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Chateau Rive, a fabulous, new event venue at the Flour Mill




Located on the ground floor of the historic Flour Mill building, 621 West Mallon, Chateau Rive is an elegant venue with old world charm. A bridge-covered creek trickles through the outdoor garden and into the beautiful Spokane River, which flows by just steps away. Natural rock outcroppings and a steep cliff on the west side protects the mini Shangri-La from wind and allows for wonderful wedding and special event photo opportunities. Looking back at the building, you'll feel ensconced in a European-like ambience, which will make your day utterly unforgettable.

Only one event facility in Spokane can offer a grassy indoor/outdoor venue, eye level with the Spokane River, centrally located downtown, within walking distance from numerous hotels, and in a location that can be viewed from Riverfront Park. If you've ever enjoyed the park, the shops at the Flour Mill, dining at Clinkerdagger's, or if you just enjoy the river and Spokane history, Chateau Rive is where you belong, whether for your wedding or for your special event.

Chateau Rive is owned and operated by Bozzi Events. The website at chateaurive.com is under construction. For more information contact 509-795-2030.


The Viking will be back soon

The Viking Bar and Grill had to close its doors last month after failing to pay taxes. According to the state Liquor Board's website, as of July 5, a new liquor license application has been applied for by Troy Hardy and Kim Duffy.

S-R Media Launches New Integrated Print and Digital Subscription Package

S-R Media, featuring The Spokesman-Review and spokesman.com, announces Connected packages, which offer consumers a new way to get news and information how and when they want, including a new customizable eNewsletter that delivers only the news a customer requests directly to email.

Over the past two years, newspaper reader preferences have changed with the growth of web and mobile technology. The rapid adoption of smart phones and digital tablets has increased the scope of choices that readers have regarding the way they choose to receive news. S-R Media, the local leader in delivery of news content, entertainment and information, offers a range of products across multiple platforms that meet the lifestyle of every reader. The new Connected packages consolidate these products and offer customers several platform options via several low-priced subscription packages.

The 'basic' Connected package includes The-e (a digital replica of The Spokesman-Review print edition), complete access to spokesman.com and spokesman mobile, access to all tablet and Smartphone apps, and the new eNewsletter. The Connected package costs $1.99 per week. For an additional cost-per-week, subscribers can choose to add home delivery of the print edition on the frequency that best meets their needs.

One of the new digital features is an eNewsletter, which enables subscribers to pick and choose which articles they would like delivered to their email on a daily basis. Customization options include topic choices such as local news, sports, in addition to blogs, columns and stories by individual reporters.

Current print subscribers automatically receive access to the Connected package as part of their subscription.


Haskins Steel Honored with 'Hire-A-Vet' Award

Two state cabinet officials visited Spokane recently to honor Haskins Steel on its track record for hiring military veterans. Employment Security Commissioner Paul Trause said, "It would be hard to find a business more deserving of this award than Haskins."

In accepting the award, Haskins owner, Craig Dias, acknowledged the contribution veterans have made to the company. "Today, veterans are among the best-trained candidates in the job market, and I am lucky to work alongside so many great servicemen and women. We are a better company because of them."

Veterans make up 16% of Haskins Steel's total workforce, about twice what WorkSource business liaisons typically see from other regional employers in the metal industry. Four veterans are part of the senior management team, and the company has committed to hiring more veterans in the future.

Employment Security created the Hire-A-Vet Award in 2006 as a way to call attention to the large number of unemployed veterans in Washington and to recognize companies with a good track record of hiring veterans.

Salvation Army honors Sheriff's Department and Public Safety Bldg Staff

The Salvation Army of Spokane presented a MAKING SPOKANE BETTER award to the Spokane County Sheriff's Department and the Public Safety Building staff today. The award was given due to their constant support of The Salvation Army through volunteerism and donations to the annual Back to School Supply program.

The Public Safety Building school supply donations have accounted for almost 30% of all donations gathered. Thanks to Dave Reagan and Tony Hazel, as well as Sheriff Knezovich (a member of the Army Advisory Board) the Salvation Army has been able to fill over 3,000 backpacks for kids over the past 2 years. The Sheriff's department also participates in our annual Target Back to School Shopping Spree for local at risk kids, as well as volunteering during the distribution of the backpacks, scheduled for Aug 23 this year.

This year's school supply drive, which begins TODAY with a goal of $20,000. Look for collection bins at all area Fred Meyers, Rite Aid, Shopko and credit unions. Also, Cenex Zip Trip is our largest financial contributor to the supply drive so visit one today for a free drink coupon for every monetary donation.


Girl Scouts CEO to address NAWBO

Girl Scouts Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho CEO Pam Lund will be the featured speaker at the July 12 National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) monthly meeting. Lund will describe how the leadership and decision making skills Girl Scouts are learning today will factor into their success as business leaders and entrepreneurs in the future.

The July 12 NAWBO meeting will be held at The Lincoln Center located at 1316 N. Lincoln Street, Spokane. The meeting begins with a networking social at 5 pm, with dinner and Lund's presentation beginning at 6 pm. To register go to: www.nawbonw.org/Event_Details.aspx?eid=123.


Chocolate Myracles' 7th Anniversary Open House

Chocolate Myracles is celebrating its 7th year making gourmet chocolate with an open house at their location 11616 E. Montgomery #23, Thursday, July 26th from 3:00 through 7:00 pm. Meet Julia Myracles, the Master Chocolatier and enjoy a variety of truffles and chocolates delicacies made with Grand Cru, Single-Origin, and Fair Trade chocolates. View videos on cacao farming & chocolate processing. Drawings for chocolate Bears, Pinecones, truffles, and Chocolate Bars. Wines from Latah Creek Winery and light appetizers graciously provided by the Washington Access Fund.

Call 509-922-6353 or email julia@chocolatemyracles.com for more information.


Promotions and additions at Numerica Credit Union

Wendie Ellis was recently promoted as assistant vice president of Numerica Credit Union's branch administration in Spokane. Ellis possesses 20 years of experience in the financial industry, and the last 11 years have been spent with Numerica. Her most recent position was as branch manager at the Wandermere branch. She was named employee of the year in 2002.

Ellis obtained her Associates of Arts degree in business management from Penn Foster College. She is currently working towards her Bachelors of Science degree in business administration and management with a minor in finance from Colorado Technical University. Ellis expects to graduate later this year. Her new position with Numerica will involve overseeing the Lyons, Wandermere, Airway Heights, Hayden and Coeur d’Alene branches.

Lisa Sanborn was recently hired as assistant vice president of Numerica Credit Union's Internal Audit. Sanborn, a CPA, comes to Numerica after 15 years of work in the financial industry. Her most recent employer was Inland Northwest Bank where she held the title of vice president and controller. Prior to that, she spent 12 years with a regional public accounting firm, Moss Adams LLP, as a senior manager and an external auditor.

Sanborn received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Eastern Washington University. She is also a board member for the Inland Northwest Health Services Foundation.

Lisa Sunderman was recently hired as assistant vice president of Numerica Credit Union's Enterprise Risk Management in the Spokane Valley. Sunderman, a CPA, comes to Numerica after seven years of work with Sterling Financial Corporation and Sterling Bank where she most recently held the title of audit and risk review director.

She received a bachelor's degree in business management with a major in accounting from Central Washington University and a master's degree in business administration from Gonzaga University.

New location for Glanville Family Chiropractic and Wellness

Andrew Glanville, D.C., has recently moved his practice, Glanville Family Chiropractic and Wellness, to 1203 W Francis Avenue. The office will continue offering Chiropractic, massages and general wellness practices. Dr. Glanville graduated from West States Chiropractic College in 2008 and has been practicing Chiropractic since 2009. The website is www.glanvillechiro.com and the phone number is 509-413-2527.

The Business Thought of the Week

"To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions."
Benjamin Franklin





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