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The business of personal relationships.

Kathleen Lamanna's business, Seasoned and Single, helps single, middle-aged adults find and develop new relationships. And with more than 60% of the Baby Boomers, including Arnold and Maria, splitting up the need is greater than ever. Lamanna guides clients through the Calling in "The One": 7 Weeks to Attract the Love of Your Life course, a uniquely powerful approach to finding love. As a certified coach, she expertly guides them through this nationally acclaimed 7-week course and provides on-going support after the sessions.

Based on the LA Times bestselling book by Katherine Woodward Thomas, M.A., MFT, this program helps people find the right partner and release the patterns of the past to create an extraordinary relationship. Calling in "The One" has worked for tens of thousands of people around the country and the around the world. Lamanna is a Certified "Calling in The One" Coach. She has been in transformative coaching since 1997 and has also facilitated Seasoned & Single seminars. Her 13 years as a Licensed Massage Therapist, teaching Couples Massage, and her 10 years as a volunteer with Hospice, deepened her intuitive sense adding a unique aspect to what she has to offer.

Seasoned & Single, provides coping tools through seminars, social gatherings and sharing experiences in "safe settings." Seminar topics include dating tips, the varying expectations of men and women, and setting boundaries. The phone number is 208-772-2454 and the website is www.seasonedandsingle.com

The business of professional relationships

The inaugural LaunchPad INW Strategic Relationship Forum will be held on Wednesday, May 18th from 7 to 9 am at the Spokane Convention Center. This forum offers opportunities for you and your team to build strategic relationships with local professionals in your industry to help grow revenue. This monthly breakfast forum will also feature experts who will discuss the art of building relationships, leadership and team building.

Each forum will have multiple tables each based on LaunchPad Communities or industries where up to eight professionals will be seated according to their industry. There will be introductions and plenty of time for you to network at each table as breakfast is served followed by the program.

For more information, and to register go to www.launchpadinw.com

Express Employment Professionals pays it forward

Express Employment Professionals' has begun a "Pay It Forward" Program. It's an idea owner Ira Amstadter developed to help our community when Express does business with their clients. From now until the end of November, they will give 5% of the profit from doing business with any client to a Spokane nonprofit organization of the client's choosing on their behalf. An additional 1% will go to Rotary in honor of the 100th anniversary of downtown Spokane Rotary Club 21. Checks will go out the first week of December. For more details call Express Employment Professionals at 509-747-6011.

Inland Northwest Media Guide now online

Former Spokane broadcaster Ron Hardin has acquired the Inland Northwest Media Guide and placed it online to allow the community to have rapid access to media related information. This resource is important to any business, organization, nonprofit agency or individual who regularly interacts with local media.

The Media Guide had been produced by E.W.U. Journalism Professor Emeritus Steve Blewett for over 20 years. He provided the data via email and updates on computer disc. Hardin upgraded the service by creating a web site at www.spokanemediaguide.com

The web site is password protected. Subscribers pay an annual fee of $79.95 for unlimited use. Information on the site includes complete contact information for all newspapers, radio and television stations in Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho, Western Montana and Alberta, Canada. A limited number of local reader boards are also on the site. Other related media information will be added to the site in the future.

"The benefit of a web site is the information is constantly upgraded and revised," Hardin said. The current information includes over 250 changes from the last edition printed in September 2010. Changes are made daily." The Media Guide also includes a tutorial section with helpful tips to write press releases, public service announcements and communicate with the media. Pages from the website can be printed by subscribers.

Sample information regarding the configuration of the site is available to anyone by going to the home page of the web site. Those considering a subscription can view the sample pages without charge. You can reach Ron Hardin at rah0505@comcast.net

Meet "Sherman" the T-Rex

Wonders of the World, located in Spokane's historic Flour Mill, recently acquired an exact replica of the skull of a "small" Mongolian T-Rex. Its four feet long by three feet tall with a set of sharp teeth. The world import shop sponsored a "Name the T-Rex contest," offering a $25.00 gift certificate and an authentic dinosaur tooth to the winner. Nearly 100 people participated. The winning name, "Sherman," was chosen by the Wonders' staff. Come can see "Sherman" at Wonders of the World, Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 8 PM, Saturday 10 to 6 and Sunday from Noon to 5.

Need a good program for your business or service group?

Jim Hayford, new EWU head men's basketball coach, will be running a coach's caravan around the Inland Northwest during the month of June. If your group would like to have the coach speak about turning around the men's basketball program and his 10-year tenure at Whitworth, please contact Troy Kirby at 509-359-6059 or e-mail tkirby@ewu.edu

Author Linda Oien book signing

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, May 31st at 7:00 p.m. and join Spokane business author, Linda Oien at Auntie's Bookstore for a book signing of her newly released book "power10" LEADERSHIP: How to Engage People and Get Results.

Huckleberry's Goodwill donation drive Saturday

The 11th Annual Huckleberry's Goodwill Donation Drive is this Saturday, May 21st, 10am-5pm in the store's parking lot, 926 S. Monroe. They are looking for help filling up a truck to help Goodwill Industries. Bring your gently-used household items -- housewares, small appliances, d├ęcor items, sporting goods and small furniture pieces that someone else can use. You could win a Huckleberry's gift certificate, or other prizes, just for donating!

The Bozzi Lounge is back!

The lounge first debuted at the Bozzi Media "Best of Spokane Party" last October at the Fox and was such a hit that they decided to make it a roving party lounge. They invite you to join them for their first Bozzi Lounge Release Party at Gibliano's Piano Bar on Thursday, June 9th from 6-9:30pm. The event is free, no cover. They're offering "cheap drinks" all night (and a few FREE drinks for lucky fun people), great music, free appetizers and most of all interesting, fun people.

Register, bring guests and get yourself to the best roving lounge party of the year at www.bozziloungeparty.eventbrite.com. Want to chat about the party? Contact Genia Seghetti at events@bozzimedia.com

Leadership Spokane Class of 2011 to graduate

The Class of 2011 is one class session away from completing their Leadership Spokane journey and you are invited to join in celebrating this great accomplishment. The graduation is June 9th, from 5 to 7 pm at Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute.

Leadership Spokane will have a short graduation ceremony for the adult and youth classes beginning at 5pm, followed by a reception for graduates, family, friends, alumni, and community members. For more information go to www.leadershipspokane.org

The Park Bench Cafe opens Friday

The Park Bench Cafe in Manito Park opens this Friday, May 20. Same great food and drink items as before, with a few new additions. Hours are 9am to 3pm until June 17, then extended hours run through labor day weekend. Friday night free music starts on June 3. Lots of great things this summer at the Park Bench Cafe.

The Business Thought of the Week

"Don't look further for answers: be the solution. You were born with everything you need to know. Make a promise to stop getting in the way of the blessing that you are. Take a deep breath, remember to have fun, and begin."

Jonathan H. Ellerby

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