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Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital has announced plans for a $19.2 million expansion and remodel of its adult cardiac intensive care unit. Construction is scheduled to start Monday and to be completed in spring of 2016. The project will add 12 critical-care beds to the unit, giving it a total of 34 beds there, in a first phase of improvements. The second phase is slated to involve modernizing the current, 22-bed unit. Providence Sacred Heart will continue to admit patients with critical heart conditions throughout the construction process. Bouten Construction is the contractor.

Secured Investment Corp and COGO Capital's Annual Charity Golf Classic July 30

Here's a great way to enjoy golf at the fabulous Coeur d'Alene Golf Course and be of service to the Epilepsy Foundation. Join Secured Investment Corp and COGO Capital's 7th Annual Charity Golf Classic benefitting Epilepsy Foundation Northwest. It's this Wednesday, July 30th. Registration begins at 7:00am with shotgun start at 8:30am. The event includes Lunch and Award Ceremony BBQ as well as an Auction. Reserve your spot at securedinvestmentcorp.com/charitygolf.

YWCA Calls for Woman of Achievement Nominations

YWCA of Spokane is calling for nominations for its 2014 Woman of Achievement Awards. The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2014. For 32 years, YWCA of Spokane has celebrated high achieving women in the community at this annual luncheon. This year, the event will be held at the Spokane Convention Center on October 1.

Established with the goal of increasing community awareness and appreciation for the diverse contributions of women leaders in Spokane, this luncheon has honored over 200 women in the region. Winners of a YWCA Woman of Achievement award must embody the mission of the YWCA by giving generously of themselves to make Spokane a better place for all citizens to live. They must also demonstrate leadership through their professional work or service to the community.

The YWCA encourages nominations for YWCA Woman of Achievement awards in the following areas:
- Arts & Culture
- Business & Industry
- Carl J. Maxey Racial & Social Justice Award
- Community Enhancement
- Education
- Science, Technology & Environment

Nomination forms may be found online at www.ywca.spokane.org and may be completed and submitted via email to development@ywcaspokane.org or by mail to 930 N. Monroe St., Spokane, WA 99201, Attention: Woman of Achievement Awards.

Louie Davenport tribute today at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery

Today, a new monument will be dedicated in honor of Louis Davenport at Riverside Memorial Park cemetery, just in time to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the opening of the Davenport Hotel. Riverside Memorial Park on Government way will be hosting the unveiling of the monument on Monday, July 28th at 2:00 pm.

This event is sponsored by Fairmount Memorial Association in cooperation with the Spokane Police Department History Book Committee, the Spokane Law Enforcement Museum, Jonas Babcock Chapter, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the family of Louis Davenport. Following the ceremony there will be a reception at the Heritage Funeral Home with desserts provided by the Davenport Hotel.

RLHC Lists Bellevue property. The Red Lion Hotel Bellevue

Red Lion Hotels Corporation announced the company has listed for sale its hotel in Bellevue, Wash. The property totals six acres along the I-405 corridor and is one of the most developable sites in the region.

The Red Lion Hotel Bellevue, 11211 Main Street, is adjacent to a planned light-rail stop on the $2.8 billion Sound Transit East Link extension at 112 Avenue SE and Main Street. Constructed in 1969, the two-story hotel has 181 rooms and 5,700 sq. ft. of meeting space.

Kidder Mathews is the listing brokerage firm with principals Jason Rosauer, Rob Anderson and Gary Guenther leading the effort. For more information, interested parties can call 206-296-9600 or log onto www.bellevuelandsite.com.

Ron DeRoche named RiverBank SVP Commercial Banking Officer

RiverBank CEO Daniel Byrne announced that RiverBank has appointed Ron DeRoche as SVP, Commercial Banking Officer. Mr. DeRoche comes to RiverBank with 28 years of banking experience, the last 20 years he has specialized in agricultural lending. Mr. DeRoche looks forward to continuing to serve the farms and businesses of the communities in eastern Washington with his professional banking expertise.

Ron is currently the past-Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Lewiston/Clarkston Salvation Army, and has been a past member of the Clarkston Education Foundation Board, the Oregon Bankers Association Agricultural Committee and the past President of the Kiwanis in Junction City, OR.

Mr. DeRoche graduated from University of Idaho in 1986 with a B.S. in Agriculture Economics.

Fleet Feet Sports to Open Second Location in Spokane Valley

Wade and Julie Pannell, co-owners of Fleet Feet Sports Spokane, have announced that they will open a second store at 13910 East Indiana Avenue, Suite D, Spokane Valley, in early September 2014. Fleet Feet Sports, established in Spokane in 2012, specializes in helping all people reach their health and fitness goals.

Fleet Feet Spokane's current location at 1303 North Washington Street was the most successful store that the franchise system opened in 2012 and remains the fastest growing store in the organization. Fleet Feet works with customers one on one to fit them in the right footwear, apparel, sports bras and accessories for a more active lifestyle. In addition to its unmatched customer service, Fleet Feet Spokane trains over 500 people through its year round, nationally-recognized training programs. These programs are for walkers and runners of all ages and abilities - from those who are currently non-active to those preparing for a marathon.

Fleet Feet Spokane currently employs ten well-trained staff members and the expansion will bring an additional five jobs to the Spokane economy. The website is fleetfeetspokane.com.

Ronald J. Will, DDS relocates to Spokane

Before moving to Walla Walla area about twelve years ago, Ronald J Will, DDS practiced for years in Southern California. Next month he will once again relocate his practice. Mt. Spokane Dental will open August 11th at 14017 N Newport Highway, Suite E in Mead. Dr. Will and his wife, Karen, chose to relocate to the Spokane area for the variety of services and inland northwest lifestyle that Spokane has to offer.

Mt. Spokane Dental will be a small and personable family practice focused on building meaningful relationships with patients and the community.

Jeff Ottmar of Cornerstone Property Advisors represented Dr. Ron Will DDS. Jason Strain of Vandervert Development represented Little Spokane Partnership in the transaction. For more information contact Dr. Will at 509-465-2252, email him at info@mtspokanedentist.com or visit www.mtspokanedentist.com.

First Friday Dinner Concert in Riverfront Park August 1

Continuing the 40th Anniversary celebration of Expo and this month's first Friday, there will be a very special six course dinner in Riverfront Park at The Fountain Cafe, with great music to match on Friday, August 1 from 5:30-8:30pm.

The dinner, created by Sante chef and owner Jeremy Hansen, will be a 6-course meal paired with wine from Spokane's Overbluff Cellars. Traditional Irish music will be performed by Floating Crowbar.

Tickets are $100 each and are available at Riverfront Park Guest Services, 509-625-6601. Seating is limited, must be 21 years of age or older. Proceeds benefit Spokane's Salvation Army

Leadership Spokane Appoints New Executive Director

The Leadership Spokane Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Colonel Brian M. Newberry as the organization's new Executive Director, effective August 1. Leadership Spokane worked with Red & Associates to conduct a search to replace current Executive Director Linda Finney following her retirement on June 30.

Colonel Brian M. Newberry was the Commander, 92nd Air Refueling Wing at Fairchild Air Force Base. Rex Fuller, incoming chair of the Leadership Spokane Board of Directors had this to say about the new Executive Director: "We are very excited to have Colonel Newberry join Leadership Spokane. His experience in leading the men and women under his command will form a foundation for developing the leadership potential of individuals to assume key leadership roles in the greater Spokane region. I am certain that Colonel Newberry will build on the strong foundation established under Linda Finney and work with the Board to lead the organization to new heights".

Greater Spokane Meals on Wheels has Free Ice Cream!

This Friday, August 1 from 10am to 2pm is Free ice cream day! Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels will be serving up ice cream at their Silver Cafe, 4803 N Nevada. Donations gladly accepted to benefit Spokane County Meals on Wheels.

Spokane Meals On Wheels provides hot, delivered meals to the frail elderly and homebound in Spokane County. They service over 400 homes daily on 40 routes and the need is still increasing. Their service area will soon increase to 42 routes that rely daily on volunteer drivers. They also operate 13 senior meal sites, and a Silver Cafe. Services cost $3.50 daily, but meals are provided regardless of their client's ability to pay. For more information, call 509-924-6976.

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