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H.A. V. Western Wear opens Famous Texas Boot store

H.A.V. Western Wear, the region's oldest locally-owned Western wear and boot store, announces the opening of their brand new H.A.V. Famous Texas Boots store in North Spokane. Featuring nothing but boots and leather accessories, H.A.V. Famous Texas Boot Store will stock quality, American-made boots by famous manufacturers like Justin Western Boots, Justin Original Workboots, Tony Lama, Nocona and Chippewa boots.

Over 2000 pairs of boots will be stocked in the new store next to Five Guys Burgers at the corner of Highway 2 and Holland Avenue near North Point Center. Vikki Hoskins, owner of the two H.A.V. stores said: "This gives H.A.V. an opportunity to service our customers from all over the Inland Northwest with quality western wear and boots that we have been known for over 64 years."

The new store is located at 9502 North Hwy 2 and Holland Avenue. The website is havwesternwear.com, and the phone number is 509-466-2000.

Pizza Oven opens on 29th in Grape Tree Village

Entrepreneur Matt Rai has opened his third Pizza Oven location, with business partner A.J. Rodriguez, at 2013 E. 29th in Grape Tree Village, just west of Applebee's. The new location is the former site of Villagio's, which moved last month to 31st and Grand.

Pizza Oven is different than most pizza restaurants; their pizzas are unique, different and delicious. One reason is their special sauce, a closely guarded secret recipe that sets the flavor apart from any regular pizza you have ever eaten. The names are as creative as the recipes; Cry in Hawaiian (which includes jalapeno peppers), Garlicus Maximus, Meatsation with five different meats, Summertime BBQ with a special barbecue sauce, Bangkok Bombshell, the Randy (with 3 types of pepperoni) and more. You can also enjoy wines as well as craft beers. And they offer FREE DELIVERY all over town.

The also serve hot wings with a special, unique sauce, garlic bread, garlic as well as cinnamon bread sticks. Pizza Oven also caters parties and other events.

Other Pizza Oven locations are 829 E. Boone, at Hamilton in the GU district (it's on the back side of the new building where David's Pizza used to be) and at the Food Court in River Park Square (pick up only). Rai also owns Taco del Mar in River Park Square as well as the EWU kiosk at the mall. The phone number for the new South Hill location is 509-413-1541. GU District is 509-489-0774 and River Park Square is 509-838-7716.


Health Sciences and Technology Panel and Connection Event

LaunchpadINW and Launch Spokane Present Health Sciences and Technology Panel and Connection Event, this Thursday, December 13th, 4-6pm, Lincoln Center, Landau Room 1316 N. Lincoln.

RSVP and enjoy an afternoon of connecting with local industry experts in the Health Sciences and Technology Communities. LaunchPad and Launch Spokane are partnering with Sterling Bank and Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI) to present this informative industry event.(Launch Spokane is a program of LaunchPad INW.)

Panelists: Bill Kalivas, managing partner, Launchpad INW, moderator; Rich Hadley, president, CEO, GSI; Lisa Shaffer, founder & CEO, Genetic Veterinary Sciences, Inc. dba Paw Print Genetics; Judd Case, EWU College of Health, Science and Engineering, and Jon Copeland of Nuvodia, a technology services organization formed in 2012 by Inland Imaging. Sponsor, Sterling Bank, will share a few words. Cost: $10 at the door, FREE to LaunchpadINW Paid Members and college students with valid ID. RSVP at www.launchpadinw.com. Note: Non-Members welcome. RSVP directly to zan@launchpadinw.com.

Hostess Brands bankruptcy has a silver lining for Spokane

The upside of the Hostess bakery situation is that the Spokane Franz Bakery has added jobs and increased production of bread and buns after bankrupted Hostess Brands closed a Sweetheart-branded bakery in Billings, which produced buns and bread only. Winter is normally a down period and some of the bakery workers are seasonally let go but with Hostess shutting down in Montana, some of those workers have been called back and added to extra shifts here in Spokane.

Figpickels Toy Emporium receives national awards

Two national awards for Figpickels Toy Emporium in Coeur d'Alene. Out of 600 specialty toy stores in the country, Toy Directory Monthly, a leading Toy Industry Publication, awarded Figpickels one of their two remaining Year of Giving Awards. In addition Figpickels has just been awarded an additional $500 worth of toys and games from the award winning Blue Orange Games Company to donate to the Sacred Heart Children's Hospital Santa Store in Spokane, thanks to the efforts of Figpickels Face Book Fans who voted for their cause.

Figpickels Toy Emporium is located in the Resort Plaza Shops at 210 Sherman in downtown Coeur d'Alene. The phone number is 208-667-2800 and the website is figpickels.com.

New Owner for Design Source

Design Source Inc., a local interior design consulting firm, is commemorating 25 years of business providing innovative design solutions for commercial and residential clientele. Business owners Susan Dellwo and Nancy Croyle remain passionate about ensuring the continuation of design excellence and announce the firm will be under new ownership in 2013. Dellwo will retire to pursue other interests and Croyle will continue to work for the firm as a Principal and Creative Director. Angie Everstine, who has been with the company for 16 years, will be the new owner and continue in her role as Principal and Project Manager.

In addition to their management change their studio team is also growing. A talented group of educated designers supported with enhanced technology resources and proven project management skills are prepared to meet the changing and challenging needs of today's clients.

With full support and confidence in their creative team, Dellwo and Croyle envision a very successful future for the firm and its clientele as the Design Source legacy continues.

Sante gains a first for Washington State

It's final! After a year of writing and revising an 88 page HACCP plan, Sante finally has been awarded with the approval for reduced oxygen packing, sous vide cooking, curing, smoking and packaging of food. Sante is proud to be the first restaurant in Washington state to be approved by the new laws and regulations of the health department, and we are proud of them too!

Speaking of curing meat, keep Sante's charcuterie and cheese plates in mind for your next gathering and they'll make preparation easy for you. Plates starting as low as $13 or up to as many people as you need with everything made in house. 24 hours notice for orders are appreciated but not required.

Sante is located at 404 West Main next to Auntie's Bookstore. The phone number is 509-315-4613 and the website is santespokane.com.

Joey Bittner and Todd Jones join 14Four

Joey Bittner has joined 14Four as a graphic designer. The agency also hired Todd Jones as a front end developer.

New employees at Magner Sanborn

Magner Sanborn has hired Charlotte Boutz as a senior account planner, Scott Ellis as a digital marketing specialist and Jimmy Gleason as a web developer.

Local United Way Campaign Makes Its Goal as Donations Increase by 5%

Spokane County United Way has announced that donations increased by 5% continuing a trend that despite challenging economic times, confirms the generosity of local donors including more than 600 businesses and organizations that run annual campaigns. The total raised this year was $4,270,920.

"This is the highest amount raised through our United Way campaign since the new millennium," said Jeff Philipps, this year's United Way campaign chair and CEO of Rosauers Supermarkets.

Philipps recognized 30 companies for their corporate leadership and employee support in collectively raising $320,000 more than last year - an 'amazing 20% increase.' The companies recognized included: ALSC Architects, Avista Corporation, City of Spokane, Clearwater Paper Corporation, Costco Wholesale Corporation, Cowles Company, East Valley School District #361, Fire District #9, Fruci and Associates, Gonzaga University, Hospice of Spokane, Itron, Jubilant Hollistier Stier, K & N, Kiemle and Haygood Company, Moloney + O'Neill, Mountain West Bank, Northwest Farm Credit Services, Numerica Credit Union, Potlatch Corportation, Rockwood Clinic PS, Rosauers Supermarkets, Spokane Industries, Spokane County Library District, Spokane County United Way, Spokane Transit Authority, Triumph Composite Systems, US Bank, Washington Trust Bank and Wendle Motors.

In introducing the campaign leadership team, Philipps announced that Greg Seibly of Sterling Bank will lead the campaign next year and Mike Wilson of Providence Health Care will lead the 2014 campaign. Other leadership volunteers recognized included: Dennis Vermillion of Avista Corporation, Kristin Goff of Wendle Motors, Jeff Severs of Northwest Mutual Financial, Pam Lund of Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, John Moloney of Moloney + O'Neill and Diane LaValley of Robert Half International.

ISAAC Foundation receives $35,000 from Allstate's Cash for your Community Campaign

The ISAAC Foundation, a local 501(c)(3) autism organization, was recently awarded the top award of $35,000 in Allstate's Cash for your Community campaign. The award was presented after a four week online voting campaign.

The ISAAC Foundation has many plans for the $35,000 donation from Allstate, the first of which is an ISAAC Therapy Christmas Gift campaign in which it will award (8) i-Pad minis and (7) full body compression orthotic suits to area children in need of these costly therapy tools. Area pediatric speech and occupational therapists are being asked to nominate families in need. Nomination forms may be downloaded from its website at www.theisaacfoundation.org. The deadline to submit nominations is Monday, December 17th at 5pm.

The ISAAC Foundation is based out of Spokane and provides therapy grants to children and educational workshops for families living in Spokane, Stevens, Lincoln, Whitman and Kootenai Counties. The ISAAC Foundation was founded in memory of Isaac Dennis Lytle, son of Reed and Holly Lytle who passed away in 2007 from an undiagnosed genetic heart defect, not related to autism.

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"We are made to persist. That's how we find out who we are." Author Tobias Wolff

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