The company currently employs over 50 persons and shares its success with them through various benefits and incentive programs.
Valley Empire Collection is commited to providing quality service and guaranteed customer satisfaction to creditors throughout the Inland Northwest.
KOIN 6 News reached out to Alaska Airlines and a spokesman provided this statement regarding the incident, saying Bernice "declined assistance in the terminal."We're heartbroken by this tragic and disturbing incident.
We don't have all the facts, but after conducting a preliminary investigation, it appears that Ms.
Valley Empire Collection has remained a family-owned and operated company.
Kekona had cognitive, visual, or auditory impairments. Kekona was assisted into her own motorized scooter by an airport consortium wheelchair service provider who then escorted her from the aircraft down the jet bridge before she went off on her own. Kekona sustained a fall while attempting to operate her own electronic chair down a moving escalator next to the A concourse elevator.
We immediately called the Port of Portland Fire and Rescue, along with Port of Portland Police, who responded to the scene quickly to provide her medical treatment.
The lawsuit, filed in King County, Washington, alleges the 2 defending companies didn't properly provide the gate-to-gate service that is available to people under the Air Carrier Access Act and that Bernice's family requested."One way or another, the service was not provided and Alaska (Airlines) did not have any mechanisms in place to protect against such a tragedy or an accident that could happen if the service wasn't provided," said Brook Cunningham, the lawyer representing the Kekona family in this case.
"Which is what happened here."The family is seeking reparation for damages, expenses and any "further relief as the court may deem just and proper" resulting from Bernice's eventually fatal fall, according to court documents.