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Two spectacular events within two weeks have one thing in common





Genia Seghetti. Genia is the owner of Mia Bella Eventi Productions an event composing company for medium and large corporate or private events, weddings, non-profits and more. She just wrapped up two of Spokane's most successful events within two weeks of each other - the Spokane CdA Living magazine's Arbor Crest party on July 30th where 1400 enjoyed food, music, vendors, models and more. And the If the Shoe Fits Wear it event that took place last Thursday at the Lincoln Center which included singing, dancing, models, a special shoe auction and more. More than 400 attended the Shoe event. Both were spectacular by any standards.

Mia Bella's services include event composing from design to completion, fund raising strategies, social media marketing and event media design. Successful events include Best of Spokane Party 2010; 1200 attendees, Women in Business Leadership Awards Breakfast; sold out, 20 under 40 Awards Party, Hot Summer Nights; (executed in less than 3 weeks with 1400 attendees) and If the Shoe Fits, Wear it; a benefit for Shoes For Kids which raised several thousand dollars and hundreds of new shoes for local school age kids. Ms. Seghetti has over 25 years of event composing experience throughout the Northwest and has lived in the Inland Northwest for over 18 years.

To book your next successful event contact Genia Seghetti at 509-362-5043 or by email at geniaseghetti@msn.com. Be prepared for a lot of compliments.


LaunchPad INW, LLC announces partnership agreement with Supreme & Company

LaunchPad Inland Northwest has entered into a partnership agreement with Supreme Marketing (a division of Supreme & Company) of Liberty Lake, Wash. The agreement will provide LaunchPad INW with key management resources to help oversee the Membership and Sponsorships Programs. LaunchPad currently has more than 4,500 members, adding 100 to 300 new members per month and hosts more than 50 events each year.

The Supreme Sports Marketing team has decades of progressive sales and marketing management experience providing clients with greater exposure, sales opportunities and sponsorship engagements including the Spokane Shock (negotiating the largest sponsorship in Arena2 Football League history) and The City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department (closing the largest cash sponsorship for any of its facilities).

"We know our team will compliment and leverage the expertise and market position LaunchPad already enjoys in the region," said Linda Davis, president and CEO of Supreme & Company. "LaunchPad's position within the business community and among existing partners will be enhanced, while individual LaunchPad members will realize the benefits resulting from this partnership."


Bryn West new GM at RPS

River Park Square has announced the appointment of Bryn West to the position of General Manager effective immediately. The transition will focus her duties, in addition to operations, on the leasing of retail space in the Downtown Spokane Shopping Center. She will also be assuming the responsibilities associated with the W. 809 property, a mixed use project across Main from River Park Square.

West was most recently the Shopping Center Manager for River Park Square and prior to that the Assistant Marketing Director.


Tech pros open Switch up Web

Jennifer Ferraro and Kurt Runolfson, technology professionals with a combined 25 years of experience, have opened Switch up Web, a new web development company at 418 East Pacific. The company makes it easy for Inland Northwest businesses to have quality professional websites with a focus on audience, usability, branding, ease of updating, SEO and social media. Their website is switchupweb.com.

Center Partners add 200 jobs to Spokane area with more to come

A new telecommunications branch opened last week in Liberty Lake, adding more than 200 jobs to the Spokane area. Center Partners already has locations in Post Falls, Hayden and Coeur d'Alene. The new branch will employ more than 500 people in the next month, and could add 300 more employees in the future.

Center Partners is a world-class corporate contact center and web self-service solutions provider offering consultative sales, customer service, technical support, outbound campaigns, order entry/fulfillment, and more.

Center Partners expects to have the new branch up and running by the first part of September.


Join the Nation's 'Step Up Program' at 528 Wellness

Spokane entrepreneurs Sheri and Joseph Shields recently changed the name of their franchise from HealthTech to 528 Wellness to more accurately reflect what is offered -- wellness through cutting-edge vibrational technology. With no gym, no sweat, and no schedule, 528 Wellness, located at NorthTown Mall (2nd level next to Sears), in Spokane, makes opening the door to wellness available and affordable to everyone. 528 Wellness offers self-managed wellness for a full spectrum of individual needs, with equipment and services that allow those suffering obesity effortless exercise; provide pro athletes an edge; help the elderly build bone density and increase circulation; help individuals speed recovery from injuries; provide tools to help ease arthritic inflammation, plus so much more. Franchises available. For more information, visit 528wellness.com.

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