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The rumors are swirling about Anthropologie

Everyone is talking about the popular upscale women's clothing retailer Anthropolgie coming to Spokane. Because of a commercial building permit issued last Friday, several news organizations have reported the store is coming to the space being vacated by Mobius at 811 West Main. Well in the commercial real estate business a deal isn't a deal until the lease is signed and River Park Square says it has not been signed yet. Anthropologie currently operates over 175 retail stores worldwide. Other northwest locations are downtown Seattle, University Village, Bellevue Square, Portland, Tigard, and Boise. When the lease is signed, How's Business will announce that Spokane is joining that list of cities.

David's Pizza to open by month's end



Mark Starr is reopening David's Pizza by the end of this month in a new location, 803 N. Post at Mallon, across from the Arena ticket office. The menu is basically the same as their former GU location and they will still serve their pizza at Famous Ed's at 57th at Regal.

You can get more information at davidspizza.com or their facebook page.

YMCA Announces New Human Resources Director

The YMCA of the Inland Northwest announces that Jessica Matthews has accepted the role of Human Resources Director following the retirement of Jason Vingelen from the position.

Formerly with Macy's, Inc. and The Boeing Company, Jessica brings with her experience in human resource management, and leading strategic workforce and talent management initiatives. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the Human Resources Certification Institute.


Go Red for Women Luncheon is Wed. Feb 11

Go Red For Women Luncheon featuring Olympic Gold Medalist Ariana Kukors is this Wednesday, February 11 at the Spokane Convention Center. Like breaking barriers? Go RED and BREAK the one against heart disease and stroke. The event features health screening, zen zone, fashion show, silent auction, art and music. This event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association. Get tickets at: SpokaneGoRedLuncheon.Heart.Org.

'War Bonds: Love Stories from the Greatest Generation'



Local columnist, reporter, and author Cindy Hval is releasing a new book called, 'War Bonds: Love Stories from the Greatest Generation.' The book tells the stories of marriages and families forged during and after World War II, as the Greatest Generation became the backbone of our society. These relationships were tested and thrived under the most difficult circumstances. "This book is a celebration of love, sacrifice, and commitment between men and women," said Hval.

Hval will read selected excerpts from 'War Bonds' at Auntie's Bookstore, 402 W Main on Sunday, February 22 at 3:30pm and signing copies afterward.


Paul Terrell joins Rainmaker Creative

Rainmaker Creative, a creative design and marketing firm, welcomes Paul Terrell to its team as a Visual Communications Designer. Terrell has hit the ground running at Rainmaker Creative, working on both web and print projects.

Terrell has been a professional graphic designer since he graduated from Eastern Washington University in 2005, where he earned two degrees in graphic communication and multimedia programming.


Kids at Heart Lunch to Benefit Sacred Heart Children's Hospital

The 10th annual Kids at Heart lunch will be held Tuesday, February 24, at the Spokane Convention Center. This free 'ask' event is conducted in the spirit of fun, but has a very serious purpose: to bring lifesaving treatment and services to children and families served by Sacred Heart Children's Hospital. Doors open at 11:30 and the program begins at noon. This year, Dr. David Burns will share information about the hospital's pain-free initiative, a world-class program focused on eliminating all unnecessary pain from a child's hospital experience.

Reserve your seat today at kidsatheartcharitylunch.org or call 509-474-2819.


Sydney Pehl joins Choice Realty



Choice Realty announces that Sydney Pehl as their most recent broker acquisition. Ms. Pehl, formerly an Assistant Branch Manager at Chase Bank in Downtown Spokane brings years of knowledge and experience in the finance sector which will prove highly valuable to her clients.

For further information on Choice Realty and the services provided visit www.ChoiceSpokane.com. Sydney Pehl can be reached at 509-475-3249 or Sydney@ChoiceSpokane.com.

Girl Scout Cookie Season Begins!

Preorders are already underway and Booth Sales Start March 20. Through the Girl Scout cookie program's '5 Skills,' each amazing young cookie boss develops creative and resourceful ways to sell cookies. The more cookies Girl Scouts sell, the more money they have to invest in community service projects, learning experiences, and travel opportunities.

One hundred percent of the net revenue raised through Girl Scout Cookie sales in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho stays with its council and its troops, so customers who purchase Girl Scout Cookies are not only getting a delicious treat-they are also making an important investment in their communities.

The 2015 Cookie Season will mark the 98th year of Girl Scouts selling cookies and learning the basic skills they need to be leaders in business and sales, manage their personal and family finances, and gain self-sufficiency and confidence handling money.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho is offering a new oatmeal raisin cookie this season called Rah-Rah Raisins. This newcomer joins the legendary classics like Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos and Savannah Smiles.

For more information about GSEWNI's cookie sale and download the cookie finder app, visit gsewni.org.

Movher Earns Esteemed 2014 Angie's List Super Service Award

Movher, a female owned Spokane moving company, has earned the service industry's coveted Angie's List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2014.

"Only about 5 percent of the moving companies in the Spokane area have performed so consistently well enough to earn our Super Service Award," said Angie's List Founder Angie Hicks. "It's a really high standard."

Angie's List Super Service Award 2014 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an 'A' rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade; the company must be in good standing with Angie's List, pass a background check and abide by Angie's List operational guidelines.

Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie's List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality. Members can find the 2014 Super Service Certification logo next to company names in search results on AngiesList.com.

Spokane Guilds' School Foundation announces 2015 Trustee Board

The Spokane Guilds' School Foundation announced its Trustee Board of Directors for 2015. These volunteer members help further the organization's mission to manage and grow a foundation fund that will ensure a reliable financial base for the operation of the Spokane Guilds' School & Neuromuscular Center.

Executive Committee:
Mike Thompson, Spokane Valley Fire Chief, Retired - President
Houston Scrudder, Quantum Financial Planning Services, Inc. - Vice President
Rick Melanson, D.A. Davidson - Vice President
Doug Floyd, Spokesman-Review, Retired - Vice President
Gregg Larson, Ameriprise Financial Services, CPA - Treasurer
Jeffrey Bell, Gallatin Public Affairs - Secretary
Rick Dullanty, Witherspoon Kelley, Retired - Immediate Past President

Trustee Board Members:
Valerie Biladeau, Spokane Valley Fire Department
Kris Brill, Ecova
T.J. Brill, Inland Northwest Bank
Jane Brown, Paine Hamblen
Siobhan Danahey, Providence Health Care
Rudy Duenas, Numerica Credit Union
Steve Flinn, Coldwell Banker/Tomlinson
Jeffrey Herbster, Winston & Cashatt
Robert Higgins, Spokane Association of Realtors
Brian McNaughton, McNaughton & Nate Insurance Group
Dave Michaud, Attorney
Jim Powers, Century 21 Beutler and Associates
Kristin Thompson, US Bank

Associate Trustee Board Members:
Jerry Altig, Business Owner, Retired
Jeff Gately, Transportation Security Administration
Robb Heinrich, Robb Heinrich D.D.S.
Robert Magnuson, Magnuson Law Firm

Inlander Restaurant Week Feb 20-March 1

For over ten days starting February 20, over 90 area restaurants are participating in The Inlander's Restaurant Week. Enjoy 3 course pre-set price menus at great dining establishments throughout the Spokane and Coeur d'Alene area.

To view participating restaurants, menus and more, visit inlanderrestaurantweek.com.

Taste of Life, benefiting Hospice of Spokane at the Spokane Club February 27



Hospice of Spokane, our community's only nonprofit hospice, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Taste of Life, its signature fundraising event. On Friday, February 27, supporters throughout the community can enjoy an evening of local wine and microbrew tasting with the gourmet tastes of Chef Robert McDaniel at the Spokane Club while supporting the services of Hospice of Spokane in our community.

Tickets and more information are available online at www.hospiceofspokane.org or 509-456-0438.

International Auto Show coming to the Fairgrounds

The 2015 Spokane International Auto Show is coming to the Spokane Fair & Expo Center on February 13, 14, and 15.

Sponsored by the Spokane New Car Dealers Association, twenty seven auto manufacturers representing Spokane's new car dealers will be exhibiting the latest and most exciting automotive technology.

The indoor show makes it easy for consumers to compare prices and features, saving both time and money. One of the greatest things about an Auto Show is that consumers can sit in the vehicles, pop the hood, inspect the trunk, and kick the tires. People interested in buying a new car will never get a better chance to compare vehicles. There are an incredible variety of cars to suit every budget and lifestyle. The Auto Show is great entertainment for serious shoppers, car buffs, and the entire family. It's a great time to buy a new vehicle at this huge selling event. Take advantage of 'Auto Show Special Pricing'.

See the latest cars, trucks, and SUV's. See production vehicles not yet on the showroom floor. Compare fuel efficient gas, hybrids, and electric vehicles.

Admission is $7 per person; Seniors 62 and older $6; children 12 and under are admitted free. Paid admission is good for all weekend and there's free parking. Hours are Friday 10am to 8pm; Saturday 9am to 8pm; and Sunday 10am to 6pm.

Leadership Connection Breakfast Feb 18

There is still space available for the Leadership Connection breakfast, featuring Norma Clayton of Boeing. Clayton is Vice President of Learning, Training and Development, and will be discussing Boeing's approach to leadership and leadership development and the future trends in leadership for corporate America.

The Breakfast will be on Wednesday February 18, from 7:00 to 9:00 am at the Lincoln Center, 1316 N Lincoln St. Breakfast is served at 7:15am and the program will begin at 7:30. For more information or to register, visit leadershipspokane.org.

Jeanne Kelso and Peggy Ask Join Trindera Engineering

Trindera Engineering, an electrical and control systems engineering and consulting firm with offices in Spokane and Coeur d'Alene, announces the recent hiring of Jeanne Kelso as Administrative Assistant in Trindera's Coeur d'Alene office. Ms. Kelso holds an Associate of Arts in Business degree from University of Phoenix. Most recently Ms. Kelso was a Records Specialist at Kootenai County Sheriff's Office.

Trindera has also recently hired Peggy Ask as Administrative Assistant and will be in Trindera's Spokane office. Ms. Ask holds a Secretarial Degree from Montana State University and most recently was an Executive Administrative Assistant at Signature Genomics Laboratories.

The Business Thought of the Week

"To love what you do and feel that it matters, how could anything be more fun?" The late Katharine Graham, publisher of the Washington Post

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