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Mortimore Productions, making your business look good and sound good

Left to right, Dan Mortimore, Angela Mortimore Downey, Ray Gross

Mortimore Productions has been producing film, video and audio projects, since 1987. Dan Mortimore, owner, started operation of his recording studio and video production facilities, after 12 years in commercial broadcasting, and 2 years with Spokane advertising agency, Clark-White & Associates.

The company produces media content for advertising agencies and corporations, ranging from broadcast TV/Radio, industry tradeshow events, training, fundraiser, and web videos. Angela Downey, Dan's daughter, has worked for the company for over 17 years, and is the executive producer and marketing director, and also an experienced voice talent. Ray Gross, the company's video editor, has been with Mortimore Productions for over 4 years, is a skilled director of photography, and experienced audio engineer as well. As a team, they work hand in hand to execute video and audio projects for many Northwest clients.

Recently, the company moved its studios from its 18-year location on Maple & Garland, to its new location on the 2nd floor of The Service Station building located on north Nevada. "Location doesn't seem to be a factor with most clients these days, because phones and email make us so connected," says Dan Mortimore. "After we shoot a project on location, our clients can choose to edit with us at the studio or we can simply edit on our own, email files, discuss changes and proceed without our client ever having to leave their office." That's how business is done in most cases, and the company continues to thrive as they grow with the ever-changing world of media.

Mortimore and staff recently finished a TV commercial for Montana based, Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply. The commercial will play at rodeo events in Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, and Montana throughout the spring and summer. Footage was shot in Montana and at Hooper Crossing Ranch, located in Hooper, WA. Murdoch's has produced radio and TV for their 23 stores covering MT, WY, NE, and CO markets, with Mortimore since 2005. You can learn more at www.mortimore.com or by calling 509-327-8384.

'The Past, Present and Future of Advertising'

Spokane Ad Federation presents 'The Past, Present and Future of Advertising,' a discussion by five Ad Pro of the year winners. It's at noon tomorrow, April 30 at Global Credit Union, 1520 West 3rd Avenue. The panel, moderated by Ed Clark, features Don Hamilton, Hamilton Studio; Darin Klundt, Klundt Hosmer; Coleen Quisenberry, Quisenberry Marketing & Design, and Shawn Davis, Zipline Interactive. Get more information and register at aafspokane.com.

Zag'z Liquor and Wine opens in new location

Zag'z Liquor and Wine at Division at Mission is moving 5 blocks south this weekend to 1101 North Division at Boone. The store, which is managed by Andrew, Swanee Swanson, the former owner of the Metro Cafe, features a wide selection of spirits, wines and beers as well as mixers, snacks, candy and tobacco products. The new location will have a 17-door cooler for beer, wine and spirits. Zag'z is open Sunday through Thursday 9 am to 10pm and 9 am to midnight on Fridays ad Saturdays.

Garco and ALSC Architects win Convention Center expansion job

Garco Construction Co., of Spokane, was chosen by the Spokane Public Facilities Board as the general contractor to build a $41 million expansion of the Spokane Convention Center. Architectural work will be done by ALSC Architects of Spokane, which brought in a convention center design expert, LMN Architects of Seattle, as part of its team.

Garco and ALSC won the bid, beating three other teams which participated in the design-build competition, presenting concepts for the 90,000-square-foot expansion. ALSC's Jeff Warner said that the construction concepts presented to the PFD during the competition amounted to 30 percent of the design work needed on the project. The designs were based on criteria developed in a pre-planning process by the PFD, convention center experts and local interests in the convention center business.

The project also includes improvements and changes to the Spokane River shoreline next to the convention center. The total price of the expansion and shoreline improvements is $50 million. Expanded seating is also planed for the Spokane Arena.

NAC Architecture hires Jeff Hyslop

NAC Architecture has hired Jeff Hyslop as an intern architect. Hyslop was with the firm for three years before attending graduate school at the University of Washington.

Bozzi Events Women's Luncheon features Ali Vincent

Alison 'Ali' Vincent won hearts across the United States as the first female winner of television's The Biggest Loser. Now the author of a book, Believe It, Be It: How being the Biggest Loser won me back my life, and host of her own television show, Live Big with Ali Vincent on the Live Well Network, she'll be the guest speaker during Spokane CDA Woman magazine's Women’s Luncheon on Wednesday, May 8th at Chateau Rive in the Flour Mill, from 11:30-1:00.

Ali's personal mantra is 'Believe it. Be it.' She is full of energy and always ready to spread her message of positivity, lifelong health and fitness. Vendors from the local community will be present, and there will be a delicious, healthy lunch. Tickets are $25 and are available at ticketwest.com. For more information and to register contact event director, Felicity Houston, at 509-768-7392 or email felicity@bozzimedia.com.

West Plains Chamber of Commerce 2013 Best of the West Awards

The following people and businesses have been named Best in the West 2013 by the West Plains Chamber of Commerce:

Matt Boyd of Burke Construction Group
Spokane Teachers Credit Union
Spokane International Airport
Brook Anderson of Blackhawk Veterinary Hospital
Owl Pharmacies
Rokko's Teriyaki and Barbecue
Sunshine Disposal and Recycling
Cleone's Closet
Brian K. Anderson of the Spokane FD 3
Eastern Washington University
Steve Emtman of Defender Developments
Mayor Tom Trulove
Cheney Rodeo
Steve Taylor of Taylor Computing

Educators of the Year:
Jeff Butler of the Cheney School District
Darrel John of the Medical Lake School District
Nadean Meyer of Eastern Washington University

Military Persons of the Year:
Capt. Shannon Yellin, 141st Air National Guard
Master Sgt. Michael H. Alford, Air Education and Training Command
Tech. Sgt. Bradley Barkhauer, 92nd Air Mobility Command
Senior Airman Jennifer Soulier, 336th Survival School-ir Mobility Command/Air National Guard.

Fountain Cafe in Riverfront Park opens tomorrow

The Fountain Cafe in Riverfront Park opens tomorrow featuring gourmet flat bread, grilled cheese sandwiches, burgers and shrimp tacos along with local beer, Washington state wine and self-serve ice cream.

The cafe will be open 7 days a week, 11am to 8pm daily. The phone number is 509-625-6656. You can get more information on Facebook: Fountain Cafe

MAC receives David Douglas Award of Exhibit Excellence

The Washington Museum Association (WMA) is recognizing the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture (MAC) with an Award of Excellence for the David Douglas: A Naturalist at Work exhibit. The MAC will be honored during a special presentation at the 2013 Annual WMA Conference, Museums at the Center of Community: Representative, Reflective and Relevant in Ellensburg, Washington June 12th-14th, 2013.

The WMA recognizes outstanding achievement in the field of museum work by presenting Awards of Excellence annually at its conference. The award year runs from January through December 2012. To be eligible, the nominee must have exhibited the ability to set standards of leadership through outstanding service, established precedent, fulfilled mission and purpose, showed marked improvement, and provided an extended level of service to the community served.

The exhibit Project Director was Marsha Rooney, Senior Curator of History at the MAC along with Jack and Claire Nisbet, Guest Curators. All involved with the development of this exhibit followed clear goals for audience awareness, compelling graphics, interactive areas, engaging labels, and conservation specifications.

The award winning exhibition is at the MAC through August 25. It then will be packed up to travel to Tacoma to be on display at Washington State History Museum from September 21, 2013 to February 23, 2014.

Momentum builds in support of export terminals

Spokane business, trade and policy groups are voicing their strong support for several proposed coal export terminals, while expressing concern over potential federal control on U.S. exports. Greater Spokane Inc., The International Trade Alliance, and the Washington Policy Center have urged the White House Council on Environmental Quality to refrain from any action that would put U.S. exporters at a competitive disadvantage to global counterparts when evaluating export proposals and facilities. The comments come in response to a recent request by Governors Inslee and Kitzhaber that federal agencies evaluate exported products based on greenhouse gas emissions.

The Business Thought of the Week

"Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting." Napoleon Hill

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