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Marcus Whitman Hotel- 509-525-2200

Here's the Scoop!

Patrick Sullivan's popular Scoop ice cream shop at 25th and Monroe is in prime time, even though this summer weather is a bit ify. The Scoop serves high quality ice creams made locally by Brain Freeze Creamery with original flavors like molasses cookie, cakey dough, rastacio (raspberry and pistachio) and cardamom. Other original flavors are peanut butter brittle and cashew butter brittle, made with signature candies from Bruttle's candy shop across from the Davenport Hotel. Ice creams are also sold by the pint. But The Scoop is more than just an ice cream shop. They also serve espresso drinks and lunch items like breakfast bagels, sandwiches, paninis, soups and salads, all made fresh daily. All items are served dine in or take out. And they also provide catering services, serving their amazing ice cream out of a vintage International van. So give the Scoop a call for your next event and you'll have all your guests screaming! The Scoop is open 7 days a week with varying hours; Mon. – Thurs. 7am - 9pm; Fri. 7am - 10pm; Sat. 9am - 10pm; and Sun. 11am - 9pm. The phone number is 509-535-7171.

Business and personal mentoring

Joy McMahon, inspirational motivator and mentor can show you how to apply the natural "spiritual" laws of attraction for greater success, happiness and abundance in your 9 to 5 career and still maintain a pragmatic approach.

Today's business community is taking on a different attitude about work and service. In the past, each community, region or company might have been a self sustaining unit but we cannot live that way anymore. We have created a society with long reaching interdependence and we rely on each other for survival. If we ignore this reality, negative consequences may follow. Taking in the desire for personal success now needs to encompass the idea of win-win and interconnectedness for everyone.

You will learn in one to one sessions with Joy, how to align your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual intentions so that you can create more success in not only your business life, but in your personal life as well. As an intuitive spiritual mentor, life coach and certified stress management consultant with a ministerial background and over 50 years of studying and the application of spiritual laws in her own life, Joy offers one on one business as well as personal mentoring to Spokane's greater community. Go to joymcmahon.com for more information.

Hillyard just got sweeter

Carly Hall has opened the Hillyard Sweet Shop at 5022 North Market at Queen. The 500 square foot shop is filled with a wide variety of candy including vintage types like Dots, Pixie Stix, lollypops and Pop Rocks. They also have a big selection of bulk candies that you can purchase by the pound. The Hillyard Sweet Shop also offers ice cream in 10 different flavors right now. One of the favorites is huckleberry. The shop is open Monday through Saturday 11 am to 6 pm. The phone number is 509-487-4080.

New bakery boutique at 920 N. Division

Marsells Cakes and Desserts has added a retail bakery boutique, offering espresso, desserts and kitchen and bakery gift items, as an extension to their wholesale bakery business. The new bakery boutique is at 920 North Division. Marsells produces cakes, cookies, gourmet brownies, muffins, cupcakes, and other gourmet desserts, and has become very well known for their beautiful and tasty wedding cakes since they first opened in 2004. Production will continue at the wholesale facility where in addition to supplying the retail store, they also supply a wide variety of desserts for restaurants and caterers. The website is marsellscakes.com, and the phone number is 509-448-2512.

New CEO for Numerica Credit Union

After an extensive search, the Numerica Credit Union Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Carla Altepeter as the credit union's new Chief Executive Officer, replacing Dennis Cutter, who is retiring on Aug. 31, after serving 40 years as the credit union's president and CEO.

Altepeter has served as president/CEO of Citizens First Credit Union in Oshkosh, Wis., since 1992. She will officially begin at Numerica on Sept. 1

GSI Biz After Hours at Steelhead Thursday

Spend a summer evening with GSI at the Steelhead Bar & Grille, 218 N. Howard, for a 'Business After Hours' event Thursday, July 21 from 5 to 7 pm. Bring plenty of business cards, enjoy a cool drink from a no-host bar, make new business contacts and have fun. This event is free for GSI Members, $10 for Non-members.

Looking for a business to buy? Here's a Real Deal.

Kimberly and Tracy Carlson, the husband and wife team that owns Real Deals home decor store in the Spokane Valley, are moving out of the area and need to sell the store. Since opening in March of 2008, their sales have been up all three years over the previous (even in a down economy). And they say owning the store has been an absolute blast. Real deals has over 70 vendors; they fly to Dallas, Atlanta and Las Vegas for buying shows; and it's fun to be one of the first to see and purchase the new designs.

The Carlsons have converted an old tire shop at 12305 East Trent into a unique one-of-a-kind shop with antiques, fun decor and props. They are only open 2 days a week Thursdays and Saturdays, and have a huge following in Spokane. They now have over 8000 girls on their Fan Club list. For more information contact Kimberly at 509-251-3856 or kimberly@ktcarlson.com.

Mozart at Manito

Connoisseur Concerts presents the 21st annual Mozart On A Summer's Eve, two concerts - Tuesday, July 19 at 7:00pm and Wednesday, July 20 at 7:00pm on the lawn east of Duncan Gardens in Manito Park. Tickets are $25 per person for table seating that includes dessert and coffee from Luna. Lawn seating (dessert, coffee not included) is $10 a person. Tickets available through www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT. Table and Lawn seating available starting at 5:30pm. So pack your picnic basket and come down to enjoy one of Spokane's best concerts!

New officers for Marketing Associates of Spokane

Marketing Associates of Spokane recently announced their officers for 2011-2012: Meg Lindsay, DCI Engineers, President; Lisa Burke, L&S Engineering, Vice President; Jennifer Van Vleet, Coffman Engineers, Treasurer; Cristi Kanenwischer, Wolfe Architectural Group, Programs Co-Chair; Taryn Erickson, Trindera Engineering, Programs Co-Chair; Terri McRae Garrett, ALSC Architects, Membership Co-Chair; April Smith, Geo Engineers, Membership Co-Chair; Gwen Crane, Knoll Agent, Sponsorship Chair; Julie Van Wormer, ALSC Architects, Public Relations Chair; Leslie White Hebert, Coffman Engineers, Social Media Chair; and Amy Meulink, Meulink Engineering, Special Events Chair.

Marketing Associates of Spokane is a diverse group of marketing professionals that meet monthly and schedule after hours functions and events. For more information about the organization please refer to www.maspokane.org.

Patsy Gayda named STCU vice president-branches

Longtime employee Patsy Gayda has been named STCU's vice president-branches. Gayda joined the credit union as a teller in 1985, rising through the ranks to become director of branch operations in 2004. In that position, she was instrumental in opening STCU's U-District, Post Falls, Northtown Square, Liberty Lake, Silver Lake and Northtown Square branches.

She has a bachelor's degree from Eastern Washington University and a master's degree in organizational leadership from Gonzaga University. In addition, she has completed the Credit Union National Association management school, a comprehensive three-year program. She is a member of the executive committee for the CUNA Operations, Sales & Service Council, a national post.

Strongly committed to community volunteerism, Gayda is treasurer for the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce and also serves on the organization's board of directors and executive board. She is a board member for Women Helping Women and is a former Big Sisters volunteer, among other community activities.

Gail Atherley joins The Spokane Guilds' School

Gail Atherley, CPA, has accepted the position of Business/Human Resource Coordinator at the SGS&NMC. She is a graduate of the University of Montana. She will join the SGS&NMC management team and assist with day to day operations and human resource needs. She previously worked with the Spokane Housing Authority as a financial analyst and senior accountant.

Spokane Guilds' School & Neuromuscular Center (SGS&NMC) provides crucial early assessment and intervention programs to children, age birth to three, regardless of their ability to pay. The SGS&NMC is a family-based program that provides personalized treatment to meet the individual needs of each child and family. For children suspected of developmental delays, such as, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, spina bifida, hearing or vision impairments, autism, and other rare syndromes, the neuromuscular center provides comprehensive assessment.

The Business Thought of the Week

"Although we can rarely control what happens to us, we can work with what happens to create the results we want." Bruce Elkin

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