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A new restaurant, Clover, at 913 East Sharp at Hamilton, will be opening this week (likely Wednesday) offering 'thoughtful food, fine cocktails and gracious hospitality.' And from the experience we had at their soft opening last Saturday night, that's more than a promise. It is a fact. This place is destined to become the 'Luna' of the northside. The owners, Scott McCandless and Paul and Marta Harrington have created a delightful place with an impressive menu for brunch, lunch and dinner. The bar offers traditional cocktails as well as a wide selection of inspiring, imaginative concoctions. The former home, which was previously the Dawg House restaurant, has been transformed into a fine neighborhood bistro. Clover's simple mission is to change the dining experience, one plate at a time. They want to provide their guests with enlightened service, through gracious hospitality and perfectly executed creations using attentively sourced, quality ingredients.

Clover's chef, Scott Schultz, began his career in the kitchen at the age of 15 when he worked as a dishwasher in a small restaurant in downtown Spokane. He worked his way up from dishwasher, to server, to prep cook, line cook and finally he worked as restaurant chef at the historic Davenport Hotel's Palm Court Grill for five years.

Clover will be open seven days a week from 11 am to 10 pm. The phone number is 509-487-2937 and the website is cloverspokane.com.


Valley Chamber Moves Forward to Consolidate Offices in Liberty Lake

The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the organization will consolidate its offices at their Liberty Lake location at 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane on June 1st. The Chamber has operated the Valley Chamber Business Center in Liberty Lake for the past two years as well as at the location at the Spokane Valley Business Center at 9507 E. Sprague.

When it was determined in 2011 that the Spokane Valley building would be for sale, the Chamber Board of Directors convened a task force to study the needs of the organization and to review all options, which included renewing a lease at the Spokane Valley location, consolidating operations at the Liberty Lake location or considering other locations in the greater Valley. Consolidating the offices at Liberty Lake was selected as the best alternative by the task force. The Board agreed, noting that this decision provides the Chamber the opportunity to move forward to maximize resources for the benefit of its members, to better utilize technology and to help members grow and thrive.

The community is invited to an open house at the Valley Chamber Business Center in Liberty Lake on June 1st from 3:00 to 5:00 pm to celebrate 'Founders Day' as the Chamber's 91st anniversary of service.

The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit organization with membership open to all businesses, nonprofit organizations, governmental entities, schools and churches. For more information, go to www.spokanevalleychamber.org or call 509-924-4994.

Northern Lights Brewing re-brands

What was formerly known as the Northern Lights Brewing Company has now been renamed and re-branded No-Li Brewhouse. The force behind this new venture is Northern Lights founder and head brew master, Mark Irvin, and craft beer industry veteran, John Bryant, both with deep roots in Spokane. No-Li will produce 22-ounce bottles as well as draft brands: Born & Raised IPA, Crystal Bitter and Silent Treatment. The distribution plan for No-Li Brewhouse will initially be Spokane, Denver and New York City. For more information, visit www.nolibrewhouse.com.

It's all Italiano!

A new retail shop, Bramasole Majolica D'Italia, owned by Michael and Amie Whittle has just opened at 3103 S. Grand Boulevard in the location that was formerly The Plant Wizard. Everything they sell is imported from Italy including a wide selection of home items, ceramics, plateware, pottery, table linens, and personal care items like soaps, lotions and perfumes.

They are open from noon to 4 pm Tuesday through Saturday in summer months and closed Sunday and Monday.

Fox Hired as AVP for Numerica's E-Services Department

Mark Fox was recently hired as the assistant vice president for the Numerica Credit Union E-Services Department. Fox has over 16 years of experience in the financial industry which includes branch management, business services and product development, as well as being the head of business banking. His most recent employer was Intermountain Community Bank in Spokane, where he held the position of business banking director for five years.

Numerica Credit Union currently has over 90,000 members throughout Central and Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho and over $1 billion in assets. It offers a full line of financial products and services, including mortgages and business products. Membership is open to anyone who lives or works in the State of Washington or the Idaho Panhandle.


Unleashed Online Marketing hires Josh Schluter

Josh Schluter, formerly director of marketing for Greenstone Homes, has joined Unleashed Online Marketing as director of sales and marketing. He has been involved with technology and marketing in various capacities for the past 16 years and has helped businesses large and small use technology to reach their goals through web-based solutions.

Unleashed Online Marketing is one of the leading providers of internet marketing services in the Inland Northwest. The firm has helped hundreds of companies rank for 1,000s of Keywords on Google, Yahoo, and Bing, and has generated over 1,000,000 clicks for our clients through organic and local search. The company has a diverse set of clients locally as well as throughout North America and Europe. Brick and mortar businesses, eCommerce retailers, manufacturers, universities, national franchises, non-profits, and many other types of organizations rely on Unleashed Online Marketing to provide quality advice and services to improve their online traffic and sales.

For Additional Information visit www.Unleashed-Online.com.


Arbor Crest launches new brand, van Loben Sels Cellars

Kristina and Jim van Loben Sels are launching a new brand, van Loben Sels Cellars. They have been working on vineyard sources for a number of years to find perfect fruit for a new wine program, and are ready to present three new releases: 2010 Conner Lee Chardonnay, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux blend Bona Dea. They produced 90 cases of each wine.

You can learn more about the new brand at vanlobenselswine.com. You can also contact Jim directly at jim@arborcrest.com or 509-981-8199.


Josh Wade opens media consulting firm

Josh Wade, the creator of NectarWineBlog.com and the owner of Nectar Tasting Room, Spokane Wine Magazine, has launched nectarMEDIA Consulting. Josh used social media tools like blogging, Facebook, and Twitter to launch a brand and create an awareness and following before opening a brick and mortar location. "We are in the largest culture shift of how consumers interact with brands ever," says Josh. "If your business is not positioning the brand online, you are missing out on an ever increasing portion of the conversation." nectarMEDIA offers local classes, coaching, and ongoing consulting to help brands appropriately manage their marketing resources.

Visit nectarmedia.co for free resources, videos and content to help you get started. The current Relationship and Marketing Mayhem class schedule is published on the web site.

TD&H Engineering Adds Senior Engineer

TD&H Engineering announces the hiring of Civil Engineer Steve Schmedding, P.E. He is a Spokane native who graduated from East Valley High School, received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Gonzaga University and also served in the Navy for four years.

Before coming to TD&H, Schmedding worked for DCI Engineers in Spokane. Steve was also an engineer/manager for Simplified Acquisition of Base Engineering Requirement (SABER) contractors at Fairchild AFB. He also has worked for the Washington State Department of Transportation.

New hours for Heritage Funeral Home

Heritage Funeral Home has announced new hours of operation. The funeral home and crematory is now open 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday through Saturday. Sunday's are available too, by appointment.

Located inside Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery, on the Bloomsday race course at 508 North Government Way, Spokane, Heritage Funeral Home is a full service funeral home that has been recognized twice by the National Funeral Directors Association as one of the best funeral homes in the nation. The phone number is 509-838-8900 and the website is heritagefunerals.com.

The Business Thought of the Week

"Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare."
Japanese proverb





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