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The Smith-Barbieri Fund Scholarship created for Leadership Spokane

The Smith-Barbieri Fund Scholarship was created by Sharon Smith and Don Barbieri and will be awarded to an incoming member of the adult Leadership Spokane program who demonstrates a passion for his or her community, who is making a lasting life transition, and who has a desire to step up to leadership. The candidate must also have a demonstrated financial need that would make Leadership Spokane tuition a barrier to participation in the program.

"We understand how challenging it can be to make lasting life transitions without a community of support around you," stated Sharon Smith and Don Barbieri. "We are working to eradicate the systemic causes that lead to hardships like domestic violence, substance abuse, unemployment and incarceration, but we know that these things still happen. For those times, we work to ensure our vulnerable citizens have access to tools and resources to achieve sustainable well-being and to make their voices heard in community decision making."

The Scholarship Award will be presented at Commencement on June 12, 2014.

New staff at Camp Fire Inland Northwest

Kelly Scalf is the new Executive Director at Camp Fire Inland Northwest. She was formerly with the Rural Resource Community Action as the Planning and Transportation Division Director.

Mathew Plank is the Director of Fund Development & Marketing. He was formerly the Director of Marketing & Development with Lilac Services for the Blind.

Becky Kirner is the Finance Director. She was formerly with Banner Marketing as the accountant.

Morgan Belveal is the Program Director for our THRIVE, STEM, and Out-of-School programs. He was formerly with the Spokane Aids Network as the HIV Prevention Assistant Coordinator.

Camp Fire Inland Northwest Council covers Eastern Washington, Central and North Idaho, and is celebrating its 100 anniversary this year. Camp Fire operates three camps in the Inland Northwest and provide caps, clubs, and Out-of-School programming and activities such as THRIVE and STEM.

You can learn more about Camp Fire at campfireinc.org.

Hear Me Run 5K Race June 7 to benefit Spokane HOPE School

Join in on the race to benefit Spokane's Hope School. Race date is Saturday, June 7 at Riverfront Park, Spokane Falls Blvd at Post Street. Registration begins at 8:30am and the timed 5K race begins at 9:30am. At 11, awards will be given out, along with a raffle and kid's fun & swag. Packet pickup is Friday, June 6 at Fleet Feet Sports, 1303 N Washington. Costs for adults is $30, children 6-12 is $15, children 5 and under, free. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in each age category.

Hope School is Spokane's only listening and spoken language preschool for the deaf and hard of hearing. Early intervention is critical to help these children. By running you are helping kids learn critical learning and speaking skills.

Registration time is extended. For more information, visit www.hearmerunspokane.com.

Spokane Valley Cancer Center Joins Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Network

Spokane Valley Cancer Center joined the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) Network to become its 12th Member in the Northwest this month. This relationship will expand access to cancer treatment options and help foster advances in cancer care in the greater Spokane community.

Spokane Valley Cancer Center offers a personal and comprehensive approach to healing. Its services include medical oncology, radiation oncology, diagnostic imaging, innovative research, a specialized oral pharmacy, and patient and family support. Spokane Valley Cancer Center also offers stereotactic radiosurgery, a noninvasive technology that effectively treats cancers of the brain, breast, bones, kidneys, head and neck, lung, liver, pancreas, prostate, and spine via the Spokane Cyberknife & Radiation Oncology Center.

The new relationship doesn’t involve any changes to Spokane Valley Cancer Center's health plan coverage. As always, patients should talk directly with their health plan customer service centers to understand coverage specifics before beginning any treatment.

Other members of the SCCA Network include Bend Memorial Clinic, Bend, Ore.; Bozeman Deaconess Hospital, Bozeman, Mont.; Columbia Basin Hematology and Oncology, Kennewick; Group Health Group Practice; MultiCare Regional Cancer Center, Tacoma; Olympic Medical Center, Port Angeles; Skagit Valley Hospital, Mount Vernon; Tri-Cities Cancer Center, Tri-Cities; and Confluence Health, Wenatchee. SeaMar Community Health Centers also have a relationship with the SCCA Network as a community partner focused on educational activities.

For more information on the SCCA Network, visit: www.seattlecca.org/network-members. To learn more about Spokane Valley Cancer Center visit: www.spokanevalleycancercenter.com.

'Fresh Meat', SFCC Graphic Design Portfolio Show 2014 at Hamilton's Friday

The Hamilton Studio, 1427 West Dean, opens its doors to the public this Friday from 5 to 8 pm for the SFCC Graphic Design Portfolio show, 'Fresh Meat,' featuring work by some of the best graphic design students in the country. Free food and beverages catered by Bistro Box. The event is sponsored by Magner Sanborn.

Anthony's plans South Hill opening

Anthony's Restaurants will open its second Spokane location this October near the new Target store on Spokane's south hill. Anthony's Beach Cafe will be located at the intersection of South Regal Street and Palouse Highway.

The new Target store is scheduled to open in July.

Spots still available for Salvation Army Golf Tournament & Dinner on June 19

The 2014 Salvation Army Golf Tournament will be Thursday, June 19 and is sponsored by The Women's Auxiliary and Truckers Fore! Kids. The golf tournament, dinner & auction will be held at the Spokane Country Club, 2010 West Waikiki. Tournament check in begins at 10:30am; Golf has a shotgun start at 12:30 and dinner & auction begins at 6pm. Cost is $220 for golf & dinner/auction or $100 for dinner/auction only, and $187 per person with a Foursome.

These events help fund the Salvation Army's programs for local at-risk children and assist them in developing into responsible members of our community. Programs include Sally's House, Camp Gifford and Clothe-a-Child.

For more information, call Heather Byrd, 509-329-2732. For information on the Salvation Army, visit www.SalvationArmySpokane.org.

Carli Lamb joins Humanix

Carli Lamb has joined Humanix as an Account Manager/Recruiter. She brings strong communication skills, customer service, and teaching experience. She received her undergraduate degree from Seattle Pacific University and her master's degree from University of Phoenix.

Delta Launching New Seattle Service to Popular Ski and Beach Destinations

Delta Air Lines this fall will add new service from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to popular ski and beach destinations, including Spokane; Maui, Hawaii; Bozeman, Mont.; Calgary, Alberta; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. This will give Seattle-area travelers more choice as the airline continues growing its domestic and international network in the Emerald City.

Delta's new Seattle service beginning Nov. 3, 2014, includes four daily flights to Spokane International Airport using two-class, 65-seat CRJ-700 aircraft.

Additional information is available on delta.com, Twitter @Delta, Google.com/+Delta, Facebook.com/delta and Delta's blog takingoff.delta.com.

New owners for Hop Shop

Mel Kathryn Wood is the new owner of the Hop Shop, 3803 S. Grand Blvd. She purchased the pub that was operated since 2010 by brothers Andy and Glen Gardner. It will still be a sibling operation as Wood's twin sister, Emily Redington, will help run the business. The Hop Shop features a wide selection of craft beers and is open Tuesday-Saturday. You can learn more at the Hop Shop's facebook page.

Marketing Associates June meeting features advertising panel

MAS hosts an 'Advertising 101 for A/E/C Firms' (architect-engineering, construction) Panel, Thursday, June 12, 11:30 am - 1:00pm at the Lincoln Center: 1316 N. Lincoln. The three panelists are industry experts who will discuss the hows, whys, dos, and don'ts when designing and determining where to advertise as it relates to the A/E/C industry. They will also be sharing the results of a real ad campaign in our industry. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to hear from these local panelists, including:

Chris Nordfors with GeoEngineers, Inc.: Chris is the Principal and Director of Marketing and Communications for GeoEngineers. He has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and communications, both as a consultant and leading in-house teams. He joined GeoEngineers in 2006 and oversees corporate messaging, brand strategy and communications programs across multiple geographic regions and technical specialties. Chris' team of eight staff guides marketing activities that leverage a range of media, including print, web, social, public relations, professional events and competitive proposals. Prior to GeoEngineers, Chris worked for 13 years as director of marketing at Seattle University and had his own brand consulting firm, North River Strategies. He received a BA in history from Whitman College and MBA from Seattle University.

Rick Hosmer with Klundt Hosmer: Rick Hosmer is the Principal and Creative Director of Klundt Hosmer, a 13-person visual communication firm in Spokane. Rick has directed the creative strategy and writing for thousands of corporate branding and marketing projects, including brand identity, website development and sales material work for A/E/C firms. In the past 27 years, Klundt Hosmer has won nearly 500 awards for their work has been featured in PRINT Magazine and the American Corporate Identity book series. His professional focus is on developing visual design that changes perceptions and consumer actions.

Frank Swoboda with Corner Booth Media: Frank Swoboda is a writer, director, producer and media consultant, from feature films, television commercials and on-line videos to rich media strategies. Frank is President of Corner Booth Media, a boutique consultancy that elevates brands and products with creative solutions using video as a foundation. Frank wrote and produced 'The Basket,' Movie Guide's 2000 Family Film of the Year. An accomplished commercial director, his award shelf includes a National Addy and a Show West Best of Show. Frank collaborates with mid and enterprise level marketing teams in healthcare, financial services, higher education and A/E/C, integrating new media and video alongside traditional forms of marketing for firms like Coffman Engineers and MWH Global, for whom Frank recently created a worldwide strategic video marketing plan and audit.

RSVP by Monday, June 9th to guarantee your seat at this presentation. Contact Emily Lewis at elewis@deainc.com or Taryn Erickson at terickson@trindera.com for more information.

Egg It On opens for breakfast in Spokane Valley

Egg It On, a new breakfast restaurant, has opened its doors at 16802 E. Indiana Ave., in Spokane Valley at the former Hooters location. It is open seven days a week from 7 am to 2 pm.

Festival of Speed this Friday through Sunday

The 2014 Spokane Festival of Speed Vintage Car race will be held June 6-8 on the 2.25 mile road race course at Spokane County Raceway. Over 100 Sports Cars, Sedans, and Formula Cars from all over the Pacific Northwest will gather in Airway Heights for the three day event sanctioned by the Society of Vintage Racing Enthusiasts (SOVREN).

The high pitched whine of Porsche, Lotus, Alfa Romeo and BMW European sports cars will mix with the low growl of American made Mustangs, Corvettes, and Camaro sedans and sports cars on the long straights and thru the hairpin turns of the SCR road race course.

All spectator proceeds will benefit the Parkinson's Resource Center of Spokane, a local charity. for more information contact Jim Sloane at 509-220-4655 or james.sloane@painehamblen.com.

EWU Alumni Awards

The Eastern Washington University Alumni Association has recognized graduates who have made outstanding community contributions while leading and inspiring others to great accomplishments.

Recipients, who represent the most distinguished individuals and organizations, were honored at the 2014 EWU Alumni Awards Gala, Saturday, May 31, at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox in Spokane.

The alumni awards went to the following great Eagle supporters:

Lifetime Achievement: Thomas Tiffany, PhD
Retired CEO of Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories

Alumnus of Service: Rick Allen
Retired President and CEO of United Way of Pierce County
Inspirational Young Alumnus: Bart Mihailovich
Spokane Riverkeeper, Center for Justice

Exceptional Military Service: Albert Watson
Retired Colonel, United States Army Reserves

Distinguished Career Mentor: Justin Von Hagel
Director of Aerospace Parts Program, Janicki Industries

Greek Values and Service: Ryan Walters
Property Manager, Kiemle & Hagood Company

Organization of the Year: Washington Trust Bank

For more information about the Alumni Awards Gala and the EWU Alumni Association visit alumni.ewu.edu/Alumniawards2014.

Join Wishing Star's Circle of Friends

Wishing Star grants an average of 40 wishes every year. However, the need in our community is greater. To reach more children, Wishing Star has created a 'Circle of Friends' monthly giving program. The goal of this program is to sign up 250 monthly donors at an average donation of $20 per month. This will help Wishing Star Spokane reach 12 additional life-threatening children every year.

To learn more about out Wishing Star's Circle of Friends, or to donate, visit wishingstar.org/get-involved/donate/.

Sean Johnson opens law firm

Johnson Law Firm, P.C. opens for business. Sean E. Johnson opened a new law firm in Spokane in late May 2014. Formerly a partner at the firm of Corette Pohlman & Kebe, PC, Sean relocated to Spokane from Butte, Montana due to a promotion his wife received with the Shriners' Hospitals for Children. Sean's practice for the past 11 years focused on complex civil litigation, insurance defense, plaintiff's personal injury, criminal defense, real estate and family law. Sean intends to continue to focus on the same practice areas.

Sean's experience includes successfully litigating jury and judge trials, resolving cases through alternative dispute resolution, participating in administrative hearings, interpreting contracts, and appellate work. Sean also sat on several non-profit boards of directors holding various leadership positions.

Sean is a Butte, Montana native graduating from the University of Montana in 1998 with a degree in Exercise Science and earned his J.D. from Gonzaga University in 2003. Sean is admitted to practice in the State and Federal Courts in Montana and Washington, as well as the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Sean also holds a 'BV Distinguished' peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

3rd annual Spokane Bike Swap tripled numbers from 1st year

At a press conference where a new span of the Centennial Trail is under construction at Bridge Avenue and Summit Blvd, just west of where Kendall Yards ends, the Spokane Bike Swap handed the Friends of the Centennial Trail a check for $30,000 that was raised during the 3rd annual Spokane Bike Swap.

Over 3,000 people, excited and ready for spring, attended the 3rd annual Spokane Bike Swap on April 12 & 13 at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center. With 53 exhibitors and nearly 750 used bikes registered to sell, there was something for everyone during this two day event. "We tripled the amount of used bikes sold from our first year in the bike corral, selling 549 bikes," said LeAnn Yamamoto, Spokane Bike Swap Event Director. New this year, each child 14 and younger that bought a bike in the bike corral received a free Bell helmet and helmet fitting. "With 173 helmets give away, one of our goals is to educate and promote bicycle safety, especially to our young riders." further explained LeAnn.

The Business Thought of the Week

"You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them." Maya Angelou

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