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New Jimmy Johns to open in Spokane Valley

A new Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwich restaurant is planned for Spokane Valley. It will be located in 1,500 square feet of space in the Pines Square retail center, at 1421 N. Pines the site of a former Quizno's sandwich shop. This will be the 11th Jimmy John's location in the Spokane Coeur d'Alene area.

Wild Sage Bistro named one of the top ten restaurants in the state of Washington

Congratulations to Wild Sage Bistro at 916 W. 2nd Avenue. It has been named one of the top ten restaurants in the state of Washington by culturetrip.com a popular global culture and lifestyle website with more than 1,200,000 monthly readers. Established in 2006 in Spokane, Wild Sage Bistro, specializing in Northwest cuisine, is operated by managing partners Tom Sciortino and David Wells and consulting partner Gare Traeger. The three have extensive restaurant experience in California, Minnesota, Hawaii, Seattle and here in Spokane. The website is wildsagebistro.com.

KPBX 2015 Recordings & Videos Sale Feb 21 & 22

KPBX, Spokane Public Radio's 2015 Recordings & Videos Sale will be on Saturday, February 21 from 9am to 5pm and Sunday, February 22 from 11am to 5pm at The Lincoln Center, 1316 N Lincoln. You'll have an opportunity to shop through thousands of CDs, DVDs, records, and videos in dozens of genres. Each day also features a silent auction of classic equipment and a few rare recordings. Great bargains benefit Spokane Public Radio KPBX, KSFC, and KPBZ.

Admission is free; all single items are priced under $5. This is a great opportunity to meet up with other music lovers and support Spokane Public Radio. For more information, visit www.kpbx.org.

Donation Day for the Used Recordings & Videos sale is Saturday, February 7, from 10am to 2pm at Spokane Public Radio, 2319 N Monroe. Donate your gently-used records, CDs, and DVDs. Spokane Public Radio staff and volunteers will be there to help you unload your albums and provide refreshments plus tours of the station and studios.

'How to be Ageless' workshop held February 21 in CdA

Motivational and Inspirational teacher and speaker Joy McMahon will hold a workshop, 'How to be Ageless' on Saturday, February 21 from 1-4pm at the Unity Spiritual Center of North Idaho, 4465 N 15th Street in Coeur d'Alene.

Joy has a background in wellness and anti-aging. She will share how she created 'timelessness' and slowed down her biological clock. She will discuss how your mind set influences every cell of your body and help you to understand the biological clock, and how to reverse time in your consciousness and body. The workshop is interactive, so you will experience 'how to' activate agelessness. You will learn about Life Extension Keys. Some topics to be discussed include Youth Cellular Meditation, Fountain of Youth Breath Exercises, Supplements for Youth, and Basic Acupressure Facelift.

Call 208-664-1125 to register. Cost is $35.

Lincoln Center Recognized by Washington State Wine Commission for 4th consecutive year

The Lincoln Center has been awarded the 2015 Award of Distinction from the Washington Wine Commission, at an awards ceremony at Benaroya Hall, in downtown Seattle. Master Sommelier Rob Bigelow emceed the event, during which attendees were able to taste wines from more than 60 Washington State vintners, before accepting their awards. The Lincoln Center was among only three establishments in the Spokane area recognized for their wine programs, in company with Churchill's Steakhouse and Masselow's Restaurant at the Northern Quest Casino.

Winners were selected from more than 220 nominations and were chosen for their impressive menus, innovative educational programs and marketing efforts, and commitment to excellent service and beverage offerings.

Josh Wade to acquire Just a Couple of Moms Catering

Josh Wade of Nectar Tasting Room and Nectar Wine and Beer has come to an agreement with Maiden Lane Entities to acquire Just a Couple of Moms Catering. Just a Couple of Moms started in 2010 as the passion of Kathleen White and her business partner Lori Ennis. For the last several years Kathleen and her husband Tom White (not one of the moms) have been building a tasty reputation as one of Spokane's top catering companies. In 2013 the business moved from the north side of Spokane to the basement of Nectar Tasting Room.

Just a Couple of Moms is a full service catering company providing meals for corporate events, weddings and other special occasions and parties as well as being the sole food provider for Nectar Tasting Rooms regular menu and events.

Cinn-A-Gram a Valentine's Day fundraiser benefitting Meal on Wheels Spokane

Send sweet treats to your Valentine and help feed seniors in need. Each Cinn-A-Gram includes two fresh Cinnabon rolls, a coffee mug, coffee, chocolates, other snacks and more. Cost is $30 and includes free delivery throughout the Spokane/Coeur d'Alene area on Thursday, February 12. Surprise a loved one, colleague, client, teacher or friend. For every Cinn-A-Gram purchased, seven seniors will receive a hot, nutritious meal.

Order online at www.mowspokane.org. Order by February 9 to ensure delivery.

Yelp help is here with Alyssa Agee

Alyssa Agee is Spokane's Yelp Ambassador helping local businesses utilize the back-end tools and features designed specifically for owners and managers. Yelp is a website and mobile app that helps connect people with great local businesses. Users can read and post reviews on the site of everything from their auto mechanic to their favorite coffee shop or local boutique. The site boasts over 67 million local reviews. Plus, you can access Yelp on your iphone, Android and more. Yelp just celebrated turning 10 years old in 2014.

Agee also connects Yelpers by bringing them off-line to meet and mingle at great monthly events hosted by businesses and organizations around town. She also curates the Weekly Yelp, an e-newsletter that features businesses and events around town. She sponsors local events and partners with local organizations and groups to help spread the word about Yelp.

Alyssa can be reached at alyssaagee.yelp.com or via email aagee@yelp.com.

Rumpeltes & Lawton, LLC celebrates 5 years in business

Ray Lawton and Ned Rumpeltes have completed their 5th year of assisting owners come to the right choices to successfully transition their businesses. Ray and Ned are both former 3rd generation family business owners. Each watched how their grandfather and father transitioned the businesses and they then transitioned the businesses they owned in different ways.

Rumpeltes & Lawton, LLC was created to help owners make informed decisions from choices presented to them from a structured process that Rumpeltes & Lawton have developed. That development process started with them going to a school in Denver that specializes in helping transition consultants refine their work and processes.

At the end of 5 years, more than 12 owners of businesses in the greater Spokane area either have transitioned their business or are moving through the planned steps to do so.

The website is rumpelteslawton.com and the phone number is 509-710-2986.

Hayden Furniture Depot to open tomorrow

Hayden Furniture Depot is opening tomorrow in an 1,800 square foot space at 9424 N. Government Way. They offer new decor and furniture as well as an eclectic mix of vintage pieces. The phone number is 208-762-6854. You can find them on facebook at Hayden Furniture Depot.

Moore Storage leases space in Spokane Valley

Jeff Ottmar of Sperry Van Ness/Cornerstone recently brokered the sale of the 32,620 square feet of space at 16823 E. Sprague Avenue in Spokane Valley to Moore Storage. The facility offers 233 self-storage units, 32 RV storage spaces and 5,788sf of single-story retail with Sprague Avenue frontage.

New staff at Providence Health Care Foundation

Providence Health Care Foundation Eastern Washington has hired Jennifer Hicks and Margie Scammell-Renner as development directors, and Carol Bonino as grant development and research specialist.

Jennifer Hicks has returned to Spokane after several years overseas and on the east coast. She was previously director of development for Spokane Symphony Society. Margie Scammell-Renner was previously community relationship manager with the American Cancer Society. Carol Bonino spent over 26 years at Gonzaga University in a variety of development and communications positions, with an emphasis on foundation relations.

Providence Health Care Foundation's website is phc.org/giving.

Ten Capital Investment Advisors Names Jacob Timm as Partner

Ten Capital Investment Advisors has named Jacob Timm as a Partner in the firm along side current partners Tim Mitrovich, CEO and Kurt Orton, President. Timm has been with Ten Capital since 2012 and had previously been promoted to Vice President and Director of Retirement Planning.

For more information about Ten Capital Investment Advisors go to tencapital.com or call 509-325-2003.

The Business Thought of the Week

"Do the best you can until you know better. Then you will know better and do better." The late Maya Angelou

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