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Becker North hitches up with Little Guy Trailers

Becker Buick GMC North just added the line of Little Guy Trailers. They're not only cute Little Guys, they are functional and comfortable with queen sized beds. Becker North is located at 6600 North Division. For more information about Becker go to beckerbuick.com. For more information on Little Guy trailers go to golittleguy.com

Two big and different grocery store openings this week

Finally! Trendy Trader Joe's opens in Spokane at Lincoln Heights this Friday! And a different kind of grocery store also opens this weekend. Grocery Outlet Bargain Center also opens in the old Safeway store location at 3rd and Maple.

Rock City Grill is still rockin' after all these years!

19 years ago last week the Rock City Grill opened at the corner of Riverside and Stevens in the main floor of the Fernwell Building. They had 83 employees that day and only 74 customers came in. Their sales for the day were $947 and the labor cost was $1460. It didn't start out so well. It took a couple of weeks and a great newspaper review and Rock City Grill was off and running to become one of Spokane's favorite restaurants. They moved to River Park Square in late 2003 and business has been booming ever since. Happy 19th birthday to Jim Rhoades and the Rock City Grill. Drop in and wish them well!

Two dynamic women present one powerful seminar

Stress Management Consultant/Spiritual Mentor for business and personal life and Numerologist Joy McMahon is teaming up with certified relationship coach Kathleen Lamanna to present a one day seminar, Saturday, November 12 from 9 am to 4 pm at the Quality Inn at Argonne and Mission in Spokane Valley.

Attendees will learn to reclaim their natural power of joy, be a deliberate creator, manifest their desires, get in touch with their Life Purpose, discover their compatible partner through Numerology, learn how old agreements short cut love connections, be smart and avoid mistakes at the onset of a relationship and refine the art of receiving.

Cost is $85, or $75 if received in full by Nov. 4. For later registration after the 4th remit $20 to hold your spot! (Refundable 24 hours notice!) Please RSVP to: 208 772-2454 or 509 844 7560. Remit Check to: Lamanna Seminars P.O Bx.2653, Hayden Lake, ID 83835

Cindy Wendle named Washington Trust Bank Pullman Branch Manager

Washington Trust Bank announces their new Pullman Branch Manager, Cindy Wendle. Cindy comes to Washington Trust Bank with an extensive history of non-profit and community event organization experience. She holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Washington and currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation.

The Edison Retail Center, located at 594 SE Bishop Boulevard, will be home to the bank's interim branch while the permanent site is being constructed. This interim branch location is currently being assembled and the bank anticipates opening November 2, 2011. Washington Trust Bank plans to break ground on their permanent branch location at 670 SE Bishop Blvd Pullman, WA  99163 in the spring of 2012.

Washington Trust has been led by the Stanton family through four generations. The bank was established in 1902 and has a strong reputation throughout the Northwest for its dedication to their customers and to the communities it serves.

2 years of bringing people together

INDABA Coffee is celebrating their second anniversary of opening its coffee bar operation at 1425 W. Broadway.  Launched on November 9, 2009, INDABA offers Italian-style espresso, French pressed coffee, locally-baked pastries, and artisan deli sandwiches in the West Central neighborhood of Spokane. For more information about INDABA Coffee visit www.indabacoffee.com.

Social Media for Business seminar offered

Laura Wilson of Virtual Peacock is offering Social Media for Business, Thursday November 3rd, 11am to 1pm at the Lincoln Center. This class will walk you through, step-by-step, how to use social media sites for your business! Topics include: How to set up business pages, social media strategies for business, managing your time online, and answering your questions! Go to virtualpeacock.com for all the details.

"Breakthrough Selling in the New Economy" by Coeur Coaching

Coeur Coaching, a Spokane based executive coaching and training company, has announced their 2012 sales program. Kristi Gotzian has integrated 25 years of sales and sales management experience with her training and experience as an executive coach to create a sales training and coaching program that has proven to be invigorating for even the most seasoned of sales pros.

If it is your intention to create a breakthrough in revenue for your company in 2012, Coeur Coaching's "Breakthrough Selling in the New Economy" program is for you. This program is a combination of customized sales training, coaching tools and individual follow up coaching. If you or your sellers would benefit from capitalizing on strengths, talent, skills and knowledge and developing better self management of limiting and negative behaviors email Kristi at Kristi.Gotzian@coeurcoaching.com or call 509-868-8137 and schedule a consultation.

Prestigious award for Sterling Savings Bank

Spokane based Sterling Savings Bank has been chosen as one of the latest recipients of the state's most prestigious civics award. Sterling will receive the 2011 Corporations for Communities award, which honors exceptional Washington businesses that make community a priority. Sterling is the winner of the large-company category Secretary of State Sam Reed will present bank executive with a National Association of Secretaries of State Medallion Award during a ceremony in his office on Nov. 2 at noon. The Medallion recognizes voter education efforts, civic engagement, government services and a commitment to giving back in the community.

Sterling Savings Bank is the prime sponsor of the Spokane Symphony Labor Day Comstock concert, which was rescued from elimination. Sterling employees in 2011 already have donated more than 27,000 hours to Habitat for Humanity, Junior Achievement, United Way, and regional food banks. The bank also is a major sponsor of the KXLY Coats 4 Kids drive. Its employees participate in Emergency Food Network of Pierce County's repacking of 10,600 pound of food, volunteer more than 40 company advisers to Washington Business Week, and provide grants through its Community Reinvestment Act program. Dozens of Sterling employees serve on boards and local chambers, and Rotary Club organizations. Read more at http://www.sos.wa.gov/corps/corpsforcommunities/

Spokane MARCOM Nov. 4 meeting features Desautel Hege presentation

Spokane MARCOM presents Desautel Hege Communications as they help you discover what is unique about your organization and how to leverage that in your PR and marketing strategies. Excellent, relevant and timely advice in our information saturated world. The meeting will be Friday, November 4th, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the Herak Club Room at Gonzaga's McCarthey Athletic Center, 801 N. Cincinnati, and is open to the public. Visit www.SpokaneMarCom.org to pre-register and pay to reserve your seat.

The meeting fee, which covers breakfast, is $15 for members at the door, $25 for non-members, $5 for student members and $15 for student non-members. (Only full-time students qualify for reduced rates. School I.D. is checked at the door.)

The Spokane Regional Marketing and Communications Association (Spokane MarCom) meets on the first Friday of every month (except July, August and January). Visit www.SpokaneMarCom.org to become a member and pre-register for meetings.

Scott Spilker earns CFP designation

Scott T. Spilker, an associate with Asset Planning & Management, has earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(TM) (CFP(R)) designation, a well-recognized, rigorous, professional standard in the financial planning field.

Asset Planning & Management, Inc. is a fee-only financial planning and management firm founded in 1997 by Greer Gibson Bacon.

The Business Thought of the Week

"If fears cause you to stumble, good preparation gives you the opportunity to get back up."
Minnesota Supreme Court Justice and NFL Hall of Famer Alan C. Page who was the featured speaker at the RiverBank Fall Forum last week

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