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George Nethercutt Foundation Announces 2013 Citizenship Tournament

The nonprofit George Nethercutt Foundation announces its 2013 Citizenship Tournament for Eastern Washington, which will be open to all 4th, 8th and 12th graders in all public and private schools. All entrants who compete in one round of the Tournament and complete 5 of 15 citizenship tasks will receive a valuable prize.

The Tournament will commence in September 2013 and conclude in early December 2013. Finals will be held in Spokane. Winning students, a parent and engaged teachers will receive a trip to Washington, DC in 2014 to meet Members of Congress, government officials and other national leaders. Winners will also receive up to $10,000 in scholarships and other valuable prizes.

A 10-year former Member of Congress, Foundation Chairman George Nethercutt will visit area schools to encourage students and teachers to participate in the Tournament to learn more about American history, government, economics and foreign policy, and in the process become engaged citizens. Honorary Co-Chairs of the Tournament are Rep. Timm Ormsby and Rep. Kevin Parker.

For more information, contact the Foundation's Executive Director, Donna Halvorson at www.nethercuttfoundation.org. Entry forms and other Tournament information may also be found at the website.

bankcda to expand

bankcda has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Kellogg, Idaho branch of AmericanWest Bank. The transaction will expand bankcda's operations to three branches in North Idaho and add $25 million in deposits. The acquisition, which is subject to regulatory approval and other customary conditions of closing, is expected to be completed in the third quarter. Currently bankcda has total assets of approximately $71 million with their two branches, one in Coeur d'Alene and the other in Hayden. The website is bankcda.com.

Jenae Ball becomes Principal at Randall Danskin

RANDALL DANSKIN, P.S. announced that Jenae M. Ball became a principal of the firm effective January 2013. She is licensed to practice in Idaho and Washington, and specializes in labor and employment law. Ms. Ball formerly practiced law at K & L Gates and Paine Hamblen. She is a graduate of Gonzaga University School of Law. Ms. Ball can be reached at 509-747-2052 or jmb@randalldanskin.com.

Sweet Moments in North Idaho

Sweet Moments Bakery opened recently in Coeur d’Alene’s Silver Lake Mall at 200 West Hanley Avenue. They serve a wide variety of sweet baked goods like cinnamon rolls, cookies and brownies as well as soups and sandwiches.

Celebrity Grill Off at Pool World (aka Grill World)

Grill World will again host this year's 'Celebrity Grill Off' event this Thursday, June 6 from 3 to 6pm at the Pool World Central Store, 5701 E Sprague.

This year, three KXLY personalities will show off their culinary talents and compete to win the grand prize of their choice grill from Grill World. Each contestant will cook on quality grills, barbeques and smokers provided by the Grill World department of Pool World.

This year's participants are Kristi Gorenson of KXLY NewsRadio 920 who will cook on a Weber Grill; Mark Peterson from KXLY's Good Morning Northwest will grill on a Big Green Egg, and Keith Osso of 700 ESPN will be using a Traeger Grill. Quality meats and seafood will be provided by Wolf Creek Steakhouse of Spokane (in the Tapio Center).

The Patchin, Lukens & Osso Show of 700 ESPN, will be broadcasting their show live on location during this event.

Pho City opens this month in Spokane

Pho City is opening soon at 112 North Howard in downtown Spokane, featuring Vietnamese cuisine. For details on their grand opening date and promotions go to the facebook page.

Rainmaker Creative promotes Alexis Roizen to Creative Director

Rainmaker announces the promotion of Alexis Roizen from Director of Visual Communications to Creative Director. She has been with the creative firm for almost 2 years and has proven herself to be a highly innovative and strategic thinker. Roizen will continue to develop creative concepts for their small business clients, as well as oversee product design through execution and delivery.

Rozien graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in Visual Communications in 2008.

Six year old Rainmaker Creative is highly focused on micro businesses, specializing in helping clients achieve their marketing goals. Learn more about Rainmaker at www.therainlab.com.

Quisenberry Takes National & International Awards In Marketing Design & Production

Quisenberry Marketing & Design was honored with top international and national awards this past month for several projects the company produced earlier this year.

The first award came from the International News Media Association (INMA) Awards in New York City. The Third Prize award in the Print & Digital Sale category was given for the project Quisenberry produced on behalf of S-R Media/The Spokesman-Review called 'Connected.' The TV commercial used computer graphics to demonstrate how The Spokesman-Review's traditional newspaper is now available in digital form for smartphone, tablet and desktop users.

Quisenberry was also honored at the 34th Annual Telly Awards, earning a Silver Telly award, the hightest honor of the Telly Awards, for S-R 'Connected' and Coeur D'Alene Casino Resort (CdAC) 'Rita'. The CDAC 'Larry' and WSU 'Football 2013' received Bronze Telly Awards.

The winning commercials can be viewed at www.youtube.com/user/QuisenberryMarketing.

Super Lawyer Magazine names top Washington Attorneys

Super Lawyers Magazine has announced their list of top attorneys in Washington, and named the following Winston & Cashatt principals as 2013 Super Lawyers: Carl E. Hueber, C. Matthew Andersen, and Kevin J. Curtis. Named as 2013 Rising Stars were Elizabeth A. Tellessen, Dave P. Gardner, and Kammi Mencke Smith.

Super Lawyers is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Introducing Peacock Design Solutions

Peacock Design Solutions offers everything from branding to business cards, brochures to websites, created specifically for your business, by approaching every project with a fresh, modern and 'ahead of the times' perspective.

For more information, visit their website at www.peacockdesignsolutions.com or call 509-232-8630.

Fratelli's purchases building

Fratelli’s, LLC has purchased the Spokane Pavilion retail shops building and restaurant pad, located on the corner of Nevada Street and Jay Avenue. The two parcels totaling 109,771 square feet of land and 14,700 square feet of retail space, sold for $3,650,000. Spokane Pavilion is anchored by Winco and tenants include Massage Envy, Cricket, and Hop Jacks. The transaction was brokered by Cory Barbieri with Goodale & Barbieri Company and Erik Swanson of Kidder Mathews. Goodale & Barbieri Company will also be managing and leasing the property for Fratelli's, LLC.

The Business Thought of the Week

"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure." Bill Cosby

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