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aNeMonE moves to sparkling new location

aNeMonE Hand Made Paper Flowers has moved a few doors to the east to the corner of Second and Bernard at 301 West Second. The paper flower business was born in November of 2002 after Mary Eberle's passion for art culminated in over 600 beautiful, handmade paper flowers for her autumn wedding.

In the years since, aNeMonE has grown and transformed this vintage craft into a unique, modern art form. They are now a full-scale paper florist, offering custom floral arrangements, wedding flowers, prom boutonnieres and corsages, rental services, and do-it-yourself classes. aNeMonE is open from 11 am to 6 pm Tuesday through Saturday.

The phone number is 509-838-7037 and the website is www.handmadepaperflowers.com.

Envision Cafe opens in Hayden

Just walking into Envision Cafe by Coffee Northwest, which just opened at 9225 N. Government Way in Hayden, you know this is no ordinary restaurant. The decor of the place is magnificent; it used to be a showroom for a specialty masonry business and much of the interesting interior has been preserved. And the food and coffee are excellent as well, with owner Joyce Robb preparing all the delectable baked goods and husband Barry had roasting the coffee beans. Envision serves Coffee Northwest, a small roasting operation that Barry runs out of his garage. Envision Cafe serves a wide variety of salads and sandwiches as well. Their phone number is 208-818-3235. You can enjoy it there or they will deliver.

Two new attorneys at Lee & Hayes

Rhett Barney and James Fiorito have joined Lee & Hayes PLLC. Barney, who was previously the founder of Barney IP, has extensive experience in trademark, copyright, and other matters related to intellectual property.

Fiorito will be working with the Chemical and Life Science Practice Group as a patent attorney. Previously, he was with the firm of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett and Dunner in Washington, D.C. Fiorito also worked as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Tom Reese joins URS Corp.

Tom Reese, formerly with Lydig Construction, is the Spokane Branch Manager for URS, Corp., a global company and one of the largest and most successful engineering, design, and construction firms in the world.

A Taste of Design from Scott Kneeshaw

Local design studio, ScottGraphics, is giving area businesses and individuals a taste of design. The Weekly Design Taste, which launches tomorrow, will be a regular email highlighting the studio's work, local venders used on the projects and the clients that the work was produced for. From time to time, It will also discuss ideas relating to graphic design, application to business, maximizing budgets, even printing tips.

Principal designer Scott Kneeshaw, with over 30 years of experience, founded the studio in 1995 and provides services to clients all over the US and Canada. He also teaches graphic design at Gonzaga University. To sign up for your Weekly Design Taste, you can go to www.scottgraphics.net.

Trindera Engineering: A legacy of Spokane projects, a new Spokane office

For nearly a decade, Trindera Engineering has helped engineer major projects in the Spokane region, from an office across the state line in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. As this electrical engineering firm opens a new branch office at 221 W. Main, Suite 200 in downtown Spokane, the company reflects on how exciting it is to open their doors in the community they have helped design.

Major projects include the Huntington Park Revitalization in Riverfront Park; Spokane International Airport projects; City of Spokane Riverside Park Water Reclamation Facility; City of Spokane Lift Stations and Stormwater Systems; Spokane Gateway Lighting Design; Spokane Central Business District Street Renovations; Spokane Falls Boulevard Street Enhancements. Trindera also works for large industrial clients in Spokane such as Kaiser Aluminum, Honeywell, and Goodrich; and a variety of banks, retail spaces, restaurants, commercial spaces, and higher education projects. However the company doesn't stop at local engineering projects. Most recently, Trindera secured a $20 million engineering and procurement contract for an international client, for the electrical and instrumentation systems of a large material handling project at an open pit mine. This three-year long project involves work with firms and vendors from around the world. Trindera plans to continue growth in their core markets of municipal, industrial and commercial industries, while expanding services and geographical reach.

With 30 professionals on staff, including eight licensed professional electrical engineers, licensed in 10 states and Canada, Trindera ranks among the top engineering firms in the region. The company is proud to be one of the few consulting engineering firms in the nation to achieve International Standards Organization 9001:2008 Certification of their quality management system.

Meridian Construction building Nothing Bundt Cakes store on South Hill

Meridian Construction, Inc. of Spokane was just awarded the remodel project for Nothing Bundt Cakes Store in the Stanek Boulevard Plaza on Spokane's South Hill. The intensive remodel of 1,500 square feet of space includes a bakery, kitchen, prep area and retail and lobby space. The construction is scheduled to be completed by early October.

Nothing Bundt Cakes is a national retail and online merchant that hand-makes, premium quality desserts with an irresistible taste. There are countless stores around the country from California to Florida. Meridian Construction, Inc. is a locally owned commercial contractor owned by Mark D'Agostino that specializes in retail and medical new and remodel projects in the Pacific Northwest and across the country.

Meridian Construction, Inc. General Contracting and Construction Management is located at 12730 E. Mirabeau Pkwy, Suite 700 in Spokane Valley the phone number is 509-443-0252 and the website is www.meridianco.com.

Imprezzio Inc. sponsors software contest for tech students

Spokane's Imprezzio Inc. has announced that registration is open until October 31, 2013, in the first-ever US Edition of the Imprezzio Software Contest. Company President Russell Page says Imprezzio wants to 'appreciate, motivate, and reward students who have a passion for software development.' Technical students currently enrolled at a university or technical college are eligible to enter, including seniors who will graduate in 2014. Contest entries must be developed using tools that are free to students. Students can register as individuals, or as two-person teams. This is the first year Imprezzio has run the contest in the USA. For a history of the software contest in Europe, now on its fifth year, please www.imprezzioglobal.com.

For more information on the contest, email katiev@imprezzio.com or lisab@imprezzio.com. Or call 1-866-847-4515.

Last change to nominate your business/organization/or individual for Making Spokane Better Awards

The 2nd Annual Making Spokane Better Awards 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 Today, August 19th. The Making Spokane Better Awards Dinner & Celebration is September 19th, 5:30pm at The Lincoln Center.

For the nomination for more information, visit www.MakingSpokaneBetter.org.

New Kitchen Manager at Downtown Spokane Onion

The Onion Bar & Grill has announced that Jeremy McSpadden has been promoted to Kitchen Manager at the Downtown Spokane location. Jeremy brings years of professional experience to this position, and has also been diligently training with the culinary team at Landmark Restaurants.

Cleaning Authority's Melissa Stauffer named 'Manager of the Year'

Melissa Stauffer, manager of The Spokane office of the Cleaning Authority, was named 2012-2013 national 'Manager of the Year' at their recent convention in San Antonio, TX. The award honors one manager based on exemplary customer service, sales, team training and management. The Spokane Cleaning Authority is one of 185 company residential cleaning franchises in the U.S. and Canada.

Learn about Small Business Marketing & Sales

Spokane SCORE Chapter 180 presents a workshop: Small Business Marketing and Sales, this Wednesday, August 21 from 8:30 to 12:30 pm. Gain insights into how to identify prospective customers, how to attract them to your business, and how to get them to buy your products and services.

Cost of workshop is $40 pre-registered, $50 at the door, $15 for an additional person from the same company. Location is the SBA Training Room, 801 W Riverside, Suite 444 in downtown Spokane. For more information and to register, visit www.scorespokane.org.

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