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Sante's Jeremy Hansen takes Spokane cuisine to the James Beard House

Chef Jeremy Hansen, owner of Sante Restaurant & Charcuterie at 404 West Main, next to Auntie's Bookstore, has been asked to cook dinner at the world renowned chef and food critic James Beard House in New York City this Thursday, August 15th. They will be featuring food and wine from Spokane and the Inland Northwest, in fact, everything except the salt and sugar will be from our community.

Since they will be taking most of their team to this prestigious event, operation of Sante this week Tuesday through Sunday hours are 9am-3pm for breakfast and lunch, no dinner service. Sante will also feature sandwiches that you can grab and enjoy in the park or where ever your lunch break takes you.

Sante also has a new project that will be unveiled soon. Butcher Bar will be opening at the end of the summer. They will be featuring craft cocktails, cocktail pairings with their cuisine, late night bar menu and more. Along with the opening of the bar, Sante will be opening for dinner all seven nights of the week. The construction doesn't stop there. They are knocking out a wall to create an open kitchen, allowing them to offer a faster deli sandwich and charcuterie by the pound program.

Sante's website is www.SanteSpokane.com and the phone number is 509-315-4613.

Sweet Frostings opens new shop at Wandermere

Sweet Frostings Blissful Bake Shop has been baking and serving fabulous cupcakes and other baked treats at their downtown shop at First and Washington since November of 2011, making about 18 different kinds of cupcakes daily. Now owners Judy Rozier and Sally Winfrey have taken their impressive baking skills north and will open their second Sweet Frostings bake shop this Wednesday at the Wandermere Shopping Center at 12501 N. Division Street. The new store, with 1,700 square feet, will be open six days a week and includes a party room for social events. All of the baking will still be done at the downtown location.

Sweet Frostings website is sweetfrostingsbakeshop.com.

Red Lion's Jon Eliassen retires today

Red Lion Hotels Corporation has announced the retirement of Jon E. Eliassen, the company's President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the company's Board of Directors. Eliassen will step down as President and CEO on Monday and James P. Evans, a director of the company since December 2012 will assume that role. The Red Lion Board will immediately initiate a search process and retain a leading executive search firm to assist in identifying the next President and CEO.

Be a tourist in our town this week

'Tourist In Your Town' is a five-day event that runs through Wednesday, with participating area businesses and attractions offering discounts to local residents, who are encouraged to see our region from a tourist's point of view. Residents can 'Stay Close, but Go Far,' and take advantage of discounts at restaurants, hotels, wineries, specialty shops, popular attractions and other area businesses.

To learn more go to atouristinyourtown.com.

Convention hotel project continues to move forward

The Spokane Public Facilities District Board of Directors, at its August meeting tomorrow, will consider approving an agreement with Convention Center Hotel, LLC to develop a nationally branded, high-rise 'convention hotel' on a large parcel of downtown Spokane property.

The Joint Development Agreement, which has been signed by Davenport Hotel Collection owners Walt and Karen Worthy, allows the development of a full city block just south of the INB Performing Arts Center of a 721-room hotel with 70,000 square feet of meeting space which includes a 20,000 sf ballroom and a 900-space parking garage.

The 120,000 square foot city block along Spokane Falls Boulevard between Bernard and Washington is currently used for public parking, however, its long term future, as outlined in the District's Vision 20/20 strategic planning document, calls for the property to be used for Spokane Convention Center enhancements. The development of a new convention hotel was a key trigger to moving forward with further enhancements. The two agreements guarantee District ownership of 300 public parking spaces for INB and Convention Center patrons. In addition, the District has plans to connect the new hotel and the Convention Center via a skywalk over Spokane Falls Boulevard.

Extensive environmental clean-up has already been performed on the property, but the District will provide up to $500,000 for any required additional hazardous substances remediation. A performance guarantee will be provided by the Convention Center Hotel, LLC that will be released when the hotel roof in is in place.

"These kinds of projects are very complicated," said District CEO Kevin Twohig. "But the Worthy's and their staff have been a pleasure to work with. We know that a nationally branded hotel such as the one the Worthy Group is set to build means Spokane will be able to compete with larger cities which will benefit the entire region."

The Worthy's, who own and operate The Davenport Hotel Collection, announced in September 2012 their intention to construct what would be the city's largest building and indicated at the time that the District owned property is the best site.

Sphyra sponsors Millwood Daze benefitting Meals on Wheels

The 5th annual Millwood Daze benefiting Meals on Wheels Spokane will be held Saturday, August 24th from 8am-3pm on Dalton Street in Millwood, Washington. It's a full day of food, vendors, art, and entertainment from local businesses all across the Spokane Metropolitan area. It is sponsored by Sphyra.

For more information go to mowspokane.org.

Know someone who is making Spokane better? Nominate them.

The Salvation Army's 2nd Annual Making Spokane Better Awards, sponsored by KREM 2, Red Lion Hotels Corp. and Numerica Credit Union, recognizes individuals, companies, organizations and foundations who are Making Spokane Better. All applicants will be judged on the following: Acts of Service, Volunteerism, Economic Impact, Community Impact, Leadership, or partnership with The Salvation Army. Nominations will be done on a community wide basis, in which anyone can nominate or apply online or by mail. Finalists will be notified. Nominations close August 19th, 2013.

To nominate someone go to MakingSpokaneBetter.org.

Clear Chiropractic opens in Spokane this week

Clear Chiropractic's first location east of the Cascades. The community is invited to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony by the Inland Northwest Business Association, on Monday, August 19 from noon-1:30 pm, with an open house from 5:00-7:00 pm. Food and refreshments will be provided. New clients are eligible for a complimentary exam and consultation through August 31. Clear Chiropractic is located on Spokane's South Hill at 2503 E. 27th Ave.

Dr. Rachael Bell, owner of the Spokane location, says her 'passion is helping sick people get well and stay well.' Dr. Bell serves patients of all types, including pregnant women, infants, children and the LGBT community. "I pay close attention to detail when addressing one's health and nervous system, getting to the root of the cause, thus helping your body restore and heal back to normal function-free of aches, pains, and other ailments preventing one to live a healthy and happy life."

A member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), International Chiropractic Association (ICA), and the Washington State Chiropractic Association (WSCA), Dr. Bell grew up in Davenport, Wash. and has been practicing since 2011. She received her bachelor's degree in Pre-Med/Biology from the University of the Redlands in Southern California, and her doctorate at Life Chiropractic College West. Prior to opening her own practice in Spokane, she was an Associate Chiropractor for Clear Chiropractic in Redmond, Wash.

Clear Chiropractic is the only office in the Spokane area that specializes in the Blair Upper Cervical Specific Technique, and only 5% of chiropractors across the nation specialize in Upper Cervical. You can find them on facebook under Clear Chiropractic.

YMCA's Alan Lesher appointed to national board

The YMCA of the Inland Northwest is pleased to announce Alan Lesher, YMCA of the Inland Northwest Chief Financial Officer, will join the Board of Trustees of 501(c) Agencies Trust, a nationwide organization which provides unemployment reserve and claims management services to over 1,600 non-profit entities. This is a 3 year appointment.

Gonzaga U promotes Michelle Wheatley to director of University Ministry

Gonzaga University has promoted Michelle Wheatley to the position of director of University Ministry, effective Aug. 1. Wheatley was named acting director in June to replace Rev. Craig Hightower, S.J., who was assigned to work in Sacramento, Calif. Wheatley is the first laywoman to hold the position at Gonzaga.

Nancy Loberg joins Coldwell Banker

Nancy Loberg, formerly in advertising sales with the Inland Register newspaper, has joined Coldwell Banker Tomlinson North. She specializes in residential real estate.

The Business Thought of the Week

"Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential." Winston Churchill

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