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Posted on Nov 24, 2014

Business Briefs: Nov. 20

Hernandez joins New York Life
Enrique “Henry” Hernandez has been hired by the Eastern Washington General Office in Quincy of New York Life as an agent for the company.
“We are delighted to have Enrique “Henry” join the NYLIC family,” said Olja Djuranovic, partner at the Eastern Washington General Office.  “His eagerness to help families as they work to protect their financial futures will be beneficial to the Quincy community.”
Hernandez graduated from Washington State University in December 2013. In Quincy, he coaches youth wrestling. He’s also coached youth soccer and is a member of Quincy Rotary.
“I am excited to reach out to our community and educate people on all financial services offered by New York Life,” Hernandez said.

Jones of Washington brings home 3 medals
Jones of Washington Winery last week earned three medals from the Tri-Cities Wine Festival.
Jones earned a double gold medal and best of variety medal for its 2013 Chardonnay as well as a gold medal for its 2013 Riesling.

McColm named ‘Top Performing Producer’
Matt McColm of the RJ Martinez Agency in Quincy recently was named Eastern Washington’s Top Performing Producer for the Healthplanfinder.
In September of 2013, McColm was invited to the preliminary testing of the Healthplanfinder site. He then volunteered his time to educate and enroll people in Central Washington and, later, statewide. McColm met with thousands of individuals and led free seminars about the Affordable Care Act across the state.
The RJ Martinez Agency was the only agency recognized in Eastern Washington for this distinction of Top Performing Producer.
McColm was appointed last spring to the Outreach Technical Advisory Board on the Exchange.  The Washington Association of Health Underwriters also recruited McColm last June to update the board of directors of the Healthplanfinder actions.
McColm currently is expanding the office to the Wenatchee Valley.