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Nectar Tasting Room to install a commercial kitchen

Nectar Tasting in downtown Spokane at Main and Stevens has announced a partnership with Just a Couple of Moms Catering to install a commercial kitchen. With the addition of the kitchen, Nectar will be adding a menu of appetizers and potential dinner options. Nectar will also be using Just a Couple of Moms exclusively as their in house caterer for the 100+ private events held in the space annually. Nectar Tasting Room is a co-op of 5 Washington Wineries offering over 50 regional wines through wine tasting, glass pours and bottle sales. The 3000 square foot facility is a premium location for private events and parties. The website is nectartastingroom.com.

Bombshell to host grand opening

On Wednesday, October 16th Bombshell Boutique will be hosting a grand opening celebration from 4:00 to 7:00 to reveal the transition from Zaki Organics in Millwood, to a full boutique in Liberty Lake. There will be wine, hors d'oeuvres and specials offered throughout the event at 21950 E. Country Vista Dr. #500.

Zaki Organics was opened in Millwood nearly 2 years ago to provide natural skin care and cosmetics that are safe and effective. From that blossomed the idea of a full boutique offering clothing, shoes and accessories to provide the whole package for making women look and feel their best from head to toe. The new location provides the space needed for that along with better visibility and accessibility. Bombshell Boutique also offers locally hand crafted jewelry, art and repurposed furniture.

Dean Davis Editions becomes a Hahnemuhle Certified Studio

Dean Davis Editions has created a niche in the Spokane fine art market. For over a decade, the studio has produced large, archival fine art reproductions. In August, the studio received international recognition by becoming a Hahnemuhle Certified Studio.

"The certification means that that the studio has been vetted by one of the most well respected and oldest paper manufacturers in the world," says Dean Davis, owner of Dean Davis Editions and Dean Davis Photography.

In August 2013, Dean Davis Editions became a Hahnemuhle Certified Studio for digital fine art printing. Of the 150+ certified studios around the globe (located in 25 countries, ranging from Brazil to Japan), only 19 of those are in the U.S., the majority of which are located in Illinois, New York and California.

A German paper manufacturer, Hahnemuhle has produced paper uninterrupted since 1584 and has a long history of producing traditional fine art papers as well as industrial paper. In today's digital age, the company has combined tradition and innovation to develop a line of digital fine art papers.

Visit www.deandavis.com.

United Way names three new board members

Three new board members have joined the Spokane County United Way Board of Directors and will serve a three year term. Tom Stevenson, retired partner, Moss Adams, LLP will serve as board chair for a second year.

The new directors are: Brent Fetsch, Vice President of Northwest Farm Credit Services, Marcelo Morales, CEO of Jubilant HollisterStier and Jeff Bryant, CEO of the Inland Northwest Blood Center.

Spokane County United Way improves lives by mobilizing our community resources, expertise and volunteer energy to create measureable results by focusing on the building blocks for a good life - a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health. For more information about Spokane County United Way please visit www.unitedwayspokane.org.

Beyond Pink celebrates its 4th year helping women battle against breast cancer

This Friday, October 11, the runway will fill with models, local designers will show off their best, and hundreds will turn out to support Beyond Pink - a designer bra fashion show with proceeds going towards women who cannot afford thermography. To date, the charity has helped over 200 women in the battle against breast disease, a number not lost on those behind this event's success.

Hosted by KXLY's Mark Peterson and Kristi Gorenson, this year's theme is 'The Most Fun You Can Have Saving a Life.' The event is this Friday, October 11th, at the Spokane Convention Center. Tickets can be purchased in advance at BeyondPink.net. Last year's auction brought in over $20,000 to be used in the battle against breast cancer, with even more donated items and fashionable bras available this year.

Women & Children's Free Restaurant and Community Kitchen hosting benefit dinner and auction

A Little Night Music is an annual tradition benefiting Women & Children's Free Restaurant and Community Kitchen. This year, the program is celebrating their 25th Anniversary in A Silver Celebration. Attendees will enjoy fine cuisine, silent and live auction fun with Jeff Owens and dance with live music from the Sammy Eubanks Band. The event is on Friday, October 11, 6pm at Northern Quest Resort and Casino.

The wide array of auction items will include private dining events with local chefs, such as Wild Sage American Bistro's Chef Charles Connor and Central Food's Chef David Blaine. Additionally, the highest bidder and five guests will win a dinner with 'The Biggest Loser' star, Ali Vincent, at her lake home. Also available is a beer and wine pairing dinner, hosted by Ninkasi Brewery's Peter Remington and Townshend Cellar's, Don Townshend. There is something for everyone, from golf and weekend getaways, to a custom piece from Pounder's Jewelry.

Tickets are $75 each. For more information or to reserve a ticket, visit www.wcfrspokane.org or contact Angela Moffat at 509-324-1995 ext. 305.

Women & Children's Free Restaurant and Community Kitchen has been serving nutritious meals to low-income women and children in a safe, supportive and respectful environment since 1988. All proceeds from the event will be used for program operations, directly impacting the Restaurant's ability to serve nutritious meals to women and children in the Spokane community.

YWCA of Spokane to pass 10 purple purses in community to earn grant for domestic violence services

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Allstate Foundation selected the YWCA of Spokane as one of 30 local YWCAs across the country to be a part of Purple Purse - the Foundation's national campaign to get people talking about domestic violence. YWCA of Spokane received 10 purple purses to pass along to community members, family and friends to spark conversations that can help survivors break free of violence. Each time a purple purse is passed and checked in at www.PurplePurse.com, YWCA of Spokane will earn a $5 donation from The Allstate Foundation. If YWCA of Spokane is able to pass their purses a total of 1,000 times, The Allstate Foundation will double the donation and reward them with a $10,000 grant.

If you don't receive a purple purse, you can still get involved by logging onto www.facebook.com/PurplePurse to pass a virtual purple purse, triggering a $5 donation to YWCA. The Allstate Foundation will donate up to $350,000 to the YWCA in total. Money will be raised through Oct. 31, 2013.

For more information, contact Meagan Pierluissi, YWCA of Spokane at 509-789-9304 or meaganp@ywcapokane.org.

35th Annual Spokane Fall Home Idea Show this weekend

The 35th Annual Fall Home Idea Show will be held, Friday, October 11th through Sunday, October 13th at the Spokane Fair & Expo Center. The Home Idea Show is the last major consumer home show of the year and is focused on building, renovation, landscaping, design and decor.

This year's show has over 300 booths showcasing the latest products and services for the Home Inside and Out. Enter to win great door prizes, attend informative seminars and get expert advice on all your home remodeling, decorating or building needs. Show attendees can enter to win a grand prize worth over $4500.

The Home Idea Show is teaming up with KHQ TV and the Success by Six Book Drive and will highlight the book drive by providing the Success By Six Reading Corner. Anyone who donates two new or gently used books will receive 50%% off the price of admission to the show.

Show Hours are Friday, October 11, 12 noon - 8pm; Saturday, October 12, 10am - 7pm; Sunday, October 13, 10 am - 5 pm. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for Seniors & Military, and children 12 & under, Free.

For more information visit www.homeideashow.com.

Glover Mansion Celebrates 125th Anniversary

The Glover Mansion Catering and Events is celebrating the 125th anniversary of the historic mansion that bears its name and its most successful year ever by giving back to the Spokane community and waiving its facility rental fee for all area businesses and non-profit organizations during the holiday season. Furthermore, Glover Mansion Catering and Events has become a title sponsor of Adserveo, the local online community of community-minded businesses and the non-profits they support. As a title sponsor of Adserveo, The Glover Mansion is utilizing Adserveo's radio, social media, and print platforms to create increased awareness for the organizations it supports and is passionate about.

Built in 1888 and designed by renowned architect Kirtland Cutter, The Glover Mansion is one of the area's most historic and elegant homes, located at 321 West 8th Ave. Visit glovermansion.com for more information.

Harvest Moon & HalloWine Auction coming Oct. 25

The Inland NW Business Travel Association is holding their annual Harvest Moon & HalloWine Auction on Friday, October 25 from 5:30 to 9pm at the Mirabeau Park Hotel & Convention Center. INBTA NW has selected Northwest North Pole Adventures Spokane Fantasy Flight again this year to receive a portion of the funds generated from this event.

Spokane Fantasy Flight provides a magical trip to the North Pole for some very special children from area shelters and community programs. They are flown to the North Pole for an evening of wonderment and surprises. A portion of the proceeds from this auction will benefit Northwest North Pole Adventures Spokane Fantasy Flight.

The cost is $45 per person. To purchase tickets for this event, please go to www.inbta.org. For more information on NW North Pole Adventures, visit www.nwnorthpole.com.

Fundraising 101 Seminar & Non-profit Networking Event

Learn how to expand your yearly fundraising potential at this seminar, sponsored by The Family Guide, on Tuesday, October 15 at the Spokane Club, 1002 W Riverside Ave from 9:00am - 4pm. From 4 to 6 pm is the Non-Profit Resource Fair & Networking Event, free and open to the community.

The day begins with a welcome from Spokane Mayor David Condon and includes time with community leaders Rick Steltenpohl, Spokane HoopFest; Kris Mason, President of Women Helping Women Foundation; Charles Alpers, CEO of Spokane Club; State Rep. Kevin Parker; and Kelly Elkins - Author & Speaker. Speakers include representatives from the Washington State Gambling Commission, Washington State Liquor Board, Spokane Fire Department, Spokane Police Department and Spokane Neighborhood Services.

The seminar will include a catered lunch, Event Planning Book, '150+ Great Fundraising Ideas' book by author Kelly Elkins, Updated Media Contact List and Venue & Event Resource List, and Non-profit Resource Fair featuring businesses with fundraising ideas and services.

Cost is $75 per person and additional attendees from the same organization are $50 per person. A copy of organization's Non-Profit Certificate 501 (C) is required to register.

Vendor opportunity for businesses with products, services and fundraising ideas for non-profits. To request a vendor packet, email nwfamilyfun@yahoo.com or call/text 509-993-2453. For registration information, visit tinyurl.com/l4z3a2u.

Leadership Connection welcomes Police Chief Frank Straub

Leadership Connection's first event of the fall is this Thursday, October 10, from 7:30am to 8:45am at the Lincoln Center, 1316 N Lincoln. Spokane Chief of Police Frank Straub will speak on Building a Team--and Trust--During Organizational Transition. Chief Straub comes to Spokane with decades of experience in law enforcement, working in both regional and national public safety. This is a great opportunity to not only meet the new Chief in a small, informal setting but also network with professionals from around the Spokane area.

Breakfast service will begin at 7:15. Chief Straub will begin speaking at 7:30. For more information, call Linda Finney, Leadership Spokane at 509-321-3639 or email at leadership@leadershipspokane.org.

Incyte Diagnostics Announces Expansion of Its Women's Health Services

Incyte Diagnostics welcomes Bruce A. Britton, M.D. to its growing Women's Health Department. Prior to joining Incyte Diagnostics, Dr. Britton was practicing pathology in Missoula, MT. Dr. Britton has 20 years of pathology experience. He is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology with subspecialty training in gynecologic pathology and breast pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. Dr. Britton joined Incyte Diagnostics on October 1st.

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