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Cami Bradley is coming home for lunch.

Bozzi Media's Spokane Woman luncheon on Wednesday, November 20th from 11:30 to 1, at Chateau Rive in the Flour Mill features Spokane's 'America's Got Talent' star Cami Bradley as the keynote speaker, and singer. She will give an inspirational talk, sing a couple of her most popular sings, pose for photos with her and offer autographed CDs.

For more information and tickets go to bozzimedia.com.

A spicy shop in Spokane Valley

Spice Traders Mercantile has more spices than most people have ever seen, over 120 different ground to order spices and blends that they order in small batches from purveyors around the world. Owned by Bill Coyle and Jan Love, this unique shop also offers 10 First Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oils and 28 Twenty-five Star Balsamic Vinegars as well as 80 loose teas.

The shop is celebrating two years this month, they opened on 11-11-11 and business has been growing ever since. Spice Traders Mercantile's location is at 15614 East Sprague, on the south side of the street just east of Sullivan. It's adjacent to the couple's other business, Plant Land, a nursery and garden center that's been operating for 15 years. They are in the process of adding an additional 1,000 square feet to the spice shop to accommodate events and eventually cooking classes. They currently offer wine and beer tastings.

You can learn more at their website SpiceTradersMercantile.com or on facebook. The phone number is 509-315-4036.

The new power tie is pink

Designer Shaun Allen Rhames can get you in the pink when it comes to ties, so you can make every month Breast Cancer Awareness month. But pink isn't the only color. Shaun offers a collection of his creations at his website shaunrhames.com. His interest in fashion began during his childhood years, and he now has over 10 years experience in the clothing industry, working for some of the big retailers in both sales and management.

In 2010, Shaun decided it was time to put his own stamp on the fashion industry. After two years of product development, using his own original taste and style, he introduced the first piece from the Shaun Rhames Signature Collection. 'The Tie' was released in the fall of 2012. It is a unique, two-sided, reversible necktie for both the professionally and socially fashion-conscious male or female.

Shaun offers four tie designs in pink that benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. There are actually eight because the ties are reversible. Again, the website is shaunrhames.com. (Pictured are the Komen Eastern Washington Pink Tie Guys who all wear one of Shaun's pink ties.)

Urbanna Spa & Salon Special Event Saturday Nov. 9

Urbanna Natural Salon & Spa, at 168 S Division, is not only a fine salon & spa, but they now have a wine bar. To celebrate, there will be a Grand Opening event this Saturday, November 9 from 6-8pm. Join the fun with appetizers, raffle, gifts and discounted wine. No one under age 21 is permitted.

Urbanna has over 150 choices of wine, wines by the glass and 14 different beers and they plan to feature wine tasting events in the near future. Spa parties and gift certificates will continue and now with beverages.

If you're under age 21, stop in to see Incognito at 216 W. Pacific, Suite 106, located next to Thomas Hammer Coffee and behind Laser Quest. Incognito is a Stylish Salon & Spa and has the look and feel of Urbanna. Under 21's can make appointments calling Urbanna, and your Urbanna stylist will take care of your hair at Incognito.

For more information on the services Urbanna offers, call 509-747-7076 or visit www.urbannaspa.com.

EWU President Rodolfo Arevalo named to national board

Because of a spelling error in the president's name in last week's How's Business we are re-running this story. 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.

AAF Spokane presents RadicalBrand - The development of Global's new direction

For years, financial services advertising has been the epitome of 'safe' advertising. The recent Global brand evolution and 'Global Citizen' campaign blasted through that. Enlisting Spokane's artistic and musical community, Global has been one of the most talked about advertising campaigns in the market. Join AAF Spokane this Wednesday, November 6 from 11am to 12pm at The Lincoln Center for a look at radically different advertising and branding.

In this presentation, Daniel Thorpe, president of Boom, and Ed Reese, president of Sixth Man Marketing discuss why the approach was taken, campaign objectives, depth of the brand throughout the Global organization and much more. Cost is $15 for members, $25 for non-members and includes bag lunch catered by The Lincoln Center. To register, visit www.aafspokane.com/11/2013-2014-programs.

Deaconess Hospital Names New CEO

Maurine Cate has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Deaconess Hospital effective January 2014. Cate comes to Spokane from Springfield, Oregon where she has been CEO of McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center since 2007.

Unleashed On-line Media's Chris Reilly to Speak at Dreamforce in San Francisco

Dreamforce is not just any conference. With an estimated 120,000+ attendees, thousands of sessions over four days, Dreamforce is the premier opportunity to learn from experts about how to use the vast network of Salesforce tools to 'connect to consumers in a whole new way'. Chris Reilly's firm, Unleashed On-Line Media has been using the Salesforce platform for several years, and this year Chris was asked to speak at the event. He will be speaking about his work to tailor the Salesforce platform to streamline internal systems and dramatically increase ROI. Chris attended last year's event and is thrilled to return this year to both share and increase his knowledge.

You can learn more about Spokane's on-line genius, Chris Reilly, and his Unleashed On-line Media at the website unleashed-online.com. The phone number is 509-368-7337.

Rainmaker Creative puts on the PJs for client appreciation

November brings a lot of special touches to the Inland Northwest. For one thing, the weather is getting colder. And what's better on a brisk autumn evening than curling up in your cozy PJ's and dancing with your friends? Rainmaker has been working with Encore Events for months to make sure that their annual client appreciation pajama bash is planned to the nines. The event, at the Lincoln Center on December 6, includes dancing, an open bar, getting spoiled by massage therapists from The Brick House and entertainment by Michael and Amy, world-renowned for their interactive dueling piano show.

If you're a client, you'll be receiving your mason jar invitation in the next couple of weeks. If you're not a client or a guest of a client, you're also welcome to attend, but you'll have to purchase a ticket. For more information and tickets contact Rainmaker at 107 S Cedar Street, by phone at 509-499-3399 or online at therainlab.com.

Wanda Buddrius joins Numerica Credit Union as Wandermere Branch Manager

Wanda Buddrius recently was hired by Numerica Credit Union's Wandermere branch as the branch manager. She has 18 years of experience in the financial industry. Prior to joining Numerica, she was a branch manager and assistant vice president at Bank of the West for the last three years.

Buddrius earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in social science from Washington State University. She is also a public notary and holds a Washington Limited Insurance License.

Providence Mount Carmel Hospital earns prestigious award

Providence Mount Carmel Hospital of Colville, Washington was one of Washington State Hospital Association's 'Safe Care in Action' 2013 Award winners, presented October 16, in Seattle. The hospital earned the award for efforts to decrease patient harm in 10 key areas through its participation in the Partnership for Patients national initiative - a nationwide collaborative effort to reduce the number of hospital-acquired conditions by 40 percent reduction in harm or were in the top 10 percentile for six or more measures or for 80 percent of eligible measures.

Bob Campbell, Administrator of Providence Mount Carmel Hospital, Providence Health Care Eastern Washington, accepted the award on behalf of the hospital and staff. "We are very proud of our staff and physicians who continually place the patient at the center of everything we do."

Northern Quest Resort & Casino names Chef Robert Rogers Executive Chef

Northern Quest Resort & Casino announces the promotion of Chef Robert Rogers to the position of Executive Chef. Chef Rogers has been the Chef at Masselow's since it opened in 2009, and has been instrumental in leading the Masselow's culinary team as they develop and create the offerings on their award-winning menu. Under Chef Roger's direction, Masselow's has been awarded multiple prestigious distinctions. Since its opening Masselow's has received the Inland Northwest's only AAA Four Diamond rating every year. Most recently, Masselow's was honored with the Best Fine Dining Restaurant distinction for 2013 by the Washington Restaurant Association and the Inland Northwest Tourism Awards. Chef Rogers is dedicated to providing an authentic farm-to-table experience for Northern Quest guests. He works in cooperation with many local farms and producers to create the freshest dining experience possible. Most recently, Chef Rogers was promoted to Executive Sous Chef for the property and now he steps up into the Executive Chef position.

As the Executive Chef, Chef Rogers will oversee and support the Chefs at all of the property's 14 food and beverage venues. He will maintain his supervisory role over the culinary team in Masselow's while also serving as the creative force behind the wide variety of culinary offerings at Northern Quest Resort & Casino.

Chef Rogers grew up in Spokane where he graduated from Shadle Park High School and began his culinary career at the Davenport Hotel as a table-side cook. His work at the Davenport led to his life-time love of creating upscale, fresh cuisine. Over the years he has worked his way up and been involved in every level of kitchen operations including, Line Cook, Chef, Food and Beverage Director, Maitre d', Wine Steward, Corporate Director of Dining Services and now Executive Chef.

For the past 30 years, Chef Rogers has been involved in giving back to the Spokane community and regularly participates in charitable dining events. He also volunteers for his alma mater as a mentor in Shadle Park's ProStart program, the high school program affiliated with The National Restaurant Association.

Sheer Excitement at the Banff Mountain Film Festival

Mountain Gear presents the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour November 15-17 at the Bing Crosby Theater, 7 pm each night. Enjoy some of the finest outdoor adventure films ever made. Tickets are $15 each at Mountain Gear, 2002 North Division and through Ticketswest at www.ticketswest.com or 800-325-SEAT.

SCORE Workshop - How to Start a New Business

Presented by Spokane SCORE Chapter 180, the next SCORE workshop is this Wednesday, November 6 on 'How to Start a New Business'. Learn step-by-step consideration of legal, tax, insurance, accounting, business planning, and funding topics that you need to address to successfully start a business.

The workshop runs from 8:30am to 12:30 pm and will be located at the SBA Training Room, 801 W Riverside, Suite 444. Cost is $40 pre-registered, $50 at the door, $15 for an additional person from the same company. To register, visit www.scorespokane.org.

The Business Thought of the Week

"You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try." Opera singer Beverly Sills

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