Andrew Bloo is the new product marketing manager at SciTech Software Inc. The firm, whose utilities and other products help hardware and software perform better, hired Bloo March 19. Bloo, a Chico native, holds a bachelor’s degree in information and communication studies with an option in visual communications from Chico State University. At SciTech, he will help “enhance the company’s product portfolio.” Bloo had held a senior account management position with The Marketing Store in Sacramento and previously was a producer for WinWay Corporation and before that a marketing communications specialist with Key Technologies Inc. in Washington. His retail software package designs have won industry awards.
Scott Huber of Century 21 Jeffries Lydon is the company’s No. 1 agent for listings sold in 2000, having beat out more than 40 fellow agents for the honor. Huber is also the president-elect of the Chico Association of Realtors and was named Realtor of the Year in 1997.
Butte College instructor Derrick Booth was inducted March 27 into the California State University Leaders Honors Society. Booth has been on staff at Butte College since August 2000, directing the Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) program, which helps keep disadvantaged students working toward degrees in those fields. Booth graduated from Chico State in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in physics, following that up with a master’s in civil engineering and a doctorate of philosophical engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle. He previously worked with the Environmental Protection Agency.
Chico Hospital for Cats, owned by Dr. Elizabeth Colleran, has won an award for the design of its building at 548 West East Ave. The Veterinary Economics 2001 Hospital Design Competition Merit Award was presented for the hospital’s exterior (Victorian style), reception area, “tasteful retail area” and floor plan. The hospital will be profiled January 2002 in the industry business magazine.
Chico Country Day School got $5,000 to buy new books via state money presented March 27 by California First Lady Sharon Davis. The school, which applied for the funds, was one of only 13 schools to share in the $65,000 Governor’s Book Fund School Library Enrichment Grant.
KIXE-TV, Channel 9, reported that 616 viewers pledged a total of $65,955 during the annual, 21-day pledge drive that ended March 22. Most people called in support of the program Lawrence Welk: Milestones and Memories. The station serves 10 Northstate counties, including Butte.