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Kathleen Cavender Open Studio and Sale

They Came Running, Kathleen Cavender

Painter Kathleen Cavender is having an Open Studio Show and Sale of her original landscape paintings this Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm at 1717 West 10th. You can see her work at her website kathleencavender.com.

'Go Social - Winning and Building Business Online' is tomorrow

Spokane's largest online marketing conference is tomorrow, September 25 at the Red Lion Hotel at the Park. A limited number of tickets are still available. 'Go Social - Winning and Building Business Online' aims to educate, motivate and equip businesses to efficiently use social media and relationship marketing to win new and build existing revenue. A variety of national and regional Social marketing experts will provide a day of educational talks and hands on breakout sessions. The event is $149 and tickets are available online and at the door. Information and tickets can be found at gosocialinw.eventbrite.com.

Step UP and Go, 85210

85210 are the new numbers you need to know for better health. Today, Spokane Mayor David Condon will proclaim Fall 2012 as 'Step UP and Go for -'85210' season and encourage all citizens to increase their physical activity, make healthy food choices, and replace sugary drinks with water.

85210 is a new community campaign of Step UP and Go that gives people 5 easy things to do every day; get 8 hours of sleep, eat 5 fruits and vegetables, limit recreational screen time to no more than 2 hours, get 1 hour of physical activity, and don't drink sugary drinks...0.

Nearly two-thirds of children and adults in Washington State are overweight or obese. The associated medical costs and loss of productivity costs are staggering. Obesity is a contributing cause of diabetes, heart disease, some cancers, bone and joint problems, depression, and fatigue, and it negatively affects overall quality and longevity of life.

The good news is we can take charge of our own health. Community campaigns like 85210 are encouraging people around the country to work together for better health. Citizens can find FREE downloadable resources at www.stepupandgo.org and use activity trackers as motivation to get moving. 85210, the numbers you need to know!

Darren Teal Joins SPVV Landscape Architects

Darren Teal, RLA, has joined SPVV Landscape Architects as a landscape architect. Teal, who obtained his license in 2010, has eight years' landscape design experience. He will be responsible for creating conceptual designs, generating planting and irrigation plans, estimating, and managing the development of landscapes for governmental, commercial and educational commissions.

Initial projects for which Teal will be providing landscape design services include the redevelopment of Hart Field and modernization of Finch Elementary School for Spokane Public Schools and creation of a trailhead/parking area for the Antoine Peak Conservation Futures Area for Spokane County.

In addition to landscape architecture, Teal's expertise includes land planning, civil planning, and designing stormwater- and erosion-control plans.

He holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Idaho.

Numerica Names Three New Branch Managers

Numerica Credit Union has recently named three new branch managers, two of which were promoted from within the credit union.

Jeremy Wheeler was recently promoted to branch manager of Numerica's Coeur d'Alene Branch. Wheeler began his career at Numerica as a teller working his way through all lines of member service to his most recent position of assistant branch manager at the Coeur d'Alene Branch.

Jenifer Piper was promoted to branch manager of the Wandermere Branch. She has worked in the banking industry for over 10 years. Four of those years have been spent with Numerica, most recently as assistant branch manager of the Wandermere Branch.

Tim Schartung was recently hired as the branch manager of Numerica's Lyons Branch. He has worked in the financial industry for 20 years and held management positions with Avco Financial Services, CitiFinancial and most recently at Chase Bank as a personal banker/branch manager.

Dine for a Cause to benefit Hospice

Celebrate this Columbus Day by dining at selected local Italian restaurants to help Hospice patients. In honor of the Italian explorer, this October 8, Italian restaurants in Spokane are coming together to help hospice patients.

Dine at any of these restaurants on Monday, October 8, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Hospice of Spokane, Northeast Washington's only nonprofit Hospice.

Ferrante's at 4516 S Regal
Ferraro's at 11204 E Sprague
Luigi's at 245 W Main
Mamma Mia's at 420 W Francis
(Ferrante's is closed October 8, but is offering this deal Saturday, October 6.

For more information, visit hospiceofspokane.org.

Select Comfort moving to new location

Select Comfort, a mattress retailer selling the Select Number brand, is moving from the Spokane Valley Mall to a new building at 13920 E. Indiana Ave. The Evergreen Crossing location will give the store about 3,400 square feet of space in the building. Mooney and Pugh is the contractor on the $800,000 construction job. Carl Guenzel of Kiemle and Hagood represented both Select Comfort and the property and building owner, Hanson Industries, in the transaction.

Lynne Nelson joins Columbia Bank to work with dentists, veterinarians and physicians

Columbia Bank welcomes Vice President, Professional Banking Lynne Nelson. In her new position, Nelson will serve Columbia Bank's growing client base of dentists, veterinarians and physicians in Eastern Washington, offering targeted insight and financial solutions.

Prior to joining Columbia Bank in 2012, Lynne worked for ten years as a senior broker for Consani Seims Limited and traveled throughout Washington State as a transition specialist. She studied business administration at Central Washington University, and served as a principal speaker and consultant for Practice Management Associates, LLC.

New Executive Suites available at the 1023 West Riverside Building

The historic 1023 West Riverside Building, across from the Spokane Club, designed by Gustav Albert Pehrson, now has new executive suites for lease. The newly decorated suites range from $300 to $600 per month and offer a variety of sizes. New carpet and paint add to these attractive rooms with large windows overlooking Riverside Avenue. Convenient secure parking and carpeted on-site storage spaces is available. The building features a complimentary large lobby lounge, directory listing, in-suite production area, in-suite conference room, furniture, utilities, wireless internet, janitorial services, large event room, and are also kitchens available. For a private showing, contact Deanne Darlene Logan, Operations Coordinator, Cowles Real Estate Company, at 509-227-5803, or via email at dlogan@centennial-properties.com.

River City Chiropractic to host educational events on cancer prevention

River City Chiropractic is hosting an educational event that aims to teach you how to transform your body into a cancer-killing machine. Join Dr. Brian Wickstrom on October 11th for the 'Maximized Living Makeover - Cancer Killers', located at 615 N Sullivan Rd Ste B, Spokane Valley, from 6:15 to 8:15pm.

River City Chiropractic is offering these programs, which are powered by the Maximized Living health delivery system in order to bring real health to the community. Learn the resources and tools for total wellness. Call 509-241-3088 to learn more about these events and the Maximized Living healthcare system. Pre-registration for the event through October 1st is $25. October 2nd through day of event is $30. All prices include the guidebook 'The Cancer Killers'.

For more information and to register contact River City Chiropractic at 509-241-3088 or via email at rivercitychirospokane@gmail.com.

U.S. News & World Report gives Gonzaga University high rankings

U.S. News & World Report has released its annual college rankings, rating Gonzaga University as the 4th best Regional University in the West and the 3rd best value in the West. Gonzaga ranks No. 2 in the West for both its average freshmen retention rate and average graduation rate. Gonzaga's School of Engineering and Applied Science rose 10 spots to become the No. 17 (tie) best undergraduate engineering program nationwide (among engineering schools whose highest degree is a bachelor's or master's).

Gonzaga's 82 percent average graduation rate tops all but six regional universities nationwide, and its 92 percent average freshmen retention rate (for freshmen entering in 2007 through fall 2010 who returned the following year) tops all but four regional universities nationwide.

This marks the 14th consecutive year that Gonzaga has been ranked among the West's top four regional universities, and the 18th consecutive year (25th in the past 28 years) it has been ranked among the West's best regional universities.

The publication rates Gonzaga the No. 3 best value among West regional universities based on the 2011-2012 net cost of attendance - $26,786 - for a student who receives the average level of need-based financial aid; 59 percent of Gonzaga students received need-based grants in 2011.

Gonzaga ranks fourth among the top 89 schools in its classification for alumni giving. Seventeen percent of living undergraduate alumni with bachelor's degrees from the Northwest's oldest Jesuit, Catholic university made contributions to Gonzaga in 2009-10 and 2010-11 - an indirect measure of student satisfaction.

Gonzaga's overall ranking is based on a host of indicators of academic excellence, including: peer assessment (25 percent); graduation and retention rates (25 percent); faculty resources (20 percent); student selectivity (15 percent); financial resources (10 percent); and alumni giving (5 percent).

The Regional Universities classification includes 625 universities within four broad geographical regions - North, South, Midwest and West. Like national universities, regional universities offer a full range of undergraduate majors and master's programs; the key distinction between regional and national universities is the former offer few (if any) doctoral programs.

Print distributor consolidates

Print distributorship, Safeguard Northwest, has consolidated their 3 Spokane locations into 3,000 square feet of office space and 1,000 square feet of warehouse space at 122 E. Montgomery Avenue, near Ruby, in the former National Music Building.

Heritage Funeral Home Receives National Recognition

Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory has been honored by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) with the 2012 Pursuit of Excellence Award. Only 164 firms around the world received this prestigious recognition, placing Heritage Funeral Home among an elite group of funeral service providers. Pursuit of Excellence Award recipients raise the bar on funeral service excellence by adhering to the highest ethical and professional standards and providing unsurpassed service to families and communities. It is the 10th time Heritage has been honored with this award.

To earn an NFDA Pursuit of Excellence Award, a participating funeral home must meet or exceed business standards set forth by the program and demonstrate proficiency in key areas of funeral service, such as compliance with state and federal regulations; providing ongoing education and professional development opportunities for staff; offering outstanding programs and resources to bereaved families; maintaining an active level of involvement within the community; participating and actively serving in the funeral service profession; and promoting funeral home services through a variety of marketing, advertising and public relations programs. Participants are also required to adhere to a Pledge of Ethical Practices.

It’s 'all about the babies' at the March of Dimes 6th annual Chefs Auction

The March of Dimes Inland Northwest Chapter along with Spokane's best restaurants are proud to present the 6th annual Signature Chefs Auction combining signature food tasting with the excitement of a live and silent auction. Experience signature cuisines, sip fine wines, bid on unique auction packages prepared by each of the chefs involved. The event is October 13 at Red Lion Hotel at the Park; Cocktails, Chef Sampling, and Silent Auction 6:00-8:00pm and Cocktails, Chef Sampling, and Silent Auction and Live Auction 8:00-9:30pm.

Roger Flint, VP CH2M Hill is the Event Chair, Chef Robert Rogers, Masselow's is the Lead Chef and Jim van Loben Sels, Arbor Crest is the Winery Chair.

The purpose of the event is to raise funds for the March of Dimes Foundation. The March of Dimes is the leader in the nationwide effort to reduce the incidence of birth defects, prematurity, and infant mortality through programs of research, community services, and public and professional education.

You can purchase tickets at www.marchofdimes.com/washington at a cost of $100/ticket, $800/table. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information contact Darah Heinemann, March of Dimes, at 509-328-1920 or dheinemann@marchofdimes.com.

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