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A really big "Shoe" on August 11

Chocolate shoes by Pixie Dust Chocolates; Art photo, Kathleen Cavender.

Mermaids of the Lake, an online women's ezine publication, will be hosts for: "If the Shoe Fits...Wear it" Event; and "Shoes for Kids", a local community shoe drive. The overall goal is to raise over a 1000 pairs of tennis shoes or boots for underprivileged kids, K-12 in Spokane and the surrounding areas by August 11, 2011 so that the children will receive brand new shoes in time to begin the new school year. Premiering at this event is the "Shoes for Kids", a back-to-school shoe drive for underprivileged children. The shoes donated at the event, as well as from drop-off locations around the city, will be organized and distributed by Mia Bella Eventi Productions and Mermaids of the Lake along with community partners including East Central Community Center, West Central Community Center, North East Community Center and Mission Community Outreach. Cash donations along with the live auction and raffle proceeds will go toward the purchase of socks and/or more shoes to meet the goal.

According the US Census Bureau's American Community Survey one-year estimate, there were 105,337 children living in Spokane County in 2010. Of those, 18,242 were living under the poverty line. That's 17.3%, more than 1 in every 6 children. In 2011 45% of kids in Spokane were eligible for free or reduced lunches. Mia Bella Eventi Productions, an event production company owned by Genia Seghetti has created the 'If the Shoe Fits...Wear It' shoe musical and fashion show event along with 'Shoes for Kids' specifically for and in support of Shelly Hepler and Debbie Nania who are the talent behind Mermaids of the Lake.

The event will take place August 11th and guests will enjoy exciting shoe musical numbers with dancers who will be wearing the latest fall shoe fashions and clothing. Live auction items will include one of a kind art shoes designed by Inland NW professional artists, shoes created by Miss Spokane and a dozen decadent edible chocolate shoes created by a local Chocolatier and more! The gala will also feature a no host bar and gourmet food and dessert samples from several local restaurants. Over 50 vendors are expected to participate in support of this first ever, community shoe drive!

'If the Shoe Fits...Wear It' will be held at the Spokane Convention Center on Thursday, August 11, from 5:30-9:30pm. Tickets are on sale now at www.iftheshoefitswearit.eventbrite.com. VIP $55.00, General Admission $32.00. VIP tickets include private reception at 5:30, champagne, appetizer, live entertainment and reserved seating. Drop off locations include: City Hall, SWANK boutique, Cancer Patient Care, Dr. Houk, Centerstone Property Advisors, Bozzi Media, and Forza Coffee Shops.

For information about cash donations, becoming a sponsor or vendor, tickets or details about the event contact Genia Seghetti at 509-362-5043 or by email at geniaseghetti@msn.com. Photos by Mark Anthony, AnthonyProductions.com.

Pam Pyrc named Inland Imaging's new director of marketing

Pam Pyrc (pierch) has joined Inland Imaging of Spokane as director of marketing. She previously worked for LarsonAllen CPAs and has an extensive background in healthcare including St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute and Deaconess and Valley medical centers. Pyrc brings more than 25 years of experience in marketing and communications to the position where she will be responsible for overseeing marketing and branding strategy and customer service initiatives.

As a leader in diagnostic medical imaging, Inland Imaging has been providing radiology services since 1930 and is recognized for offering breakthrough imaging technology and the highest level of service delivery. The organization is comprised of more than 58 subspecialty radiologists and nearly 500 staff members. Inland Imaging interprets more than 600,000 exams and archives over 1.4 million images per year. The company serves physicians and patients throughout the western United States through free-standing imaging centers, radiology service contracts, business services and information technology services.

RiverBank sets 3rd Annual Fall Forum for Oct. 20

RiverBank's 3rd Annual Fall Forum is set for October 20 and will feature Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan C. Page as the keynote speaker. Minnesota's first African-American Supreme Court Justice was elected to the court in 1992 and was reelected in 1998, 2004, and 2010.

Page is widely renowned for his former career as a professional football player. Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1988, he is best known for his defensive efforts with the Minnesota Vikings in the 1970s. Page, who attended law school at the University of Minnesota during the height of his football career, is an ardent defender of equal education for children. He is the founder of the Page Education Foundation, which assists minority youth with postsecondary education.

The event will be held at Gonzaga University's McCarthey Athletic Center, Thursday, October 20, 7:30 am Buffet Breakfast 7:50am - 9:00am Forum. General admission $45.00 each. Gonzaga students $20.00 each. Questions: Contact Jan Krogh at jkrogh@riverbankonline.com or call 509-744-6927. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Visit riverbankonline.com to register.

MacKay Manufacturing receives honor

Mackay Manufacturing has been recognized by FEI Company, a worldwide leader in electron microscopy products, as its Supplier of the Year for 2010. MacKay Manufacturing, has been a supplier for FEI for over 15 years. The prestigious award was given for MacKay's commitment to quality assurance in manufacturing processes, products, and service delivery.

Spokane Symphony makes an unprecedented ticket offer

In an effort to reach new season ticket holders and to bring back past season ticket holders, the Spokane Symphony has taken a bold step by offering 50% off series tickets for Classics, SuperPops and Casual Classics. For information about the concerts that make up the Say WOW 2011-12 season, go to spokanesymphony.org. Call 509-624-1200 to purchase the 50% off season tickets.

Family Home Care and Hospice receives recognition

Liberty Lake based Family Home Care and Hospice was named by The Seattle Business magazine as one of the 100 best companies to work for in Washington State. Family Home Care & Hospice was just one of five companies from Spokane selected for this award and one of the top 10 in the midsized category for the entire state.

Happy birthday tomorrow, Humanix!

Humanix celebrates their 25th Anniversary July 26th, this Tuesday. Since 1986 Humanix has placed over 78,000 employees through their Spokane and Coeur d'Alene offices during these twenty-five years. Humanix has a staff of 15 and over 450 active associate employees.

STCU building branch number 15

STCU broke ground last week on their new South Valley Branch, the 15th for the region's largest member-owned credit union. The branch, located near University High School at 13211 E. 32nd, is scheduled to open late this year and will be STCU's second in the city of Spokane Valley.

Spokane Dog Trainer/Breeder Brings Home National Honors

I-Guard International K9 Services, local dog trainer and German Shepherd breeder, received top honors this past weekend at the 2011 USA Seiger Show in Dallas, Texas.

The annual German Shepherd Seiger Show is a national event designed to showcase exceptional breeding and training of German Shepherds in the United States. This year, over 250 dogs from breeders and trainers across the U.S. were entered to compete in the show. I-Guard entered six dogs in the competition and four came home with trophies. Additionally, Uno, I-Guard's stud dog, earned a special performance award for his exceptional work in protection and obedience.

Basko vom I-Guard International took first place in the 4-6 month male puppy class; this makes him the new puppy Seiger. Binka vom I-Guard International competed in the 4-6 month female puppy class and won 4th place. Nick vom Mittelwest was entered in the 9-12 month male class and earned 2nd place. Uno vom Mittelwest competed in the male working class and won a "V6" placing. Additionally, he earned a special performance award for his exceptional protection and obedience work.

I-Guard International has spent the past 10 years focusing on the breeding German Shepherds and training dogs of any breed to satisfy any training or service need.

Enjoy Hot Summer Nights this Saturday

Bozzi Media's Hot Summer Nights party is this Saturday, July 30 from 5-11pm at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, co-sponsored by Red Eye Promotions. Spokane CDA Living magazine's Annual August Hot Issue will be released and is all about what's hot in Spokane and Coeur d'Alene. Hot Models, Hot Cars, Hot Bands, Hot places to go and Hot places to eat and so much more. Kathleen Cavender and The Vagabonds Traveling Show will perform. No host wine and beer bars. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at www.hotsummernights2011.evenbrite.com.

Sponsorships and Vendor Booths are available. Contact Genia Seghetti at 509-362-5043 or Kris Kilduf at 509-720-7736 or email events@bozzimedia.com.

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