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Jan. 22, 2014- Business Briefs

Dam hires interim manager

GRAND COULEE — Kerry McCalman has been named the interim power manager at Grand Coulee Dam, while the Bureau of Reclamation begins its search for a permanent manager immediately.

McCalman replaces Mark Jenson, who had been the power manager at Grand Coulee Dam since April 2011. McCalman is currently the bureau’s senior adviser for hydropower and electric reliability compliance officer in Denver.

Jenson remains at Grand Coulee Dam to lead the Project Management Group, which is involved in repairs and upgrades of power equipment throughout the facility.

“Mark’s expertise and experience in leadership and engineering will serve him well in this new role and its unique set of challenges,” Pacific Northwest Regional Director Lorri Lee said. “The Project Management Group, under Mark’s leadership, is essential to Grand Coulee Dam meeting its goals of being a safe, updated, world-class hydropower and irrigation facility.”

Nanamkin joins The Chronicle

OMAK – Angelee Nanamkin of Okanogan has joined The Chronicle’s sales team.

Nanamkin, 41, brings experience as a former local business owner with her now-closed shop, Browns Additions in Omak.

“When I had my store, I really got to know the community from doing sales,” she said. “When you become a business owner, you learn to say to customers, ‘What would you like to see?’

“There’s no better way to get to know people than through sales.”

Nanamkin said she’s excited to be part of The Chronicle, and she looks forward to using new technology and multimedia to bring unique advertising ideas to her clients.

She was the first to graduate from Wenatchee Valley College’s medical office program and has worked in a variety of jobs since moving here 15 years ago. She lives with her daughter, 4-year-old Farrah, and her significant other, Tatikum Sundust.

Sunrise brings in new leader

OMAK – Sunrise Chevrolet has a new general sales manager.

Mark Golembeski, 57, moved from Santa Maria, Calif., to Omak to take the job at the car dealership, 726 Okoma Drive, earlier this month.

“I started washing cars for my dad at age 7,” he said of being in the industry most of his life. “And I started selling cars at age 18.”

Golebeski has owned and managed stock car race teams and car dealerships, he said. Outside of work, he enjoys racing, hunting, snowmobiling and travel.

Chamber banquet is Thursday

TONASKET — The Tonasket Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet and auction will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Community Cultural Center, 411 S. Western Ave.

There will be live music, live and a silent auctions, and dinner by Lola Orr of Orr’s Enterprises.

The chamber will install new officers and board members. Winners of 2013 awards will be announced, including Citizen of the Year, Business and Organization of the Year and grand marshal for the 2014 Founder’s Day parade.

— The Chronicle

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