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Epiphany Floral celebrates a year in business Valentines Day

Last year Kara Ereaux opened her own floral shop, Epiphany Floral at the corner of First and Stevens, just in time for Valentines Day. They are celebrating their anniversary as well as Valentines Day. If you've ever marveled at the stunning floral displays in the Davenport Hotel lobby over the years, you've seen the creativity of Kara Ereaux. She opened the flower shop at the Davenport and was the manager and lead floral designer for five years.

Her unique shop is a French-vintage inspired floral boutique with a flair of open air European floral markets. Epiphany offers complete floral services from open floral buckets and simple bouquets to elaborate wedding flowers. Their classically trained master designers will work with you to create one-of-a-kind flower or plant arrangements that can easily be paired with any of their unique gifts. If you need something quickly, you pick-up one of their chic hand-tied bouquets. They offer complimentary curbside pickup at their location as well as flower delivery throughout the Spokane area. The website is epiphany floral.com. The phone number is 509-624-4075.

YMCA launches annual scholarship campaign

The YMCA of the Inland Northwest launched their annual scholarship campaign, Partners For Youth, last week with a goal of raising $587,000. The campaign runs through March 9, and helps the YMCA deliver on its promise of providing access to everyone regardless of ability to pay program and membership fees.

The goal this year is the largest ever in an effort to continue to provide opportunities for everyone in our community. Each year individuals and businesses come together to help change lives either through pledges paid throughout the year or with an outright gift. You can get more infromation at ymcaspokane.org/pfy.

Ashley Babino joins 14Four. Nick Lawhead promoted

Ashley Babino has joined 14Four as a producer. She was previously Zipline Interactive and BHW1. She has an associate's degree in graphic design from Spokane Falls Community College.

14Four has also promoted Nick Lawhead from producer to director of client services. He has been with 14Four for nearly two years.

The Inlander Re-Design Launches February 16th

These days, when a newspaper rolls out a new design, it's usually to obscure the fact that the paper is cutting back on content, pages and staffing.

At The Inlander, they actually have the opposite problem: They are growing.

The Inlander's reach in the community, the circulation, the advertising, the staffing and the journalism are all bigger, and stronger than ever. So they wanted to update the look and content of the paper to reflect the exciting things going on here in the Inland Northwest.

Some of the features you'll notice:

More news reporting. Weekly newspapers have historically acted as a supplement to dailies and TV, but with those media shrinking, local, independent weeklies like The Inlander have increasingly become the go-to place for in-depth reporting and context. The Inlander is devoting more space than ever to news and have added some new features into that section, too.

Expanded food coverage. They've added pages to the food section to accommodate more news about our local restaurants, as well as the latest developments in the world of cuisine.

A guide to the best local events. They have added pages highlighting what they believe are the week's best offerings. You'll also find in their events sections a rotating feature highlighting places where you can sing karaoke, play trivia, dance and much more.

They want to know what you think about the new design. Send your comments to editor@inlander.com.

The Bulldog needs a new name

The old dog needs a new name and you can help. The former Bulldog Tavern, an iconic watering hole at Sharp and Hamilton in the GU District needs a new name. The building was sold along with the name so the new owner needs a new one.

Go to NameThisBar.com or stop by the old Bulldog and scan the QR codes inside and outside the building to access the mobile web page.

Beignets, a new European style creperie to open in June

Mother and son team, Judie and Ryan Sowards have leased space on Wall street next to Madeline's in the Crescent Building, for a new Euro-styled creperie called Beignets. The name comes from a French deep fried pastry that they plan on serving to customers before their entree.

HDG Design, the firm of Josh Hissong and Armando Hurtardo, is designing the 3,800 square foot space which formerly housed Cuncia Cucina. The owners plan to open in June, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

GU's Dean's Business Forum is February 23

Gonzaga University's School of Business and The Dean's Business Forum present Keith Johnson, Chief Investment Officer, Co-Founder Sequoia Capital Heritage Fund who will be speak on "Tomorrow's Market Cap: An International View of the Investment Landscape." Thursday, February 23, 2012.

Sequoia Heritage is a global, multi-asset class, multi-manager portfolio established to invest the long duration capital of families, foundations and endowments through best-in-class asset allocation, manager selection, and risk management. Continental Breakfast is at 7:00 am and Program follows at 7:30 am. Cost is $15 per person. You can register online at http://www.gonzaga.edu/sbaevents or call 509-313-7036.

Maverik opens first Spokane location

Maverik Inc., with more than 200 locations throughout the west, has opened a 4,200 square foot convenience store-service station at 4206 E. Day Mt. Spokane Road in Mead, offering beverages, foods, snacks and deli offerings. Jimmy John's growing in Spokane

A third Spokane area Jimmy John's will open its third store in March in Lincoln Heights Shopping Center in the former Curves location near Trader Joe's. Owners Ric and Kathy Rocca of Spokane, operate two other Jimmy John's shops here, one in downtown on Wall street in the Chase building and at Mission and Ruby. The 1500 square foot restaurant will offer inside seating as well as delivery.

Clare View Seniors Project expanding

Spokane Housing Ventures, a nonprofit organization that helps build housing for limited-income families and seniors, plans to break ground this spring on 60 apartments as part of its Clare View Seniors project, at 3146 E. 44th Avenue. The estimated construction cost is $5.8 million. The five-acre site is just east of the Shopko store at Regal and 44th. Hayden-based Whitewater Creek are co-developers. They are also working in a joint venture on a 120-apartment complex farther south near 55th and Palouse Highway.

The new project will have 10 one-bedroom units and 50 two-bedroom units in five separate buildings. It will also have a community building and 90 parking spaces. Leasing will start by the end of the year.

Dollar Depot opens in Hillyard with 5,000 items at $1 or less Gary and Megan Chappell, have opened Hillyard Dollar Depot, at 3121 E. Francis Avenue in a building that formerly housed a video rental store. The 3,000 square foot store will offer about 5,000 items that sell for $1 or less.

Weight Watchers opens stores

Weight Watchers has opened storefronts in north Spokane and Spokane Valley where members can meet and weigh in, and where the company sells diet foods and weight-loss tools. The North Side store is at 814 W. Francis Ave., Suite 4, and the Valley store opened after Christmas at 13910 E. Indiana Ave., Suite C, next to Hobby Lobby and HoneyBaked Ham. Each location will host Weight Watchers group meetings, and staff will be on hand to answer questions. The stores are open daily by 9 a.m. and will close around 7 or 8 p.m. weekdays, 2 p.m. on weekends.

They will also offer Weight Watchers food items for sale including sweet and salty snacks, smoothie mixes and oatmeal. Program materials are also available for members to buy, including food scales, cookbooks, measuring spoons, pedometers and exercise kits.

You can get Weight Watcher meeting details at http://www.weightwatchers.com.

Business Community Invited to Manufacturing Plant Tour

Business professionals interested in seeing manufacturing and production operations up close and in real time are welcome to tour LA Aluminum Castings in Hayden Lake, Idaho on Wednesday, February 15 at 6:00pm. LA Aluminum Castings is a single source manufacturer for all permanent mold aluminum castings. Sponsored by the Spokane Chapter the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and the Inland Empire Chapter the American Society of Metals, this in depth two-hour tour will take you through many areas of what LA Aluminum specializes in such as tooling, casting, mold alteration, powder coating, assembly and more.

Spokane Chapter 248's Signature Plant Tours host as many as 6 manufacturing tours a year, taking you behind the scenes of local manufacturers in the region. A networking event (tba) will also be held afterwards, to register or invite colleagues to this free networking event, go to http://smefebruarylacasting.eventbrite.com/.

Anne M. Hanenburg Earns Landscape Architecture License

Anne M. Hanenburg, LA, CLARB, recently passed the Washington Landscape Architect Registration Examination (LARE). Hanenburg, who is employed by SPVV Landscape Architects of Spokane, Wash., is now a licensed landscape architect.

Hanenburg specializes in site master planning, landscape and hardscape design, garden design for specialized populations, irrigation system design, and design of entry and wayfinding signage and features for healthcare, continuing care, higher education, K-12 education, government, corporate and multi-family housing commissions. Her projects include the Washington State University Riverpoint Biomedical & Health Sciences Building, Whitworth University Robinson Science Hall, Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena Phase II, Walla Walla Veterans Affairs Skilled Nursing Facility and Coeur d'Alene Homes Serenity Garden.

She holds a Master of Science in Architecture degree from the University of Idaho, a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree with a Minor in Horticulture from Washington State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Theater degree with a Minor in Chemistry from Eastern Washington University.

Leadership Spokane Class of 2013 Briefing, 23 Feb, 7:30 AM

Join Leadership Spokane for coffee February 23 at 7:30 am and learn more about the organization and the Class of 2013. The meeting is in the SRBC first floor conference room at 801 West Riverside.

Leadership Spokane will help you capitalize on your personal and professional development and contribute to the leadership team that is moving this community forward. Leadership Spokane is always a great networking experience, but especially now, as an uncertain economy and budget cuts affect us all. The professional exchange and mutual encouragement in Leadership Spokane affords a place to share ideas. The time commitment is 11 full days, September through June, with an average 2 to 4 hours per month homework. Tuition of $3,000 ($2,750 with early bird applications received by 5 March 2012); some scholarships available.

They also have 2 more briefings planned: March 5 at noon and March 22 at 4:30 PM. For more information go to http://www.leadershipspokane.org

The Business Thought of the Week

"Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition - in having put forth the best within you."
Legendary Vince Lombardi

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