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Ramada's Denise Vickerman '2013 Outstanding GM'




Congratulations to Denise Vickerman, General Manager of the Ramada Spokane Airport. She was selected by the American Hotel and Lodging Association as the 2013 Outstanding Hotel General Manager at the Association's Annual Stars of the Industry Awards Luncheon held recently in Denver, Colorado.


Golden Rule Brake ownership change




Locally owned, Golden Rule Brake, is in the process of an ownership change from father to son. The transition is between current owner Jerry Low, to his son Dallas Low who will be the 3rd generation in his family to own the business.

Golden Rule Brake was founded in 1954 on the "Golden Rule: Treat each customer as we would like to be treated ourselves." Golden Rule Brake has three locations, 625 North Monroe, 815 North Pines Road and 815 East Francis. The website is goldenrulebrake.com.

Limited number of discount tickets for Hot Summer Nights




Hot Summer Nights 'Midsummer Night's Dream', is always the party of the year put on by Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living magazine at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars. This year it's Friday, July 12. You can buy discount tickets for just $20 (a $5 savings) at Chocolate Apothecary in the Flour Mill, 621 W Mallon Ave. Get your tickets then come enjoy an evening of fun; dancing to Bow Wow Wow (I Want Candy), drinking Arbor Crest wine and beer in the beer gardens, enjoying great food, seeing beautiful models, cars, and fairies, and celebrating good times with friends. Plus taking in the spectacular view from one of Spokane's most impressive venues.

For more information visit bozzimedia.com or call 509-738-7392.


Upcoming SCORE workshop - How to Start a New Business

Spokane SCORE Chapter 180 presents their next workshop on How to Start a New Business, next Wednesday, July 10 from 8:30am to 12:30pm. Learn step-by-step consideration of legal, tax, insurance, accounting, business planning, and funding topics that you need to address to successfully start a business. Cost of workshop is $40 pre-registered, $50 at the door, $15 for an additional person from the same company. Save $35 -- only $125 pre-paid for the four workshop series. Workshop will be held in the SBA Training Room, 801 W Riverside, Suite 444 in downtown Spokane.

For more information and to register, visit the SCORE website at www.scorespokane.org.

Guest Archaeologist to speak at Spokane Tribe Cultural Center this Friday

Archaeologist James Harrison has been conducting rock art research in the Lower Pecos Region of West Texas and Mexico for over ten years. This First Friday, July 5, Harrison will present a brief introduction to this fascinating and ancient art as well as scholarly research he recently presented at the International Federation of Rock Art Organizations Congress in Albuquerque this past May. The titles of the papers are 'Various Shared Traditions and Themes Within the Great Mural Traditions of Archaic North America' and 'Visual Hierarchies of Anthropomorphs in Rock Art, Bridging the Gap Between Anthropological High Theory, Middle Range Theory, and Data-A Case Study from West Texas Site 41VV124'. James is Principal Investigator for the Spokane Tribe of Indians Archaeology and Preservation Office in Wellpinit, Washington.

The Spokane Tribe's Cultural Center is located at 221 N Wall in the Old City Hall Building, upstairs from The Olive Garden. They are open this First Friday, July 5 from 5pm to 8pm.


CdA IHOP reopens after car crash




The Coeur d'Alene IHOP at 2301 N. Fourth Street has reopened, with a completely remodeled look featuring the company's latest interior design. It is now one of the most modern IHOPS in the nation. The building was severely damaged when a car slammed into it May 19. Now all 42 employees are back on the job. Mike Holbert of Old Wave handled the construction.


Spokane Home Builders Association hires new membership director




The Spokane Home Builders Association (SHBA) announces the hiring of Aimee Stoner as their new Membership Director. Stoner, who has been a successful Realtor with a strong focus on new construction home sales, will be responsible for coordinating the membership recruitment and retention efforts of the Association.

The Spokane Home Builders Association represents nearly 700 businesses in the local construction industry. They are the premier voice of the building industry of the Inland Northwest and champion of homeownership and quality community development. Visit www.SHBA.com for additional information regarding membership benefits and programs.


Colette Boyd promoted at Imprezzio Inc.

Imprezzio's Colette Boyd has been promoted to Director of the Enterprise West division, which implements software solutions for Imprezzio's Fortune 500 clients West of the Continental Divide.

She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from EWU and is a 15-year veteran of the insurance vertical. Before joining Imprezzio, she served as a Licensed Insurance Producer for a local State Farm insurance agent. Colette has brought her extensive knowledge of commercial lines marketing, sales and service to her two previous positions at Imprezzio: Corporate Trainer and Senior Business Analyst.

Portico Christian Fellowship buys building

Portico Christian Fellowship has purchased the former church building owned by the Trentwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses at 11912 E. Empire Avenue in Spokane Valley. The 2,600 square foot building sold for $279,000.

2013 EWU Alumni Awards

The Eastern Washington Alumni Association has announced the recipients of the 2013 EWU Alumni Awards: Cher Desautel, co-founder and CEO of Desautel Hege Communications, Lifetime Achievement; Jason Clerget, co-founder of Dollar Per Month and Propaganda Creative, Inspirational Young Alumnus; Lori Wyborney, principal of Rogers High School, Alumnus of Service; Patrick McManus, professor emeritus and humorist, Distinguished Faculty; Maj. Gen. Kenneth Privratsky, Exceptional Military Service; Melanie Monek, senior professional human resources for Washington Trust Bank, Distinguished Mentor; and the College Success Foundation, Organization of Excellence.

Blake Jones and Joi Rhodes join Fidelity Associates

Fidelity Associates Insurance Brokers has announced the addition of Blake Jones, administrative assistant/personal insurance support; and Joi Rhodes, personal insurance adviser. Jones recently graduated from Washington State University and Rhodes has two years of experience in the insurance industry.

Jon Snyder sells Out There Monthly newspaper

Spokane city Councilman Jon Snyder has sold his free outdoor publication, Out There Monthly to long time contributor Derrick Knowles and his wife Shallan Knowles. They plan to cover more regional recreation and add more advertising to build the magazine's page count. The magazine's website is also in a re-design process and will be completed later this summer.

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