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St. Aloysius Church and GU to Host Memorial Service for Tom Foley Nov. 1

A public memorial service for former House Speaker Thomas S. Foley will be held at St. Aloysius Church (330 E. Boone Ave.), adjacent to the campus of Gonzaga University, at 11 am, this Friday, Nov. 1. Gonzaga University and St. Aloysius are hosting services for the Spokane native and alumnus of Gonzaga Prep and the University at the request of Mrs. Heather Foley.

Congressman Foley served 15 terms, from 1965 to 1995, as Democratic representative from Eastern Washington's 5th Congressional District. He served as party whip (1981-87), majority leader (1987-89), and the last five years as the 57th speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. A former U.S. Ambassador to Japan (1997-2001), Foley died on Oct. 18 in Washington, D.C.

As an overflow crowd is expected for the service, Gonzaga will also broadcast the memorial live on a large screen at the University's Charlotte Y. Martin Centre, located on the southeast part of Gonzaga's campus. The Martin Centre is adjacent to the McCarthey Athletic Center and is accessible from Cincinnati Street.

YWCA of Spokane Announces 2013 Women of Achievement

Extraordinary Spokane residents will be honored for their leadership and service to the community this Wednesday, October 30 during the 31st annual YWCA Women of Achievement Luncheon. The luncheon will be held at the Spokane Convention Center Ballrooms, 334 West Spokane Falls Blvd., from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm.

The honorees were selected from nominations submitted by community members in seven categories. The 2013 award winners are:

Jennifer La Rue - Arts and Culture
Elaine Couture - Professional
The Garden Club: ViAnn Meyer, Della Meyer and Chris Sheppard - Volunteer Community Service
Dr. Christine Johnson - Education
Shirley Sandoval - Carl Maxey Racial and Social Justice Award
Alex Golikov - Young Woman of Achievement
YWCA Ambassadors: Virginia Brown, Verna Eucker, Ellen Ferris, Charlotte Grymonprez, Elizabeth Welty and Alice Niemeier - Lifetime Achievement Award

The luncheon features New York Times bestselling author, Leslie Morgan Steiner. Her memoir, 'Crazy Love,' offers a look at how domestic violence can happen to any woman. Her journey out of the grips of a 'charmed' but violent marriage provides a profound understanding of the struggles so many area women face each day.

For more information about the luncheon, call 509- 326-1190 or to register, visit www.ywcaspokane.org. A suggested donation of $125 is requested. Supporters who preregister for the luncheon online will receive a signed copy of Steiner's 'Crazy Love.'

Total Wine to open second Spokane area store

Total Wine & More will open its second Spokane area store at 13802 E. Indiana Ave. (just west of the Spokane Valley Mall) on Nov. 21. Just as its sister store on Newport Highway, the new location will offer 13,500 wines, spirits and beers, including more than 1,500 Washington wines, 80 Washington and Oregon distilled spirits and 550 Pacific Northwest beers.

Glover Mansion Catering & Events Executive Chef and Sous Chef Recognized

Executive Chef Jason Hoy and Sous Chef Brandon Dallara of The Glover Mansion Catering and Events were recently recognized for creating and winning the prestigious 'Best Dish' award at the March of Dimes annual Signature Auction.

The March of Dimes annual Signature Chefs Auction took place Saturday, October 12th with delectable tastings from Spokane's finest chefs and the opportunity to bid on unique and desirable auction packages. All proceeds benefitted the March of Dimes mission of improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

Revel 77 coffee shop celebrates first anniversary

South Hill specialty coffee shop, Revel 77 at 3223 E 57th Avenue is celebrating its first birthday, Sunday, November 3rd. They'll have door prizes throughout the day for coffee and coffee gear as well as live music. Hours of operation are: M-F 7am to 5pm, Sat 8am to 5pm, and Sunday 8am to 5pm.

And, coming in mid November, they will add beer and wine to their offerings. Get more information at revel77.com, facebook.com/Revel77, or twitter@Revel77.

Lawton Printing wins national and regional awards

Lawton Printing Services received two awards for outstanding achievement in the national PIA Premier Print Awards and nine awards regionally in the 6th Annual PrintROCKS! Awards.

The PIA's Premier Print Award Competition recognizes the highest quality printed pieces in various categories from around the world. Each year, only the most worthy pieces receive Awards of Recognition, Certificates of Merit, and The Benny.

In addition to the national recognition, Lawton Printing Services won nine awards for outstanding achievement in seven categories in the 6th Annual PrintROCKS! Awards, a region-wide printing competition hosted by Pacific Printing Industries (PPI) Association. PPI is a trade association for printing and the graphic arts in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

The winning entries included a broad scope of work from various industries including education, non-profit, advertising and design companies, hospitality and a self promotion campaign. Pieces were printed using both litho and digital printing, with various finishing and binding. Regional winning entries are then entered in the PIA Premier Print Awards.

Lawton Printing Services is a fourth generation company located in Spokane. They opened their doors in 1940 and have grown their business to include four distinct divisions: Printing Services, NaviTabs, Publishing, partnering with Chambers of Commerce through the U.S., and InnovAging, the publication of resource directories for seniors and their families.

EWU President Rudolpho Arevelo elected to national board

Eastern Washington University President Rodolfo Arevalo has been named to the 2014 Board of Directors for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). President Arevalo will be one of 15 presidents from around the country serving as a director for AASCU, a Washington-based higher education association of more than 400 public colleges, universities and systems.

AASCU members share a learning- and teaching-centered culture, a historic commitment to underserved student populations and a dedication to research and creativity that advances their regions' economic progress and cultural development.

The announcement was made Oct. 23 during the association's annual meeting in Los Angeles.

Inland Northwest Health Services hires Meagan Pierluissi as communications specialist

Meagan Pierluissi has joined Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS) as Communications Specialist for the Marketing and Communications Department. In collaboration with the team, Meagan is responsible for generating additional awareness about INHS services locally and nationally.

Meagan has 12 years of experience in media relations and communications, most recently with the YWCA of Spokane and as a public affairs officer in the Army National Guard, where Meagan deployed to Afghanistan to assist in creating an Afghan Press Corps. She received her undergraduate degree from Mississippi State University and is currently attending Gonzaga University for her master's degree in Communication and Leadership Studies.

Numerica's Business Development Managers are 'Credit Union Rock Stars'

Numerica Credit Union's team of business development managers, Janet McNeilly, Manuel Hochheimer and Jeanette Radmer (pictured left to right) has been together just one year. Yet they have already achieved great success throughout eastern Washington and northern Idaho, earning recognition by Credit Union Magazine as 'Credit Union Rock Stars.'

Drawing from their separate areas of expertise they teamed up to identify the Spokane Valley, Wash., credit union's target demographics and introduced initiatives to broaden its market share within those segments.

The trio's Dealer Center Outbound Conversion Program dramatically improved engagement among indirect auto loan recipients. Its University Outreach Program deepened interactions between Numerica and more than a half-dozen colleges in its service area. To top that off, the emphasis on the growing medical, dental, educational and small-business communities in the region meshes with its goal of attracting more 25-to-49-year-olds.

In the past year, Numerica connected with approximately 70 percent of its indirect members, converting nearly 20 percent of them into primary financial institution members, which is a rate of about 10 times the industry average.

Based on these amazing results, Numerica's business development managers, Hochheimer, McNeilly and Radmer, earned national recognition in Credit Union Magazine's 'Rock Stars' Edition. Credit Union Magazine is published by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA).

The Inland Northwest Planned Giving Council announces board of directors

The Inland Northwest Planned Giving Council has announced the following board of directors:
Peggy Paullin, president -principal, Inspired Implementations, LLC; Kjirstin Graham, vice president - attorney, K&L Gates; Vicki Egesdal, secretary/immediate past president - director of development, Inland Northwest Land Trust; Cam McGillivray, treasurer - in-house counsel and trust officer, Northwest Trustee & Management; Eric Stutzman, communications chair - wealth manager, Etesian Wealth Advisors, Inc.; Kerry Wiltzius, membership chair - associate director, Spokane Humane Society; Brenda Hunter, philanthropy chair - director of planned giving, Providence Health Care Foundation; Tony Higley, program chair - executive director, Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation; and Judy Rogers, member-at-large - director of planned giving, Gonzaga University

NPR's Renee Montagne comes to Spokane Nov 12.

Spokane Public Radio presents host of NPR's 'Morning Edition', Renee Montagne, Tuesday, November 12 at 7:30pm, at the Bing Crosby Theater in Spokane. Montagne will speak about her illustrious career as a public radio journalist and co-host of the nation's most-listened-to radio news program. The event will be hosted by three local SPR news reporters and moderated by award winning reporter and previous SPR News Director Doug Nadvornick, who has over 20 years' experience in public radio.

Montagne has reported and hosted for NPR since the mid 1980s. She hosted 'All Things Considered' with Robert Siegel for two years, and has been hosting 'Morning Edition' since 2004.

Tickets are $25 general admission, $18 for students. Tickets are available at all TicketsWest outlets, by phone at 800-325-SEAT, and online at: www.TicketsWest.com. Ticket proceeds benefit Spokane Public Radio and its services.

Staff Changes at Wishing Star Foundation

Sarah Wallin (Previously Carpenter) has been promoted to Executive Director at Spokane's Wishing Star Foundation. She previously workedk as Development Director. Wallin began working for Wishing Star as the Program Director in 2008. She has a degree from EWU in Psychology.

Brittany Bergsson has been named Development Director and is a former volunteer from Kennewick, Washington. She has volunteered for Wishing Star for over five years raising money, working with wish families and spreading the mission. Bergsson has recently graduated from WSU with a degree in Business Administration.

The Business Thought of the Week

"You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get." Olympic Gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps

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