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Interplayers' Miracle Worker is a miraculous experience

ID Left to right: Sarah Denison, Sophia Caruso and Patty Duke

Interplayers has a hit on their hands. The Miracle Worker caps off their 30th anniversary season with the Miracle Worker, and it's so popular they've already added another week. The show now runs through May 29th. The classic drama of determined teacher, Annie Sullivan, and blind, deaf child Helen Keller is directed by the legendary Patty Duke who won and Academy Award in 1962 for playing Helen.

Diminutive but powerful, nine year old Sophia Caruso steals this show with her incredibly professional portrayal of Helen Keller. She has been in many plays before, but this role is especially demanding. Little Sophia steps up and gives a huge performance. She is Helen Keller. Caruso and Sarah Denison who plays Annie Sullivan create riveting theatre in this often violent, physical and emotional story. This is a play not to miss! As the Spokesman-Review's Jim Kerschner said in his fabulous review of this play in Sunday's paper, "I've attended every Interplayers production for 22 years, and I have never, ever, seen the audience continue applauding long after the actors had left the stage." It is truly a miraculous experience!
Go to www.interplayers.com for more information and Ticketswest for your seats at 800-325-SEAT and www.ticketswest.com.

A fair to crow about!

The 5th Annual Rooster Festival and Street Fair is this weekend May 13, 14 and 15 at Spencer's Antiques, 1325 N. Division. This outdoor flea market and street fair features 25 outdoor booths and 90 indoor vendors offering all manner of antiques, art, accessories, tools, toys, trunks, figurines, furniture, fake plants and fun stuff. Go inside to meander through the colorful alleys and treasure-laden corridors of Spencer's Antiques then enter to win gift cards and prizes plus enjoy great food including sandwiches, salads and Italian sodas. Rooster Festival still has several booth spaces are available. For more information call Tina or Kay Kallenbach at 509-489-1600 or visit www.antiquesatspencers.com.

Refresh Leadership Live Simulcast

Express Employment Professionals presents an opportunity to join leaders from our community for a special event featuring speakers who have built distinguished careers based on the principles of leadership. Next Wednesday, May 18 from 8am to 12pm at 502 E Boone, Jepson Center 114 Wolff auditorium on the Gonzaga University campus.

Topics include "Leading in the New Business Reality", presented by Ken Blanchard, author, speaker and business consultant; "Victory Through Teamwork and Leadership", presented by Peyton Manning, NFL quarterback; and "Attitude: The Winning Edge", presented by Walter Bond, business expert, broadcaster, and former professional athlete.

There is no cost to attend, however Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Inland NW will welcome $15 donations at the door. Students and seniors will be $5. Registration is required. Visit refreshleadership.com/live or call Express Employment Professionals at 747-6011.

Breakfast now served at Wild Dawgs

Wild Dawgs at 102 North Howard is now open for breakfast at 7:30 am Monday through Friday offering bacon eggs and cheese breakfast sandwiches with a coffee for just $5.00. Their t-shirt sales continue to skyrocket because of their edgy logo and they'll be launching their website this month along with an e-commerce site. Wild Dawgs specialty is hot dogs and sausages featuring beef, turkey, chicken and veggie products and a wide range of toppings.

Ross project finally underway at Manito

Work has begun on a new Ross Dress for Less store which is locating in part of the former Gottschalks building in Manito Center at 29th and Grand. It's scheduled to open later this year. Word is they will share the building with another national retailer. The Super One Foods store in Manito Center is also getting an upgrade starting next month.

Ty Lingo joins Career Path Services

Ty Lingo has recently joined Career Path Services as an employment specialist. Ty's focus will be on finding employment for those that are developmentally disabled or face certain physical challenges. Career Path Services has been serving the Spokane community since 1971 by partnering with local businesses and national chains to help provide opportunities for those that may not be able to advocate for themselves. All of their clients are pre-screened and pre-qualified based on certain skill levels. They seek to find the best match for the employer and employee. If you would like to hear how Career Path Services can help your business with staffing needs and enrich your workplace, please call Ty at 509-323-1220 or by email: tlingo@careerpathservices.org.

Junior League Red Tag Rummage Sale a success

Marianne Guenther Bornhoft sent How's Business a note about the results of last Saturday's Jr. League Red Tag Rummage Sale. "Thanks! The sale went great - a lot of folks came because of you!"

If you'd like "a lot of folks" coming to your business, consider running an ad here in How's Business. As you can see, it works! Thanks Marianne!

Womanhood Weekend. A "bliss break" for ladies May 20-22

Ladies, you deserve a break from never-ending to-do lists and revolving-door schedules. Doesn't a "bliss break" sound good right about now? Well, here's your chance! Join Deanna Davis May 20-22, at Northern Quest Resort in Spokane, for Womanhood Weekend!

While you're there, you'll have time (and plenty of it) and space (oh yes, a room of one's own) to relax your mind and recharge your batteries. This event has it all--pampering and play, laughter and learning, friends and food all weekend long. No ringing phones, no competing priorities, no overwhelming workloads. Just the chance to take a deep breath and take some time for yourself. Learn about the phenomenal agenda and faculty, and register by going to www.appliedinsight.net.

LaunchPad offers a week of free yoga.

Beginning today, LaunchPad INW will offer four yoga classes per week for members and the community. And, as an introductory bonus, all classes the week of May 9th are free!

Practicing yoga reduces stress, increases strength and flexibility, reconnects movement and breath, prepares your body for other sports, lowers blood pressure, detoxifies the body, can reduce chronic pain, provides peace of mind, and can be a heck of a workout! Yoga provides a wonderful balance of physical, mental and spiritual.

Class Schedule: Mondays - Sunrise Yoga: 7:00 - 8:00 am. Lunchtime Vinyasa Flow: 12:00 to 1:00 pm. Wednesdays - Sunrise Yoga: 7:00 - 8:00 am. Lunchtime Vinyasa Flow: 12:00 to 1:00 pm (except the first Wednesday of each month!) All classes focus on balancing the body through breath, movement and intention.

Free classes are during the first week (May 9th and 11th) only. After the introductory week, individual classes will be $13, with options to purchase one- and three-month passes that offer classes at a reduced rate. LaunchPad Founding, Pro and Plus Members will receive a further discount on rates.

So bring your mat, some water and try free yoga at LaunchPad. Go to www.launchpadinw.com for more information.

Safeco Insurance Service earns J.D. Power and Associates Call Center Certification for the Second Consecutive Year

For the second consecutive year, Safeco Insurance Service's call centers have been recognized for providing "An Outstanding Customer Service Experience" by J.D. Power and Associates.

The recognition comes following a detailed review process of Safeco's call centers, located in Spokane, Wash.; Golden, Colo.; and Carmel, Ind. The review, which is part of the J.D. Power and Associates Certified Call Center Program, also included a random survey of Safeco customers.

Women Helping Women Benefit Luncheon next week

The 2011 Keynote speaker at this year's annual Women Helping Women Fund benefit luncheon is Country music icon Naomi Judd, next Monday, May 16 starting at 11:30am at the Spokane Convention Center. For more information, visit www.whwfspokane.org.

New tenant for Spokane Industrial Park

RANDL Industries, Inc. has leased approximately 6,000 square feet of space in Building #10 of the Spokane Business & Industrial Park at 3808 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. Their primary business is manufacturing, assembly, sales and distribution of sheet metal components for electrical boxes. Robert Hagarty, the president can be reached at 509-340-0050.

Numerica Gives Neighborhood Networks Computers

Numerica Credit Union donated 34 used computer towers to the nonprofit organization, Neighborhood Networks Technology Access Consortium (NNTAC) of Spokane.

NNTAC provides assistance and training of computer technology to the low-income residents in the Spokane community. They manage 30 computer labs located in four different low-income housing property management companies, senior centers and teen outreach organizations. The technology centers teach job training skills, ESL classes, and special educational programs for children. They provide links to local, state and federal welfare, health and social security offices.

Kelley Ferguson, vice president of information technology at Numerica, said that in order to maintain the highest security and member service standards, they must update employee computers on a regular basis.

More information about NNTAC can be found at www.nntac.org.

The Business Thought of the Week

On this Mothers Day Monday is a momily from my late mother, Maryellen Clark:

"You are what you think you are. So think you are great!" Maryellen Clark

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