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Horizon Credit Union partners with Moses Lake High School for financial education

Horizon Credit Union and Moses Lake High School have partnered to offer a unique opportunity to teach essential personal finance lessons to local high school students for the 6th year in a row. Through Horizon's Financial Field Trip program, 15 students are learning the credit and money management basics this spring.

Through the program all of the students gain a better understanding of what financial institutions can do for them. The students in this program have a level of confidence and understanding of finances which surpasses that of many adults.

Students will visit the credit union for their third, and final, trip on May 21st, where they will recap what they've learned and will be awarded certificates of achievement for their work in the program.

Horizon Credit Union is a leading financial cooperative with an extensive branch network spanning from Central Washington to some western counties of Montana. The credit union has been serving members since 1947 when it started as Kaiser Employees Federal Credit Union in Spokane, WA. From its humble beginnings as a single branch serving the needs of Kaiser Employees, the credit union has now grown to 18 branches and over 50,000 members. Horizon aims to provide the most secure, opportune and innovative financial services to members.

For more information about Horizon Credit Union, visit www.hzcu.org.

Browne's Tavern Now Open

Browne's Tavern, serving international tavern comfort food and beer and wine is now open. The new restaurant-tavern, located at 1924 West Pacific, (the round-about across from the Elk) in Browne's Addition, will be open from breakfast at 8:30am through closing. They offer seating inside and outside on the spacious patio. There's a cozy bar on the top floor.

Browne's Tavern is co-owned by Mary Moltke, the creator of the popular bed & breakfast and events center next door, E.J. Roberts Mansion, and Floyd Loomis, the former Executive Chef at Asiago's Ristorante in Boise, a fusion Italian osteria that won several regional awards for cuisine in recent years.

The menu features an eclectic variety of international comfort food such as Milanese rice balls, Alsatian charcuterie, Heidelberg style bratwurst, a Binh Ma sandwich, schnitzel on spaetzel, sage-ricotta meatballs, Norwegian style cold-poached salmon, Thai flavored risotto, and duck with blood orange reduction, among many other dishes.

The Tavern will also be open for on-the-run breakfasts of select savory & sweet pastries and scones (some from Chaps), a sausage or vegetarian breakfast burrito, and Eggs Benedict made with house-cured Canadian bacon. Desserts are made on site: Venetian donuts, hazelnut-rum cake, dark & white flourless chocolate torte, ancho spiced brownies and housemade dessert sauces.

The Roberts Mansion's grounds include a walled secret garden area that has been transformed into a beer garden available for private parties and for overflow during busy hours. Customers who desire takeout will be able to enjoy their food wandering the three city lots of gardens that surround the mansion, taking advantage of a gazebo, pergola, and other outside structures.

You can learn more on facebook at Browne's Tavern. The phone number for reservations is 509-315-9934.

Klundt Hosmer Promotes Heather Zangara to Accounting/Office Manager

Klundt Hosmer, a corporate visual communication firm in Spokane, has promoted Heather Zangara to Accounting/Office Manager. Heather has worked at Klundt Hosmer since February 2013 as an Account/Traffic Assistant and Coordinator.

Heather's new responsibilities include managing the firm's accounts receivables and payables, coordinating with vendors and managing material inventories.

Heather has a BA in Communications from Washington State University and prior to working at Klundt Hosmer, worked for 10 years in the banking field.

Klundt Hosmer is a 13-person creative firm that has been in business since 1987-serving corporate communication needs for clients including, Gonzaga University, Providence Health Care, and Avista Corporation, among others. The firm specializes in brand identity, print marketing, corporate websites and integrated brand campaigns.

'Find Your Voice' Workshop to be held with Kyrsten Weber

Voice actor and coach Kyrsten Weber is having a 'Find Your Voice' workshop, Saturday, June 7th form 9:30 am to 12:00 pm in the SNAP conference room, 3102 W. Ft. George Wright Dr.

How we sound matters. It has a huge impact on how we are perceived. Do you use your speaking voice effectively? What can you do to improve how you sound? Voice Coach Kyrsten Weber answers these questions and more in this workshop for professional people. She also addresses what to do with the rest of you: eye contact, hands and gestures, 'owning your space', relaxation, and some common physical miscommunications.

'Find Your Voice' Workshop is for anyone who talks to clients - in big groups or one-on-one. That includes business owners, attorneys, teachers and professors, accountants, salespeople, managers, actors and public speakers. Really everyone. Make sure that your voice matches your competence, your experience and who you ARE.

Class size is limited to 15. Cost is $89. Register online at www.eventbrite.com/e/find-your-voice-workshop-tickets-11391061973.

Community farewell to EWU's Dr. Rodolfo Arevalo

Eastern Washington University is inviting the greater Cheney and Spokane communities to celebrate the many contributions of Dr. Rodolfo Arevalo, EWU's 25th president, as he embarks on a new chapter of his life.

The community farewell for Dr. Arevalo will be 4-6 pm, Wednesday, June 25, in the Spokane Club Library at 1002 West Riverside.

In lieu of any gifts, visitors are asked to please consider a donation to Eastern's Hispanic Legacy Scholarship Endowment Fund. For information, call 509-359-6252.

Arevalo has announced he will retire effective July 15, 2014, after an eight-year tenure that brought the university to new heights in academic success, facility enhancement and athletic profile. He also successfully guided the university through the state of Washington's budget crisis while overseeing enrollment growth that has set new records each of the past four years.

Philip Livingston interim CEO of Ambassadors Group

Philip Livingston has joined the board of Spokane travel-hosting company Ambassadors Group. He also takes over as interim CEO. Livingston had been CEO at LexisNexis Web Based Marketing Solutions.

Spokane Parks Foundation 2014 Make A Splash In A Kid's Life

The Waves Swim Team donated 200 swimsuits to the 2014 Make a Splash in a Kid's Life at a news conference Thursday, May 15, at Witter Pool as the Spokane Parks Foundation announced funds raised and the need for additional funding for the children who are already on the waiting list.

The Waves Swim Team has been training outstanding swimmers in the Inland Northwest for 24 years. Currently the teams train in pools at Whitworth University, Eastern Washington University in Cheney and Northside Fitness Center. The teams include 180 swimmers from as far away as Colville. The swimsuits were collected as part of a Waves community service project.

Parks Foundation Executive Director Heather Beebe-Stevens said they have already received $15,000 but need and additional $35,000 to fulfill all current requests and position them to respond to future requests for pool passes and suits for the rest of the summer.

Last year, the Spokane Parks Foundation provided 2,211 pool passes and more than 2,000 swim suits to kids throughout Spokane County. They also funded 275 swim lessons. Saturday June 7 is the public pass distribution day. Last year the passes were gone in 45 minutes and they had to put 542 kids on a wait list.

Make A Splash In A Kid's Life is a program of the Spokane Parks Foundation working to ensure that children who cannot afford to pay to swim in our city and county pools are not left out. Every year money is raised with the help of local businesses, caring citizens and nonprofit organizations to make sure that no child is left standing on the outside looking in. The program provides swim passes, swimsuits and swimming lessons.

The Spokane Parks Foundation cultivates the health, growth and continued enjoyment of our communities by inspiring giving and passion for our parks. Donations can be made through www.spokaneparksfoundation.org, by mailing a check to 222 W Mission Ave, Ste 10, Spokane, WA 99201, or by calling 509-326-5233. For more information visit thei website or contact Heather Beebe-Stevens at ed@spokaneparksfoundation.org or 509-368-0550.

STCU has added two new employees in community relations roles

Marianne McCormack is the credit union's new community relations officer. In her new role, McCormack organizes and supports community events, presents volunteer opportunities to STCU staff, and helps guide STCU's philanthropic giving. A native of Oakesdale, Wash., McCormack earned a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from University of Montana and most recently worked as a news producer and special project coordinator for KREM TV.

Erik Puthoff was recently hired as a community development officer, presenting student and adult financial education workshops, and working to deepen STCU's relationship with its community business partners and community organizations. Puthoff earned a bachelor's degree in communications from Eastern Washington University and most recently worked as marketing director at Spokane City Credit Union.

New Outreach Manager for CCS Center for Workforce and Continuing Education

Community Colleges of Spokane's Center for Workforce and Continuing Education (CWCE) has named Adam Austin as its new corporate outreach manager.

In this role, Austin will connect with area businesses to assess their training needs and craft customized solutions available through the CWCE that improve workforce productivity and performance. The CWCE offers traditional and customized workforce training both onsite or at Spokane Community College or Spokane Falls Community College.

Austin can be contacted at 509-533-8476 or adam.austin@ccs.spokane.edu.

EWU Alumni Awards Gala May 31

The 2014 EWU Alumni Awards presented by Numerica Credit Union, will be held Saturday, May 31, 7pm at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. There will be a cocktail and dessert reception featuring entertainment from members of the EWU Jazz Ensemble, followed by an inspiring awards ceremony showcasing how EWU alumni are making a remarkable impact on our community.

Single tickets prices are $35, group of eight tickets are $250, for Graduating Seniors or Children under 12, tickets are $20.

To RSVP by Friday, May 23, click here.

Drink wine like a Sicilian

Don't miss an incredible Sicilian wine dinner, Friday, May 23rd from 6pm to 10pm, presented by the Connoisseur's Club at The Lincoln Center. This dinner features a Prosecco social, followed by 4 exceptional wines from Donnafugata Winery in Sicily, paired with 2 appetizer courses and a chef-attended pasta station. Meet the culinary team under the direction of Executive Chef Steve Jensen, and enjoy your entree course any way you like it.

Entree course includes from-scratch selections of artisan breads and two salad choices followed by an exceptional dessert paired with both an Italian liqueur cocktail and an Italian coffee blend presented by Simon Thompson with Cravens Coffee Company. Wines are presented by Folio Wine Partners.

Tickets are $55 per person, (includes tax) and seating is limited. Connoisseur's Club members receive a 20% discount on their ticket price. Call 509-327-8000 for more information. Tickets are available at www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-wine-dinner-tickets-10403488113.

Upcoming SCORE Workshop - Social Media for Small Business 201

This Wednesday, May 21, Spokane SCORE Chapter 180 presents a hands-on workshop, focusing on Social Media for small businesses.

This workshop is the second in a series of seminars aimed to walk users through the process of learning social media and the applications for business. This course builds upon the 101 seminar by beginning the process of introducing the business tools offered by Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops, tablets, or smart phones to be guided through how to use sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Workshop runs from 1-3pm. And will be held at the SBA Training Room, 801 W Riverside, Suite 444. Cost is $40 per person with advance registration; $50 at the door. To register, visit www.scorespokane.org.

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