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Sacred Heart announces Emergency Department expansion

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital has announced that construction on a new Emergency Department will begin next week.

The expansion of Spokane's busiest Emergency Department (ED) will include more than 14,000 new square feet and the remodeling of nearly 4,000 square feet of existing space. A number of features will enhance the care Sacred Heart provides to both children and adults in need of triaging and treatment, including:
• completely separate treatment areas for adult and pediatric patients and families;
• 15 additional emergency exam rooms;
• a psychiatry triage room for pediatric patients;
• a seven-room mental health care holding area for adults;
• a dedicated trauma room for children
• a kids' clubhouse for siblings of pediatric patients and children of adult patients;
• an atrium and coffee bar; and
• larger, more comfortable waiting areas.

Construction is expected to last 17 months, with a total cost of $18.6 million. Mahlum Architects of Seattle and Bouten Construction of Spokane are partnering on the project. The first step in construction will be the creation of a new temporary entrance. Patients will still come to the same general location, near the corner of 8th Avenue and Division Street, and because parking will be limited, Sacred Heart is providing valet services for patients and families needing emergency care.

Huckleberry's still setting the standard after 15 years

In 1996 Huckleberry's Natural Market became Spokane's first full-service natural foods store, offering a full selection of natural and organic produce, seafood, meats, dairy products and pre-packaged foods. They set the standard for offering expert advice, working with local farmer/vendors, and truly helping customers live a healthy lifestyle with natural supplements and body care products.

Almost 15 years later, Huckleberry's continues to lead the way with their stance on fair-trade and environmental issues, support of local growers and producers, and expert employees.

Commitment to Local Vendors - The Pacific Northwest Local Vendor Program designates the hundreds of locally grown or produced products on the Huckleberry's shelves. Just look for the purple PNW stickers.

Commitment to Eco-Friendly Alternatives - Not only was Huckleberry's one of the first in the area to offer a full selection of earth-friendly and phosphate-free cleaning products to our customers, they also use them in the store and the Bistro. That's just the beginning; the store composts, recycles, and uses energy efficient appliances and light bulbs.

Commitment to Natural & Organic Experts - Huckleberry's is not only a grocery store, but a lifestyle, one that is strongly shared by many employees who have been a part of the team since the beginning; Lou Anne Moxcey, Mike Moir, Judi Miller, Shane Crawford, Regine Sieber, Nathan (Thai) Le, Donna Greger and Monica Hampton (Store Manager). All of these folks are dedicated to bringing the best in organic and natural living to all customers, and are truly experts in their fields.

Commitment to the Community - As a local business, Huckleberry's is committed to giving back to the community. Ongoing community support includes the Grocery Rescue Program, the Women's & Children's Free Restaurant, the 60,000 lb. Food Challenge for Second Harvest, the Annual Goodwill Donation Drive, Take a Bite out of Hunger and more.

For more information, visit huckleberrysnaturalmarket.com or find them on Facebook.

Help for the Milk Bottle and Ferguson's

In the wake of the devastating fire at Fergusons and Mary Lou's Milk Bottle, the Garland Theater is hosting another benefit fundraiser next Saturday with a special showing of Benny and Joon, which had scenes filmed at the two businesses. Tickets are a donation of $5.00 or more and there's also Raffle for multiple donated items as well as Garland District Themed merchandise.

Holiday offer from Strong Solutions

Strong Solutions is offering Holiday Layaway Plan, making it easier to afford a new iPad, iMac or MacBook in time for the holidays. There is a minimal $5 setup fee and 10% deposit to get started. The Holiday Layaway program will be extended through January 31, 2012 to allow for the use of 'holiday cash' to help with your purchase. Strong Solutions is an Apple Authorized Reseller and Apple Authorized Service Provider located at 1718 E. Sprague Ave.

Town Hall meeting on Measure No. 1 this week.

The third in a series of three town hall style meetings on Measure No. 1 will take place Wednesday, October 12th at 5:30 p.m, in the Spokane County Commissioners Hearing Room at 1026 W. Broadway (Public Works building). County Commissioner Todd Mielke, Spokane Mayor Mary Verner and SCRAPS Director Nancy Hill will all be present. Measure No. 1 on the general election ballot, if approved, will replace the Spokane Regional Animal Protection Shelter (SCRAPS) with a one-stop location for finding your lost pet, licensing your pet, and adopting a new pet. For more information, visit www.SayYesForPets.com.

Grand Opening of the new Geno's Restaurant

Geno's Restaurant will have their grand opening this Friday, October 14. New Owner William Webster (also owner of the eclectic downtown bar, Zola), is excited about his new restaurant, which will offer 'Italian'-style tapas, or small plates, appetizers, salads, sandwiches, pastas & pizzas. Open for lunch and dinner everyday, and happy hour from 3:30 to 6pm daily. Geno's will also have live music every night. You've got to see the extensive renovations done to the restaurant. Webster worked with Dan Spaulding on the interiors, who also did the interiors on Zola. Included are 1940's circus travel trailers and vintage circus tents on the wall. The woodwork on the new bar and restaurant is beautiful. Geno's is located at 1414 N Hamilton, 509-368-9087.

Storage Space available at old Costco Building.

Empire Auto, Boat & RV Storage is once again storing items inside the old Costco Building at 800 E 3rd Ave. Cost is an affordable $4 per linear foot, per month. The building is clean, safe, secure and heated above 40 degrees. Items can be up to 14 feet tall, and almost any length. Call Cip Paulsen at 926-0388 for more information.

LaunchPad event Thursday, October 20

LaunchPad INW presents: Transforming Our Regional Economy: How technology and innovation are changing business. Title Sponsor is TROI IT Solutions, Thursday, October 20th, from 3:00pm to 8:00pm at Meadowwood Technology Campus, Liberty Lake. The agenda includes a discussion with special guest Rebecca Lovell, Chief Business Officer, GeekWire who will speak at 3pm followed by 5 concurrent Break Out Sessions with some of the region's top entrepreneurs and innovators including:

Developing Green and Smart Grid Technologies: Dave Curry, Demand Energy Networks, Sharelynn Moore, Itron. Dan Peck, Greencupboards.com. Health Care Technologies: Echo Wilske, Inland Imaging, Dan Hansen, DC, INHS, K Douglas Crafton, RPh, Medication Review, Inc., Steve Neff, Revita Rehab. Next Generation Entrepreneurs: Finding Capital and Mentors: Lewis Lee, Lee and Hayes,Judd Case, EWU College of Science, Health & Engineering, Scott Broder, Chair, Inland Tech Start Fund, Kim Zentz, Innovate Washington. Networking and Cloud Computing: Kris Bliesner, 2nd Watch, Nick Brown, Thin Technologies,Sean Lickfold, TROI IT Solutions. The Online and Mobile Frontier: Tyler Lafferty, Seven2, Ed Reese, Sixth Man Marketing, Ryan Stemkoski, Zipline Interactive.

Table Display Sponsors are limited, tickets are $25 per person, free for LaunchPad Paid Members, you can register here at www.launchpadinw.com

Clancy's Produce. A different business model

You have until the end of the month to do business with Clancy. After that you'll have to wait for April 1. Clancy's Produce is located behind the Maxwell House Tavern, 1425 Ash at Maxwell. And Cancy has a different business model than most. He never takes a dime and donates all profits to area charities, distributing them personally or through International Footprinters Chapter 34. Clancy, who started the business in 1991 and has been at it 20 years, provides locally grown fresh produce from April Fools day through Halloween (April 1 - October 31). He's open from 9-5 all week except Wednesdays and Sundays. Thanks Clancy for making a difference.

RiverBank's Fall Forum features Alan C. Page

Contact www.riverbankonline.com for tickets to RiverBanks's Fall Forum featuring Alan C. Page, Minnesota Vikings football legend, and now a Minnesota State Supreme Court Justice. The event is October 20, 7:30 am, at GU's McCarthey Athletic Center sponsored by Paine Hamblen and Witherspoon Kelly law firms. Page will be speaking on 'Commitment and Ethics: The Road to Personal & Business Success'. That website again riverbankonline.com.

Cooking with Chocolate at the Kitchen Engine

Chocolatier Julia Myracle will be teaching how to make an authentic Mole Pueblano con Pollo on Thursday, October 13 at 6 pm at the Kitchen Engine in the Flour Mill. This Pueblano-style chicken mole has a tomato base sauce with Mexican spices and dark chocolate. It was invented by nuns in central Mexico during the era of the conquistadors. Two regional styles of tortillas from Veracruz and Northern Guatemala will be made by the class. For more information go to kitchenengine.com.

Savvy Entrepreneurs Boot Camp

Teri Hawkins LIVE: Savvy Entrepreneurs Boot Camp will be held this Saturday, October 15th, from 9am to noon at the Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St., Spokane.

Teri Hawkins' 'Savvy Entrepreneur Tour' is a boot camp for those who are serious about developing a sustainable, fulfilling, successful business. Teri is a coach who has worked with such leaders as Lee Iaccoca, Liz Clairborne and Pat Riley as well as 7 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 4 U.S. Senators and 3 Fortune 500 CEOs.

Learn how the internet can seriously hurt business. A campaign technique that moves from free gigs to long term business. How to make story telling into a big money maker for your business. How to pick and choose the old school and new school of business so that you manifest your dream. How to shut up and let them buy. How to heal your relationship with money.

Wall Street Barter (wsbarter.com) is a platinum sponsor of the event managed by MainStreetChamber - Spokane (MSC), see www.MainStreeChamber.org. Tickets are $25 each, but are FREE MSC's and Wall Street Barter members in WA and ID States. For sponsorship opportunities, exhibit space rental, tickets or to donate silent auction items, contact MSC at 509-466-9787 or igor@MainStreetChamber.org.

''A Snapshot of the Valley' Friday Oct. 21

The Spokane Valley Chamber October Business Connections Breakfast presents EWU's Dr. Patrick Jones with a 'Snapshot of the Valley,' Friday, Oct 21st at the Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N Sullivan. Doors Open at 6:30am, program at 7am. Register Online www.spokanevalleychamber.org.

Bruce Felt opens Video Marketing Solutions

As local companies look for ways to increase revenues, former broadcast promotions manager, Bruce Felt has created Video Marketing Solutions, LLC, a video production company designed to help them achieve their goals using custom video marketing tools and resources.

After spending several months of research, including meetings with local businesses and video production companies, Felt saw a clear need in this area. In his investigations, Felt discovered a large number of Spokane area companies that manufacture and offer services throughout the United States and beyond.

With 30 years of broadcast production and marketing experience, Felt was most recently at KREM-TV in Spokane for 19 years including 11 as Promotions Manager. Prior to that, management positions included Public Affairs Director, Promotions Manager and Commercial Production Manager in other television markets around the Northwest. For more information on specific services offered by Video Marketing Solutions, contact Bruce Felt at 509-251-9961 or email videomarketing@comcast.net.

The Business Thought of the Week

"Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you want to become." Apple and Pixar founder Steve Jobs

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