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May 18, 2022

KinectAir

KinectAir, an operating system for the private aviation and Advanced Air Mobility markets, announced it has begun commercial operations via its network partner, Direct2 Air, a Part 135 operator based out of Bend, OR. Providing service across the Pacific Northwest, KinectAir now operates on-demand private flights from Truckee, California to Vancouver, Washington and from Reno, Nevada to Seattle, Portland, and other regional airfields. KinectAir is a software aviation company focused on regional air mobility. KinectAir's artificial intelligence software continuously optimizes the air transportation supply and passenger demand across its network of aircraft. KinectAir's is headquartered in Vancouver, WA.

TimeXtender

Belleve-based TimeXtender, a global software company enabling data integration and preparation from multiple data sources to support advanced analytics and artificial intelligence, announced that it has received a significant investment from Monterro, a leading Nordic B2B software investor, to further accelerate the growth of TimeXtender's low-code, data estate builder. TimeXtender's founders Heine Krog Iversen and Anne Krog Iversen will remain with company. TimeXtender has won several business awards for its advanced organizational model which is focused on output rather than hours worked and encourages employees to work and make decisions autonomously. Monterro has successfully developed and led companies such as Pointsec, Episerver and Orc Software, and supports companies in all aspects of growth.

May 17, 2022

Carney Badley

Leland Quinn joined Carney Badley Spellman as an associate attorney. His practice focuses primarily on startups and emerging companies, general corporate and business law, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Carney Badley Spellman, Quinn worked with prominent global tax advisory and boutique law firms, with an emphasis on structuring transactions to achieve efficient federal and state tax results in addition to consulting on Sales & Use tax matters for a wide variety of clients and industries. Quinn earned his B.A. from the University of Washington, his J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law, where he received a Tax Certificate with honors, and his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law.

Bank of Idaho

Bank of Idaho (BOID) and HomeStreet Bank have executed a definitive agreement under which Bank of Idaho will acquire from HomeStreet Bank an Eastern Washington branch network, including the branches' lending business and employees. Bank of Idaho acquired five branches in Spokane, Kennewick, Dayton, Yakima, and Sunnyside. It is anticipated that the transaction will close on or before Aug. 1, 2022 subject to customary regulatory application processes and approvals. MJC Partners served as the exclusive financial advisor to BOID. Stinson LLP served as counsel to Bank of Idaho Holding Co., the holding company for Bank of Idaho. Bank of Idaho focuses on small businesses and is a leader in SBA lending. HomeStreet Bank is headquartered in Seattle, serving consumers and businesses in the Western United States and Hawaii.

Ohi

Ohi, an instant commerce platform for direct-to-consumer and enterprise brands, announced that it has expanded into four new markets: Seattle, Philadelphia, Dallas and Austin. The company has identified significant demand for ultrafast, hyperlocal delivery of its brand partners' products in these cities and has grown its network of micro-fulfillment centers to offer quick, convenient delivery options to customers in these areas. With this expansion, Ohi now offers instant commerce services in 12 major US metro areas. The company's inventory and order management platform provides SKU-level demand intelligence that allows its brand partners to optimally position inventory closer to their end customers. Ohi minimizes its carbon footprint by using reusable, sustainable packaging and bike, e-bike, scooter and foot couriers whenever possible.

May 13, 2022

Social Media Victims Law Center

Bergman

Marquez-Garrett

The Social Media Victims Law Center (SMVLC), a legal resource for parents of teenage victims suffering from depression, an eating disorder, hospitalization, sexual exploitation, self-harm or suicide as a result of social media addiction, today announced the addition of Laura Marquez-Garrett as senior counsel and Madeline Bergman as an associate to the firm to help litigate the growing number of cases against social media companies.

Marquez-Garrett brings more than 20 years of experience handling complex litigation matters and business disputes, specializing in all manner of data and discovery related innovations, issues and disputes to SMVLC. At her prior firm, Lane Powell, Marquez-Garrett founded and led the firm's innovative electronic discovery practice group and discovery division.

She holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School where she served as editor-in-chief of the Harvard Latino Law Review.

Bergman joins SMVLC from Bergman Draper Oslund Udo where she was an associate attorney specializing in toxic tort litigation.

She holds a J.D. from Lewis and Clark. Following law school, Bergman moved to Tel Aviv to serve as the in-house legal advisor for technology start up AD Knight where she researched application of international data privacy laws to the company's technology. She also advised corporate leadership on compliance issues relating to American, European Union and Japanese data privacy regulations.

Bergman also serves as a board member of the Seattle American Jewish Committee.

“We are very pleased to have both Laura and Madeline join the Social Media Victims Law Center team,” said Matthew P. Bergman, founder of SMVLC. “Their unique mix of experience in electronic discovery and international data law make them ideal partners in the fight against social media malfeasance.”

The Social Media Victims Law Center, was founded in 2021 to hold social media companies legally accountable for the harm they inflict on vulnerable users. SMVLC seeks to apply principles of product liability to force social media companies to elevate consumer safety to the forefront of its economic analysis and design safer platforms to protect users from foreseeable harm.

May 12, 2022

Boise Cascade

Fleming

Humphreys

Dawson

Boise Cascade announced that Craig Dawson and Amy Humphreys were elected to its board of directors following the company's Annual Shareholders' Meeting. In addition, Richard Fleming retired from the board after nine years. Dawson currently serves as president of Retail Lockbox, a industry leader in remittance processing, credit card payments, and document management services, which he co-founded in Seattle. Prior to this role, he held a number of senior positions with Unisys. Dawson is the past chair and board member of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Seattle Branch. He is the past president of Tabor 100, a non-profit organization which focuses on creating initiatives for CEOs of minority-owned businesses. Humphreys has 25 years of experience in manufacturing, commodities, global marketing and distribution, including holding executive leadership positions with large privately held companies. She has served on multiple boards, including directorships with Red Lion Hotels and Philly Shipyard. Fleming joined the board in 2013 when the company completed its IPO. He was the chief financial officer of USG for 18 years and was its EVP, CFO from 1999 until his retirement in 2012. Prior to that, he was employed by Masonite, which was acquired by USG in 1984. Boise Cascade is one of the largest producers of engineered wood products and plywood in North America.

DigniFi

Bellevue-based DigniFi, an inclusive financing platform whose credit branded products are issued by WebBank, announced that Pagaya has joined the platform as a credit analysis partner. By supplementing the standard underwriting for DigniFi-branded loans with Pagaya's credit analysis model, Pagaya supports DigniFi's efforts to fund up to $80 billion worth of repairs that might otherwise be deferred and supports up to 80 million people with inadequate access to the financial resources they need to stay safe while driving. Pagaya uses a proprietary AI to help partners, like DigniFi, better serve their customers. DigniFi is a FinTech company that helps auto dealers and small businesses grow their revenue through inclusive financing. Its technology simplifies the loan application process and enables small businesses to offer on-the-spot financing, for auto repairs, parts and accessory purchases, and maintenance packages.

Office Ally

Office Ally, a provider of healthcare software solutions, has acquired Bluemark, a provider of specialized healthcare software. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 2001, Bluemark provides specialized healthcare software and adaptive technology, including revenue integrity and Medicaid enrollment solutions, for hospitals, health systems, nursing homes and community-based organizations. Bluemark offers four unique products that span Payer Audit Management and Assistance Program Enrollment, enabling healthcare professionals to both enhance reimbursement processes and achieve workflow efficiencies. With the acquisition of Bluemark, Office Ally will be able to expand its product set and add new health information handler credentials. In addition, the complementary nature of the two businesses will allow Office Ally to better serve existing customers with an integrated suite of healthcare software solutions now spanning self-pay management and Medicaid enrollment. Office Ally is headquartered in Vancouver.

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