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First Food Truck Palooza this Sunday

Don't miss this first annual event this Sunday , July 20 from 3:30-7pm. Great food trucks from the area will be located at Luigi's Italian restaurant parking lot, 225 E Main in downtown Spokane.

With ticket purchase, you'll get to sample from all the food trucks at no extra cost.

Live music with HOT 96.9. DJ Mayhem. Beer garden for attendees 21 and over. Non -alcoholic beverages are also available for purchase.

General admission Tickets are $15. VIP tickets are $25 and include early entry at 2pm, 2 beer tokens & VIP swag bag. Kids age 5 and under free.

Tickets available at NWFoodTruckPalooza.com.

Award Winning Printing Company Under New Management

Rian and Wendy Lothrop, long-time Spokane residents, recently purchased Mojo Reprographics, a local, award winning printing company. With 30 years of experience in the print industry, Rian has developed a reputation for excellent customer service. Mojo has garnered multiple accolades for customer service awards, including the Inland Business Catalyst Gold Award. The business has been a semifinalist for the Greater Spokane, Inc. Agora Award (small business) several different years, as well as a finalist. The prior owner, Oliver Jones, wanted to ensure that his clientele were well taken care of. After several meetings with the Lothrops, he determined that transitioning ownership to them was a natural fit.

The Lothrops have refreshed the company logo, and are changing the business name to "MOJO Print • Digital • Design", to more accurately reflect their expanding array of services. The company, while continuing to specialize in high-quality digital printing, now offers offset print, screen-printing, die-cutting, signs and banners, among other services.

"Our philosophy is to fully engage with our clients, with whom we desire to establish more than a just a business acquaintance. You will find that we are consummate professionals in every way, and that we commit to producing the best possible result with every project", Lothrop says.

With his extensive experience in the print industry, Rian has seen nearly every type of project imaginable. No matter what print project you are working on, they invite you to contact them by phone, 509-459-MOJO (6656), email Rian@MojoRepro.com, or visit the website at MojoRepro.com. 1821 W. 5th Avenue, Suite 102, Spokane, WA

Paint for the Cure with the Pink Tie Guys and join the fight against breast cancer

Join the Pink Tie Guys and Van Gogh & Merlot as they 'Paint for the Cure', a breast cancer awareness event. This fun event will take place Friday, July 25 at 6:30pm, held at the Kress Gallery at RiverPark Square, 3rd floor.

Tickets are $50 and your donation includes a painting class with instruction and materials, snacks, local wine, raffles and prizes.

Let your inner artist come out! Reserve your spot today. For more information and to register, email vangoghandmerlot@gmail.com or call 210-885-2441. Visit the website at www.vangoghandmerlot.com.

All proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen Eastern Washington Affiliate in the fight against breast cancer.

Spokane's own KXLY NewsRadio 920 a National Finalist for 2014 Marconi Awards

The NAB, National Association of Broadcasters has just announced the Finalists for the 2014 Marconi Awards and Spokane's very own KXLY NewsRadio 920 is a finalist in the "Legendary Station of the Year" category along with heavyweight stations and markets from New York City (WFAN AM-FM), San Francisco (KFRC and KCBS) and St. Louis (WIL-FM)

The winners will be announced September 11th at a dinner and show at the 2014 Radio Show in Indianapolis.

KXLY NewsRadio 920 is the flagship station of the KXLY Radio Group owned by Morgan Murphy, one of seven top ranked radio stations serving the Inland Northwest, including 92.9 ZZU, Rock 94 1/2, 700 ESPN, The Big 99.9 Coyote Country, 1080 ESPN and Hot 96.9.

Davenport Collection to become part of Autogrpah Collection by Marriott

It was announced yesterday that the four hotels from the Davenport Hotel Collection which includes the Davenport, the Davenport Tower, the Lusso and the new Grand Hotel Spokane at the convention center, will be the first in Washington State to franchise with the Autograph Collection, Marriott International's newest brand that features independent hotels and resorts from around the world. All four hotels are set to join the Autograph portfolio by the end of 2014.

Burger Lab to open at Sprague and Lincoln

There's another new downtown restaurant in the works. Burger Lab, is planned in the recently closed Agave Latin Bistro at 830 W. Sprague at Lincoln. The simple menu will feature handcrafted burgers on fresh-made buns with vegetarian and gluten-free options, as well as three kinds of fresh-cut French fries. HDG will design the new restaurant which is expected to be open in November. Principals in that firm, Josh Hissong and Armando Hurtado are two of the owners, along with restaurateur Matt Goodwin.

It's not too early to think about Christmas!

Christmas in July? Yes, and it's at the Old World Christmas outlet store. They're open all this month! Visit them and get an early start stocking up on great holiday collectible ornaments! Located at 4005 E Main, between Freya and Havana. Hours are Monday through Friday 11am to 3pm.

And...Christmas Tree Elegance has set the dates for this year, so mark your calendars, December 2 -14, 2014 at the Davenport Hotel and River Park Square. The annual event is produced by the Spokane Symphony Associates, a volunteer group dedicated to raising funds for the Spokane Symphony Orchestra. Stay tuned for more details!.

Sonderen Purchases Fastest Printing Press on the West Coast

To provide higher quality, faster turnaround, and offer its customers additional options, Sonderen Packaging, a leading manufacturer of folding cartons, recently "pulled the trigger" on purchasing a custom‐built KBA Rapida 145 large‐format printing press.

The new KBA Rapida 145, due to be delivered this fall, is able to handle up to a 57" sheet of paperboard and has the ability to print up to seven colors and apply UV coating. The press speed for the KBA Rapida 145 is rated at 17,000 sheets per hour, making it the fastest of its kind in the market and the fastest large format press to be installed on the West Coast.

INHS Celebrates 20 Years of Collaboration and Connecting Communities

Twenty years ago, the region's two health systems came together to take a bold move--join together services they were providing independently to better serve the region's health care needs. In a progressive business move, Providence Services of Eastern Washington and Empire Health Services decided it would be in the community's best interest to combine their air ambulance transport and their rehabilitation services to form a new collaborative organization named Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS). "It was a remarkable showing of leadership by the hospital administrators and their boards of directors," said Tom Fritz, CEO of INHS. "To have the vision and the courage to enter into a partnership because it's the right thing to do for the community is rare and that success should be celebrated."

To see how INHS has built on that legacy of collaboration, visit www.inhs.info/INHS20/

Dale Wachholz Joins DEI Electrical Consultants

Dale Wachholz, PE, has joined DEI Electrical Consultants, of Spokane Valley, Wash., as an electrical engineer. Wachholz, who initiated his career in 1976 working for electrical engineering firm Wanless-Cook Associates, has been licensed in Washington since 1992. He is a member of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors. An alumnus of the Electrical Engineering Program at Wenatchee Valley College and Washington State University, Wachholz was previously employed by NAC|Engineering.

Wachholz's current projects include the Spokane VA Medical Center Operating Room Addition and Renovation, Spokane Veterans Home Engine Generator Upgrade, and Walla Walla Community College Electrical Upgrades. For more information, visit www.deicorp.com.

1889 Building sold to CitiBrokers

The three story 1889 Building located at 120 North Stevens, at Main, has been sold to Spokane based CitiBrokers for $1.2 million, CitiBrokers will move their offices into the third floor. Renovations are planned to the building and current tenants including Josh Wade's Nectar Tasting Room will remain.

Rite Care of Washington helps to strengthen our community by developing the capacity of nonprofits

Rite Care of Washington presents a free community fundraising training to benefit your non-profit organization. Learn to be a leader in your community by networking with other community leaders. Learn to develop new skills and a comfort level with philanthropy. Build sustainability in your organizations by recruiting quality board members and volunteers. Help create diversified sources for revenue. Increase your comfort level and skills in philanthropy by attending a regional seminar

This free seminar is Thursday, July 31 from 2-6pm at 1108 W Riverside Ave. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP at awillmann@ritecarewa.org.

Rite Care provides the highest quality of care to children with speech and language delays through a family-centered and collaborative care environment. Their life-changing therapies are provided at no cost to families through the generous support of donors.

Spokane's Boomer Station Launches today

Talk Radio West, a locally owned media production company, will hit the airwaves today on KJRB, AM 790 with programming aimed at Boomers, people born between 1946 and 1946. Programs will air Monday through Saturday, from 8:00 am to noon, with

hosts including Julie Humphreys, Tom McArthur, Clyde Haase, Debra Wilde, Susan Nielsen and Lucinda Kay.

Big R expanding in Coeur d'Alene

Site work and grading have begun at the Big R store located at Kathleen and Highway 95 in Coeur d'Alene which is undergoing a major expansion adjacent to the south of the current location which will triple the current size. The new store will have 80,000 square feet of retail space. The website is bigrstore.com

Award-winning barbecue champ, Uncle Leroy set to re-open

Uncle Leroy's BBQ, which was formerly at a stand in the Spokane Public Market is scheduled to re-open in a few weeks at a new location, 205 S. Pines Road in Spokane Valley, offering a "basic" barbecue menu including barbeque ribs, pulled pork, brisket, , German sausage, and chicken . Owner Leory Payne is a former national award winning barbeque competitor and even winning a couple grand championships.

Uncle Leroy's will be open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner.

New owners for Holley Mason Building

Real estate investors Bobby Brett , George Brett ,Chris Batten and John Pariseau have purchased the Holley Mason building for about $4 million. The major tenant in the six story building is West Corporation, a Nebraska-based call center.

Free coffee for the first 300 customers at the new Einstein Bros. Bagels Wednesday

To celebrate their grand opening at 1601 N. Division this week, Einstein Bros. Bagels will serve up free coffee to the first 300 customers on Wednesday, as well as provide a key fob that will allow each of these guests to receive a free small coffee* with any purchase everyday through August 16, 2014.

In addition to the celebration on July 16, the new Einstein Bros. restaurant will also offer a week of deals to celebrate with the local community with the following promotions:

Monday, July 21: Free Coffee with purchase to start the week off right

Tuesday, July 22: $2 Off Egg Sandwich to satisfy that morning hunger

Wednesday, July 23: Free Espresso with purchase to help you kick through the mid-week

Thursday, July 24: $2 Off Lunch Sandwich for the lunch fans

Friday, July 25: $4 Off a Bagel Bucket for the Office Hero

Saturday, July 26: Meet Melvyn and Elmo and Spin the Wheel for great prizes all day long

Einstein Bros. Bagels is a fast casual bagel café offering traditional and gourmet fresh-baked bagels, topped with a variety of 12 one-of-a-kind, double-whipped shmear (spread) choices. Together there are more than 400 possible flavor combinations of bagels and shmear. Einstein Bros. also offers a selection of signature lunch sandwiches and paninis, all prepared on fresh-baked bagels, ciabatta or artisan multi-grain bread, plus a variety of soups and salads and tempting sweets. For guests looking for lighter options, Einstein Bros. offers its satisfying Smart Choices menu offerings, all under 385 calories and less than 15g of fat. Additionally, Einstein Bros. serves bottomless, freshly brewed artisan roasted Darn Good Coffee®, including Vanilla Hazelnut, specialty lattes and espresso drinks. For all of your catering needs and to learn more about the complete menu visit www.einsteinbros.com.

Hours of operation for the location are Monday through Friday 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Business Week at Gonzaga University through Saturday

More than 150 high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors statewide will be on the Gonzaga University campus Saturday, July 13 through July 19 to learn more about business principles during the 38th annual Business Week 2014, co-sponsored by Washington Business Week and Gonzaga.

The week-long, intensive summer program provides university-level, experiential learning and hands-on mentorship with Washington business leaders and executives, making it unlike any youth program in the marketplace. Students are placed in an actual business simulation and then asked to solve problems and make tough decisions in a real-world economy context.

Students will give presentations to stockholders/board of directors, and conduct Trade Shows from 9:30 a.m.-noon Friday July 18 in Cataldo Hall. The students will design, create and exhibit to "investors" a new product or service and use their creativity to draw Trade Show judges to their booths and get them to invest in their companies.

The Business Thought of the Week

"Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy." Norman Vincent Peale

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