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E J's Garden Bistro opens today in Browne's Addition



The long-awaited E J's Garden Bistro restaurant opens today at Pacific and Cannon in Browne's Addition serving lunch and dinner.

EJ's Garden Bistro, managed by Greg Depue, with Howard Bateman serving as chef, offers a cuisine of an eclectic fusion style as well as some traditional dishes. The impressive menu includes an array of appetizers featuring Pear-Gorgonzola Crostini and Pork Pops, bacon wrapped pork tenderloin medallions with maple drizzle and orange zest; pan fried oysters; and 5 spice lamb kabobs. There are several unique pasta dishes, including Darjeeling Fettuccini, Mac n' Cheese n' Bacon and Fettuccini Gina with bacon, walnuts and gorgonzola cream. EJ's offers a notable entrée selection of steaks, seafood, lamb and poultry, including duck.

The restaurant, located in a historic home at 1928 West Pacific, across from the Elk, is decorated in an elegant yet comfortable style and accommodates 40 patrons in the main floor dining room, 39 in the second floor bar area, 14 on the porch and 50 on the patio.

The phone number is 509-443-3544.


Spokane CDA Woman invite you to pursue your passion

Spokane CDA Woman Magazine is having a luncheon, Tuesday, September 11, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Chateau Rive in the Flour Mill. This month's theme is "Pursuing Your Passion" and you'll have a chance to hear from three vibrant women: Robin Bishop, Cheryl-Anne Milsap, and internationally known author Sherry Jones. For more information contact Bozzi Media at 533-5350.

NAWBO features NFIB speaker

The Thursday, September 13th meeting of NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) at the Lincoln Center, 1316 North Lincoln Street features speaker, Patrick Connor from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), America's voice of small business with 8,000 members here and 350,000 across the nation. He will be talking about the government and how policy affects small business.

Working with the Legislature, recent victories Connor has helped attain for Main Street, mom-and-pop enterprises include a seven-day grace period for small businesses to correct most minor regulatory infractions to avoid being fined, greater transparency in how the state's workers' compensation system funds are spent, and a temporary halt to a proposed increase in unemployment insurance taxes. The meeting is from 5 - 8:30pm. For more information, or to RSVP contact nawbonw.org.


The Davenport Hotel unveils its world-class spa and salon

The historic Davenport Hotel, a Spokane landmark and winner of countless awards for hospitality and cuisine, has announced the grand opening of the Davenport Spa and Salon. Like the hotel itself, the 7,000-square-foot spa will provide an elegant and comfortable atmosphere and boasts the latest in services. Guests of the new spa and salon will enjoy complimentary valet parking, champagne and a host of other luxurious amenities.

The Davenport Spa has been designed as a green spa as have the services. A range of European cosmeceuticals that have been rigorously chosen for their low environmental impact and natural healing properties have been selected.

Amid its palatial marble architecture and Venetian crystal sconces with soothing mood lighting, the full-service spa and salon offers extensive facilities such as relaxing serenity rooms tailored for men, women, and couples; aromatherapy steam rooms with naturally rejuvenating oils; and the most up-to-date treatments for skin, body, hair, and nails.

The spa offers a full menu of individual treatments and packages for all price points, with the aim of making wellbeing a routine part of the lives of guests and the local community alike. In addition, the spa has already created over thirty new jobs for the Spokane area.

Open House receptions will be offered to the public on September 17, 18, and 19 from 5-7pm. Complementary beverages, appetizers and tours of the spa and salon will be offered. To contact the Davenport Spa and Salon for reservations, more information or view a menu of spa services offered, visit www.davenportspa.com or call 509.789.7300

Local Bridal and Wedding Planning business goes Primetime

Misty Ceriello, owner of Storybook Bridal and Cameo Events located at 1520 Northwest Blvd Northwest Blvd in Coeur d'Alene, was selected by FOX TV producers to plan a local couples wedding on the hit TV show Hotel Hell. Cameo Events is a wedding and Event Planning business and Storybook Bridal is a wedding gown, formal wear and accessory retail store.

Ceriello moved to North Idaho less than two years ago where she opened her second location of Cameo Events. Shortly after moving to the area, she bought Storybook Bridal from then owner Rosaile Alexander and soon after, moved it from the Shops at the Coeur d'Alene resort to its current location on Northwest Blvd. She says owning both companies is great and that they provide the unique service of complimenting and offsetting each other all at the same time.

After buying Storybook Bridal and launching Cameo Events here in the Northwest, her vision of a wedding row was formed. She joined local businesses on the Boulevard to form Coeur d'Alene's bridal row, featuring Cheryl Burchell's GoldSmith, Hansen's Floral, and Flawless Salon. Brides are looking for convenience in planning their wedding and the bridal row provides a "one stop" experience where they can stop on the boulevard and visit a handful of key vendors all in one location.

In November of 2011, FOX producers contacted Ceriello to help them find a local couple who would want to have their wedding aired on national TV. After only 13 days of planning - Ceriello, her team and a great group of local vendors pulled off Gordon Ramsey's first TV wedding on air. The show aired on primetime on Monday Septembers 3, 2012. Ceriello says the local vendors all stepped up and did an amazing job of providing what would amount to a $50,000 wedding, all of which was donated and covering everything from attire, food, music, flowers and photography - even down to having their teeth whitened. Ceriello says she loves what she does and loves to be a part of the happiest day of her clients' lives.

You can visit www.cameo-events.com/fox and www.storbookbridal.com to see all the local vendors and a gallery of pictures of how the day unfolded. The phone number is 208-765-6900


Joy McMahon invites you to a "Party of Life Seminar"

Formal wear is not required at this party. It's a seminar on how to live your life like a party. As Auntie Mame said, "Life is a Banquet, and all those poor suckers out there don't know it!"

The October 20th Seminar is presented by Joy McMahon, Certified Stress Management Consultant and well known speaker, teacher and author. She will address how to eliminate self doubt and live life as being the fully "Authentic You" that is free, alive, successful and adventurous!

Some of the key-notes to be covered are: Change your information Input, Awaken your positive mind talk, Identify Self Sabotage, Give yourself full permission, Live in alignment with your core values ~ life dreams. The cost is $58.00 prepaid…by October 8th or $70.00 at the door

Joy McMahon's "Party of Life Seminar" is October 20, 9:30 am to noon at the Travelodge, 33 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. across from Convention Center. For complete information and to register contact Joy McMahon at 509 -844-7560 or email empressjoy3@yahoo.com by October 8th. The website is joymcmahon.com


Carrington College Spokane Announces Career Exploration Day

Carrington College Spokane, at 10102 E Knox Ave., Suite 200, will host a Career Exploration Day on Wednesday, September 12 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Faculty and students will be on-hand to provide in-depth tours of interactive classrooms and discuss programs, which include medical assisting, dental assisting, medical billing and coding, pharmacy technology and more. Attendees will also have an opportunity to meet with enrollment service representatives to discuss career opportunities and learn more about financing higher education with our dedicated student financing department. For more information visit www.carrington.edu/cc.

TransCanada Corporation invests in Leadership Spokane Scholarship Fund

TransCanada Corporation has just donated $3,000 to Leadership Spokane in order to fund scholarships for candidates from nonprofits and small businesses.

Leadership Spokane is committed to servant leadership training and professional development for leaders throughout the region. When diverse leaders from a variety of organizations come together, bringing the richness of their perspectives and experiences, they make better decisions and the community prospers.

The Leadership Spokane program is specifically designed to build organizational and individual capacity and foster success, both in volunteer and professional leadership roles. Program participants enhance their leadership skills, improve their understanding of the community's organizations, businesses, issues and history, and gain access to a key leadership network that is moving the greater Spokane region forward.

The Business Thought of the Week

"Never confuse motion with action."
Benjamin Franklin





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