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Sweet Frostings cupcake shop expands downtown location

Sweet Frostings Blissful Bakeshop at 15 South Washington at First Avenue has expanded, nearly doubling the size. The new space adds more room for in-store dining enjoyment as well as a private room for parties, meetings and receptions. They also plan to begin classes soon. As a part of the remodel, Sweet Frostings is also adding espresso to their menu of delicious treats.

Sweet Frostings features the most divine desserts and delicacies, all baked with the finest ingredients, from scratch, with love. In addition to cupcakes they also serve cookies, gelato, French macaroons, cheesecakes, cinnamon rolls and much more.

They also specialize in custom creations for weddings, receptions, bar and bat mitzvas, birthdays, anniversaries and holiday parties. Their phone number is 509-242-3845.

Red Lion Hotel at the Park - 'The gates are gone!'

The gates at the parking lot of the Red Lion Hotel at the Park have long been an aggravation to people going to the hotel for functions. They have been removed and to dramatize that fact, Red Lion VP of Operations Harry Sladich and Michael Fear, General Manager have sent out this email blast:

"It was Ronald Reagan who famously said, 'Red Lion Hotel at the Park, tear down those gates' (At least we think it was). He, of course, was referring to our hotel entrance gates, which have been a source of aggravation for everyone."

Now, thanks to Red Lion Exec. VP of Operations, Harry Sladich, General Manager, Michael Fear and the US Air Force, THE GATES ARE GONE!

Go to youtu.be/lUziH_ZVxE8 to watch the quick removal.

New staff members at Trindera Engineering

Trindera Engineering, an electrical and control systems engineering and consulting firm with offices in Coeur d'Alene and Spokane, announces the recent hiring of Janell Schneiderman as Document Control Specialist in the Spokane Office. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. She has over 7 years of experience in document control and most recently worked as Field Service Agent at Northside Elite Field Services.

Trindera Engineering, also has hired Samir Leon as Project Engineer in the Spokane Office. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Chile. He has experience in Electrical/Control Project stages as System Integrator, programming, and software. Most recently he was an Electrical Engineer with ETS Automation, Inc.

Nick Hanauer, Guest speaker at the Thomas S. Foley Distinguished Lecture October 2

Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service at Washington State University presents Nick Hanauer, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, civic activist, author of Saving American Capitalism: The truth about jobs, prosperity, and economic growth at a special speaking engagement in October.

Hanauer will speak on his view of U.S. economic policies on Thursday, October 2, 7:30pm at the Fox Theater, in a free public presentation of Washington State University's Thomas S. Foley Distinguished Lecture. Hanauer will explain why capitalists should be the people most concerned about the staggering rise in U.S. economic inequality and the struggling middle-class. He also will offer his own advice for creating prosperity and safeguarding the nation's economic future. As co-founder and partner in the Seattle-based venture capital firm Second Avenue Partners, Hanauer provides management, strategy, and capital for early-stage companies. He is actively involved in a broad variety of civic and philanthropic activities, including the League of Education Voters, a non-partisan, statewide political organization focused on promoting public education.

For more information, visit foley.wsu.edu.

New tenants in Spokane Business & Industrial Park

Mission Foods, in the tortilla and chip food distribution business, has leased approximately 12,600 square feet of space in Building 33 in the Spokane Business & Industrial Park at 3808 N. Sullivan Road in Spokane Valley.

Also, Appliance Recycling Outlets, LLC has leased approximately 4,800 square feet of space in Building 2 in the Spokane Business & Industrial Park. Their primary business is warehousing of appliances.

Sarah Schwering new director of marketing and communications for GU

Gonzaga University has hired Sarah Schwering as director of marketing and communications. Schwering earned both a bachelor's degree in business administration with concentrations in marketing, human resources management and entrepreneurial leadership, and an MBA from Gonzaga.

Previously, she worked for Desautel Hege Communications as account director, serving a wide range of clients with branding, marketing, writing, planning, research, media relations and communications training needs. She also served as an adjunct professor at Gonzaga in the School of Business Administration for four years. Most recently, she has worked as a marketing consultant for Desautel Hege and Gonzaga on multiple projects.

Schwering has been involved in both the Gonzaga and Spokane communities, serving on the Gonzaga MBA/Master of Accountancy Executive Committee Board, International Trade Alliance Board, Spokane Junior League Board, Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Program Board (Chair) and more.

For more information, contact Sarah Schwering at 509-313-5993 or via email at schwering@gonzaga.edu.

Special Olympics Annual Breakfast of Champions October 14

Special Olympics of Washington's 12th Annual Breakfast of Champions will be held Tuesday, October 14, from 7:30-8:45am at the Davenport Hotel. Attendees will enjoy a hot breakfast, while being inspired by the persistence, courage & spirit of local athletes. This is the organization's signature event to raise funds and awareness for individuals with intellectual disabilities within the East Region.

For more information, sponsorship opportunities, to reserve a seat as an attendee, or commit to Captaining a Table, contact Jennifer Suniga in Spokane at 206-681-9369 or jsuniga@sowa.org. To learn more about the organization, visit SpecialOlympicsWashington.org.

Patit Creek Cellars wine & cheese sampling at Urbanna Spa & Salon

Enjoy great wine & cheese, courtesy of Patit Creek Cellars at Urbanna Spa & Salon, Thursday, September 18 from 1-7pm. Patit Creek Cellars, from Walla Walla, now has a tasting room in downtown Spokane across from the Davenport Hotel. This special event at Urbanna, you'll have an opportunity to meet Rachel, the cheese expert, and her husband, Cody, the wine expert. The two will teach how to properly taste the cheeses with wine. 6 Whites and 6 Reds, and imported cheeses. You'll learn great tips on pairing and eating cheeses with wine.

The cost is $15 for the pairing fee, with $10 of that applied to bottle purchase of Patit Creek wine. With this bottle purchase, you will also receive a free tasting of their Ice Wine with a taste of cheese.

For tickets and information, call 509-747-7076. Urbanna Spa is located in the beautiful historic Pinecreek Dairy Creamery at 168 S Division.

Statewide Women Veteran's Summit in Spokane Sept. 20

The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Women Veterans Advisory Committee is asking women veterans to register for the free 'Dare to Dream - A Celebration of the Warrior Within', Saturday, September 20th from 8:30am to 4:30pm at the Spokane Convention Center.

This free summit, coordinated by Spokane's Jennifer Evans of Encore Presentations, will provide women veterans with comprehensive information regarding the opportunities and challenges women veterans face today, information on benefits and services they might be entitled to and the opportunity to renew old acquaintances and make new ones.

All women veterans present will be entered in a drawing for a Smooth Jazz cruise and the first 300 in attendance at the afternoon's Runway Show - featuring Audrey's Boutique fashions - will receive a Ben Bridge Flawless eau de parfum give away.

The WDVA Women Veterans Advisory Committee goal is holding this annual summit to provide women veterans with the tools they need to succeed and thrive in a challenging economy. The Committee is also inviting participation by local sponsors and businesses. There will be information booths and an opportunity for businesses to provide sponsorship at several levels, including direct financial support through donations, booth sponsorship, and in-kind donations.

There is no registration fee; however, pre-registration is required. Go to www.dva.wa.gov/2014womensummit.html.

For more information or to sign up for the conference, you may also contact: Barbara Logan, WA Department of Veterans Affairs, 360-725-2227.

International Interior Design Association's 4th annual REVEAL, a product expo

The International Interior Design Association's REVEAL product expo will be September 18th at the Spokane Convention Center. This event is a chance for designers, architects, contractors, end users, students, facility managers, and other essential industry members to see the latest innovations in building products and commercial furniture all in one location. It is the only product expo of its kind in the region. The all-day event will include a lunch CEU, self-guided showroom tours, student panel discussion, and an evening networking reception on the Spokane Convention Center's Roof Deck Patio overlooking Spokane's picturesque Riverfront Park.

For more information and tickets go to reveal14.eventbrite.com.

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