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Golf and Travel show this weekend

The 17th Annual Spokane Golf & Travel Show sponsored by Legacy Resort at Frenchman Hills, iHeart Radio & The Spokesman-Review is February 21 and 22 in the Spokane Convention Center. Event/show hours are Saturday 9-5pm and Sunday 10-4pm. Admission is $12, children twelve and under are free. Every adult paid admission will receive a free round of golf from Spokane's Fairways Golf Course and another bonus golf offer - most free - from a variety of courses including; Priest Lake, Columbia Point, Bryden Canyon, Redstone, Cascade, Chewelah, Prairie Falls and Colfax.

Tickets are available at all TicketsWest Outlets or the golf show web site. Web site: www.SpokaneGolfShow.com.

'How to be Ageless' workshop this Saturday in CdA

Motivational and Inspirational teacher and speaker Joy McMahon will hold a workshop, 'How to be Ageless' this 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.

Brain Freeze Creamery to open South Hill location

Brain Freeze Creamery, which opened a retail ice cream shop in Kendall Yards last May will soon have a south hill location. The new shop will be located in an 800 square foot space 3103 S. Grand serving 16 flavors of ice cream and other sweet treats, coffee and lighter fare like sandwiches and salads. An April opening is planned. Go to brainfreeze.bz for more information.

Peter Moye rejoins Workland & Witherspoon

After nearly 10 years away, Workland & Witherspoon, PLLC has announced that Peter Moye has rejoined the firm. Until 2005, Peter was a partner at Workland & Witherspoon for over 10 years and recently rejoined the firm as counsel. He practices law in Washington, California, and Idaho and is well versed in all aspects of estate planning, probate and trust, business, tax, planned giving, and real estate law. Martindale-Hubbell has given Peter an AV peer rating review. Peter is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Peter earned his undergraduate degree as well as his law degree (J.D.) from Gonzaga University. He is currently a member of the Business Law Section, and Real Property, Probate and Tax Section of the Washington State Bar Association. He is on Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral Finance Counsel, serves on the Board of the Catholic Foundation of Eastern Washington, was a former chairman of the Spokane Symphony Board, and is President of the Board of the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

Cornerstone Property Advisors becomes Sperry Van Ness Cornerstone

Cornerstone Property Advisors has been selected to join the national Sperry Van Ness Real Estate network. The company has officially begun operations as Sperry Van Ness Cornerstone. The move provides a National Reach that includes 190 offices throughout the United States. For more information go to their new website svncornerstone.com.

New Travel Magazine to be Released Soon in Spokane

Travel Smart Magazine (TSM) is new free publication published by Travel 4 All Seasons, a full service travel agency and online site located in Spokane. This new exciting and informative publication is led by Al Hague, an experienced journalist, photographer, and Diane Hague, a travel and trip planning specialist, along with various contributing editors who share their travel related stories and insights within the pages of TSM.

Each issue of TSM features popular, world-class destinations, stunning photography, traveler testimonials, travel tips and much more to educate and enlighten those who travel, wish to travel or those who are planning to travel. The magazine is designed and written to be of interest to those who have the ability to travel today or who are planning to travel in the future. The first issue features a focus on Italy.

Travel Smart Magazine will be published on a bi-monthly basis and growth will obviously depend on the support given by the business community. It is also the publishers hope to have reader participation in the form of a Q&A forum as the magazine gains its following. Ideal distribution locations are local Spokane businesses, doctor's offices, nail salons, boutique coffee shops and stores. Publications will be free of charge to various locations where research shows our readers frequent.

For more information about Travel Smart Magazine and advertising inquiries, visit www.travelsmartmagazine.net or contact Publisher Al Hague at 509-927-7888 or email at al@travelsmartmagazine.net. To view a 12 page sample of the first issue go to issuu.com/ibuildmagazines/docs/travelsmartpromo0115.

2 Loons Distillery announces release of aged corn whiskey

2 Loons Distillery has recently released the latest spirit in their growing product line - 2 Loons Aged Corn Whiskey. The distillery, located in Loon Lake, Washington, began crafting their aged whiskey in September of 2014, and less than 100 bottles are now available for sale from this initial release. Made from 100% Washington corn and the whiskey was aged in a toasted American Oak barrel for less than one year, an aging process that produces a mature and smooth spirit with notes of vanilla and caramel.

Owned and operated by Loon Lake residents Greg and Trisha Schwartz, 2 Loons opened in late fall of 2014 and is the second distillery to open in Stevens County. The Aged Corn Whiskey is the first product of its kind in the Stevens County area.

2 Loon's first spirit to come to market was their namesake Vodka, which is hand-crafted in small batches using 100% Washington corn. They also have an unaged White Corn Whiskey and Blackberry Loon Lightning. Trisha and Greg are the sole producers of the spirit, guiding each step of the process, including fermenting, distilling, and even bottling and labeling their products.

At the end of 2014, they also released their unaged White Corn Whiskey and Blackberry Loon Lightning, and as recipes are perfected and given time to age, 2 Loons will continue to introduce additional spirits including a Mint Loon Lightning, Bourbon, Cinnamon Whiskey, and Gin. In the future, they are hoping to sell their spirits to local restaurants, bars, and stores.

Not only do they offer spirits, 2 Loons also sells a variety of t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and glassware featuring their logo depicting a loon, a bird native to the area and how Loon Lake got its name.

2 Loons Distillery spirits are currently available for purchase at their tasting room and store located at 3950 3rd Avenue, Loon Lake, WA 99148. For more information about 2 Loons Distillery, visit www.2loonsdistillery.com.

Dell Hatch Rejoins Bernardo Wills Architects

Dell Hatch, ASLA, has rejoined Bernardo Wills Architects as Landscape Architect and Design Coordinator.

Hatch, who previously worked for Bernardo Wills from 2009 to 2013, specializes in master planning and the design of municipal and state parks, recreational complexes, outdoor sports and athletic facilities, higher-education campuses, K-12 schools, and urban-revitalization streetscapes.

His current commissions include the White Pine School District Facilities Assessment in Ely, Nev.; Deer Park High School Sports Field and Master Plan in Deer Park, Wash.; and 'A' Street Improvements for the City of Moscow in Idaho. During his previous tenure with Bernardo Wills, Hatch led the site design and landscape architecture efforts for the redevelopment of McEuen Park in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The landmark park's comprehensive renovation was completed in 2014.

For more information, visit www.bwarch.com.

Terri Krohn brings Patterson Process Strategic Planning to Inland Northwest

Legendary business consultant and innovator Tom Paterson of The Paterson Center in Fort Collins, Colorado, has recently added Inland Northwest business consultant, Terri Krohn as one of only 200 Certified Paterson Operating Plan facilitators across the country.

"For many businesses, especially small to mid-size ones, strategic planning can seem overwhelming and cumbersome to implement," she says. "And so often, after long, arduous conversations, plans end up on the back burner."

This is not so with Paterson's StrapOp Process, says Terri. "Tom Paterson has developed a way to help facilitators, like myself, extract the greatest thinking from a company's leadership team. His unique tools and exercises bring out the best in a company and its people. I have not seen anything like it in my thirty years of business experience."

Otterbox, known for its rugged phone and tablet cases, is a good example of how StratOp can help a company set direction successfully. The process assisted company leadership in identifying convergent technology as a new market/product focus, propelling Otterbox from $6 million in sales in 2006 to $1.4 billion in 2014.

No matter what size or kind of business, StratOp can bring a balanced operating plan to a company that works not only for today, but for the future and all its possibilities. Each unique, tailored plan installs in a month and renews itself every twelve months according to Terri.

To learn more about the StratOp process visit terrikrohnconsulting.com or call 208-699-1923.

Valley Chamber 2014 Awards of Excellence winners are announced

The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced the award recipients for the 2014 Awards of Excellence. The 12th Annual awards program, named the Gem of the Valley Gala, was held on January 31 to recognize business and community achievements. The winners, as voted by membership, are:

Charity/Cultural Services: GSC Meals on Wheels
Community Caring Award: Toys for Tots
Entrepreneur Award: Barry Baker (for entrepreneurial vision in improving the community)
Small Business of the Year: Simply Northwest
Large Business of the Year: Mirabeau Park Hotel

Dick Brantley was named Chamber Ambassador of the Year and John Guarisco was named Chamber Volunteer of the Year.

Educators of the Year want to Jennell McLaughlin, Central Valley School District; Jerry Call, East Valley School District; and Warryn Hansen, West Valley School District.

The 2014 Harry E. Nelson Citizen of the Year Award went to Marlene 'Marti' Hollenback, community contributor and Dealer Principal/President of Dishman Dodge Ram Chrysler Jeep.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Rosauers 'Best Bagger' to appear on Letterman tonight

David Tochinskiy of Rosauers Supermarkets defeated 24 competitors from across North America, winning top honors at the National Grocers Association Best Bagger Championship event in Las Vegas. For his efforts, Tochinskiy took home a first-place prize of $10,000, along with a 'Golden Grocery Bag' trophy. Additionally, Tochinskiy is scheduled to appear on 'Late Show with David Letterman' tonight, February 17th, on CBS.

Winston & Cashatt's Kevin Curtis honored

Winston & Cashatt, Lawyers announces that Kevin J. Curtis, Principal with the firm, will be inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) on February 28, 2015, in Key Biscayne, Florida. ACTL is widely considered to be the premier professional organization of trial lawyers in the United States and Canada and is limited to no more than 1% of the total lawyer population of any state or province. Curtis is a litigator in the firm's Spokane office with extensive trial experience in criminal defense, complex commercial litigation and class action litigation. See more at winstoncashatt.com/8-lawyers/30-curtis-kevin-j.

The Business Thought of the Week

"The person who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones." Chinese proverb

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