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Inland Business Catalyst magazine presents 20 under 40

Designer Josh Hissong graces the cover of the new issue of Inland Business Catalyst magazine presenting 20 up and coming young business professionals under 40 years of age in the Inland Northwest. This is the 7th year that Catalyst has honored young people who are effecting the most positive, innovative changes in our local community.

In addition to the 20 under 40 story, the magazine also features the How's Business column about the three fun businesses owned by Susan and Brett Sommer in Coeur d'Alene, Figpickel's Toy Emporium, Mrs. Honeypeeps Sweet Shop and Papillion Paper Emporium.

The magazine is available on news stands all around the Spokane area and can also be seen on line at ibcatayst.com.

Manger Sanborn is one of the nation's top ad agencies!

Congratulations to Magner Sanborn! Spokane's hottest ad agency is a finalist for Ad Age magazine's Small Agency Awards. They were up against hundreds of agencies all over the world. Now in its fourth year, Ad Age's Small Agency Awards recognize the power of nimble, creative, independently-minded, small ad firms. Magner Sanborn's principals are headed to Minneapolis July 26th to hopefully pick up the top prize. You can get more information at magnersanborn.com.

Business Growth Prompts Staff Addition at Anderson Mraz Design

Lorri Johnston will bring nearly a quarter-century's worth of graphic design experience with her when she joins Anderson Mraz Design this month. The decision to move to AMD came as something of a surprise for the former creative director and owner of SHFT Design - a business Johnston started just last year. Her arrival comes as AMD is experiencing a period of sustained growth from both new and long-term clients.

Anderson Mraz Design is a Spokane-based marketing and communications design group operating in local, regional, and national markets. The firm offers expertise in all areas of branding across a diverse and widespread client base, with services that include consulting, planning, and strategic development, as well as deliverables that range from corporate identity to advertising, and from website development to environmental graphic design. More information, including an extensive portfolio of work and a group blog, can be found at am-design.com.

Rejuvenate Rx opens on northside

Dr. Gwyneth Gay and her husband Christopher Gay have just opened Rejuvenate Rx, a new clinic at 10015 N. Division, across from Ritter's. Dr. Gwyn (as she's called) provides convenient care, diagnosing and treating acute conditions such as respiratory illness, eye and ear infections, skin infections, and minor injuries like strains and sprains. They also provide minor suturing. They have teamed up with a clinical esthetician and will offer skin care including physician directed facials, botox, peels, and other non-surgical cosmetic services. The website is rejuvenate-rx.com.

Newly Elected Officers for Empire Health Foundation

The Board of Directors for Empire Health Foundation named their new officers:
Chair, Garman Lutz, Cascade Windows
Vice Chair, Sue Lani Madsen, The Madsen Group
Secretary, Anne Cowles, Vice Chair of the Board for Development and Governance for Mobius Spokane
Treasurer, Dr. Matthew Layton, University of WA

Newly elected members are Craig Dias, Vice President & General Manager at Haskins Steel Co; and Todd Koyama, Vice President of Private Banking, Washington Trust Bank.

Wholesale Sports moves to Northtown

Calgary-based Wholesale Sports has closed their Spokane Valley Mall store and is moving to Northtown Mall. It will be located in a 30,000 square foot space on the first floor of the mall where Emporium opened originally. They expect to have the new store open by mid month.

The YWCA is looking for Women of Achievement

The YWCA is seeking nominations for its 30th annual Women of Achievement Benefit Luncheon on October 25. Categories are Arts and Culture; Volunteer Community Service; Social & Racial Justice; Professional, and Young Woman of Achievement (a high school senior, graduating in 2013).

Deadline for all nominations is next Friday, July 6. For a nomination form visit ywcaspokane.org.

STCU to open Moran Prairie Branch

STCU has broken ground on a Moran Prairie Branch that's expected to open before the end of the year. Located at 5711 S. Haile Road, it will be the 16th branch for the region's largest credit union.

With more than 10,500 vehicle trips a day, 57th Avenue is one of the South Hill's busiest arterials. The nearby Palouse Highway accommodates more than 4,500 vehicle trips a day.

Designed by Nystrom+Olson Architecture, the new branch will be similar in many ways to the South Valley Branch that STCU opened in November. Walker Construction won the $916,000 contract for the 4,096-square-foot building.

When fully staffed, the branch will have a manager, assistant manager and the equivalent of eight other full-time employees. That staff will include real estate and small business lenders.

Total Wine to open in Spokane this fall

The country's largest, independently-owned liquor retailer is planning to open a store in the North Point shopping center in Spokane this fall. The retailer describes itself as 'Costco's worst nightmare', offering 13,000 different alcoholic beverages. Total Wine opened a store in Bellevue, Washington last Thursday.

Malea Sampsel joins American Seating Mobility

Malea Sampsel, DPT has joined American Seating Mobility as a Mobility Evaluation Specialist and Educational Clinician. She was previously with Mountain States Health Alliance as a Physical Therapist in Johnson City, TN. She earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from East Tennessee State University and her Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science with focus on Anatomy and Neurobiology from Colorado State University.

Lucinda Kay to present at Marketing Associates of Spokane

Marketing Associates of Spokane will be holding their monthly meeting Thursday, July 12th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at The Lincoln Center, 1316 North Lincoln Street, Spokane. Lucinda Kay, President of Let it Shine, will be presenting from the series 'Present Like a Rock Star.' The featured program 'Who Do You Say I Am?' will look at the audience/client perspective of what we say and how we say it. Attendees will learn and practice some secrets of effective communication and discover formulas to create a more focused message.

RSVP per the MAS website www.maspokane.org by Monday, July 9th. Lunch will be provided at a cost of $20 for members and $30 for non-members. For more information please contact Kelli Crain at 509-624-1050 or Kelli@msi-engineers.com with any questions.

The Business Thought of the Week

"Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict."
William Ellery Channing

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