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People-Week of 5/13/11

Health underwriters group gives award to Dana Drake

The Idaho Association of Health Underwriters awarded to Dana Drake of Coeur d’Alene the David J. Isern Memorial Award. The award is presented annually to an IAHU member in recognition of outstanding service, honesty, integrity, professionalism and dedication to the health insurance industry.
The Idaho Association of Health Underwriters is an association of health insurance professionals, insurance carriers and others related to the health care / health insurance industry focused on protecting consumer choice.

NAWBO announces Business Woman of Year winners

The National Association of Women Business Owners, Boise and Southern Idaho chapter, held its annual Business Woman of the Year Gala May 7 at the Idaho Historical Museum.
During the event, the following women were announced as winners in each of the four categories: Business Woman of the Year, Ruth Romero, personal stylist; Up & Coming Business Woman of the Year, Jorene Batali, Scentsy, independent consultant; Trail Blazer, Kitty Fleischman, Idaho Magazine; and Leadership, Mayor Tammy de Weerd, City of Meridian.
The National Association of Women Business Owners is a national organization which seeks to propel women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide. The NAWBO Boise and Southwest Idaho Chapter is in its 10th year, focusing on educating and supporting local women in business. The organization meets every second Tuesday of each month at Sandler Training. For more information, go to www.NAWBOBoise.org.

Zavala has joined Keller Williams Realty Boise

Javier Zavala, a real estate sales professional in Boise, has joined the Keller Williams Realty Boise Market Center.
Zavala has an extensive background as a buyer’s agent and has been in the real estate industry for six years. His bilingual ability has opened many doors and professional opportunities for him over the years.

Rizen Creative adds Briggs, You to staff

Boise-based Rizen Creative has expanded its interactive and design capabilities with the addition of John Briggs and Jin You.
Briggs, who serves as an interactive designer at Rizen, brings wide-ranging experience in website design and programming to the team. He also dedicates his talents as a board member for the Idaho chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design.
You joins Rizen as a graphic designer. His experience crosses many media, including both print and digital.
Both men are graduates of Boise State University.

Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group hires Dykstra

Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group has added Kurt Dykstra to its Capitol Boulevard office.
Dykstra has lived in Boise since 1993 and is a Boise State alumnus.
At Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group, he will focus on residential resale properties, new construction and first-time homebuyers.

Kelly Nahas new staff member at Keller Williams

Kelly Nahas has joined Keller Williams Realty, Boise Market Center. She has an extensive background in real estate, assisting buyers and sellers in purchasing and selling homes.
She gives a portion of her commissions to charities such as St. Vincent de Paul, Child Fund, Jesse Tree, Idaho Food Bank, Idaho Youth Ranch, Animals In Distress and Operation Smile.
Nahas is also a nominee for The Realtor Magazine’s Good Neighbor Award for her work to provide the Caldwell School District with uniforms for elementary schoolchildren and their families.

Shriver joins Foley Freeman as associate

Matthew K. Shriver has joined the law firm of Foley Freeman as an associate attorney.
Shriver primarily practices in the areas of bankruptcy and general civil litigation. A 2010 graduate of the University of Idaho College of Law, he clerked for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee during his entire third year of law school and held summer internships at the Boise City Attorney’s Office and the Idaho Department of Finance, Consumer Finance Bureau.
He is a member of the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section and the Business and Corporate Law Section of the Idaho State Bar as well as the American Bankruptcy Institute.

ZWA hires Livesay as wealth manager

Zions Wealth Advisors (ZWA), the wealth management arm of Zions Bancorporation, has hired Joseph Livesay as an adviser, serving the bank’s high-net-worth clients.
Zions Wealth Advisors works with clients to develop plans for themselves, their families and their businesses.
An Oregon native, Livesay received his bachelor’s degree from Portland Bible College and has more than 29 years of experience in banking and investments.

Lauerman, Dillingham hired by Tait & Associates

Denise Lauerman recently joined the Boise office of Tait & Associates as part of its Architectural Planning Group. She brings 13 years of design and entitlement experience, working with clients and licensed professionals in the architectural / engineering industry. She last served as site designer and liaison between clients and agencies for entitlement purposes on behalf of commercial and residential projects with EHM Engineers.
Susan Dillingham has also joined the company’s Architectural Planning Group. She is a licensed architect, bringing over 17 years of experience in architecture, project management and technology planning to the firm. Prior to this position she served as a director for Supervalu’s Real Estate and Store Development Group in Boise.

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