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A weekend of adventure at the Bing

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Mountain Gear brings the Banff Film Festival to the Bing Crosby Theatre with three adventure filled nights of some of the best outdoor films on the planet. Friday and Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 6pm. Share in heart-stopping action, heartwarming stories and mountains of inspiration. At the Banff Mountain Film Festival you can travel the world without leaving Spokane. Buy early, as all three shows are expected to sell out. Your tickets are available at the retail store or online at mountaingear.com.

New cupcake bakery opens at 15 S. Washington

Downtown Spokane just got a little bit sweeter. Judy Rozier and Sally Winfrey just opened Sweet Frostings Blissful Bakeshop at 15 South Washington at First street, in the southwest corner of the Hutton building. Their main business is cupcakes and their products are so good they sold out the first day. Sweet Frostings also offers macaroons, cookies, sticky buns and cinnamon rolls as well as cake pops. They're open Tuesday through Friday, 8 am - 6 pm, and Saturday from 8 - 5.

Spokane Symphony's Nutcracker Ballet Dec 2 - 4 at the Fox

The Spokane Symphony presents its annual production of The Nutcracker Ballet, featuring an all-new production by State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara. Resident Conductor Morihiko Nakahara will lead the orchestra for five performances at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox on Friday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm; and Sunday, Dec. 4, 2 pm and 7:30 pm. Recently, auditions were held to select a troop of local dancers to supplement the 20 member dance company. There are 124 dancers from more than eleven ballet studios and almost 50 schools from Cheney to Coeur d'Alene, from Spangle to Deer Park.

Ticket prices range from $22 for adults and $16 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available with personalized service at the Spokane Symphony Ticket Office at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox or by calling 509-624-1200, or at www.spokanesymphony.org. Tickets may also be purchased at all TicketsWest outlets or by calling 1-800-325-SEAT. They do not recommend purchasing from any other outlets.

A new women's magazine for Spokane Coeur d'Alene

Bozzi Media, the publishers of Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living announced last Thursday, the launch of a new women's magazine, Spokane CDA Woman, which will begin in January 2012. Vince Bozzi, President of Bozzi Media said "with the proliferation of new boutiques, fashion designers, photographers, and so many accomplished women in our community, the time is right to offer a sleek, sexy, modern local magazine that is relevant, fun and informative; and just for women. Watch for Spokane CDA Woman, this January.

Joelle Magner joins KAYU

Joelle Magner has joined the sales staff at KAYU FOX 28 as a Senior Account Executive. Prior to spending the past 8 years developing and growing her advertising agency, Medio, Joelle had worked as an account executive at KAYU-TV. Tom Holcomb, KAYU Local Sales Manager, believes "Joelle's knowledge of the Spokane market and her passion for working with businesses and Ad Agencies to achieve marketing goals is outstanding." David Lockhert, GSM for KAYU, said "We are pleased to have Joelle back in the KAYU family."

River Park Square welcomes back Santa with Tree Lighting Ceremony

River Park Square is excited to announce holiday elves and delighted children will be on hand to greet Santa Claus when he returns to Spokane on Friday, November 18 at 7 pm.

Join the Spokane Area Children's Chorus as they greet Jolly Ol' St. Nick for his annual grand entrance. Spokane's own Tom McArthur will host the event with stories and fun audience participation activities that include lighting up River Park Square's legendary 50 foot tree with more than 10,000 LED lights to entice Santa's return.

Prior to his arrival, families can enjoy face-paintings and holiday music while warming up to free hot chocolate and candy canes. Playful elf hats and will be handed out to early-birds. More than 30 of Santa's little helpers from Spokane Fantasy Flight will be on hand to welcome participants and line Santa's path as he descends the escalators.

19 Spokane Winery Association Wineries Host the Annual Holiday Wine Festival

To prepare for the holiday season, the Spokane Winery Association presents the Holiday Wine Festival at 19 of Spokane's local wineries. The event features special 'Holiday Wine Fest' experiences and will run November 18-20 from 11 am to 5 pm each day.

Different activities, such as sampling current vintages and special releases as well as sampling unique gourmet food while mingling with knowledgeable and friendly wine lovers, take place at select wineries. Wine serves as a great holiday gift and the Spokane Winery Association encourages you to explore the wineries during the Holiday Wine Festival. Tasting fees may apply. Download a map with recommended tour routes at www.spokanewineries.net.

MOJO Creates Targeted Business District Postcards

Do you believe in the 'Buy Local' message? Have you given your neighborhood reason to come visit you? MOJO Reprographics hopes you will soon by advertising on their business district driven postcards. MOJO is a local printer who is getting creative in a very tough economy. Their postcards are large at 12.5 inches tall by 6" wide. Distribution is monthly to 1000 postal customers in your area, at a price as low as $150 per month, which covers all costs for design, print and postage. Current business district postcards are in the Perry St/SE Blvd Districts and Manito/South Grand Districts. Other districts coming onboard include Garland, Hillyard, SODO, and the International District on Sprague.

You can check out photos of these on MOJO's Facebook page. MOJO also offers a postcard mailing for individual businesses at the rate of 38 cents each. You can reach MOJO by email at oliver@mojorepro.com, or by phone at 509-459-MOJO (6656).

Washington Trust Bank Opens New Branch Location

Washington Trust Bank announces that their new Pullman Branch is now open. The Edison Retail Center, located at 594 SE Bishop Boulevard, will be home to their interim branch while the permanent site is being constructed. Washington Trust Bank has Steve Roberts, Kyle York, Michael Broeckel, and Cindy Wendle on staff at the new Pullman branch.

In honor of the new branch opening they deployed teams of WTB employees each day last week to go out into the Pullman community and do good deeds. The teams stood in line at latte stands and handed out coffee cards, brought lunch to the Pullman Police and Fire Departments, helped fill gas tanks by handing out gas cards, paid for groceries, handed out roses in downtown Pullman, paid for lunches, bought breakfast for guests at Old European, and brought McDonalds gift certificates to people waiting in line for snow tires at Les Schwab.

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.

Gonzaga Classic Men's Basketball Game Benefitting the Ronald McDonald House of Spokane

Tickets are still available for the 2011 Ronald McDonald House Classic on Saturday, November 26th. The Gonzaga Bulldogs will face off against the Western Michigan Broncos at 1 pm. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased at www.ticketswest.com or by calling 1-800-325-SEAT.

Proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Spokane, which provides temporary lodging as well as comfort and support for families accessing medical services in the Spokane area. Don't miss this opportunity to see a great game and support an important cause.

Davenport District Arts Board Provides Funding to Spokane Arts Fund

The Davenport District Arts Board has committed to give a one-time gift of $17,000 to the Spokane Arts Fund, the non-profit organization in support of the Spokane Arts Commission and the arts in Spokane, as part of the Davenport District Arts Board's final actions as an organization.

The Davenport District Arts Board is providing this funding for two purposes. First, for the ongoing care of the Davenport District's 'Metal to Magic' benches which were created in partnership with the Spokane Arts Commission in 2004. Second, to create a fund to support arts activities within a one and a half mile radius of the Davenport Hotel which will be a donor restricted account in the Spokane Arts Fund.

"We are grateful for the service of the Davenport Arts District volunteers over the past 25 years and for the support of the Davenport District Arts Board of the community's efforts to create a vital district in the downtown. Without the community advocacy and tireless work of these folks, the renovation of Davenport District would never have happened," said Karen Mobley, Arts Director for the City of Spokane. She added, "We hope that we can provide a continuation of their legacy."

Ben & Jerry's to host benefit night for local family

Ben & Jerry's Spokane is teaming up with North Central High School Senior Michaela Freeman to raise money to support a needy family this Christmas. Freeman wanted to give back to her community and since she attended Finch Elementary School, she decided to help a family in the Finch Neighborhood. Freeman's hope is to provide presents under the tree and a Christmas dinner for this family.

If you would like to donate, stop by Ben & Jerry's in RiverPark Square, downtown Spokane on Tuesday, November 15 from 6 to 8pm. 20% of sales will be donated to this family's Christmas needs. For more information, call 509-455-8500.

The Business Thought of the Week

"It is never too late to be what you might have been."
Author Mary Anne Evans who wrote under the pen name of George Eliot

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