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Happy Thanksgiving!



We have so much to be grateful for! I am very thankful for all of you How's Business readers. Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you!


White Box Pies making thousands of pies this week!



And you think you have a lot to do before Thanksgiving! White Box Pies Bakery is making over 4,000 pies this short week. This family business at 1215 North Ruby, started over thirteen years ago making homemade, from-scratch pies packaged in a white bakery box wrapped in a ribbon. Hence the name White Box Pies.

What started out as a 'mom and pop' venture by Shirley and John Glodt, has grown into a full time restaurant and bakery experience. Shirley and John have brought years of experience to the table. Six years ago their daughter, Leigh, joined the family business and together they have produced delicious, homemade food, all from scratch.

As the bakery grew they added cheesecakes, dessert bars, deli style sandwiches, fresh salads and soups, homemade pot pies, quiche, stuffed peppers, and twice baked potatoes. And just recently, the restaurant had the opportunity to remodel and expand seating, and add breakfast to their menu. They now have over 60+ seats available for customers to enjoy breakfast, lunch and desserts.

Over 8 years ago Shirley and John started working with alternate flours for their gluten free desserts. The demand for gluten free has led the way for over 80% of their menu becoming gluten free, or made to order. Custom cakes and cupcakes, ranging from gluten free, dairy free, egg free, soy free, and sugar free to name a few combinations.

You an still get a pie for your Thanksgiving table but you'd better hurry, and it's on a first come-first served basis, White Box Pies is open today, Monday, and tomorrow from 7 am to 6 pm, and Wednesday from 7 am to 3 pm.

The phone number is 509-927-8850 and the website is whiteboxpiesbakery.com

Aero-Flite moving corporate headquarters and fleet to Spokane



Last Thursday, Governor Jay Inslee, along with Spokane and airport leaders, announced the move of an Arizona-based fire fighting tanker fleet to Spokane International Airport . Kingman, Arizona based Aero-Flite, Inc. announced that it is moving its corporate headquarters and tanker fleet to Spokane. Aero-Flite is the largest private operator of water scooping aircraft in North America. The company has been an industry leader since 1963. They specialize in providing rapid, reliable, state-of-the -art aerial fire suppression service to customers in the United States and Canada. They operate a fleet of Avro RJ85 Next Generation Air Tankers that deliver fire retardant for wild land fire suppression.

Aero-Flite is no stranger to Eastern Washington; its RJ85 tanker aircraft were based out of Moses Lake, supporting firefighting efforts during the Carlton Complex fire in which the company dropped one million gallons of retardant on Washington fire lines this last summer. Aero Flight's move brings 22 jobs to Spokane.


Holiday photos at Campbell House



Start a new tradition this year at the MAC. The Campbell House Library, complete with a lighted Christmas tree, opens for a one-day-only opportunity for groups of 8 or less to schedule a professional holiday studio photograph. This unique event is THIS Saturday, November 29 from 10 am to 4 pm, is hosted by the Campbell House Committee. Proceeds go towards the ongoing restoration of this Spokane treasure. Go to northwestmuseum.org for more details

Local organizations finding success with "Let Annie Do It"



When Annie Matlow retired last year as an award-winning marketing and public relations professional with more than 30 years experience in communications, she decided to call her freelance venture, Let Annie Do It.

As Marketing and Public Relations Director for the Spokane Symphony, Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox and Downtown Spokane Partnership, she worked in Spokane for 19 years during which she has established a network of professionals representing advertising, design, public relations and merchandising.

Let Annie Do It clients who have found Annie's experience in the arts community a valuable asset are Connoisseur Concerts' Northwest Bach Festival and Mozart on a Summer's Eve, Spokane Symphony Associates' Christmas Tree Elegance and Puttin' on the Ritz New Year's Eve Gala. She has also worked on the Make a Splash in a Kid's Life campaign for the Spokane Parks Foundation and a project for Downtown Spokane Partnership.

"Promoting established events and helping create new events has been a key to the success of Let Annie Do It as it was in my career. I enjoy using my skills and network to help organizations I believe in become even more successful," Matlow said.

Her award-winning career included being two-time winner of the PRSA Dussault Award for Excellence in Public Relations and the International Downtown Association Marketing Campaign Award. As the Marketing and Public Relations Director of the Spokane Symphony and Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, she successfully managed the mountains of detail in major campaigns such as the opening of Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. Successful media relations brought her organizations hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of TV, radio and print coverage. Her attention to detail and social media expertise included daily managing the Symphony's Twitter account.

Before moving to Spokane in 1995, she was Communications Director of Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach, Florida. Annie worked as a newspaper reporter and editor for 12 years. She is a graduate of Eastern Washington University.

For more information and contact, www.matlow.org.


PrimeSource Credit Union receives social responsibility award

PrimeSource Credit Union was awarded the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award for its social responsibility work and charitable projects that support our community. PrimeSource also received the first place award for participation in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Event due to the credit union's major sponsorship and total of 140 volunteer hours.

Former Spokane REALTOR, Howard Bergdoll dies in Palm Springs



Howard "the Homefinder" Bergdoll died suddenly on Veteran's Day November 11, 2014, which was fitting as he was a Korean War Veteran who was proud and honored to serve his country with the 7th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army. He was hit by a car while on his morning walk in Palm Springs.

Howard was born in Detroit on May 4, 1930. He graduated from Indiana University in 1952 with a B.A. in Business. He was employed by Hallmark Card Company and later Campbell Sales Company, who transferred him to Spokane in 1960 for five years, then to San Francisco. In 1968 he resigned from Campbell's and the family returned to Spokane, where he began his long career in real estate.

Howard was a broker for Gary Myers Real Estate, Century 21, Coldwell Banker and for Windermere North Spokane at the time of his death. He was active in Spokane Association of Realtors and recently was awarded the distinction of "Realtor Emeritus" for 46 years in the business.

Howard was also active in Spokane Lilac Association, Lions Club and Indiana University Alumni Association. He was a member of St Andrews Church, although he also attended St John's Cathedral and St Paul of the Desert in Palm Springs. A long-time member of the Spokane Club, he worked out there several times weekly up to the time of his death.

Services will be tomorrow, Tuesday, November 25 at 12 noon at St John's Cathedral 127 E12th Ave, Spokane.


Incyte Diagnostics hires New Hematopathologists



Incyte Diagnostics welcomes two new hematopathologists, Brijal K. Dave, M.D. (left) and Liqun Yin, M.D. They are both board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and hematology.

Dr. Dave recently completed a fellowship in surgical pathology and hematopathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. Dr. Yin recently completed a fellowship in hematopathology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.

Incyte Diagnostics is a private company founded in 1957 by pathologists to provide anatomic diagnostic services in the Paci!c Northwest. Incyte Diagnostics is accredited by the College of American Pathologists, the "gold standard" of laboratory accreditation, based on staff quali!cations, laboratory equipment, facility safety, testing quality, and overall laboratory management. Laboratories are located in Spokane Valley, Bellevue, Pullman, Yakima and Walla Walla, Washington and are owned and operated by pathologists.

For more information about Incyte Diagnostics, go to www.incytediagnostics.com.

Coffman Engineers adds key senior staff

Coffman Engineers, Inc., a mid-sized, multidiscipline engineering firm with an office in Spokane, announces the addition of senior commissioning managers Gary Engleson and Rick Farrington to their Seattle office.

Engleson and Farrington bring to Coffman Engineers more than four decades of collective commissioning and engineering experience. Both gentlemen previously served in management roles at a large, international firm and focused on projects around the country and overseas.

Coffman Engineers website is coffman.com

Spokane Home Builders Association honors Banner Bank's, Frank Tombari



Volunteerism is about serving others, your community and selfless giving of time. On Thursday, November 20th at the Northern Quest Resort & Casino, the Spokane Home Builders Association will recognize Banner Bank's Frank Tombari for his tireless efforts supporting the organization and greater Spokane community.

At a special event hosted by the Spokane Home Builders Association's (SHBA), Tombari, along with Dick Dixon of Gold Seal Mechanical, will be inducted into the association's "Builders Hall of Fame." Tombari is being recognized for his service to the organization and the leadership roles he has taken on throughout the Spokane community.

"Being inducted into the SHBA Builders Hall of Fame is the highest honor we provide to our members," said Joel White, executive officer of the SHBA. "Our core purpose is to promote, protect and support the local building industry and our community. Our activities are designed to strengthen our community through supporting the American Dream of Homeownership. Frank has demonstrated his belief in this purpose through his actions as a member and leader in our community. We are grateful for all of his contributions to our community."

Two key initiatives led to Tombari's selection to the Builders Hall of Fame. First was his role in securing financing for the construction of SHBA's building. Secondly, he drew upon decades of commercial banking experience to work hand-in-hand with the SHBA to guide them through development of a strong financial plan, the execution of which ensures stability and success to the association.

Governor's Committee honors employers who hire people with disabilities

The Washington State Governor's Committee on Disability Issues & Employment and the Washington State Business Leadership Network has honored seven public and private employers statewide for their exemplary work recruiting, hiring, retaining and promoting individuals with disabilities. Two of those businesses are in Spokane, Community Minded Enterprises and Pepsi Beverage Company.

The Business Thought of the Week

"You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you." Walt Disney

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