Appointments, promotions and awards in the business community.

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Advertising: Reshma Solanki was hired as an assistant account executive at Copacino +Fujikado.

Cold storage: Carl Byrnes was appointed vice president of business development at SCS Refrigerated Services.

Communications: Kevin Thompson was hired as director of the community building and public-involvement group at PRR.

Health care: Dr. Brenda Bruns was named executive medical director for the health-plan division of Group Health Cooperative.

Landscape architecture: Nick Hagan and Andy Rasmussen were promoted to principals and Wendy Anderson, Mike Loe and Jon McNamara were promoted to senior associates at Weisman Design Group.

Law: Seth Wilkinson was named a partner and Matt Carvalho joined Yarmuth Wilsdon Calfo. Nathan Paine joined Rohde & Van Kampen.

Nonprofits: Larry Ehl was appointed executive director at Partnership for Learning.

Outsourcing: Jan Claesson was hired as senior vice president and chief business development officer at Adaptis.

Public relations: Laura McLeod was hired as an account manager at Nyhus Communications.

Restaurants: Jim Rowe was promoted to president, Greg Hinton to director of operations (full-service division) and Phil Warchol to director of operations (fast-casual division) at Consolidated Restaurants.

Software: Ted Gauld was appointed vice president of product management and marketing at Adapx.


Banking/finance: Carrie Casanas was named vice president of finance and Barry Schnell as vice president of technology at Guidant Financial Group, Bellevue.

Marketing: Colleen Richardson was hired as a production manager, Willem Buys as a production designer and Shaye Mitchell as an account coordinator/project manager at Hodgson/Meyers, Kirkland.

Surveying: Ben Petersen, of PLS in Issaquah, was elected state president of the Land Surveyors’ Association of Washington.

Technology: Jeff Beard was named senior consultant at Electronic Evidence Discovery, Kirkland.

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