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Happy Anniversary to the Onion!




As a way to celebrate their 35th year in business, The Onion Bar & Grill has released another new menu offering thirteen brand new items like Iron grilled half pizza's, Spicy Seared Sticky Prawns, Colonial Monte Cristo, Chicken Apple Brie Burger, Buffalo Onion Burger and a Wild Pickled Beet Salad that is the talk of the town. They promise to keep the classics on their menu too...like the OBG Bacon burger. They have even more to celebrate. The Onion was just named the 2013 Extraordinary Everyday Eatery by the Inland Northwest Tourism Awards and 2013 Best Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year by the Washington Restaurant Association. There are two Onions to serve you, downtown at Riverside and Bernard and at 7522 North Division. Their website is theonion.biz.


Monroe Street Bridge Re-opens

Businesses on North Monroe are breathing a sigh of relief today as utility work on the north end of the Monroe Street Bridge has been completed ahead of schedule, and the bridge reopened this morning at 5 am in time for the morning commute. The $1.6 million joint City of Spokane-Kendall Yards project virtually shut their doors for nearly two weeks, so drive over and give them some love today.

Greg Seibly to Chair United Way fundraising campaign

Here's a business person stepping up to help the community: Greg Seibly, President of Sterling Bank will serve as Chair for this year's annual Spokane County United Way fundraising campaign. No small task. More than 600 businesses and organizations participate in the campaign, which officially begins in September. Thanks for your service Greg.

Providence Medical Group opens second Urgent Care clinic

Providence Medical Group (PMG) is expanding its urgent care services to Spokane's south side. Providence Urgent Care - 5th & Division, located at 421 S. Division, opens July 1.

Members of the community are invited to preview Providence Urgent Care - 5th & Division during a Community Health Fair and Open House on Thursday, June 27, 1-3 pm. The event will include CPR and MyChart (electronic medical record) demonstrations, a digital diagnostic display and visits with an AMR Ambulance team.

Providence Medical Group's newest urgent care clinic is part of its commitment to make care more convenient, accessible and affordable. Providence Urgent Care - Hawthorne, located at 551 East Hawthorne on Spokane's north side, opened a year ago. A third clinic, at Providence Medical Park in Spokane Valley, is under construction and expected to open early next year.

Providence Urgent Care clinics provide patients prompt medical care for minor illnesses or injury without an appointment. Physicians are able to address most urgent health care needs, providing care for patients requiring prompt medical attention that does not pose an immediate, serious health threat. Conditions appropriately treated at urgent care clinics include illnesses such as colds, the flu, ear infections, sore throats, migraines and fever; and minor injuries including lacerations, minor burns, sprains and simple fractures. However, anyone experiencing very serious or life threatening condition should go to the closest emergency room.

Providence Urgent Care clinics are open daily 8 am to 8 pm, seven days a week. Walk-in appointments are available. Both clinics have on-site X-ray and provide routine lab work. For more information visit phc.org.

Learn more about the future of Health Care

If you have questions regarding the future of healthcare, 'Obamacare and Why You Should Care' presented by Dick Denenny of RHD Employee Benefits, can help you get the answers. Learn about the requirements, benefits, coverage and more. There will be two presentations on Wednesday, June 26, one at 8am and one at 3pm at the Quality Inn Valley Suites, 8923 E Mission in Spokane Valley. Refreshments will be served.

For reservations or more information, call Tina at 509-924-9211 or tina@denenny.com.


Spokane Convention Center upgrade project receives grant from the Avista Foundation

More than 300,000 residents and tourists to the Inland Northwest annually visit the Spokane Convention Center. The planned expansion of the facility and upgrades to the Centennial Trail along the Spokane River will enhance the cultural experience and vitality of Spokane. The Avista Foundation has made a grant of $10,000 in support of the Art and Interpretation component of Spokane Convention Center and Environs project.

For the second quarter of 2013, the Avista Foundation made grants totaling $18,500 to human care services, educational and community vitality organizations in Washington, Idaho and Oregon. Additional grant recipients include the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, Spokane HOPE School, Rotary Club of Spokane West and others.

Information on the Avista Foundation is available at www.avistafoundation.org.


The Porch in Hayden celebrates 10 years




The Porch Public House at Hayden Lake is 10 years old this month. Celebrate the Porch's 10-year anniversary this Saturday from 2pm to 10pm with an outside beer garden with food, beer, cocktails and live music from Hey! Is for Horses, The Rustics, Melefluent and Blake Noble. The Porch, part of the Elk, Moon Time and 27 Public House restaurant group, offers a full menu of sandwiches, salads, soups and specialties prepared from scratch without the high price of fine dining. Whether you chose to dine in their comfortable pub-style dining room or enjoy the view from the outdoor dining area you'll feel comfortable at the Porch. They offer the region's finest cocktails, micro brews and wines to accompany your meal. You'll find their doors open anytime as they open at 11am 7 days a week all year and they keep kitchen cooking up delicious food late every night. The Porch is located at 1658 E. Miles Avenue in Hayden Lake. The phone number is 208-772-7711 and the website is wedonthaveone.com.


Neil Hargreaves promoted to Executive Vice President at Imprezzio

Imprezzio Inc. has just announced the promotion of Neil Hargreaves to the newly-created office of Executive Vice President. He will play a crucial role in all Imprezzio customer relations, personnel decisions, and business direction, as well as defining the company's technical needs and operations management.

In his previous role with Imprezzio as a Client Solution Director, Mr. Hargreaves was responsible for business development, client retention and technical oversight for the Imprezzio product suite in the company's Enterprise East division, experience that should stand him in good stead in his new role.

Hargreaves is the previous Product Design Director for Accurate Technologies, where he identified the need for new products and guided ideas from conception to production. Originally from the UK, he also served as the Business Manager for ATI (UK) Ltd. where he oversaw the day-to-day operations of an automotive control system tool supplier. Prior to that, he was employed as Senior Engineer at Torotrak Development Ltd. where he was responsible for vehicle control system development, focusing on the modification and creation of software for full vehicle systems including vehicle networking.

Imprezzio is a global software development company with clients ranging from mom-and-pop shops to Fortune 500 enterprises. The company's name comes from the Italian word 'enterprise' and has a dual meaning to Imprezzio leadership: Enterprising in the sense of working hard, and also in the sense of serving enterprise clients in the insurance industry with CRM and other kinds of software. The Imprezzio family of companies across North America and in Europe boasts over 15 years' experience creating success for clients and includes The OmniPark Company, Imprezzio Marketing, Imprezzio Global, and Bad Kitty Studios.

NAC Architecture adds four new staff members to their Spokane office

Aileen Laughlin has joined NAC Architecture's Spokane office as an Interior Designer. She is assisting the Interiors Department on the Eastern Washington University Patterson Hall Renovation and the North Central High School STEM Addition for Spokane Public Schools. Laughlin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from Washington State University.

Craig Heupel, AIA, has joined NAC Architecture as an Architect with over 23 years of architectural experience. He is currently working on The Summit tower for Rockwood Retirement Communities. Craig holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Northern State University.

Scott Nicks has joined NAC Architecture as an Architectural Designer and has been working on the Selah Middle School project. He has over 19 years of experience and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Washington.

Nathan Hauber, PE, has joined NAC Architecture's electrical engineering group with over six years of experience in electrical engineering. He is currently working on The Summit tower for Rockwood Retirement Communities. Nathan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Washington State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Technology from Eastern Washington University.

With origins in 1960, NAC Architecture specializes in planning, design, engineering, and capital facilities consulting services. Through a network of offices in the western United States, the firm's 100+ professionals create sustainable environments for learning, healing and human development. For more information, visit www.nacarchitecture.com.

Northwest MedStar enhances service




Northwest MedStar, the region's premier critical care transport program, has enhanced its regional service, purchasing an additional helicopter and adding a weekend day base in north central Washington. These additions will increase Northwest MedStar's presence and provide greater access to communities in eastern Washington, northern Idaho, western Montana and northeastern Oregon.

Northwest MedStar purchased a Eurocopter EC-135 helicopter that includes the next generation of avionics and enhanced situational awareness for pilots. It can be spotted by its updated paint design. Beginning mid-June, Northwest MedStar will have five helicopters serving the region.

Beginning mid-June Northwest MedStar will have a helicopter weekend day base in the north central region of Washington, improving access and availability to critical care transport in the Okanogan, Chelan and Douglas counties during the busy summer months. During weekdays, the helicopter will be used at other bases throughout the service region.

For more information on Northwest MedStar visit: www.nwmedstar.org.

Numerica Credit Union welcomes Amanda Swan as Chamber and Sponsorship Coordinator

Amanda Swan recently joined Numerica Credit Union's marketing team as Chamber and Sponsorship Coordinator.

Swan previously worked as the development director for The Lands Council, a local non-profit organization. She possesses a strong commitment to supporting communities throughout the Inland Northwest and has been involved with a list of area organizations such as SCRAPS, Susan G. Komen Idaho, and Operation Healthy Family. Swan's past experience includes event planning, media relations, and community outreach.

Swan earned Bachelor of Art degrees in Journalism and Studio Art from Eastern Washington University.

Honoring our Greatest Generation

Inland NW Honor Flight fundraiser at Crazy G's Burgers, Phillys & Dogs at 821 N Division on Saturday, June 22 from 11am to 4pm.

There will be a silent auction, military displays, police displays, fire department displays, cool new and old cars. Come meet and visit with WWII veterans! For more information on Inland NW Honor Flight, visit the website at inwhonorflight.org.

The Business Thought of the Week

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