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Cajer Neely named president and director of RiverBank

The Board of RiverBank and RiverBank Holding Company just announced that they have appointed Cajer Neely, as President and Director of RiverBank. He has more than 34 years of commercial banking experience in the local banking community, including both management and credit experience. Neely graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and was an Honors Graduate from the Pacific Coast Banking School in 1990.

New trainers at Michele Lobdell's studio

Michelle Lobdell, owner and ACE certified personal trainer as well as group fitness instructor, has announced the addition of three new trainers at her facility, located on the second floor of the Symonds Building at Sprague and Howard. Michelle trains all fitness levels and will help you achieve your goal, however big or small it may be. Her contact information is mnlobdell@gmail.com or call 509-270-0230.

Derek Medina's IMD (Inspire, Motivate, Dedicate) Fitness provides a personalized approach to helping your body reach its full potential. Through proper flexibility, functional strength training and cardiovascular programs you will learn how to train your body while enjoying the experience. Derek Medina can be contacted at 509-869-4097 or imdfitnesscoach@gmail.com.

Christine Eriksen is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor who has been at the studio for some time. Her passion is helping clients achieve their goals to bring balance, stress reduction, flexibility and strength into their life for improved health and fitness. Chris can be contacted at 509-251-6802.

Kendra Barclay began practicing Pilates in 2005. Just 6 months later she received my first certification to teach classes and has been teaching ever since. She began with the YMCA and Parks and Recreation and now prefer to have smaller private classes. Her contact info is k.bpilates@yahoo.com via email and 509-768-4217 by phone.

Selina A. Krous, LMP, is the owner of Chaleureux Massage, traditional Swedish and Thai Yoga massage. Her most important goal is to help you to accomplish and maintain your health and body-work goals through the specialized tailoring of each session of massage. Selina's contact information is Chaleureux@massagetherapy.com or 509-599-8172.

Raleigh Johnston joins Worksite Solutions Combined Insurance

Raleigh Johnston, former co-owner of Garlic Mobile, and West Wing has joined Worksite Solutions Combined Insurance. The company, with over $75 billion in assets, is a leading provider of supplemental life, health, accident and disability products that works exclusively with businesses and organizations to help employers find solutions to their benefits-related concerns. It was founded in 1922 by W. Clement Stone.

Raleigh's email is rjohnston@comcast.net and the phone number is 509-953-0684.

REVEAL 13 building products and commercial furniture expo is Thursday

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Inland Northwest City Center will present the only architectural and interior product expo of its kind in the region on Thursday, September 12th, starting at 9:30am.

REVEAL13, a product expo, will be at the Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln, and will introduce innovative building products and commercial furniture to the Inland Northwest region's community of interior designers, architects, design students, facility managers, end users, and other essential industry members. The all-day event will include a lunch, CEU, self-guided showroom tours, raffles, student panel discussion, a morning happy hour with espresso drinks from Thomas Hammer, and an evening happy hour networking reception.

To register for the event go to reveal13eventbrite.com. For more information contact Crystal Hooker at chooker83@gmail.com or call 509-455-8740.

New team members at Rainmaker Creative

Rainmaker Creative has added three new team members. Sophie Benson is Rainmaker's newest visual communications designer. She graduated from EWU with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication Design in 2011. Previous positions include graphics editor at the Easterner, creative arts director for Pinnacle Church, and most recently traffic manager and graphic designer for Bozzi Media.

Felicia Litzenberger has hired as a production coordinator. Her degrees include a BS in Psychology and a minor in French from Washington State University. Previously she was an account assistant with Klundt Hosmer and before that, an administrator at Microsoft.

Darian Hisaw comes on board as executive assistant. Darian studied at the University of Washington, and recently returned to Spokane with plans to transfer to EWU to complete her degree in Business Administration.

Celebrate the Season with the McManus Holiday Show

Tim Behrens has performed the McManus Comedies for 20 years, bringing laughter to more than ½ million people at 1600 shows in 22 states. This holiday season, Tim offers the special Holiday Show to businesses in the Inland Northwest at a considerable discount!

The show lasts from 45 to 60 minutes, and is guaranteed to bring laughs to your employees and guests.

Kudos from many companies can be found on the website: www.mcmanusplays.com/corporate.html. Happy customers include: Phillips Petroleum, Group Health, Safeco, Red Wing Shoes, American Public Works, Rockin' B Ranch, the Lincoln Center, Coeur d'Alene Resort, the McGregor Company, Walker Construction, CENEX, and 125 other businesses.

The humor is hilarious, G-rated family entertainment. Tim plays more than 10 different McManus characters including Rancid Crabtree, Melba Peachbottom, the 100 year old Ed, daft Mrs. Swisher…and sometimes a dog, a bat and bear. The show requires a minimal stage area and Tim takes care of all the technical needs with the venue, so you don't have to worry about anything. To reserve your performance and for more info, call Tim at 509-993-7121 or email him at tim@mcmanusplays.com.

Find Your Voice workshop offered

Kyrsten Weber, voice actor and coach is holding a workshop called Find Your Voice Wednesday, October 2, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 at 705 West Heroy Avenue.

How we sound has a huge impact on how we are perceived. Do you use your voice effectively? How can you find out? What can you do to improve how you sound? Kyrsten will tackle these questions and more in her 'Find Your Voice', a workshop for professional people. She will cover the basics of voice, Rate, Volume, Pitch, Quality and Articulation and give you some tools to assess how you are doing.

For more information contact Kyrsten Weber at Kyrsten@upstartpro.com or by calling 509-328-5208.

Hannah Frank joins Unleashed Online Media

Unleashed Online Media welcomes Hannah Frank as their new Campaign Strategist. She is a Spokane native. She graduated summa cum laude from Eastern with a degree in marketing.

International Executive Coach leads NAWBO Session

Alison Zecha, owner and president of Alison Zecha, Inc. Coach AZ will lead an interactive session, 'Discovering Your Strengths', at NAWBO's monthly dinner meeting. The Inland Northwest Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners meets Thursday, September 12th at the Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln in Spokane.

Zecha will share insights gleaned in more than 25 years of experience as an Executive Coach. She is a certified Facilitator, Trainer and Featured Speaker for talent development conferences, retreats and workshops throughout the US and Canada.

NAWBO-NW meetings are open to all women business owners and guests. Networking begins at 5 pm, dinner and presentation follow at 6 pm. Cost for guests is $49 with RSVP prior to noon on September 10; $54 after noon on September 10. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information or to register, visit www.NawboNW.org or call 509-731-3309.

Spokane Coeur d'Alene magazine's Best of the City 2013 is October 5

Dust off your finery and break out your dancing shoes for the 9th Annual 'Best of the City' celebration, Best of the City 2013, Saturday, October 5, 5 to 11 pm at the Inland Northwest Performing Arts Center (INB), 334 W Spokane Falls Blvd. This illustrious event is always a packed house, and this year's Old Hollywood Glamour gala is not to be missed.

Celebrating the results of the 9th annual 'Best Of the City' readers' survey in Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living, the 'Best of the City' party brings the results off the pages and to life in the elegant halls of the Inland Northwest Performing Arts Center. From the most beloved leaders and public figures in our city, to the trendiest restaurants, favorite dishes and finest wineries, all that we love about Spokane will be a part of this event. Enjoy samples from award winning local restaurants, music and dancing, with both live music and a DJ. As added excitement this year, sponsor, Mario and Son, will be giving away a mini iPad during the evening. VIP Admission: $75; General Admission: $35 in advance, $40 at the door. For tickets and more information go to spokanecda.com.

Greater Spokane annual meeting this Wednesday

Greater Spokane Incorporated will host its Annual Meeting this Wednesday, September 11, at the Spokane Convention Center from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Lisa Brown, PhD, Chancellor, WSU Spokane, and Paul Ramsey, MD, CEO, UW Medicine, Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean for the University of Washington School of Medicine, will be the keynote speakers.

Brown and Ramsey will talk about the growth of medical education in Spokane and how partnerships with a common goal can help a business or a community succeed.

The growth of medical education on Spokane's Riverpoint Campus has had and will continue to have an enormous impact on our regional economy. Dr. Brown was instrumental as the Washington Senate Majority Leader in securing funds to grow the Riverpoint Campus, and Dr. Ramsey has been a partner in growing the UW School of Medicine at WSU Spokane.

The meeting will be broadcast live on TalkRadioWest on AM630 locally and on mobile devices via live web stream around the world. The 90-minute live broadcast will begin at noon and conclude at 1:30 pm. Both the live and recorded versions of the program will be offered online at TalkRadioWest.net.

The public can register for the meeting at events.greaterspokane.org. Tickets are $50 for GSI members and $75 for non-members.

Inland Business Catalyst magazine is re-launching

After absorbing Catalyst into Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living for three issues, the team at Bozzi Media decided there were simply too many stories to tell about local leaders, entrepreneurs, rising professionals, and businesses that they simply couldn't contain them in a mere supplement section.

With a new emphasis on leadership, Catalyst promises to live up to its name and spark connections, dialogue and relationships to help bring the region's business owners, managers, employees and leaders together in an effort to create a more prosperous Spokane. "It's more of a movement than a magazine,"says Vince Bozzi, publisher, "and we are excited to launch ancillary concepts such as a speakers series, networking groups and workshops as we rebuild the Catalyst brand."

Stephanie Regalado will continue on as editor. "As Vince said, the new Catalyst is more than a magazine, it's a movement within the business community. We are raising the bar, focusing on luxury living and setting and attaining extraordinary goals," she says. "Within our pages, we are harnessing the energy of new business, growth, and development in our region; we are celebrating the innovators while honoring the wisdom and expertise of the pioneers."

The re-launched issue begins with one of the most popular issues of the year, highlighting their annual 20 Under 40 Awards. The issue also has a How's Business column featuring Paul Fish of Mountain Gear. The magazine begins hitting the streets on the 14th of September, and will be hot off the press for the 20 Under 40 awards party at Chateau Rive in the Flour Mill on Thursday, September 12th, beginning at 5 pm. Tickets are available online at bozzimedia.mycustomevent.com.

Business services offered for small to medium-sized nonprofits

Peacock Virtual Solutions and GRE Consulting have found a great need for consolidated services for small to medium-sized nonprofits. While there are many great resources to support nonprofits in effective branding, marketing and management, there is no single source for delivering services in these areas. Their goal is to provide 'one stop' shopping for non profits needing assistance while delivery the highest standards of professional services.

Business Organization & Setup, Capital Campaign Design, Visioning, Conflict Transformation, Marketing Plan, Social Media Consulting & Management, Website & Design, Print Collateral, Bookkeeping and Telephone Answering.

For more information go to www.comprehensivenonprofitservices.com, or call Laura Wilson at 509-232-860, or email comprehensivenonprofitservices.com.

Exclusive for our readers: Your holiday party or other event is half price at the Lincoln Center

The Lincoln Center has agreed to help How's Business and Entertainment Spokane readers celebrate the holidays in big style. If you are a subscriber to How's Business or Entertainment Spokane, The Lincoln Center is offering you half off the room rental for any holiday parties or events. This offer is good for any available dates until the end of February and has to be reserved this month. Some restrictions apply.

So if you were thinking of any kind of holiday party or gathering, or other type of event call the Lincoln Center at 509-327-8000 and mention that you are a fan of How's Business or Entertainment Spokane. The Lincoln Center can accommodate intimate gatherings of a dozen up to formal occasions for hundreds. They have Spokane's only certified sommelier and an incredible Executive Chef. They are conveniently located just north of downtown Spokane at 1316 N. Lincoln and have plenty of free and easy parking. Go to thelincolncenterspokane.com now..

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