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Jennifer Ferraro receives women in business leadership award

Congratulations to Jennifer Ferrero, president of Switch Up Web & Marketing, and writer and communications consultant for Vanilla Bean Consulting. She has received the 'Established Woman in Business Leadership Award' from Bozzi Media and Spokane Coeur d'Alene Woman magazine. She was the most nominated person for this award.

Kathleen Langenheim new Director of Development for the Spokane Symphony

The Spokane Symphony has appointed Kathleen Langenheim as the new Director of Development. Langenheim's previous positions have included the capital campaign director for Spokane Public Radio, and campaign manager during the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox capital campaign. She has over 30 years of fundraising experience and is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE). She holds a Bachelor's degree in speech and hearing sciences from the University of Washington.

'Motherhood, Marriage, & Media, the Balancing Act'

Join Robyn Nance (KXLY), Leslie Lowe (KHQ), and Haley Guenthner (KREM),at 7 pm this Wednesday, March 13, as they discuss the balancing act of being mothers and wives, while working the odd hours that being in the media requires.

The event is at The Calm, 1303 S. Grand Blvd. Proceeds benefit Lilac Services for the Blind. For more information contact Mathew Plank, Director of Marketing & Development, Lilac Services for the Blind at 509-328-9116 or mathewp@lilacblind.org. Tickets can be purchased at www.the-calm.com

Ever think about joining the Peace Corps?

On Wednesday, March 20th, a panel of RPCVs (Returned Peace Corps Volunteers) who either were involved in education in some form while in Peace Corps or who are currently educators will present 'Make a Difference Abroad at Any Age'.

The 1 hour event will start at 7 pm and be in the office of Express Employment Professionals located at 331 W. Main Ave, Spokane. If you or anyone you know (at any age) may be interested in the Peace Corps tell them about this event. For more information contact Marya Nowakowski, Peace Corps Regional Representative Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho, 509-230-2941or email mnowakowski@peacecorps.gov.

A starry starry night for the Spokane advertising business

Come enjoy a night of fun and entertainment you won't forget, this Friday, March 15 at the 2013 ADDY Awards at the Garland Theater, 924 W Garland Avenue (at Monroe).

Doors Open at 6 pm and the show starts at 7. Celebrate the best of local advertising and graphic design as this year's winners are announced. After the awards are handed out, the party continues at Nyne Bar & Bistro, 232 West Sprague.

Tickets are available for purchase online at aafspokane.com, or at the door.

Roundbox Creative in the Spokane Valley has a new face

Roundbox Creative hired Gilbert Sandoval Jr. as an Account Coordinator. He is a recent Whitworth graduate and holds a bachelor's degree in marketing with a minor in athletic coaching. Roundbox Creative is a full-service web based design and marketing company located in the Spokane Valley. Roundbox Creative specializes in web development, website maintenance, and has a strong emphasis on search engine optimization services.

Business Hall of Fame at the Davenport Hotel May 9

Junior Achievement's Business Hall of Fame will honor Tim Welsh of Garco Construction and Bill & Judi Williams of Telect Inc. The Reception and Silent auction begin at 5:15pm, dinner and ceremony follows at 6:30 pm, all in the Grand Pennington Ballroom of the Davenport Hotel.

Seating is limited. For more information and reservations, call Junior Achievement at 509-624-7114 or email janetb@jaspokane.org. Tickets are $150 each or $1200 for tables of 8.

Hospice of Spokane's Taste of Life March 29

Please join Hospice of Spokane for their 8th Annual Taste of Life, which supports Hospice care in the Spokane community. The event will take place Friday, March 29 from 5:30 to 8:30pm at the Spokane Club.

Taste of Life will feature locally-produced beers, wines and spirits and gourmet food prepared by Chef Urs Moser and the culinary team of the Spokane Club.

Tickets are $75 and fully tax-deductible. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Jackson at 509-532-6731 or visit www.hospiceofspokane.org.

The Bar Method Founder coming to Spokane

Burr Leonard the founder, president and CEO of The Bar Method will be in Spokane on March 23rd & March 24th at The Bar Method Spokane, 2023 East 29th Avenue.

Burr will be teaching the following classes:
- Saturday, March 23rd at 11am (open to all current and active clients)
- Special Class: Sunday, March 24th at 10:30am (only for current and active Bar Beauty clients)
Also on Sunday March 24th from 11:30am to 12:30pm The Bar Method Spokane will have a mimosa social with Burr Leonard.

The Bar Method workout creates a uniquely lean, firm, sculpted body by combining the muscle-shaping principles of isometrics, the body-elongating practice of dance conditioning, the science of physical therapy and the intense pace of interval training into a powerful exercise format that quickly and safely reshapes and elongates muscles.

Also from the Bar Method - Free Community Classes for anyone to try. These classes will be a Level 1. Dates are: Mondays, March 11th and March 18 at 11am and Sunday, April 7 at 4pm.

For more information, visit spokane.barmethod.com or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheBarMethodSpokane. The phone number is 509-534-3000.

Dan Sasse joins Imprezzio

Imprezzio Inc. has hired Dan Sasse as Network Operations Center Manager. He has 10+ years of experience in the tech industry including help desk tech support, security, and IT management and most recently served as the IT Manager for Integrus Architecture.

Spokane-based FairBridge Hotels Expands East Coast Presence with Two NY Properties

FairBridge Hotels International, the hospitality firm headquartered at downtown Spokane, has announced the New York opening of its two easternmost hotel properties. The 54-room FairBridge Inn and Suites in Highland Falls, New York, is just a half-mile from the west bank of the Hudson River and offers all the standard amenities expected at a FairBridge, including free hot breakfast and wi-fi. Just eighteen miles to the northwest near Stewart International Airport, the Hudson Valley Hotel and Conference Center by FairBridge is a 122-room property with meeting and conference space for up to 200.

Both properties have completed the transition to FairBridge's proprietary cloud-based property management system, FairCloud, and reservations can be booked online or by phone.

The expansion of the New England market is a key component of the FairBridge Intelligent Expansion plan. "It's been eight months since we opened our first northeastern property, the FairBridge Inn & Suites in Wayne, New Jersey," said Frederick Schoener, Director of Brand Operations, "and we're very pleased to be expanding our footprint there."

FairBridge Hotels brand offers a customized model and flex-concept approach as an alternative to the traditional franchise method by allowing operators to join a membership organization that offers the affiliate members a unique, vibrant, and dynamic brand identity with complete back-end operational support without having to assume any of the complex burdens of hotel franchise relationships. FairBridge offers a membership-based affiliation, a flat-rate fee system "that operators prefer over the traditional outdated and expensive franchise model," says Fredrick Schoener, Director of Brand Operations. The complete suite of offerings from FairBridge spans across all major hospitality industry segments. For more information about FairBridge Hotels International, see www.fairbridgeinns.com/membership/.

Chapman Promoted to Branch Manager of Numerica's Kennewick Branch

Sylvia Chapman was recently promoted to branch manager for Numerica Credit Union's Kennewick Branch. Chapman has 15 years of experience in the financial industry and the last seven months have been spent with Numerica. Previously, she was with Horizon Credit Union in Colville.

Chapman is working towards an associate arts degree in business communication at Spokane Falls Community College. She also earned her Leadership Certificate from the Credit Union National Association.

Numerica Credit Union currently has over 90,000 members throughout Central and Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho and over $1 billion in assets. It offers a full line of financial products and services, including mortgages and business products. Membership is open to anyone who lives or works in the state of Washington or the Idaho Panhandle.

KPBX Health Forum March 19

KPBX FM, Spokane Public Radio will present, 'Obama Care, Fact & Fiction' at their next Health Forum on Tuesday, March 19 from 6:30 to 8:30pm.

The event will be at Spokane City Hall Council Chambers and moderated by Doug Nadvornick. There will be a panel of federal, state and local experts on the subject. Question and answer period will follow.

This forum is presented in partnership with City Cable Channel 5. For more information, visit kpbx.org.

The Power of our Regional Food Economy: 2013 Conference, April 19

Spokane's only conference covering every facet of opportunity that lies within a regional food economy will be held Friday, April 19 in Spokane's University District, Phase One Building, 668 N. Riverpoint Blvd. The conference focuses on Our Food, Our Economy, Our Health.

Keynote speaker is economist Ken Meter, one of the country's foremost food system analysts in integrating market analysis, business development, systems thinking and social concerns.

In Spokane County, food and farming play a key role in our local economy. There are over 2,502 farms and ranches in the County and together with the food processing industry contributes over $886 million dollars to the economy and employs over 3,945 people. Large-tract agricultural areas are mostly grain, legume and grass seed production. Small-tract agriculture areas are mostly grain, fruit, berry, vegetable, dairies, Christmas trees and forage crop production.

At the conference, you can view exhibits and network with others. The conference lunch will feature regional foods as well as delicious local offerings in a mini-farmers' market setting. Cost $35 registration includes lunch and parking.

For more information and to register for the event, visit www.realfoodspokane.org.

The Business Thought of the Week

"If it doesn't feel right, don't do it. That's the lesson. That lesson alone, will save you a lot of grief. Even doubt means don't." Oprah Winfrey

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