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Congratulations to LMN Architects!

Join Parker, Smith & Feek in congratulating LMN Architects for winning the 2016 AIA Architecture Firm Award! This annual award is the highest honor that AIA can give an architecture firm, recognizing LMN’s continued dedication to producing distinguished designs for over ten years.

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Chuck Floberg Joins Parker, Smith & Feek

Parker, Smith & Feek is pleased to announce that Chuck Floberg has joined the firm as Vice President, Account Executive, and will be located in Portland, Oregon.

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Parker, Smith & Feek Announces New Alaska Manager

Anchorage, Alaska and Bellevue, Washington – April 5, 2016 – Parker, Smith & Feek is pleased to announce that Jana Smith has been named Managing Partner of our Alaska operations. Jana will replace David Eckroth, who was recently named Parker, Smith & Feek’s CEO-Elect. Ms. Smith will assume all Manager responsibilities beginning immediately.

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Alaska Business Monthly

Parker, Smith & Feek’s Christin Hubble and Guy Armfield discuss the importance of commercial and contract surety bonds in this Alaska Business Monthly article.

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PARKER, SMITH & FEEK ANNOUNCES CEO-ELECT

Bellevue, Washington – February 24, 2016 – Parker, Smith & Feek is pleased to announce that David Eckroth has been named CEO-Elect by the firm’s Board of Directors. Mr. Eckroth will become just the fifth CEO in Parker, Smith & Feek’s 80-year history and will assume all CEO responsibilities beginning July 1, 2017.

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March for Babies

In photo from left to right: Jennifer Schultz, Jennifer McCarthy, Adrian Richey,
Christin Hubble, Ali Smith, Thomas Wang, Jana Smith, & Colleen Savoie.

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Railroad Crossing Reminder

On March 9th, 2015, an Amtrak train on its way to New York derailed in North Carolina after colliding with a tractor trailer, injuring almost 60 people. The oversized trailer involved was transporting heavy equipment when it apparently came across a difficult left hand turn. According to conflicting reports, the vehicle attempted to successfully navigate the turn for anywhere between 5 and 20 minutes, during which the train approached with no indication. By the time the warning flashers and crossing arms came down, the truck was still trapped on the tracks and unable to back up before the train struck. 

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Parker, Smith & Feek welcomes the following Account Executives!

Electronic Cigarettes – Is FDA Regulation Imminent?

E-cigarettes are certainly getting a lot of attention. Concerns are rising with lack of data on long term health effects. These devices simulate smoking with vapor that contains nicotine and flavoring agents, and are powered by batteries.

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WSHA Annual Rural Health Conference Dinner

Sponsored by PS&F, attendees at the WSHA Annual Rural Health Conference enjoy a dinner shared with colleagues and peers at Tsillan Cellars in Chelan, Washington.

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Parker, Smith & Feek Named an Insurance Business America Elite Agency

Parker, Smith & Feek was named as a 2014 Elite Agency by Insurance Business America. Independent agencies were selected for their innovation, exceptional client service, employee satisfaction and contributions to their communities. One of 35 firms recognized, PS&F is the only broker in Washington & Alaska given this honor.
Click here for the 2014 Elite Agency

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Washington’s workers’ comp rates will increase 2.7 percent in 2014

The Department of Labor and Industries announced that businesses in Washington State will pay 2.7% more for workers’ compensation insurance in 2014. L&I said 2.7% is an average for all businesses and some will pay more or less than this, depending on their safety record and other factors. This modest increase in rates is part of a long-term plan to ensure steady and predictable rates by benchmarking against wage inflation,” said L&I Director Joel Sacks. “It will also help to gradually rebuild the workers’ comp reserves.

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