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Movers & Shakers November 27, 2010

| November 27, 2010 8:00 PM

Blue541 hires Rosin

Kristi Rosin has been hired as new accounts coordinator at Blue541, a full-service advertising, public relations and design firm in Coeur d'Alene.

She previously worked as an account executive for Reno, Nevada's top radio group.

Massage school opening in January

The Coeur d'Alene Massage School is opening in January.

The classes will be conducted at the North Idaho College Workforce Training Center, starting Jan. 24.

Enrollment begins Dec. 1

For information about the 600-hour massage certification program: or (208) 765-1075.

Miller joins GeoEngineers

Stan Miller has recently joined GeoEngineers in the Applied Technology Group. His work has focused on applying geostatistics to spatial modeling.

GeoEngineers has been collaborating with Miller since 2002.

Prior to joining GeoEngineers, Miller has been a teacher and researcher in geological engineering, spending most of that time as a professor at the University of Idaho. As of January, he will be a professor emeritus in the department of civil engineering at the university.

His geotechnical work has focused on applied rock engineering, probabilistic methods in geotechnical engineering, slope stabilization, and erosion-sediment control.

He also has provided geotechnical and environmental consulting services for natural resource projects, landslide stabilization and geosynthetic-reinforced earth structures, characterization of sites with contaminated soils or water, private and public works construction projects, and erosion-control inspections and monitoring.

He is a licensed professional engineer in six western states and also is a certified professional in erosion and sediment control.

GeoEngineers, headquartered in Seattle, is an integrated earth science, engineering and technology firm with offices in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Utah, Louisiana and Missouri.

Command Center revenue increases

Command Center, Inc., a Post Falls-based temporary labor company, announced revenue of $5.84 million for the four-week reporting period of November 2010, an increase of 37 percent on revenue of $4.26 million recorded in the year-earlier period.

The company said year-to-date revenue of $62.84 million represents a 32 percent increase on revenue of $47.56 million in the comparable year-earlier period.

According to Command Center's chairman and CEO Glenn Welstad, "We are thrilled by the continuing sales and profit strength going into year-end, a period that is historically slower for the staffing sector."

Welstad noted that Staffing Industry Analysts recognized Command Center as having posted for the third quarter the largest year-over-year revenue increase - 49.4 percent - among the 26 public staffing firms that it tracks.

Command Center, which operated 50 company-owned stores in November 2010 versus 49 branch offices in November 2009, has recently initiated an expansion program involving the strategic addition of branch offices in areas where there is an immediate need for workers in response to client demand.

The company opened a new office in Orlando in November and is preparing to open two or three additional branches in other states.

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