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Send a Meals on Wheels Cinn-a-gram to your Valentine and help feed local seniors in need. Each $25 Cinn-a-gram includes: two heavenly Cinnabons, a coffee mug, ready to brew gourmet coffee, Coeur d'Alene Chocolates, a handmade napkin, a special message from you, and a few other goodies. Cinn-a-grams will be hand delivered by local volunteers on February 14th. Visit mowspokane.org for more information. The deadline is TODAY so order right now!


Providence Anesthesia Services is formed

Providence Medical Group has acquired the two anesthesia groups at Providence Sacred Heart and Providence Holy Family, and consolidated services. The newly integrated Providence Anesthesia Services is made up of 39 anesthesiologists and 94 CRNAs. Alan Rietze, MD, has been appointed medical director and Phil Ogden, MD, is serving as associate medical director.

Epiphany Floral celebrates second anniversary in business




Epiphany Floral, at First and Stevens, is celebrating more than Valentine's Day this year; it is also their second anniversary. The florist shop is owned by Kara Ereaux, who formerly rand the Davenport Flower Shop and was responsible for the stunning floral displays in the Davenport Hotel lobby over the years.

Kara's unique shop is a French-vintage inspired floral boutique with a flair of open air European floral markets. Epiphany offers complete floral services, from open floral buckets and simple bouquets to elaborate wedding flowers, and of course Valentine's Day flowers from $25 to $100 and up. (Just how much do you love her?) Their classically trained master designers will work with you to create one-of-a-kind flower or plant arrangements that can easily be paired with any of their unique gifts.

If you need something quickly, you can pick up one of their chic hand-tied bouquets. They offer complimentary curbside pickup at their First and Stevens location as well as flower delivery throughout the Spokane area. The website is epiphanyfloral.com. The phone number is 509-624-4075.


Colene Warrick-Rubertt appointed Executive Director at Morningstar

The Morning Star Foundation Board of Directors announces the appointment of Colene Warrick-Rubertt as its Executive Director. She has been Executive Director of Camp Fire Inland Northwest for the past 4 years. Previous to Camp Fire, she served as Development Director at Morning Star Boys Ranch. She holds a BA from EWU, as well as a Certificate in Fundraising from the Center on Philanthropy.

Bill Tierney moves to Summit Funding

Bill Tierney, formerly with Heritage Home Loans, is now at Summit Funding. The cell number is still the same 509-230-5152, the new office number is 509-892-0798, and Bill's new email address is btierney@summitfunding.net.

Tyler Tullis joins Red Lion Hotels

Tyler Tullis has been hired by Red Lion Hotels Corporation as Marketing and Social Media Manager, after nearly three years working for integrated public relations and marketing firm Desautel Hege Communications. As an Account Executive for DHC, Tyler worked on campaigns for healthcare, energy, education, manufacturing and tribal clients, focusing on message development, project management, media relations, research and social media components.

Before graduating from Gonzaga University in May 2010 with a degree in public relations and advertising, Tyler served as the Communications Intern at the YMCA of the Inland Northwest and technical writer at Zirkle Fruit Company in Selah, WA. When not writing marketing messages Tyler is writing fiction. He's the published author of four novels (www.tylertullisfiction.com).

Tyler will be responsible for project and job management as it relates to print needs for the corporate office and the hotels. He will also work to move social media marketing to the next level.


Andrew Lindsay promoted to media buyer at Red Lion Hotels

Andrew Lindsay has been promoted from Marketing Coordinator to Media Buyer at Red Lion Hotels Corporation. His email is andrew.lindsay@redlion.com.

West Plains Chamber announces new 2013 officers and board members

West Plains Chamber of Conference President Latisha Hill recently announced election results for Officer and Board positions for calendar year 2013.

Chamber officers for 2013 are: President-Elect, Denise Vickerman, Airport Ramada,; Treasurer, John Francisco, Inland Power and Light; Secretary, Patrick Rushing, Mayor, Airway Heights; Immediate Past President, Tyrone Barbery, Edward Jones.

Newly elected board members include Matt Boyd, Burke Construction; Jared Nichols, OZ Fitness; Dr. Erin Ribic, GNC Airway Heights; Mary Verner, Spokane Tribal Enterprises; and Honorary Board Member Jeff Johnson, representing Fairchild Air Force Base.

The wait is over. Girl Scout Cookies are on sale!

Girl Scout Cookies are on sale throughout eastern Washington and northern Idaho. The annual Girl Scout Cookie tradition is a $790-million business, the largest girl-led business in the world!

The cookie boxes have a new design this year but the cookies inside are still the Girl Scout Cookies customers know and love. The cookies available this year are the six most popular cookies: Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils, Do-si-dos, Tagalongs and Savannah Smiles. Each box of cookies is still only $4 per box in Washington State and $4.25 per box in Idaho (includes Idaho state sales tax).

If you need cookies (and who doesn't?) and want help connecting to a Girl Scout selling cookies contact the council office at 800-827-9478 and they will connect you with a Girl Scout in your community or neighborhood.

Follow and 'like' GSEWNI on Facebook at www.facebook.com/girlscouting, Twitter and YouTube. For more information about the council and the many ways to be involved with GSEWNI, visit www.gsewni.org.

Nectar Tasting Room Collaborates with Woman's Resource Partnership for Events

Nectar Tasting Room at Main and Stevens in downtown Spokane, has announced a collaboration with Diana Carpenter and Women's Resource Partnership for their event management. Having hosted over 80 events in 2012, Nectar Tasting Room is poised for continued growth in 2013. With 3000 square feet of event space in multiple configurations in Downtown Spokane, Nectar is becoming a hub for wedding receptions, small weddings, rehearsal dinners, non-profit events, and corporate meetings and client appreciation events. For more information about hosting an event at Nectar Tasting Room visit nectartastingroom.com/event-rental or email Diana at events@nectartastingroom.com.

Vintage Sports Car Race proceeds to support Parkinson's Conference




The 3rd Annual Porsche of Spokane Historic Races presented by Spokane Festival of Speed and Kalispel Tribe Northern Quest Resort & Casino will be June 1-2, 2013 at Spokane County Raceway, Airway Heights, Washington. Proceeds from the race will go to support the 2013 Inland Northwest HOPE for Parkinson's Conference.

Sanctioned by The Society of Vintage Racing Enthusiasts (SOVREN) each year, the Spokane Festival of Speed Historic Race brings over 400 race car drivers, their crews, turn workers, and race officials to Spokane. Thousands of fans are thrilled as vintage Ferrari, Porsche, Alfa Romeo, Lotus, Corvettes, Cobras, Camaros, Mustangs and more blast down the long straights and through the hairpin corners of the 2.25 mile road course.

Spectators will meet guest celebrity Tony Adamowicz, a veteran of the Lemans 24 Hour Race, the Canadian American Challenge Cup, the Trans American Sedan Championship, and the Indianapolis 500 mile race event in the 1970's and 80's.

Drivers will be racing their vintage cars for the benefit of charity with all spectator proceeds and donations helping underwrite Northwest Parkinson's Foundation's 2nd Annual Inland Northwest HOPE for Parkinson's Conference (IN HOPE) on Saturday, August 24th, 2013 at the Northern Quest Resort & Casino in Airway Heights, Washington.

The yearly IN HOPE conference draws hundreds of attendees from Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Montana. Nationally-known specialists highlight advances in research, care and treatment of Parkinson's disease, and introduce health and wellness practices to enhance clinical care outcomes for patients. IN HOPE also inspires through personal examples and testimony, and provides opportunities to learn about essential products and services available to help manage the challenge of living with Parkinson's disease.

For more information about the 2013 Porsche of Spokane Historic Races, how to sponsor and/or volunteer, and our charity, Northwest Parkinson's Foundation, visit www.SpokaneFestivalofSpeed.com, or www.NWPF.org or call 1-877-980-7500. You can also find the foundation on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SpokaneFestivalOfSpeed and on Twitter at @SpoFestofSpeed #SpoFoS, #VintageSpoRacingVolunteer.

Joe Preston promoted at Hanna. Danie Castilla hired as production artist




Joe Preston has been promoted to Associate Creative Director (formerly Art Director) at Hanna & Associates. His new duties include assisting in managing the firm's conceptual and graphic design, as well as its web and broadcast production. Joe has 13 years of art direction experience, having worked at a number of Northwest firms prior to joining Hanna in 2010. He studied graphic design at Spokane Falls Community College and at The Art Institute of Seattle.

Also, Hanna has hired a new production artist, Danie Castilla. Danie graduated from California Baptist University (CBU), where she earned a B.A. in Graphic Design and Digital Media. During her time as a student at CBU, she also held a number of positions with the university, including Graphic Design Video Director and Marketing Coordinator.

Hanna & Associates was founded in 1977 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and is now one of the Inland Northwest's largest full-service marketing communications firms. The company specializes in brand development and management, traditional and digital advertising and promotion, product packaging, interactive Web design, and media planning and purchasing for local, regional and national accounts. Hanna & Associates is a member of the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A's).

Women's Council of Realtors installs new board

The Spokane Eastern-Washington chapter of Women's Council of Realtors installed a new board on January 17. The incoming officers are Jodie Carpine, Prudential Real Estate, president; Mary Butler, Exit of Spokane, president elect; Elizabeth Cunningham, Century 21 Beutler, secretary; and Jessie Chastain, Spokane Teacher's Credit Union (STCU), treasurer.

$1 Million Donation Made to Support Camp Grizzly by Ed & Beatriz Schweitzer

The Inland Northwest Council of the Boy Scouts of America announced a $1 million donation by Ed & Beatriz Schweitzer for capital improvements at Camp Grizzly located on the Palouse River, 6 miles east of Harvard, Idaho. The announcement was made at Scouting's annual Leadership Breakfast on Thursday, February 7th at the SEL Event Center.

The council is launching the Camp Grizzly Capital Campaign to make significant improvements to benefit future generations of boys living on the Palouse. Improvements that will be funded by the Schweitzer's gift include a new shower/restroom facility, new environmental education center, new Leadership & Training Lodge, dining hall improvements, and a new maintenance and storage building.

Inland Northwest Council Scout Executive & CEO Tim McCandless stated, "The Schweitzer's gift will bring the character and life skills development programs of Scouting to thousands of boys in our region by providing adventure and exploration in the outdoors. Camp Grizzly is our awesome outdoor laboratory where we teach boys self-reliance, problem-solving, leadership, and environmental stewardship...all while having fun and adventure."

This summer, Camp Grizzly celebrates its 75th year of Scouting. The camp is completely booked with 6 full sessions of Scouts coming. 971 Scouts are registered to attend Camp Grizzly in 2013 which will make this year the camp's biggest summer season in history. Camp Grizzly started in 1938 with a donation of land by the Potlatch Corporation.

Kia building to be transformed into a church

Cornerstone Pentecostal Church has purchased the former Kia of Spokane showroom and dealership, at 21326 E. Mission and is converting the building into its new church. The purchase price was $1.9 million. Cornerstone Pentecostal is leaving its current church building at 12817 E. Broadway when the showroom is transformed into a vestibule and the service shop is converted to a 9,000-square-foot sanctuary.

The church's former site at 12817 E. Broadway is for sale and is listed for $750,000.

KPBX Recordings & Video Sale this weekend

This Saturday, Feb 16 and Sunday, Feb 17, KPBX Public Radio is having their Recordings & Video Sale at the Lincoln Center, 1316 N Lincoln Street in Spokane. LPs, CDs, DVDs, VHS, cassettes, and 45s & 78s records will be available. Most items will be under $5.

No admission, free parking and refreshments. There will also be live music from 1-3pm. Hours are Saturday from 9am to 5pm and Sunday, 11am to 5pm. For more information, visit www.kpbx.org.

The 2013 Spokane Golf Show is February 16 and 17




The 15th Annual Spokane Golf & Travel Show is at the Spokane Convention Center this Saturday & Sunday, February 16 and 17. Every adult paid admission will receive a two free rounds of golf, one free round of golf from Spokane's Fairways Golf Course and another round from a variety of courses including; Priest Lake, Columbia Point, Bryden Canyon, Redstone, Cascade, Chewelah, The Links, Harrington and Colfax.

Show hours are Saturday 9 to 5 pm and Sunday 10 to 4pm. Admission is $12, children twelve and under are free. Tickets are available at all TicketsWest Outlets or the golf show web site, www.SpokaneGolfShow.com.

Linoleum Shop changes name to Caruso's Floors

In 1933, Phil and Sam Caruso opened Spokane's first specialty flooring shop, the Linoleum Shop on North Monroe. Eighty years later, the Caruso family's flooring store continues to thrive in Spokane, providing full lines of flooring products with knowledgeable and friendly sales staff. Now owned and operated by Phil's son Bill and grandson Mark, the Caruso's have continued to expand the business and are now changing the name of the company to Caruso's Floors. As Mark put it, "We are grateful for the history and longevity of this business. However, with all the products available today, we feel the word linoleum doesn't reflect the scope of products we sell." Bill added "We've survived and thrived in the Spokane economy because we have learned to make the right changes at the right time, and now is the time for Caruso’s Floors."

Inland Northwest Community Foundation moves

Inland Northwest Community Foundation is relocating to the Paulsen Center, 421 W. Riverside Avenue. For the past five years the foundation has been inside the former Bank of Whitman building at 618 W. Riverside. The move to the Paulsen building sixth floor provides more meeting and office space and other amenities for the foundation which serves Eastern Washington and North Idaho, managing charitable funds and trusts arranged by groups and donors and awarding grants and scholarships.

The Business Thought of the Week

"Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy." Norman Vincent Peale





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