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Girl's Day Out 2013 - This weekend




Find great deals right in your own neighborhood. Local merchants and restaurants in the Garland, Historic Hillyard, Spokane International, Monroe, South Perry, Davenport and SoDo Districts are all preparing for the 9th Annual Girl's Day Out. This great community event is hitting the streets of Spokane on Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20 from 10am-6pm. Head out for two fantastic days of shopping, games, treats, prizes and great finds.

Each district is offering unique specials to shoppers, so stop by the headquarters in each neighborhood to find out about all the exceptional deals. Each neighborhood has goodie bags full of surprises available to Girl's Day Out shoppers. A Shopping Guide with all the details and information is available at each neighborhood headquarters and The Exchange publication which comes out this Thursday. Included are maps and business listings of all the participating stores. Note that the pink star indicates a neighborhood's headquarters. Enjoy a day with the girls and support your local businesses.

Find Girls Day Out Spokane on Facebook.


Breast Cancer Awareness Week at The Bar Method Spokane




All this week through Saturday, October 19, The Bar Method Spokane joins in the fight against breast cancer. All merchandise purchased at The Bar Method Spokane this week, 25% will go to Susan G. Komen Eastern Washington. Also on October 19th at the 11am class, you can bring a friend for a discounted rate of $10 and the money will go to the foundation.

The Bar Method workout integrates the fat burning format of interval training, the muscle shaping technique of isometrics, the elongating principles of dance conditioning, and the science of physical therapy to create a revolutionary new workout that quickly and safely reshapes your entire body.

The Bar Method Spokane is located at 2023 East 29th Street on the South Hill. Visit spokane.barmethod.com or call 509-534-3000 for more information.

Rainmaker Designs New Mayoral Seal




This spring, the office of Mayor David Condon commissioned Rainmaker Creative to design a new Mayoral Seal for Spokane, the 'City of Choice' for the Northwest. Mayor Condon provided the important elements and details he wished to see in the seal, and the artistic process began with a beautifully detailed sketch. The rendering features prominent landmarks, a reference to Spokane's Native American heritage with the teepees by the river, and of course, The Lilac City's namesake bloom.

Once the artistry was complete, a digital transformation began. The end result is a stunning coin with precise detail and the mayor's engraved signature.


Enjoy Chocolate and Wine this Thursday at The Lincoln Center

The Connoisseur's Club presents its Annual Chocolate Therapy Event this Thursday, October 17 from 6 to 10pm at The Lincoln Center, 1316 N Lincoln. The evening begins with an all-you-need-to-know chocolate presentation from Eva Roberts from Just American Desserts, followed with 2 great food & wine courses from the culinary team at The Lincoln Center. Wine selections for the evening will be presented by Wade Wolfe, from Thurston Wolfe Winery. The evening concludes with even more chocolate...a build-your-own deluxe S'mores bar with 6ft of continuous fire to roast your marshmallows!

Cost is $32 per person. Tickets and information are available at chocolatetherapy2.eventbrite.com/, or call The Lincoln Center at 509-327-8000.

The first person to email us at info@spokanehowsbusiness.com will win two free tickets to the Chocolate Therapy event this Thursday at The Lincoln Center!


Dave Ramsey, poplular radio talk show host will appear at the INB Oct. 17




The Dave Ramsey Show is about life, love & relationships - and how they all happen to revolve around money. America's trusted voice on money and business, Ramsey is a personal money-management expert and extremely popular national radio personality. His four New York Times best-selling books - Financial Peace, More Than Enough and The Total Money Makeover - have sold more than 7 million copies combined. His latest book, EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches, debuted at number one. With more than 6 million listeners on over 500 stations across the country, The Dave Ramsey Show is one of America's most popular talk radio shows.

Ramsey will be a the INB Performing Arts Center this Thursday, October 17, 7pm. Tickets available through Ticketswest. This show is nearly sold out.

The Dave Ramsey Show has been broadcast in Spokane for over 15 years and now airs on KXLY News Radio 920 Monday through Friday from noon to 3pm.

Seattle Mariner Great, Jamie Moyer coming to town for Boys & Girls Clubs

Boys & Girls Clubs of Spokane County will welcome former Major League Pitcher and World Series Champion, Jamie Moyer, to Spokane on Tuesday, October 22nd to serve as the keynote speaker for the Clubs' 2013 BE GREAT For Kids Rally. As an integral part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Spokane County's annual campaign, the BE GREAT for Kids Rally will be held at the Bing Crosby Theater from 5pm - 7pm. This event plays a critical role in raising much needed funds to keep the Clubs' doors open and Spokane's youth safe and engaged.

Hosted by Club Board member, Steve Mumm and KXLY's Dennis Patchin, the evening will include a social networking hour as well as the highly anticipated Rally which will showcase the Clubs' impact on Spokane youth and feature special guest, MLB superstar and philanthropist, Jamie Moyer.

For tickets, contact the Boys & Girls Clubs of Spokane County at rally2013@bgcspokanecounty.org or 509-489-0741. For more information visit www.bgcspokanecounty.org/be-great-for-kids-rally/.


Gonzaga Coach Kelly Graves to speak on Leading to Win at Monthly Business Connections Breakfast

This Friday, October 18, the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce will present Kelly Graves, Gonzaga University's Head Coach of Women's Basketball, with his perspective on 'Leading to Win.' Graves has a proven track record for producing winning teams.

The breakfast will be held at the Mirabeau Park Hotel & Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Rd., Spokane Valley. There is free parking at the venue. Doors will open at 6:30 am, and the program begins at 7 am. The cost is $25 for members and guests, or $35 for non-members.

To register, visit spokanevalleychamber.org. For more information, call the Chamber office at 509-924-4994.


Local Bankers named to Community Bankers of Washington's 2013-2014 Board of Directors

Two Spokane area community bankers were recently elected as directors of the Community Bankers of Washington (CBW) Board of Directors during the group's annual meeting held September 13th. Greg Deckard; Chairman, President and CEO of State Bank Northwest headquartered in the Spokane Valley, was appointed as ICBA State Director, and Jay Wernz; Chairman, President and CEO of Bank of Fairfield headquartered in Fairfield, WA. was appointed as director representing Eastern Washington.

As the only trade association in Washington that advocates exclusively for independent community banks, CBW focuses on banking issues from a community banker's perspective. Known as the family of independent community banks, the Community Bankers of Washington was founded in 1989 to serve as a distinct and authoritative voice for community banks throughout the Evergreen State.


Crossroads Retirement Solutions to provide retirement plan Third Party Administration (TPA) options to the Eastern Washington region

Crossroads Retirement Solutions works collaboratively with other small businesses to offer services in all aspects of retirement plan design and implementation for 401(k) plans, profit sharing plans and defined benefit plans for local business owners. The company provides a wide range of retirement plan services for business owners, from consulting on regulatory changes and maximizing retirement plan designs to administering defined contribution and defined benefit plans. Many small and medium-sized employers lack a dedicated, in-house specialist to administer retirement plans. Working with a local TPA fills the need to have a benefits expert close at hand. Crossroads Retirement Solutions is unique because it has customized its platforms to adapt to a business owner's distinctive needs rather than forcing them to adopt a one-size-fits-all approach.

Louise Joss, owner of Crossroads Retirement Solutions, brings over 22 years experience in the retirement industry. Ms. Joss has experience and expertise in both the large and small plan industries and oversees the consulting and administrative services for all categories of retirement plans. Crossroads Retirement Solutions collaborates with accountants, financial advisors, attorneys and other business professionals to offer independent third party services for retirement plan design, administration and consulting.

For additional information, contact Louise Joss at 509-279-0304 or info@crossroadsretirement.com.

The Ramada Inn at Spokane Airport wins recognition

The Ramada Inn at Spokane Airport has been named Washington State Stars of the Industry 'Outstanding Property of the Year Award.' Denise Vickerman, general manager, was honored in front of her peers at the annual Washington State Lodging Association and Convention last week.

The award recognizes a member property that has demonstrated extraordinary professionalism and leadership by actively participating in the association, community and lodging industry. The award recognizes the entire Ramada Spokane Airport team's effort, dedication and commitment to excellence.

River Park Square Fan Suite is taking holiday reservations now

Earlier this year, River Park Square introduced a new rental venue within the shopping center. The space has had a fabulous response for those looking for a new entertainment venue or for businesses simply looking for additional meeting space and company retreats. With the holidays just around the corner, River Park Square invites you to make your reservations for your holiday party for the office or personal party before the calendar is full.

The Fan Suite is a contemporary multi-use entertainment venue. The 1,060 square ft. room is an ideal location for professional holiday parties and select private gatherings. Located on the third level next to Nordstrom, the suite consists of a living room setting, with seating for approximately 25, a bar, two mini refrigerators and a restroom. Only River Park Square Restaurants and the Atrium Cafe's Food Court tenants may be contracted to cater any event held in the Fan Suite. No outside food or beverages are allowed in the Fan Suite. An $80 rental fee for a four hour period will be charged to all parties.

Events may be scheduled Mon-Sat: 8am - 10pm, Sun: 9am - 10pm. For more information call the Concierge desk at 509-363-0304.

Winston & Cashatt Hires Two New Associate Attorneys

Winston & Cashatt welcomes two new associate attorneys to its litigation team. Caitlin E. O'Brien and Corey J. Quinn started at Winston & Cashatt on October 1, 2013.

Caitlin E. O'Brien is a newly admitted Spokane attorney whose practice primarily focuses on real estate litigation, land use, zoning, natural resource law, and personal injury. She received her law degree this year from Gonzaga University School of Law, and while in Law School was a clerk at Winston & Cashatt and a judicial extern at the Washington State Office of Administrative Hearings. Caitlin also has experience in corporate counsel work, and is a member of the Spokane County Bar Association, Washington State Association for Justice, and Washington Women Lawyers.

Corey J. Quinn is a 2103 graduate of Gonzaga University School of Law. While earning his law degree, Corey worked as a law clerk at Winston & Cashatt. He was also a member of the Gonzaga National Moot Court Team and an executive board member of the Gonzaga Law Review. Corey earned his Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of Washington in 2003. Between earning his undergraduate degree and his law degree, Corey was a carpenter and general contractor in Washington and Idaho. Corey's practice will focus on all construction related issues, including construction defects, contract disputes, and bond claims.

New co-working space available

There is a new working environment for entrepreneurs, freelancers, and those who like to work, share, meet, and learn through collaboration. Spokane Share Space is a unique, affordable and convenient 1,000 square foot co-working space, located on the 3rd floor of the Seehorn Building at 159 S. Lincoln, adjacent to the SteamPlant Square. Connect Northwest is the manager/operator of the space, which was donated by Avista.

Go to connectnw.org for all the details.

Numerica wins national award for excellence

Congratulations to Numerica Credit Union, they just received a national Excellence Award from the Credit Union National Association.

Numerica won the Sales & Service Management category for innovative solutions in their loan approval process. For more information about Numerica, go to numericacu.com.

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