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Kathleen Cavender Creative Workshop

'Fuel your Creativity' is a four week workshop held Sundays in February at Kathleen Cavender's south hill studio. This workshop will give you insight into how to feed and maintain your creative spirit. The first session is February 5, 'Fire Inspiration'. The following Sunday topics are February 12, 'Creative Vision', February 19, 'Keeping it Real,' February 26, 'Solid Success.'

(Note from Ed: I participated in this workshop last year and found it to be inspiring, fun and valuable. It is well worth the time and investment.)

For more information contact Kathleen Cavender at 509-868-3684.

New skin care products at Zaki Organics

Zaki Organics is a skin care line that uses only certified organic or wild-crafted ingredients. It was created by Amber Doyle because she was having allergic reactions to many skin care products. She sells her organic products at her retail store 3309 N. Argonne Rd. next to the Rocket Bakery in Millwood, as well as on her website zakiorganics.com.

The retail store is a true family affair, also offering a wide variety of oil and watercolor paintings by Amber's mother Peggy Wilson and jewelry made by her daughter Madisyn. 20% of the jewelry sales go to the Spokane Humane Society. The store is open Tuesday through Saturday.

InCyte Pathologist, Dr. Robert Achterberg included in 2012 Top Dentists List

Robert Achterberg, D.D.S., M.S. was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in Top Dentists 2012 in the field of Oral Pathology. Dr. Achterberg joined InCyte Pathology in 2003 and is currently the Oral & Maxillofacial Pathologist at InCyte Pathology. He is board certified in both oral medicine and maxillofacial pathology and is a past member of the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs and the Washington Dental Quality Assurance Commission. Dr. Achterberg has been listed in Top Dentists since 2009.

NAI Global announces aquisition

NAI Global, the largest network of independent commercial real estate firms worldwide, announced today that its previously reported acquisition by C-III Capital Partners LLC (C-III) has been completed. The transaction will help create a leading fully integrated commercial property services company that will operate in markets around the world. Locally based NAI Black, is the Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho representative of NAI Global.

Awesome Analytics with Ed Reese of Sixth Man Marketing

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 from 12pm to 2pm - LaunchPad presents 'Awesome Analytics' a lunch hour workshop with Ed Reese at the LaunchPad INW Training Center at 120 N Stevens Street.

People are visiting your website. You need to know what they're doing and find out if you're doing a good job reaching them. You'll learn how data collected from your website helps you understand your visitor, what they are doing on the site and what is (or isn't) motivating them to take action. Learn how to go beyond simply knowing your generic analytics metrics. Learn how to use analytics to rock your bottom line. In Launchpad's 'Awesome Analytics' workshop you'll be taken through strategic concepts used in Google Analytics with real world examples from local businesses right here in Spokane. You will see first hand how important it is to understand your data and quickly realize why some of the most successful companies in your area are tracking their analytical statistics.

A light lunch will be served. The workshop is $39, free to LaunchPad paid members. Credit card payment is available. For more information call 509-953-3305. RSVP at www.launchpadinw.com.

Ador-a-Bull Valentine Celebration from Spokane Humane Society

This Saturday through Tuesday, February 14, 2012 adopt a new best friend. All Pit Bull mixes are half off at the Spokane Humane Society. Bring your sweetheart out to the Spokane Humane Society make their animals part of your Valentine Celebration. Have a 'Puppy Love' photo taken with an adorable puppy. Cuddle with the kitties and play with the lov-a-bull dogs. Help an animal in need by giving them a loving and forever home.

The Spokane Humane Society has been your humane society since 1897 and was incorporated for the purpose of prevention of cruelty to animals. With your help, they can continue to improve the living conditions for animals in need. To make a donation or to get involved with compassionate care of animals in our community, contact the Spokane Humane Society at 509-467-5235 or visit www.spokanehumanesociety.org.

New hires at Brand It Advertising

Joe Edens has joined Brand It Advertising as a graphic / web designer. He previously was an art director at a sportswear company. Ana Bursac has joined the company as a sales assistant. She previously was with a consulting firm in New York.

Where is the Love? NorthTown and Valley Mall.

Looking for a little amore this Valentine's Day? If so, NorthTown and Spokane Valley Mall challenges shoppers to power up their mobile devices to search for the love at the mall. Now through February 1, customers can enter the 'Where Is the Love?' sweepstakes by finding and scanning love-themed QR codes hidden throughout NorthTown and Spokane Valley Mall.

For two weeks through February 14, hearts, cupids and red lips embedded with QR codes will adorn different areas of the mall. Each day during the promotion, when a shopper locates and scans one of the QR codes, they are instantly entered for a chance to win one of 30 $10 Shop Etc. Mall Gift Cards that will be awarded every day. The 'Where is the Love?' sweepstakes grand prize is a seven-day, six-night vacation for two to Kauai, Hawaii. This romantic dream vacation takes the winners to the new Kauai Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach to experience the island's natural beauty and carefree ambiance. The trip includes round trip airfare for two, hotel accommodations and airport transfers.

'Where Is the Love?' gives shoppers multiple chances to be entered into the grand prize sweepstakes. The first scan awards one sweepstakes entry; locating the second scan awards five additional sweepstakes entries; and finding the third scan awards an additional 10 sweepstakes entries. Participants must be at least 13 years old to enter.

Visit the mall websites at www.NorthtownMall.com and www.SpokaneValleyMall.com for other entry requirements and official rules. 'Where Is the Love?' is a national sweepstakes sponsored by General Growth Properties, Inc.

SHBA Installs New Leadership for 2012

The Spokane Home Builders Association Annual Installation and Awards Banquet was held on Thursday, January 19th at the Davenport Hotel. In spite of poor weather conditions, over 100 members and guests were in attendance to celebrate the SHBA and the local home building industry.

The following members were formally installed into their Board positions by National Association of Home Builders Second Vice President Rick Judson. At the close of the Installation Ceremony, Incoming President, Phil Folyer, CGP with Morse Western Homes laid out his agenda for the coming year and expressed his gratitude to all of these members for their willingness to step forward and lead the Association. He also encouraged all members to actively engage the Association and become involved on a committee or task force.

2012 Board of Directors

President: Phil Folyer,CGP, Morse Western Homes
First Vice President: Deacon Band, Band Construction, Inc.
Second Vice President: Anthony Carollo, Stewart Title of Spokane
Treasurer: Jason Lawrence, Lawrence Custom Homes
Secretary: Yvonne Terzenbach, Inland Professional Title, LLC
Past President: Tim Ayers, CGP, Builders Etc., Inc.

Builder Director: Jason Lawrence, Lawrence Custom Homes
Builder Director: Jay Alderson, Alderson Custom Homes
Builder Director: Dave Baker, Baker Builders
Associate Director: Garth Trimble, KAYU-TV
Associate Director: Alex Morris, Ron Morris Heating & A/C
Associate Director: Jason Kostelecky, Auble, Jolicoeur & Gentry
Appointed Associate Director: Ron Soss, Banner Bank
SHBA-PAC Chair: Leonard Terzenbach, CGA, CGP, Bell-Anderson Insurance
Remodelors Council Builder Director: Gary Cumpton, Alpine Construction
Apprenticeship/Education Director: Tom Thosath, Nordic Construction
Government Affairs Committee Director: Clyde Haase, Haase Landscape, Inc.
Built Green Committee Director: Brent Peterson, CGP, Brent Peterson Construction
Tri-County Chapter President: Fred Haueisen, Fredericks Group Inc.
Life Director: Robert W. Wright, Wright Brothers Sunrooms, LLC

The Business Thought of the Week

"If you don't see things happening the way you want them to, you get out there and make them happen."
Author Susan Powter

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