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The North Face opens at River Park Square

The North Face, a popular outdoor apparel and equipment outfitter just celebrated their grand opening this past weekend at River Park Square. They partnered with Wild Walls to bring a 16-foot climbing wall to River Park Square's atrium for shoppers to enjoy. The news store is located on the mall's first floor.

Social Media 13: The new face of SpokaneGrapevine.com

Spokane Grapevine, the local on-line interactive magazine, is now just a portion of what Social Media 13 is all about. Social Media 13 is the brainchild of Local businessman Monte Tareski and his wife Kelly Tareski. They have been working on Social Media 13 for the better part of two years and have recently launched their services as a whole Social media and on-line advertising package. As well as individual social media consulting, training, workshops and hands on profile creation/management.

To put it in Tareski's words "we help businesses manage their on-line reputation". Tareski is a local, home grown businessman who hails from Cheney. He has a degree in international business management from EWU. He has a long list of businesses that he has been part of and is currently the owner of several businesses that have used social media to create an un-measureable presence in the local Social Media scene. Along with that Tareski is one of the top three community leaders for the multi-national company MerchantCircle.com and has spent time in Palo-Alto California in the heart of Social Media globally, assisting the engineers at companies like MerchantCircle and Reply.com make their websites and mobile phone apps more user friendly.

In addition to running his businesses, he is also a professor at the Extended Learning Center giving workshops for businesses wanting more in-depth training on Social Media.

Social Media 13 is the compilation of all of the Tareski's many years of research and hands on application of social media strategies to increase profits in small business. They use such tools as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Google and WordPress to create an online medium where businesses can tap into the natural conversations already occurring around their businesses. A complete list of their services can be found on their website. socialmedia13.com. Contact info is Info@SocialMedia13.com via email and 509-999-7810 via phone.

Huppins opening at River Park Square

Huppin's is also opening a kiosk in River Park Square on the main floor in the aisle between Anderson & Emami and Nordstrom. They will feature a large selection of headphones (perfect for holiday gift giving) and electronic accessories. Customers will also be able to order any product in Huppin's inventory as well.

Magner Sanborn adds three more staff members.

Magner Sanborn, a full-service advertising, brand design and marketing communications firm, has hired three additional staff members to its roster. Chelsea Newman joins as Account Coordinator in Spokane. Teresa Ide joins as Account Coordinator in Spokane. Aaron Schaber joins as Designer in Spokane.

"We're pleased to be able to announce that we're putting good people to work," said Dennis Magner, President of Magner Sanborn. "Downsizing has been the harsh reality for a lot of firms. We're fortunate to have been able to buck that trend. We've hired six new folks during the past few weeks, and I believe that's just the beginning."

Magner Sanborn is a full-service advertising and brand design firm specializing in the development of integrated brand experiences. The company employs 30 people in Spokane, Seattle, San Diego and Grand Rapids; and represents clients including: Netflix, FanVision, Washington Dairy Commission, Amtrak Cascades, Providence Health Care, AmericanWest Bank, Memjet, Thomas-Hammer Coffee and others.

Beyond Pink Show and Fundraiser this Friday

October is national breast health month and 'Beyond Pink' is an event to raise funds for women who could not otherwise afford a certified breast thermogram. This tool in early breast disease detection is not often covered by insurance. It acts as an early warning system and can see breast disease before a lump has formed. Women who want to take a pro-active role in their breast health now have the ability to monitor it and avoid giving a tumor a chance to form. Thermography is safe, non-invasive, and radiation free.

The Beyond Pink designer bra fashion show and fundraiser will be at the Masonic Center in downtown Spokane this Friday, October 7th from 5-9 pm. There will be vendors, a silent auction, appetizers, and a no host bar. The fun starts at 5pm, fashion show and live auction start at 7pm. The show and auction will be emceed by KXLY's Mark Peterson.

For more information or to purchase tickets go to www.BeyondPink.net, or email Charlie Brewer at charlie7104@hotmail.com. Tickets are $35 for the event.

New Shoe Store opens on Spokane's South Hill

The Walk Shoppe recently opened in the Grand Professional Building, at the corner of 37th and Grand Blvd. Dr. Borys Markewych, who has been practicing podiatric medicine for over 24 years, opened this retail shoe store with the philosophy of comfort, support and style. The boutique has many different styles of shoes from casual every day, elegant dress shoes for business and pleasure, hiking and outdoor shoes and boots, and athletic/workout shoes. Most shoes have built in supports and/or removal arch supports to provide space for custom orthotics. The Walk Shoppe also has unique handbags, scarves and other items.

If there are specific concerns or questions about your feet, Dr. Markewych is available by appointment for a free foot screening at the adjoining foot and ankle clinic. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm. Phone numbers is 509-747-2161.

Share the beauty through Project Beauty Share

Beauty lovers are invited to join Project Beauty Share for the Annual Fall Beauty Bash. Project Beauty Share is a year-round initiative to collect beauty and hygiene products and distribute them through local agencies to women whose circumstances do not allow them to afford these items.

Project Beauty Share invites you to the 3rd Annual Beauty Bash on October 19th from 5:00-8:00 pm at Nectar Tasting Room, located at 120 North Stevens in downtown Spokane. Join your fellow beauty lovers for a glass of wine, some light bites, and a brief presentation. In addition to sharing beauty, there will be an opportunity to mingle with representatives from the agencies that benefit from the donations. Your admission/donation of $10 entitles you to a ticket for a glass of wine and a special gift. We will also be accepting donations of new or gently used beauty and hygiene items. For more information on the Beauty Bash, please contact The Make/Up Studio at 509-455-7430.

It's easy to help. Look in your makeup bag. Is there a makeup color you never use because it just wasn't quite right after all? Do you have hotel shampoos, lotions or soaps from that last trip? Food stamps cannot be used to purchase these items that so many of us take for granted each morning. Donations can be made throughout the year to the Project Beauty Share main collection center at The Make-Up Studio.

Project Beauty Share recognizes that hygienic items are necessary for these women to maintain their cleanliness, their health and their dignity. Therefore, Project Beauty Share sorts through and sanitizes all donated products before distributing them to local women's shelters. For more information, please visit www.projectbeautyshare.org.

Spokesman-Review adds Mobile Inserts

The Spokesman-Review is introducing a pilot program that will enable readers to find all the weekly deals offered by local retailers via the 'Mobile Inserts' section on the newspaper's mobile website, www.spokesman.com. Beginning today, customers can click on the Mobile Inserts icon on the Spokesman-Review mobile site navigation menu to browse retailers' store ads and to view deals in their area by entering a ZIP code or letting the app identify the user's location.

In addition to operating as a mobile version of the weekly Spokesman-Review inserts and circulars, the S-R Mobile Inserts section provides users with an assortment of tools to streamline the shopping experience. Readers can use it to find directions to the closest store locations, make a mobile shopping list, store loyalty card information and share deals with family and friends. For more information, visit www.icircular.com.

The Business Thought of the Week

"A road well begun is the battle half won. The important thing is to make a beginning and get underway."
Soren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher and writer

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