Local Business Briefs

QBR&C names new GM

The Quinault Beach Resort and Casino announced this month that the Quinault Nation Enterprise Board and CEO have appointed Robert “Bob” Little as its new casino general manager. Little will succeed Don Kajan.

A news release from the Nation said that Little is a highly respected GM and industry veteran with more than four decades of gaming and hospitality experience, working in gaming operations in Nevada, California, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Mississippi, South Dakota, Indiana, Louisiana, New Mexico and Missouri.

President of the Quinault Indian Nation Guy Capoeman said: “We look forward to turning the corner, to a bright future where value is placed on the training of our membership and success of our property is gained from that growth.”

Mermaid Museum hires director

The International Mermaid Museum on the Westport highway has hired Bailey Cavender as their executive director.

A news release from the museum said that Cavender has worked in museum and nonprofit organizations for 10 years in a variety of roles, as well as teaching high school English for the past five years in Bonner’s Ferry, Idaho. Prior to that she worked as the education coordinator for the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority aboard the Hawaiian Chieftain.

Cavender is working on her master’s in museum studies and nonprofit management from Johns Hopkins University. She has a master’s in anthropology and a bachelor’s in secondary education from the University of Idaho, in addition to bachelor’s in history and English from Whitworth University.

Nominate lifesaving workplace heroes in Washington

TUMWATER — Emergencies can happen to anyone anywhere, even on the job. Immediate action can truly make the difference between life and death.

Two state Department of Health workers, Tim Determan and Trevor Swanson, were collecting samples in Oakland Bay last year when they spotted an overturned kayak. Two people had been clinging to the vessel in 56-degree water for more than three hours. The workers pulled the two aboard their vessel, warmed them up, and delivered them back to safety.

Unsung heroes save a lives in Washington every year, jumping into action when someone’s in trouble and needs help.

To give them the recognition they deserve the Department of Labor & Industries is calling for nominations to honor these lifesavers at the 70th Annual Governor’s Industrial Safety & Health Conference this fall in Spokane.

To be eligible, the heroic act must have occurred during work hours between June 1, 2020, and May 31, 2021, and the nominee must have performed hands-on aid. All workers covered by the Washington State Industrial Insurance Act are eligible for nomination.

In addition, the Governor’s Office gives a humanitarian award to people who performed a heroic act, but despite best efforts, were unable to save the victim’s life.

For law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and similar professions, the lifesaving action must be above and beyond a typical emergency they normally face.

If you know about a hero like the two workers from Department of Health, please nominate them for an award by filling out the lifesaving nomination form. For more information, call 360-400-4080 or email Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health mailbox.