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N.W. Beauty Supply & Salon, 'a beauty products candy store!'

Greg Cazzanigi, owner

Locally owned, N.W. Beauty Supply & Salons are a virtual candy store of the latest and greatest beauty products and accessories. The innovative driving force of the salons is the extensive 'retail' component designed to fulfill every client's need.

The idea of combining the convenience of a beauty supply outlet with a full-service hair salon belongs to owner Greg Cazzanigi who opened his first location at NorthTown Mall in 1991. At that time, the mall was expanding and Greg seized the opportunity to bring to life a typical 4-chair salon with a 'one-stop' shopping smorgasbord of all the latest beauty trends. That was the recipe that has lasted for nearly 22 years. From nail polish to eyelashes -to the widest selection of salon-brand hair care products, N.W. Beauty has it all.

Greg opened a second store in NorthTown Mall using the same formula -but named the store Beauty Works. He literally competed with himself and the success was astounding. When Fred Meyer opened up 20 years ago at Sprague & Sullivan, Greg opened a third location in the Spokane Valley.

With the success of the three Spokane locations, Greg branched out to Kennewick, Washington with a location in the Columbia Center Mall Over the years, Greg has expanded to Seattle, opening stores at Southcenter Mall, Alderwood Mall and Bellevue Square.

2012 and 2013 have been very busy years for Greg. In a short time-frame, he relocated his Shadle Center store to 5 Mile Shopping Center. He also moved his South Hill location into Lincoln Heights Shopping Center -just across from the new Trader Joe's. Ample parking and a newly designed layout with multitudes of choices, makes it convenient to get just what you need when you need it.

Greg also recently completed remodels of his stores at Palouse Mall in Moscow, ID and NorthTown Mall taking special notice of the needs of his tech-savvy clients by adding PC and cell phone outlets to each salon station. Serving customer's expectations drives Greg's business decisions.

Lastly, a N.W. Beauty at the Wandermere Fred Meyer in north Spokane brings the total of locations to 12. With 110 employees, N.W. Beauty is a driving force in the beauty business in Spokane and throughout the Northwest -hence the name. For more information go to nwbeauty.com.

Business Hall of Fame at the Davenport Hotel Thursday, May 9

Junior Achievement's Business Hall of Fame will honor Tim Welsh of Garco Construction and Bill & Judi Williams of Telect Inc. this Thursday, May 9. 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.

Numerica Credit Union launches new branding

Look for some new branding for Numerica Credit Union. Numerica just launched a new brand, bringing a fresh look and feel to the market as well as announcing their commitment to member well-being. It includes a new logo, new slogan Life moves. Live well, and a new kick-off campaign called 'Win-Win', a sweepstakes campaign that awards the winner $10 thousand for themselves and another $10 thousand for the charity of their choice. You can see it at numericacu.com.

New tenants at Spokane Business and Industrial Park

Spokane Business and Industrial Park welcomes two new tenants. ABSCO Alarms, Inc. has leased approximately 1,555 square feet of space in Building S-6. Their primary business is supplier of life-safety and security solutions.

Coast Aluminum & Architectural, Inc. has leased approximately 24,000 square feet of space in Building 25 Their primary business is warehousing and sales of metals and related products.

Free Fireworks in Riverfront Park May 14 for Red Lion Brand Conference Kickoff

A five-minute fireworks display in downtown Spokane will kick off the Red Lion Hotels Magic of Service Brand Conference. The public is invited to view the fireworks from Riverfront Park on Tuesday, May 14, at about 9pm.

"Red Lion Hotels is proud to bring business and energy to our hometown of Spokane, and we're putting some of that energy into the sky to prove it," said Harry G. Sladich, Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Distribution for Red Lion Hotels Corporation. "We will have more than 125 franchise owners and general managers from our hotels across the country attending our conference. We are excited to show them the beauty of fireworks over the Spokane River and then to share that experience with the city that supports us so wholeheartedly."

The Red Lion Hotels Magic of Service Brand Conference will be held at Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 303 W North River Dr., on May 14-16, 2013.

Red Lion Hotels Corporation is a hospitality company primarily engaged in the franchising, ownership and operation of hotels located in nine states and one Canadian province. As of April 4, 2013, the company has 51 hotels system wide. The Red Lion Hotels and Red Lion Inn & Suites network is comprised of 50 hotels with 8,926 rooms and 470,387 square feet of meeting space. The Leo Hotel Collection is comprised of one hotel with 2,956 rooms and 220,000 square feet of meeting space. The Company also owns and operates an entertainment and event ticket distribution business. For more information, visit the Company's website at www.redlion.com. Social Media Facebook.com/RedLionHotels, Twitter.com/RedLionHotels, YouTube.com/RedLionHotels.

Make your next business event a huge success

A well planned and executed corporate event is not just a party. When done right, an event can help you achieve sales and marketing goals, increase customer and employee retention and help define a brand.

Jennifer Evans, Principal of Encore Events & Presentations, is offering her expertise in an event marketing class, Wednesday, May 15th from 11:30am-1:00pm at the Nectar Tasting Room. She will show you her success formula for corporate events. She will cover topics like:

Know where you're going!: Why you must have event objectives
What does a successful event look like?
Events on a budget
Are events worth it? Show me the ROI!

You'll receive 60 minutes of instruction, a chance to network/collaborate with peers, refreshments and a Q&A session. Tickets are just $37 and can be purchased at www.EncoreEventMarketing.eventbrite.com.

Kona Ice brings tropical shave ice to Spokane

Local resident Brooke Rasmussen is cruising for a cause in Spokane this spring. It's the same cause that led her to launch Kona Ice, a decked-out, mobile shaved ice truck, a few months back.

Brooke loves giving back to her community -- and virtually every stop she makes with her truck includes giving back a sizable portion of revenue to the organizations where she stops. Often times its Spokane school fairs, baseball leagues, church events, corporate outings, weddings and more.

What makes the experience so unique for all involved is the Kona Ice truck itself -- an extremely entertaining and engaging, not to mention tasty, shaved ice snack. The vibrant truck brings the look, sounds and feel of the tropics wherever it goes. It has a Tiki top, plays the soothing sounds of Calypso music, and has a completely self-serve, interactive flavoring experience in which customers flood their overflowing cup of freshly-shaved, fluffy snow with heaping amounts of one or more of the 10 tastes available (there are an additional 20 flavors inside the truck).

'The LGBT Consumer: Capturing the Rainbow Dollar'

INBA (Inland Northwest Business Association, presents 'The LGBT Consumer: Capturing the Rainbow Dollar', this Wednesday, May 8, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at The Lincoln Center 1316 N Lincoln St.

The presentation will review select consumer research results from the 2012 CMI LGBT Community Survey. This is a great opportunity to learn invaluable information about the LGBT community and how to best capture that rainbow dollar. Presented by Marvo Reguindin of Thinking Cap and Vawn Borges of Experience Your Path.

For more information go to inbaspokane.org.

4th Annual Douglass Properties on Parade

Douglass Properties, one of the largest local apartment and rental housing management groups in the Greater Spokane area, will open its doors to the community during their Open House, 'Douglass Properties on Parade,' May 18, 19 & 20th from 9am-4pm each day.

From luxurious to affordable, Douglass Properties will have over 14 of their apartment communities and rental homes, located in every corner of the Spokane and Spokane Valley, open for the public to view and walk through. Below is a list of communities participating in the open house:

Artisan: 2715 E. 36th, 99203
Parc Grand: 3406 S. Grand Blvd., 99203
Woodstone Communities: 6109 N. Lidgerwood, 99208
Graymayre Crossing: 636 E. Magnesium Rd., 99208
Mayfair Communities: 30 E. Mayfair Ct., 99208
Knightsbridge Communities: 910 E. Holyoke, 99208
Morning Glory Circle: 925 E. Sharpsburg, 99208
Lusitano: 5420 W. Barnes Rd., 99208
Sullivan Court: 511 S. Sullivan, 99037
Center Court: 7007 N. Nevada, 99208
Crosspointe: 539 E. Hawthorne, 99218
Colfax/Sandhill: 10015 N. Colfax Rd., 99218
GU: 218 E. Nora, 99207
The Reserve at Shelley Lake: 215 S. Conklin, 99037

For more information on 'Douglass Properties on Parade,' call 509-710-5355 or visit douglassproperties.com.

Economic Expert to Share Positive View of Why Communities like Spokane will Prosper

Eastern Washington University's College of Business and Public Administration and the Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference (www.pnrec.org) welcome distinguished speaker Joel Kotkin, an internationally-recognized authority on global, economic, political and social trends.

Kotkin's lecture, 'How Regions Grow: Looking Ahead to 2050,' is part of the plenary session from 7-9 am, Friday, May 17, inside the Davenport Hotel's Isabella Room in downtown Spokane. The Public is invited to attend this session for $25, which includes a continental breakfast. Doors open at 7, and Kotkin will speak at 7:30.

The presentation takes an upbeat view of growth prospects for the U.S., based on demographics, resources and manufacturing revival. According to Kotkin the Northwest, and inland regions like Spokane, is particularly favored in all of these areas. He will show examples of why places like the Spokane region will prosper in the years to come.

AMR Spokane hosts all-day, free CPR training May 22

As a part of a nationwide initiative to save lives, Spokane AMR Spokane joins America Medical Response teams across the country to train as many people as possible. Instructors from AMR Spokane, in partnership with Spokane Fire Department, Providence Health Care, and Spokane Heart Rescue will be teaching compression-only CPR at the Spokane Arena on May 22 from 6am to 7:00pm. Be a part of this record-breaking event!

Compression-only CPR takes less than five minutes to learn. Participants will learn how to keep a cardiac arrest victim alive until first responders arrive. "While first responders often arrive on the scene of an emergency within minutes, we want to remind everyone that during a cardiac arrest, seconds can be critical" said Cathy St. Amand, Training Coordinator of AMR Spokane.

AMR is dedicating this day to invite everyone in our community to create an even safer place to live.

The Business Thought of the Week

"One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say." Bryant McGill

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