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Seattle's Hotel 1000 is a rare jewel

There are a lot of great Seattle hotels, but the Hotel 1000 stands out. Located at First and Madison, it is close to just about everything you want to do in Seattle. The waterfront, Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, Safeco Field, Century Link Field, the Seattle Art Museum and the business and district.

The hotel itself, run by former Spokane hotelier Denny Fitzpatrick, is a work of art in itself. The lobby, restaurant, common areas and rooms are appointed with beautiful works of art.

Hotel 1000 opened in June 2006 and features 120 luxury guest rooms, BOKA restaurant and bar, Spaahh and The Golf Club. At Hotel 1000, genuine and personalized service, leading-edge technology and intimate yet spectacular accommodations redefine the luxury experience. Hotel 1000 offers distinctive amenities, anticipative service and a customized experience tailored to any occasion.

Amenities include The Golf Club, state-of-the-art virtual golf, a Fitness Zone with 24 hour access and dry saunas, a business center with individual work stations, full-service concierge, complimentary high speed wireless Internet access throughout hotel and 24 hour in-room dining.

For more information and to book online go to their website hotel1000seatle.com. The phone number is 206-957-1000. The reservations number is 877-315-1088.

Monte Mindt Joins Quisenberry Marketing and Design

Quisenberry Marketing and Design is pleased to announce that Monte Mindt has joined the agency as their new Associate Creative Director. He will provide creative direction to the art department, as well as being responsible for concept, design, quality control and strategic planning for their clients. He previously worked for Blue 541.

Rainmaker Creative celebrates 5 years

They make the rain, but they are on fire. This busy marketing communications company, launched five years ago, has become a major force in the Spokane business community. At Rainmaker, they are creative, energetic, and productive, working mainly with a wide variety of small business clientele. The results are anything but small. Rainmaker's creative staff produces first class communications including logos, websites, brochures, online content, social media strategies, and advertising. They also offer training and business coaching.

For more information go to their website spokanerainmaker.com, call Billie Guara at 509-499-3399 or stop by their offices at 107 S Cedar in Carnegie Square next to the Rocket.

Jane Brown elected managing partner at Paine Hamblen

Paine Hamblen LLP has announced that it has elected Jane E. Brown as Managing Partner effective May 1, 2012. Ms. Brown has been an attorney with the firm since 1995 and became a partner in 2001.

The Manito Park Bench Cafe opens this week

Summer must be almost here because the Park Bench Cafe in Manito Park opens this Friday, May 18 starting at 9am. Great food is offered, like sandwiches, wraps, salads & soups and beverages including fruit smoothies & espresso drinks plus free treats for the dogs!

Also returning this year is the Summer Friday night free concerts from June 1 to August 31 and Wednesday lunch quartet performances in July. Cafe hours are May 18 - June 14, 9am to 3pm; (Friday June 1st and 8th are open to 7:30pm); June 15 - Sept 2 open 8am to 7pm; and from Sept 3 - Sept 16 hours will be 9am to 3pm.

Come enjoy great food and great music this summer at the Manito Park Bench Cafe.

Photo workshop May 19

This is the last week to sign up for the May 19th Digital Photography Workshop. Go to www.f6four.com and register. $99 for the full day workshop. Instructors, Rogers High School teachers, Richard Bech and Kirk Hirota, are the best-of-the-best. These two were just voted Spokane's Best Teachers. You will walk away finally understanding the ins and outs of your digital camera and will be taking pictures like the pros.

'Wake Up Call Coffee' staff plans benefit for American Cancer Society

Wake Up Call Coffee Company will be attempting to raise $18,000 for the American Cancer Society through their sponsorship and participation in a 199-mile relay from Mount Hood to the shores of the Pacific Ocean in support of the American Cancer Society. To kick off their efforts, the company and some of their partners will be hosting a fundraiser at their cafes on Friday, June 29. Wake Up Call and their partners plan on donating $1 for every mocha they sell during that day to the American Cancer Society and its mission to eliminate cancer as a major health problem.

Established eight years ago by a mother-in-law/son-in-law team, Wake Up Call's signature phone booth design and telephone logo represent the connection between the company and the community it serves.

The Wake Up Call Coffee locations can be found at 703 S. Dishman Mica Road, 1106 N. Pines Road, 112 N. Evergreen Road and 210 N. Sullivan Road. The Wake Up partner participants include: Cozy Coffee, located at 514 N. Barker Rd; Tailor's Bean Shack at 1602 N. Ash Street; and Twisp Cafe and Coffee House, 23505 E. Appleway in Liberty Lake.

For more information regarding the Wake Up Call Coffee fundraiser on June 29, call Meg Miller at 509-255-9256 or email at meg@wakeupcoffee.biz.

Business is great at Valpak

Valpak is having a very strong 2012, not just in Spokane, but also nationwide. All the media attention with digital deals, along with the new digital product deals introduced locally from broadcast and print media have raised awareness in the Valpak digital network as well. Valpak.com went live in 1998 and continues to be one of the top online destinations for discounts from local businesses.

Valpak mobile apps are also very popular, with over 17 million coupons downloaded every month. What this means for Spokane businesses is that their familiar blue envelope continues to be mailed monthly to target neighborhoods, and digital products are targeted by zip code from Moses Lake to Missoula.

Chipotle is on the way!

Rumors about Chipotle opening in Spokane have been swirling around town for about a year. Well, it's true. Word is that Chipotle will locate in Spokane at 922 N. Division (formerly Hollywood Video) in the early part of June. We will have more when Chipotle opens.

Integrus Architecture recognizes staff

Integrus Architecture recently recognized the commitment and professionalism of several staff through the advancement to Senior Associate within the firm.

Senior Associates are individuals who have a high level of professional recognition in their respective areas, have developed a professional network, have demonstrated leadership in order to strengthen the firm, and are experts in a skill or focus area. New senior associates are:

Becky Barnhart, AIA, LEED AP - Architect / Project Manager (Spokane)
Theresa Daniels, PE, SE - Structural Engineer (Seattle)
Robert Graper, PE, SE - Structural Engineer (Spokane)
Tim Graybeal, PE - Project Manager / Project Engineer (Spokane)
Marcine Herron - Business Development & Marketing Manager (Spokane)
Forrest Shannon, RA - Architect / Project Manager (Spokane)

Founded in 1953, Integrus Architecture is a full service professional services firm providing architectural, planning, interior design, structural engineering and security design services for K-12, higher education, health care, justice, civic and commercial clients throughout the world. For more information please visit www.integrusarch.com.

Liberty Lake Gets Much Needed Foot and Ankle Care

The Spokane Foot Clinic is celebrating the May 3rd opening of their new clinic in Liberty Lake. The decision to open the Liberty Lake office came after months of deliberation.

With three clinics in the Spokane area, one in Ritzville, and one in Deer Park, this will be the Spokane Foot Clinic's sixth location. The clinic is located at 2207 N. Molter Rd. Ste. 101 in Liberty Lake. They share office space with Dr. Timothy Manson's Family and Sports Medicine practice and North Idaho Dermatology. They will be open every Thursday morning with the possibility of extending their hours in the future as the number of patients increases.

The new location will be able to offer Liberty Lake residents the same level of care they can receive at the Spokane locations. From initial evaluations and conservative treatments to more complex surgical procedures, Spokane Foot Clinic is equipped to handle all foot and ankle related issues.

The first Spokane Foot Clinic was opened in Spokane in 1982 by Dr. Douglas Romney. Since then, three more ankle and foot specialists have joined the practice, each splitting their time between offices to better serve their patients. They perform surgeries at all area hospitals as well as at the surgery center at 123 W. Francis in north Spokane. To learn more about the Spokane Foot Clinic or to schedule an appointment, visit www.spokanefoot.com.

Uncommon Gifts at the MAC

As in most museums, the vast collections at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture exist for the enjoyment and education of their communities. They grow through philanthropy guided by a common framework. Upcoming exhibit, 'Uncommon Gifts,' focuses on seven artists with Inland Northwest ties whose work has been collected by the MAC since the 1960s and unwraps a decades-long story of philanthropy and collecting contemporary Northwest art.

Opening June 9, this exhibition is the third in a series that draws from the MAC's permanent art collection responding to visitors' frequent request to see more of the museum's vast collections.

The exhibit highlights a major gift of artworks from the SAFECO Insurance Company, a member of the Liberty Mutual Group. After its acquisition by Liberty Mutual Group in 2008, many wondered what would become of arguably the most important corporate collection of Northwest art. The gift transferred the ownership of 840 works to the Washington Art Consortium whose members are: Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, Spokane; the Museum of Art, Washington State University; Seattle Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington; and Whatcom Museum of History and Art and the Western Gallery, Western Washington University both in Bellingham.

The gift, worth an estimated $3.5 million, according to the Seattle Times, includes nearly 500 works on paper, 130 on canvas and panel, and more than 180 three-dimensional objects such as glass, ceramic, bronze, and mixed media, including pieces by internationally known Northwest artists Jacob Lawrence, Fay Jones, Morris Graves, Barbara Thomas, and George Tsutakawa. Well-known in the local art community for its strength in contemporary Northwest art, the Safeco collection encompasses a diversity of philosophies, ideas, and cultural backgrounds.

The Business Thought of the Week

"May today there be peace within.
May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others.
May you use the gifts you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content with yourself just the way you are.
Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us." Mother Teresa of Calcutta

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