island's only locally owned mortgage broker.

Which U.S. Colleges and Universities Graduate With Honors in Social Media?
Technology and data company, Engagement Labs (TSX VENTURE: EL), creator of eValue Analytics™ and the eValue™ score, today released data rankings on the top U.S. universities and colleges on Facebook and Twitter.

11 Projects Win Second Round of $1M Challenge to Hack Journalism Education
Eleven projects from 13 U.S. universities each won a $35,000 micro-grant to seed collaborative news experiments in living labs -- their communities, the Online News Association (ONA) announced today.

Medpace VP of Regulatory Affairs, Dr. Steven B. Johnson to Present at Partnerships in Clinical Trials
Medpace's Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Steven B. Johnson, will lead a Think Tank Session at the 24th annual Partnerships in Clinical Trials Conference (PCT), April 22-24 in Boston. Sessions will begin on April 22 at 3:30 p.m. Dr. Johnson will facilitate discussion on the topic: Breaking Through Regulatory Barriers in Eastern Europe: Do's, Don'ts and Keys to Success

President & CEO Leen Kawas, PhD of M3 Biotechnology, Inc. to Be Interviewed Live on Clear Channel's "The Trader's Network Show"
Leen Kawas, Ph.D, CEO of an innovative young therapeutics company named M3 Biotechnology, Inc., that has a novel platform of drugs which could reverse the course of neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's Disease and Alzheimer's by inducing brain cells to grow again, will be interviewed on a Clear Channel iHeart Business Radio's live worldwide stream.

Avista Names Kevin Christie Vice President for Customer Solutions
SPOKANE, WA--(Marketwired - February 09, 2015) - Avista Corp. (NYSE: AVA) today announced that Kevin Christie has been named as vice president for customer solutions. He will retain his current responsibilities in the areas of external communications, community outreach and philanthropy, as well as customer energy efficiency and conservation activities, and new products and services.

Canvera Founders Once Again Among the Top Ten Influential People in the Indian Photography Industry
Business Wire IndiaDr. Dhiraj Kacker and Peeyush Rai, co-founders of the photography company Canvera, have once again been recognized as the Top 10 Most Influential People in Photography by the prestigious Asian Photography magazine

Tandon Digital(R) DBA Monster Digital(R) Appoints Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Tandon Digital Inc. today appointed Vivek Tandon to the position of Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Mr. Tandon will start immediately and report directly to Jay Tandon, CEO.

Element 8 Wins 2014 CleanTech Achievement Award
Element 8 (, an angel investment group focused on advancing clean technologies by investing in highly promising, early-stage companies across North America, won the inaugural CleanTech Achievement Award sponsored by Perkins Coie

Paciolan Announces Chris Del Conte as a Keynote Speaker at PACnet '15 Conference
Paciolan, an industry-leading provider of ticketing, marketing, fundraising and sales automation solutions to more than 500 live entertainment organizations, today announced that Chris Del Conte, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at Texas Christian University (TCU) will deliver a general session keynote address at its annual PACnet community conference, to be held Feb

BSQUARE Corporation Announces Marty Heimbigner as New Chief Financial Officer
BSQUARE Corporation (NASDAQ: BSQR), a leading enabler of smart connected systems, today announced Marty Heimbigner, CPA, as Chief Financial Officer of the company.

Colorado "I Have A Dream" Foundation to Present Summit Awards to Three Local High School Students
Anastasia Cordova of Denver North High School, Omar Aden of Denver South High School and Weld Central Senior High School student Lorenzo Quezada-Pacheco each will receive the prestigious Summit Award during the Colorado "I Have A Dream" Foundation (CIHAD) October 30 gala at the Hyatt Regency Denver Convention Center

Element 8 Expands Staff, Hires Kristi Growdon as Executive Director and Jessica Pak as Event Coordinator
Element 8 ( announced the expansion of the organization with the appointment of Kristi Growdon as Executive Director and Jessica Pak as Event Coordinator. Growdon succeeds Margo Shiroyama, who navigated the organization through significant growth during her five-year tenure, helping to grow investments from $2.3 million to $18.5 million

Colorado "I Have A Dream" Foundation to Honor Navin Dimond
Navin Dimond will receive the Colorado "I Have A Dream" Foundation (CIHAD) Dream Maker Award during the organization's annual gala Thursday, October 30 at Denver's Hyatt Convention Center. CIHAD believes that every child deserves a quality education and that every child has a fundamental right to reach his/her highest potential

American Medical Association Elects Jana Janco, MD, to Its Women's Physician Section
MELVILLE, NY--(Marketwired - May 29, 2014) - North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA), the largest single specialty anesthesia and perioperative management company, is proud to announce that Jana Janco, MD, was recently elected as the delegate of the American Medical Association (AMA) Women's Physician Section (WPS). Dr

Kurion Acquires Vista Engineering Technologies to Accelerate Global Growth in Nuclear and Hazardous Waste Management
Kurion, Inc., an innovator in nuclear and hazardous waste management, announced it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Vista Engineering Technologies, a full-service engineering, design and technology firm based in Richland, Wash

Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce Adds Paul Lindquist to Las Vegas Team
Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce welcomes Paul Lindquist to the Las Vegas office as Associate Director, where he will be functioning in the role of Investment Broker.

Gesa Credit Union Announces Don Miller as President and CEO
Gesa Credit Union's Chairman of the Board of Directors reported that, following a national search, they have selected Mr. Don Miller to serve as the credit union's President and CEO. Don had been serving as the Interim President and CEO since June of 2013.

The ISSTA Celebrates Its First Anniversary
The ISSTA (International Sleep Science Technology Association), established in Berlin in 2012, celebrated its first anniversary this month. Tony Hu, honorary president of the ISSTA, pinpoints the group's foremost mission as pooling medical specialists to focus on R&D on sleep science and technology

UPDATE: FJA Hires Joe Wilds as Senior Vice President
FJA, a provider of enterprise software and services to the insurance industry, has hired Joseph Wilds to the position of Senior Vice President. Wilds will be responsible for growing the FJA consulting practice, for business development, and for overall team leadership.

FJA Hires Joseph Wilds as Senior Vice President
FJA, a provider of enterprise software and services to the insurance industry, has hired Joseph Wilds to the position of Senior Vice President. Wilds will be responsible for growing the FJA consulting practice, for business development, and for overall team leadership.

Narus Appoints John Trobough as President
Narus, Inc., a leader in big data analytics for cyber security solutions, announced today that John Trobough has been appointed president. Trobough brings more than 20 years of operations and international experience in the telecommunications and mobile software industries to the company, which is a subsidiary of Boeing.

Gesa Credit Union Announces Management Promotions
Gesa Credit Union is pleased to share the news of four individuals who have accepted promotions and new responsibilities at the $1.2 billion credit union. These four individuals have consistently been recognized for their dedication and contributions to Gesa and will oversee the credit union's efforts in Mortgage Lending, Finance, Electronic Services, and Regulatory Compliance.

Canvera Founders Among the Top Five Influential People in the Indian Photography Industry
The co-founders of the photography company Canvera. - Dr. Dhiraj Kacker and Peeyush Rai have been ranked at number four in the Asian Photography top 10 Most Influential People in Photography (MIPP) award by the international magazine. This prestigious award credits and acknowledges contributions made by individuals in the field of photography and is in recognition of the impact Dr

The Heathman Hotel Hires Troy Longwith as General Manager
The Heathman Hotel, Kirkland's premier full-service luxury hotel, has selected Troy Longwith as general manager. He will have full responsibility for the operation of the Heathman Hotel and Trellis Restaurant while maintaining the high visibility and community goodwill within the vibrant city of Kirkland.

Washington Federal Announces the Appointment of David Grant to Its Board of Directors
Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ: WAFD) today announced the appointment of David Grant to its board of directors. Grant, age 58, is the Managing Partner of Catalyst Storage Partners, a privately-held international firm specializing in self-storage development, investment and consulting

DISH Fans Score With Pac-12 Networks

Con-way Inc. Announces 2012 Scholarship Winners
Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) today announced that it has awarded nearly $200,000 in educational grants to exemplary children of its employees as part of the annual Con-way Scholarship Program.

Plumas Bancorp Promotes Two to Executive Vice President
Plumas Bancorp, (NASDAQ: PLBC), a bank holding company and the parent company of Plumas Bank, recently announced the promotion of Richard L. Belstock to executive vice president, chief financial officer and Kerry D. Wilson to executive vice president, chief credit officer of Plumas Bank.

Sweet Northwest Cherries Hitting Grocery Stores Nationwide Late June, Just in Time for July 4th Holiday
The 2012 crop of Northwest sweet cherries is beginning to arrive on grocery store shelves in full-force around the country, putting the classic Americana fruit front and center for the Fourth of July holiday

LANE PR Hires Jeff Bunch as Digital Account Director
LANE PR, an independently owned public relations agency, has hired Jeff Bunch as digital account director. With nearly a decade of experience as a strategist, Bunch will develop creative programs to leverage public relations efforts across digital and social media platforms as part of LANE PR's digital studio.

Energy Efficiency Repowering Washington's Workforce and Public Spaces
Bremerton, WA, like many towns in the country, has been hit hard by the economic downturn. RePower (a multi-jurisdictional initiative in Bainbridge, Bremerton and Kitsap County) is a community-based effort helping create local jobs for contractors by offering in-home assessments and energy-efficiency improvements that increase the comfort, health and safety of local homes

Wilson to Lead Plumas Bank's Credit Administration
Plumas Bank (NASDAQ: PLBC) is pleased to announce the promotion of Kerry Wilson to senior vice president, credit administrator. In his new position Wilson will be responsible for managing the Bank's loan portfolio; developing, directing, and controlling all lending activities, and ensuring that bank lending policies and procedures are followed

Chemical exposure ups descendants' sensitivity to stress
Animals whose ancestors were exposed to an environmental compound generations earlier have been found to developed an increased reaction to stress, according to a new study.

Factors that increase value of great art revealed
Artist, style, subjects, even city of sale and time of year play a role in raising the value of great paintings, say an economics PhD candidate at Washington State University.

Environmental toxicants 'may lead to ovarian disease across generations'
Ovarian disease can result from exposures to a wide range of environmental chemicals and be inherited by future generations, a new study has revealed.

Garlic compound kills food-borne bacteria better than antibiotics
A compound in garlic is 100 times more effective than two popular antibiotics at fighting the Campylobacter bacterium, one of the most common causes of intestinal illness, researchers at Washington State University have found.

Soon, smart homes that act as 'intelligent agents' to foresee our needs
It wouldn't be long before our homes act as "intelligent agents" that use sensors and software to anticipate our needs and tend to tasks that improve our health, energy efficiency, even social media.

Common plastic additive may trigger breast cancer risk
Fetal exposure to the plastic additive bisphenol A, or BPA, alters mammary gland development in primates that in turn could increase the risk of breast cancer later in life, a new study has found.

Proposed fleet of probes to determine if life really exists on Mars
Astrobiologists are calling for a mission to Mars with "a strong and comprehensive life detection component."

Soon, 3D printer to create bone-like material for orthopedic and dental work
A team of researchers led by one of Indian-origin has created a bone-like material using a 3D printer that can be utilized in orthopedic procedures, dental work and developing customized scaffolds to stimulate the growth of replacement bone tissue.

Most liveable 'moons and planets' revealed
Saturn's moon Titan and the exoplanet Gliese 581g - thought to reside some 20.5 light-years away in the constellation Libra - are among the most habitable alien worlds, according to scientists.

New system for searching alien life proposed
Scientists have proposed a quick method of searching life on other worlds.

Researchers shatter baseball myths in lab
Researchers have debunked some of Major League Baseball's myths with the help of physics.

New way to analyze bloody crime uses chicken wing sauce, trigonometry
In forensic-investigation TV dramas such as CSI, all the minute details of a violent crime can be deduced simply by looking at the pattern of blood spatter.

Key factor to age-related miscarriages and birth defects confirmed
A new study has confirmed a critical step in cell division that results in age-related miscarriages and birth defects, including Down syndrome.

'It's time to get ready for human mission to Mars'
It is time to head to Mars, says a group of astrobiologists at Washington State University and Arizona State University.

Coldwell Banker Real Estate Report Finds Incredible Value in College Town Living
Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC today released its 2011 College Home Listing Report (College HLR), which ranks college towns across the country in home affordability. The report provides the average home listing prices for three-bedroom, two-bathroom properties that were listed for sale on coldwellbanker

Better Late Harvest Than Never: Northwest Cherry Season Has Arrived
With the latest arrival on record, the coveted Northwest crop of sweet cherries is finally ready for harvest and will now be hitting grocery store shelves. The seven regional varieties, including the golden-blushed Rainier and iconic Bing, are perennial favorites and the true mark of summer's coming

MPI Research Congratulates Dr. David Serota, Incoming President of the American College of Toxicology
MPI Research is pleased to announce that David Serota, PhD, DABT, Senior Vice President of Drug Safety Development and Senior Principal Study Director, will serve as the 2012 American College of Toxicology (ACT) President. Dr

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