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Learn the latest in health care technology trends tomorrow

Could your next job or business idea be in Health Care or Health Sciences? If you are interested in the Health Sciences industry you will not want to miss the Emerging Trends in Technology Forum at Riverpoint Campus, 412 E Spokane Falls Boulevard, this Tuesday, April 12, 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Presented by LaunchPad Inland Northwest, this half day forum includes a keynote address by nationally known biotechnology expert, Luke Timmerman. For more information and to register go to launchpadinw.com.

VPI introduces new window product

VPI Quality Windows announces a unique new series of glazing options for its entire line of window products. The Super Edge Series of Glazing, manufactured by Cardinal IG, is designed to complement VPI Quality Window's aesthetic, thermal, and seal durability requirements and create an array of benefits and energy savings for its customers. Availability of Super Edge glass products will begin April 18th. VPI is the leading manufacturer of high performance vinyl window products for remodeling contractors and multi - family construction specialists in the Western United States. For more information, visit www.vpiwindows.com.

Spokane MARCOM to Present 16th Annual SPARK Awards

The Spokane Regional Marketing and Communications Association (Spokane MarCom) presents the 16th Annual Spark Awards on Thursday, April 21st, 6pm, at The Lincoln Center, recognizing the best and brightest achievements of the local marketing and communications community. Tickets include dinner and are $45 for MarCom and PRSA members, $50 for non-members and $20 for students with valid ID. Proceeds from the Spark Awards fund internships for area college students seeking careers in marketing, communications or related fields. For more information, please contact Leslie Czernik at 509-241-4756. Register for the event at www.SpokaneMarCom.com/rsvp by April 18th.

INBA's Networking Lunch this week.

Steve Becker, Governor Gregoire's Eastern Washington Representative will be the guest speaker at the Inland Northwest Business Alliance Networking Lunch, this Wednesday, April 13 from 11:30 to 1pm at the Community Building at 35 W Main.

Steve Becker conducts outreach on behalf of Washington Governor Chris Gregoire in the Eastern region of the state. He will give a legislative update on the state budget. Cost is $20 for members and first time guests, $25 returning guests. For more information, visit www.inbaspokane.org.


Spokane Indians Hiring Game Day Staff for Upcoming Season

The Spokane Indians are looking for energetic, outgoing individuals to join the team for this season. Interested applicants can attend the Spokane Indians Annual Job Fair this Saturday, April 16 from 10am to 12pm at Avista Stadium at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center. The job fair will consist of a 30 minute tour of the facility and will be given descriptions of the open positions. Applicants are asked to bring a resume to the Job Fair. For more information, contact the Spokane Indians office at 509-535-2922 or visit www.spokaneindiansbaseball.com.

Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's Tomorrow

Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop in River Park Square will be giving away over 7000 fre ice cream cones tomorrow, April 12, from 12 noon to 8pm, to benefit Safety Net with the help of many great local celebrities. This annual event is a way to say thanks to those who have supported the company since the beginning, and to raise donations for Safety Net of Spokane, a nonprofit program that supports local foster children who have 'aged out of the system' at the age of 18. Some celebrity guests who will be scooping ice cream are Dave, Ken & Molly from KZZU, Kalae Chock, Robin Nance & Kris Crocker from KXLY, Jane McCarthy & Laura Papetti from KREM 2, Leslie Lowe & Stephanie Vigil from KHQ, and the Spokane Shock, Lilac Queen & Court, among others.

Valley Hospital Announces Advisory Council for Healthy Woman Program

Valley Hospital and Medical Center has announced the names of eighteen select women who will lead the advisory council for the hospital's Healthy Woman program. A comprehensive health education program, Healthy Woman is a free community resource offered jointly by Valley Hospital and Deaconess Medical Center. Monthly Healthy Woman events are designed to improve the emotional, physical and fiscal well-being of women and their families. The program includes free seminars, health fairs, education programs and interactive events focusing on women.

"The women who make up this council are leaders in our community in a variety of ways," said Valley chief executive officer Dennis Barts. "Through their civic, volunteer and community involvement, these diverse women are ambassadors for other women in their leadership roles, proactive community interest and progressive thinking."

The Healthy Woman Advisory Council includes: Dr. Susan Ashley of Family Medicine Liberty Lake; Becky Barts of Eastern Washington Adventist Schools; Kristen Bennett of University of Phoenix; Rebekah Boone of Beyond Beautiful Aesthetics; Christine Cochran of Pheasant Hill Inn; Mandy Desgrosellier of Washington Trust Bank; Jill Fix of Rockwood Clinic; Marti Hollenback of Dishman Dodge; Dr. Deborah Martinez of Rockwood Clinic Breast Health Center; Dr. Renu Sinha of Rockwood Clinic Vein Center; Mayor Wendy Van Orman of the City of Liberty Lake; Sherri Delio, Dr. Lori Joy, and Dr. Olivia Sementi, all of Valley Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.S.; Jackie Bassett, Lisa Noland, Jamie Snowhill and Sasha Jackowich, all of Valley Hospital. The group is led by Stephanie Wells, Healthy Woman program coordinator for Valley Hospital.

More information about Healthy Woman or a link to join the free program can be found at www.spokanevalleyhospital.com or by calling 509-473-5639.

Spokane's Premier Home Improvement Show this weekend.

The 12th Annual, award-winning Premier Home Improvement Show sponsored by Pro-Build returns April 15th to 17th at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. The Spokane Remodelers Council wants to help a local family win a free room makeover with their "Where does your home hurt" contest. You can nominate someone who desperately needs a kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom makeover by visiting the show or downloading nomination forms at www.SpokanesPremierShow.com.

This year's show will feature the "G&S Landscape Pro-Corner" with professional demonstrations, an elaborate "Princess Castle Playhouse" built by local apprentices for Wishing Star, at-the-show adoptions from the Spokane Humane Society, CFL Bulb giveaways courtesy of Avista, a special "Kids Workshop" by The Home Depot.

Tickets are $7.00 with kids 12 and under for free. Visit www.SpokanesPremierShow.com to print one-dollar off coupons. 2 for 1 admission is Friday, April 15th courtesy of Artworks Spokane. This Wednesday, April 13 The Spokesman-Review will have a 2 for $10 coupon in the official show guide.

Hours are 12:00pm to 8:00pm, on Friday, 10:00am to 8:00pm on Saturday and 10:00am to 5:00pm on Sunday.

Operation Spokane Heroes Invitation

www.javaforjoes.org is still taking orders for coffee to be sent to our troops deployed across the globe. $7.99 buys them a bag. Please support this worthy cause. This ends on April 25th.

Saturday, April 16th from 9:00 to 11:00am, the Marine Corps League is cooking breakfast USMC Style all for $6.00 at the VFW Post 51, 300 W. Mission Ave., Spokane. If you can't make, consider making a donation to the cause.

Upcoming Golf Scramble this June

The Armed Forces & Aerospace Museum will host its 10th annual Golf Scramble on Friday, June 3, 2011 at Downriver Golf Course. All proceeds will help support the building of the Armed Forces & Aerospace Museum located on the west plains overlooking Interstate 90. Registration starts at 11:30 am with a shotgun start at 1:30 pm. Registration of $100 includes green fees, power cart, awards dinner and the opportunity to win a Ford Mustang from Gus Johnson Ford or a golf cart from Frank & Sherry Knott. Other prizes include Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin and others. A silent auction will also be featured. For more information and for registration please contact Ro Lisk at 509-747-6524 or Denise Hulsizer at 509-688-0164.

Bryn West new center manager at River Park Square

River Park Square announced the appointment of Bryn West, CMD as Center Manager. The transition will focus West's duties and the day-to-day operation of the Downtown Spokane Shopping Center, while she assists with the responsibilities associated with the leasing of retail space. Ms. West received a Business degree from Saint Mary's College of California and an MBA from Western Washington University. She is a Certified Marketing Director (CMD), a member of Spokane's MarCom Association, and a Certified Tourism Ambassador.

Gunning Hired by Numerica Business Services

Chris Gunning was recently hired as a Business Banking Relationship Officer at Numerica Credit Union. She has worked in the banking industry for 20 years. She has a bachelor's degree in business and was previously employed at Intermountain Community Bank.

The Passing of Ted Bravakis

Ted Bravakis, former KXLY General Sales Manager, passed away on Saturday. Ted was a remarkable man who was a well-respected and admired member of our community. As a World War II pilot, Ted heroically flew many combat missions in Europe. Ted later went to work at KXLY TV in 1964 as a Sales Account Executive and semi-retired in the mid 1980's as General Sales Manager. He continued to work with KXLY in a consultant capacity until just a few years ago. Ted is the father of Teddie Gibbons, current Vice President and TV station manager of KXLY.

The Business Thought of the Week

"I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." Basketball great Michael Jordan





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