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Mended Hearts launch party and info meeting this Wednesday




Mended Hearts is having their official launch party and informational meeting this Wednesday, May 14th, from 5:30-6:30pm at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in the Mother Joseph Room (L3 near cafeteria). Mended Hearts is a national non-profit organization that has been offering the gift of hope to heart disease patients, their families and friends. through ongoing peer-to-peer support.

Go to mendedheartsofspokane.org to register.


Craft Beer Week in Spokane

Today marks the beginning of National Craft Beer Week, and local brewers and beer purveyors are gearing up for the festivities. Brewers and pubs around the inland northwest will be having specials and events. Go to inlander.com for more information and a complete listing.

Fifty amateur area brewers will square off in the Battle of the Homebrews this Saturday, May 17 from 11am to 6pm at the Greyhound Park and Event Center in Post Falls. Judging will be by popular vote; the top 10 finishers receive cash prizes, and the winner will have their recipe brewed by Waddell's.

Admission is $20, which includes a sample card good for five 5-ounce tastes and one vote; extra cards are $5 each. Or $10 gets you in the door, with free water and soda. Everyone is eligible for prize drawings including a flat-screen TV, and wine and food will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the Spokane EastSide Reunion Association, a nonprofit that provides community and youth services.


Scream for Brain Freeze Ice Cream!




Brain Freeze Creamery opened today at 1238 West Summit Parkway in Kendall Yards across from the Inlander, offering high quality, high fat (and proud of it) ice cream. This micro-creamery makes four to six gallons at a time of some truly unique ice creams in a myriad of flavors including salted caramel, Rice Krispy treat strawberry basil, molasses cookie, huckleberry, avocado and even maple bacon. They also serve sorbets and dairy-free flavors as well as espresso, sandwiches and snacks.


This is Spokane Tourism Week

This week, May 11-17, is Spokane Tourism Week, acknowledging the immense impact tourism has on the region. One of the highlights is The 15th Annual Inland Northwest Tourism Awards ceremony which will be held this Thursday, May 15, starting at 3pm, at The Fox. Our area's tourism industry consists of 9,620 jobs, an increase of 180 new jobs from 2012. Visitor spending in 2013 totaled $877 million and generated $62 million in non-resident tax dollars, which saves each household in Spokane County $400 each year in taxes. Go to visitspokane.com for more information.

Fringe Salon and Boutique adds location

Fringe Salon and Boutique has opened a second location in front of Fred Meyer in Wandermere. Their original location opened four years ago at 2622 East 29th.

The Salvation Army of Spokane kicks off National Salvation Army Week.




National Salvation Army Week, May 10-17, serves as an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the volunteers, donors and program beneficiaries who have enabled The Salvation Army to serve in the United States for 149 years.

The Salvation Army of Spokane uses this week as an opportunity to recognize the 3,000 plus volunteers who give of themselves every year in the Spokane community. Nationally, more than 8,000 volunteers a day, provide time and energy by volunteering for their local Salvation Army.

To recognize Spokane's volunteers, The Salvation Army will be featuring pictures of individuals or groups who are 'Making Spokane Better!' on their Facebook Page. If you have a great story to share about volunteering or being helped by a volunteer, post it on the Salvation Army of Spokane's Facebook page.


5th Annual Douglass Properties on Parade this weekend

Douglass Properties, one of the largest local apartment and rental housing management groups in the Greater Spokane area, will open its doors to the community during their Open House, 'Douglass Properties on Parade,' May 16, 17 & 18th from 9am-4pm each day.

From luxurious to affordable, Douglass Properties will have over 15 of their apartment communities and rental homes, located in every corner of the Spokane and Spokane Valley, open for the public to view and walk through.

While the public is visiting Douglass Property Communities, the public can enter to win fantastic prizes and enter to win up to two months free rent. Apply during the event and receive a month of rent free at select locations. The more locations visited, the more chances to win. There will be treats and balloons for everyone. The public can also win great prizes and free rent on their Facebook page at 'facebook.com/509Rent.'

Established in 1957, Douglass Properties specializes in managing 30 communities throughout the greater Spokane area. They offer one, two and three bedroom apartment homes. Year round and seasonal pools as well as state-of-the-art fitness centers are located at selected apartment communities. For your convenience, most of their communities are located near main arterials, businesses, and pubic transportation routes. They pride themselves on their professional and friendly management staff located on-site at each community location.

Douglass Properties sister company, Self Storage of Spokane, will also open it's doors to the public May 16, 17 & 18th during regular business hours. They will have GU move-in specials and short and long term rental specials. They will also be celebrating their Second Annual Garage Sale Event, Saturday, May 17th from 11am-3pm at 214 South Eastern in the Spokane Valley.

Self Storage locations: 322 E. North Foothills Drive, 99207 and 214 S. Eastern Rd., Spokane Valley 99212.

For more information in regards to 'Douglass Properties on Parade,' call 509-710-5355 or visit www.douglassproperties.com.


Operation Military Heroes Gift Bags

Operation Spokane Heroes is selling thermal zipper pouch bags filled with toiletries and items needed for veterans and military families. These gift bags will be distributed to our veterans and military families who are homeless or transitioning into new housing. Bags are $20 each. Your donation provides the bag and items to fill it.

Donations are being accepted through May 30. To order, email Chrissy Vierow at chrissyvierow@outlook.com. Donations are tax deductible.

This is another opportunity for our area to give back to these veterans and military families that have given so much to us.

Operation Spokane Heroes (OSH) focuses on providing support for our local military personnel, veterans, and their families. OSH is designed to show community support for our military and their families in a variety of ways, which include monetary assistance when needed, developing morale boosting activities and encouraging businesses to offer discounted goods and services. OSH is a non-profit organization, which exists solely from community donations. Find them on Facebook or visit www.operationspokaneheroes.org.

Marketing Associates of Spokane meeting scheduled for June 9

Marketing Associates of Spokane (MAS) will hold their June meeting on Thursday, June 12 from 11:30am to 1:00pm at The Lincoln Center, 1316 North Lincoln Street, Spokane. MAS hosts an 'Advertising 101 for A/E/C Firms' Panel with three industry expert panelists who will discuss the how's, whys, dos, and don'ts when designing and determining where to advertise as it relates to the A/E/C industry. The panelists are Chris Nordfors, Principal and Director of Marketing and Communications, Geo-Engineers; Rick Hosmer, Principal and Creative Director, Klundt Hosmer; and Frank Swoboda, President, Corner Booth Media.

RSVP on the MAS website www.maspokane.org by Monday, June 9. Lunch will be provided at a cost of $20 for members and $30 for non-members. For more information, contact Emily Lewis at elewis@deainc.com or Taryn Erickson at Trindera Engineering at terickson@trindera.com.

The Business Thought of the Week

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