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New Dutch Bros location announced



Spokane's Mr. Coffee, Kevin Parker, has announced that his 10th Dutch Bros coffee location will open this summer in Airway Heights at the corner of US Hwy 2 and Deer Heights Rd. near Village Center Cinemas.


Spokesman-Review moving printing operations to Spokane Valley

Cowles Publishing Company, producer of The Spokesman-Review, has announced plans to acquire a commercial press and move its printing and inserting operations to a new site in the Spokane Valley by the end of the year.

Publisher Stacey Cowles said the newspaper is in negotiations to acquire a press capable of printing not only The Spokesman-Review but also a range of publications and advertising inserts, representing expansion of the Company's presence in the regional commercial web printing business. The new press will be installed in an industrial building under development by Centennial Real Estate Investments in the 19200 block of East Euclid near Barker Road in the City of Spokane Valley. Centennial and Cowles Publishing are subsidiaries of Cowles Company.

The new facility will be staffed by existing Cowles Publishing employees, Cowles said. He said no personnel changes are anticipated as a result of the move. About 60 full-time, 12 part-time and 20 occasional positions will be affected as printing, packaging and trucking operations relocate.

Cowles said Centennial anticipates leasing the vacated space at Monroe and Riverside to a combination of manufacturing, office and retail tenants.


Spokane Public Radio Record Sale February 23-24

Spokane Public Radio's annual Record Sale is set for Saturday and Sunday, February 23-24, at the Spokane Valley Event Center, 10514 E Sprague. The Record Sale is the largest event of its kind in the Inland Northwest with thousands of vinyl records, CDs, DVDs, and equipment items on sale.

The Record Sale is a destination for collectors and fans of all styles of music. From Beethoven to the Beatles, U2 to Motown favorites, you'll find albums from a broad cross-section of musical genres, including classical, rock, R&B, soul, reggae, folk, country, world music, children's music, soundtracks, and jazz. In addition to great deals on music, films, and equipment.

The Record Sale serves as a vital fundraiser for Spokane Public Radio stations KPBX, KSFC, and KPBZ, which together act as the Inland Northwest's source for NPR, BBC, local news, an eclectic variety of national and local music programs, and events that promote the arts in the region.

Sale hours are Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 11am-5pm. For more information visit spokanepublicradio.org.


Rut, a new restaurant to open in former Picabu location



A locally-owned restaurant called Rut, pronounced root, is scheduled to open March 10 in the former Picabu Bistro location at 14th and Lincoln next to Rosauers. They will serve a plant-based menu and craft cocktails. You can get more information and watch for updates on Facebook at Rut Spokane or on their website rutspokane.com.


Wild Birds Unlimited to open in Lincoln Heights



Wild Birds Unlimited, which has a store at 296 W. Sunset Avenue in Coeur d'Alene is opening a Spokane location in Lincoln Heights Shopping Center this spring.

Wild Birds Unlimited, based in Indiana, is the original and largest franchise system of backyard bird feeding and nature specialty stores with more than 300 locations throughout the United States and Canada. Wild Birds Unlimited specializes in bringing people and nature together with bird feeding and nature products, expert advice and educational events. The website is coeurdalene.wbu.com.


Andrew Taylor joins Providence as chief strategy officer



Andrew Taylor has been selected as chief strategy officer for Providence Health & Services, Washington & Montana region. He will begin his new position with Providence in Spokane March 11.

Taylor is filling the position formerly held by Scott O'Brien who transitioned into the role of chief operating officer for Providence Health & Services, Washington & Montana region.

He comes to Providence from Ascension Health, where he served as market vice president for strategy leading strategic planning and business development for the Alabama region - a $4.5B health care system serving 25 counties with six hospitals and more than 1,300 medical staff. Taylor holds a Master of Health Administration from Ohio University, and an undergraduate degree in psychology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).


Healthcare Resource Group receives high ranking



Healthcare Resource Group (HRG) has been ranked as No. 1 for Extended Business Office in the customer-rated 2019 Best in KLAS: Software and Services Report published January 31, 2019. This ranking was achieved through customer interviews and grading of HRG in categories pertaining to loyalty, operations, product, relationship, and value.

Each year KLAS publishes the Best in KLAS report, ranking healthcare IT software and services vendors across numerous market segments. A 2019 Best in KLAS recognition highlights outstanding efforts to help healthcare organizations in their quest to deliver quality patient care. According to their website, the Best in KLAS designation is awarded only in those software and services market segments that have the broadest operational and clinical impact on healthcare organizations.

HRG is a U.S. based revenue cycle management company founded and focused on quality and delivering exceptional customer service. HRG develops people, processes, and technology necessary to fully optimize the medical revenue cycle for partners of all sizes across the country. The website is hrgpros.com.


ALLWEST announces new hires, promotions

ALLWEST Testing & Engineering has several new employees and promotions to announce.

Sam Sommers has joined ALLWEST Testing & Engineering's Hayden office as Engineering Department Manager. Sommers graduated from the University of Washington with bachelor's and master's degrees in Civil Engineering. He most recently worked at Zipper Geo in Lynwood, Wash., as a Project Engineer. As Engineering Department Manager, Sommers will oversee geotechnical engineering projects for ALLWEST's Hayden office.

Todd DeMico has joined ALLWEST's Spokane office as a Project Engineer. DeMico recently moved to the Inland Northwest from Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Civil Engineering.

Jeanne Kelso has joined ALLWEST's Hayden office as Project Administrator. Kelso graduated from University of Phoenix with an associate degree in Business. She was previously employed by Trindera Engineering, Inc.

Jeremy Christensen has been hired as a Special Inspector, working primarily from the company's Hayden office. Christensen has more than 24 years of experience in the construction materials testing industry and holds several certifications.

Pamela DeMarcus has been promoted to Controller. DeMarcus started her professional career in accounting and has worked in Human Resources for the past 20 years. She has been with ALLWEST since 2015.

ALLWEST maintains a professional staff of engineers, geologists and engineers-in-training serving the Inland Northwest. In addition to the company's corporate headquarters in Hayden, Idaho, ALLWEST has offices in Meridian, Lewiston, Spokane Valley and Missoula. For more information, visit www.allwesttesting.com.


Deer Park Physical Therapy's The Gym Grand Opening this Week

Deer Park Physical Therapy's The Gym, located at 841 S. Main just off Highway 395, officially opened on January 14 and this week is their grand opening. They're going to celebrate with a week of free classes now through Friday. An open house is scheduled at The Gym from 4-7pm. The Open House will have a raffle, snacks & beverages and other activities.

Deer Park Physical Therapy is an all-encompassing Wellness Center that includes Physical Therapy, a Fitness and Aquatic Center, and The Gym. It is open to not only to patients but also members of the community. The Gym is a human performance center that specializes in one-on-one consultations and evaluations from a Strength Coach, an Athletic Trainer, and a Doctor of Physical Therapy throughout your entire fitness experience.

The website is deerparkphysicaltherapy.com and the phone number is 509-590-4187.

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