The annual payment package of Clearwater Paper’s major govt was valued at $3.5 million in 2021, a fall of about fifty percent a million from the former 12 months.

The fork out of Clearwater Paper President and CEO Arsen Kitch and the company’s other top four executives was disclosed in the company’s proxy assertion filed previously this month with the federal Securities and Exchange Fee.

“Our payment philosophy remains steady and simple — pay back our executives aggressive and fair payment that is linked to individual and corporation general performance,” explained Clearwater Paper spokeswoman Shannon Myers in an electronic mail.

“Executive compensation is established by an unbiased committee of the company’s board of administrators that has its individual compensation marketing consultant which bases its suggestions on sector details,” she reported. “We have a 3rd-get together guide that sets shell out based on market place and particular person elements.”

1 of the major discrepancies in Kitch’s pay out for 2021 when compared with 2020 was a income reward, which was $693,000 in 2021, down from $1.12 million in 2020, according to the proxy statement.

“(Kitch’s) annual reward was lessen in 2021 based mostly on year-conclude company functionality to aims, which are set at the starting of each individual calendar year,” Myers claimed.

Kitch took his existing posture in April 2020, just when the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated desire for just one of Clearwater Paper’s main products, rest room paper. The business completed 2020 with $77 million in earnings.

That peak was followed by troubles in 2021, when the company ended the 12 months with a reduction of $28 million.

In addition to personal-label tissue, Clearwater Paper manufactures paper napkins, paper towels, facial tissue and paperboard that is made use of for merchandise these types of as paper dishes and deals for items like medicines and cosmetics.

Kitch was not the only Clearwater Paper government who created less in 2021 as opposed with 2020. The payment deals of the other 4 top executives all took a dip.

Annual compensation deals in 2021 for the four ended up: Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Michael Murphy, $1.29 million Senior Vice President and Basic Supervisor of the Pulp and Paperboard Division Steve Bowden, $1.15 million Senior Vice President Typical Counsel and Corporate Secretary Michael Gadd, $1.30 million and Senior Vice President of Human Resources Kari Moyes, $1.06 million.

Momma K’s debuts in Clarkston

A downtown Clarkston cafe is likely by a new name.

What experienced been Jawbone Flats Cafe is now Momma K’s Restaurant at 902 Sixth St. just after Michael and Kayla Lupinacci obtained the eatery.

They are serving the exact same food items as Jawbone Flats, stated Kayla Lupinacci, who is the wife of Michael Lupinacci.

One of the most popular menu products is a plate of rooster-fried steak, two eggs, hashbrowns and toast, she mentioned. Its common cost is $13. It is on particular on Wednesdays for $6.

Michael Lupinacci cooked for Waffles n’ More for 16 years and then Jawbone Flats prior to turning into an operator of the business enterprise.

They have named the restaurant immediately after Kayla Lupinacci. Momma K is what youngsters in their neighborhood and their children’s pals phone her.

Like her husband, she has expertise in the hospitality market. She was a server at Strike & Spare Bar and Grill in Lewiston and Station 3 in Clarkston before getting to be a keep-at-residence mother to care for their four little ones.

Momma K’s is open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday by means of Saturday and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays.

Third e book in sequence by regional author and illustrator introduced

A children’s cookbook starring just one of Clarkston’s most popular pet dogs has marketed much more than 100 copies considering that it was released in March.

“Two Sorts of Pie” functions Posie, the canine mascot of Patt’s Back garden Heart in Clarkston. It has uncomplicated-to-get ready recipes for sweet and savory snacks as effectively as a recipe for dog treats, explained Kate Patterson, the book’s writer and retail supervisor of Patt’s, in an e-mail.

The e book was illustrated by Sam Coulter, a graphic communications teacher at Lewis-Clark Point out Higher education.

It sells for $9.99 and is readily available at Patt’s. The reaction to the e book has been fantastic even although a couple of the recipes experienced faults, she said.

“When I issued a correction (on social media), everyone responded with matters like ‘All the ideal recipes have scribbles on them,’ which was a important aid to me,” Patterson stated.

Their before guides about Posie have been “P is for Posie” and “Posie, You are a Gem.”

BlueCross of Idaho hires executives

MERIDIAN – Two executives have joined BlueCross of Idaho.

Janice Baker is serving as the insurance plan provider’s senior vice president of human means and chief human assets officer.

Sameer Sonalkar is the new senior president for information technology and main infor-mation officer.

Baker was previously the chief human useful resource officer at OneOncology in Nashville, Tenn., exactly where she oversaw human means for a lot more than 4,000 employees.

Sonalkar’s most recent position prior to BlueCross was serving as the small business area vice president and digital transformation head for XcelEnergy in Minneapolis.

Father or mother firm of Lewiston ammunition manufacturer earns award

Vista Outside is one particular of 400 companies on Newsweek’s checklist of America’s most trustworthy providers for 2022.

The Minneapolis-place-headquartered Vista Out of doors is the mum or dad enterprise of 39 brands that layout, manufacture and sector sporting and outdoor items, like the CCI/Speer ammunition production operation in Lewiston.

The companies on Newsweek’s listing have been identified by means of an impartial study centered on a sample of about 50,000 U.S. residents. Newsweek and Statista, a data portal and industry ranking provider, introduced the honor.

“(Have confidence in) infuses how we design and style and offer goods that clients rely on, the way we interact internally with our additional than 6,000 personnel and the integrity that guides our consumer, provider and trader relationships,” reported Vista Outdoor’s CEO Chris Metz in a information launch about the recognition.

Union slowdowns target of proposed federal law

U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, an Idaho Republican, has launched laws with the objective of stopping labor slow downs to secure the national supply chain all through future maritime union negotiations. 

“American firms have experienced serious hardships and prices prompted by ongoing supply chain disruptions,” Risch stated in a information release.

“As labor negotiations at ports get underway, the Plus Act will make certain corporations are not held hostage and remaining to foot the invoice if a labor dispute happens,” he reported.

More co-sponsors of the act contain fellow Republican Sens. Mike Crapo of Idaho and Rick Scott of Florida.

Amongst all those who assistance the proposed laws is Lewiston Port Manager David Doeringsfeld.

He blames union slowdown tactics in 2015 for fundamentally ending container barging on the Snake and Columbia rivers, which hauled commodities this kind of as dried peas and lentils to Portland, Ore.

Bulk grain barging proceeds on the waterways and is a major way that wheat raised in north central Idaho and southeastern Washington reaches Portland, where it is loaded onto vessels heading overseas.

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