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New Associate Medical Director named at Spokane Guilds' School

Dr. Matthew A. Thompson has joined the Spokane Guilds' School as Associate Medical Director and will be working with children, birth to three years old, who have developmental disabilities or delays. He will work with the Spokane Guilds' Schools long-time Medical Director Dr. Robert Piston. Dr. Thompson brings with him tremendous pediatric experience and expertise. After graduating from the University of Washington's School of Medicine in 2000, he completed Pediatrics training at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO. Since 2004, Dr. Thompson has worked in Spokane, specializing in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. He is affiliated with Deaconess Hospital, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital and maintains a private practice at The Kids Clinic.

Christina Fox, RN, BSN has also joined the Spokane Guilds' School as Nurse Coordinator, working with children, birth to three years old, who have developmental disabilities or delays. Her background in family centered nursing, pediatrics and her ability to work well under pressure makes her the perfect choice to help the children and families at the Spokane Guilds' School.

Annual Stiletto Sprint Saturday June 13

River Park Square, the Women's Healing and Empowerment Network and The Family Guide join forces to take a stand against domestic violence and will host a one block high heel sprint to bring attention to this very important cause. Spokane has one of the highest rates of domestic violence in Washington State and is the number one call to 9-1-1 in Spokane. This one block sprint in high heels will raise money benefiting the WHE Network. Men and children are encouraged to participate. The Women's Resource Fair will be held in the shopping center throughout the morning and into the afternoon.

The sprint starts on Wall St, proceeds west on Main St, and ends on Post St. in front of River Park Square and will take place Saturday, June 13. Registration and check-in begin at 9am; Race time is 9:15-10:15am. Women's Resource Fair runs from 9am-3pm. Cost $15 per person, $5 for children 12 and under. Registration is at www.whenetwork.com. Late registration available, cash only, at the River Park Square patio 9am the day of the race.

Funds generated by this event will help the network maintain operations for Frieda's Healing Center and Sallie's Healing Center, facilities for women and children escaping abuse in the home. These centers offer shelter, food, counseling and other support services to help WHE's clients heal from past abuse and build an empowered future. This event will also assist in purchasing food items for Cleone's Closet Free Food Distribution Center - WHE Network's Food Bank in Airway Heights.

Saranac Commons Celebrates Grand Opening June 5 & 6

Five local businesses will be celebrating their Grand Opening at the Saranac Commons, located at 19 West Main, on this Friday June 5 and Saturday June 6. Located in the old Merlyn's building, the development focuses on shared common space for customers that connects all five businesses. Businesses include Common Crumb Artisan Bakery, Mediterrano, a local Mediterranean and Persian inspired bistro, Caffe Affogato, a specialty coffee and ice cream shop, Black Label Brewery, a local small batch brewing company utilizing organic and locally sourced ingredients, and Sun People Bed & Bath Co., an offshoot of the popular Sun People Dry Goods Co. that closed last year. The new store will focus on organic and regionally made bed, bath and cleaning products for the home.

Businesses will be offering a 'Passport to the Commons.' Customers will need to go to all five businesses to get a stamp and then they will be entered to win a gift basket including gift cards and items to each store. Two local bands will play Friday night along with another five local musicians playing on Saturday. There will be artwork displays as well.

For more information, visit www.saranaccommons.org.

The Friends of Manito Spring Plant Sale is this Saturday

Don't miss this year's Spring Plant Sale put on by The Friends of Manito, this Saturday, June 5. The Sale will be East of the Gaiser Conservatory in Manito Park.

For a listing of plants available at this year's sale, and for sale hours, visit www.thefriendsofmanito.org.

West Plains Summer Events Kick Off June 4

The West Plains Chamber Summer Events Kick Off is at their June Membership breakfast this Thursday, June 4 from 7-8:30am at the Shriner's Event Center, 7217 W Westbow Blvd. You'll get the information on parades, music festivals, golf scrambles, community festivals, rodeos and more.

To register, click here.

Medical Oncology Assoc. and Spokane CyberKnife & Radiation Oncology Center to open a new integrated cancer center in Post Falls

Medical Oncology Associates and Spokane CyberKnife & Radiation Oncology Center announces its partnership with Northwest Specialty Hospital in opening a new integrated cancer center in Post Falls, Idaho. The center's opening date is scheduled for August 18 of this year.

Medical Oncology Associates and Spokane Cyberknife & Radiation Oncology Center is acquiring Northwest Oncology and its staff currently located at Northwest Specialty Hospital. They will remain in their current location with five Medical Oncologists, two Nurse Practitioners, and three Radiation Oncologists until a much larger cancer center is completed just east of the Northwest Specialty Hospital campus in the Fall of 2015.

Free Shred Day at North Spokane and Spokane Valley Libraries

Prevent identity theft and take care of some spring cleaning at the same time with a free shred day from Spokane County Library District and DeVries Business Services, this Saturday, June 6, from 11am to 3pm at North Spokane Library, 44 E Hawthorne Rd and Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E Main Ave. Bring your old paper documents, computer hard drives, disks, and tapes for safe and secure destruction. No need to remove credit cards, staples, or other metal fasteners. DeVries Business Services is proactive in providing secure on-site document destruction service and takes the proper handling and destruction of your sensitive information very seriously.

For additional information on shredding restrictions visit www.scld.org

Nearly 700 bikes sold at the 4th annual Spokane Bike Swap

Close to 4,000 people attended the 4th annual Spokane Bike Swap & Expo this past April at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center. With 58 exhibitors and over 900 used bikes registered to sell in the bike corral, there was something for everyone. "Thanks to the community, the growth over the last four years has been tremendous! Our first year, we sold 169 bikes in the bike corral, this year we sold 673 - that's nearly a 400% increase," said Spokane Bike Swap co-Event Director, LeAnn Yamamoto.

As the major fund raiser for the Friends of the Centennial Trail, the Spokane Bike Swap raised $38,000. "The Spokane Bike Swap has become the largest supporter of our Trail Builder's Fund," said Friends of the Centennial Trail Executive Director, Loreen McFaul. Bike Swap proceeds are designated for Trail expansion, completion and maintenance; all funds improve the Centennial Trail. Spokane Bike Swap & Expo proceeds have added $98,000 to the Trail Builder's Fund in four years.

Susan G. Komen Eastern Washington Announces New Executive Director

The Komen Eastern Washington team has announced Becky Duffey as the new Executive Director for the Eastern Washington Susan G. Komen Affiliate. Current Executive Director Claudia Bell is stepping down to pursue other opportunities.

Rebecca Duffey holds a B.A. in Public Relations from San Jose State University and has worked for ten years in community-based and government organizations with a focus in grant writing, development, and project management. Most recently she spearheaded the #GivingTuesday campaign, a text to give program for Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels. Prior to that, she worked at Community-Minded Enterprises in the Community Health Initiative and Planned Parenthood.

Lisa Akerhielm joins Patti Usselman Hair Company

Lisa Akerhielm, Licensed Massage Practitioner, has joined Patti Usselman Hair Company Salon and Spa located at 14 E Mission Avenue, Suite #5 in Spokane. Lisa is an experienced licensed massage practitioner and has practiced with a local Spokane area chiropractor and is engaged in private practice.

Lisa obtained her training from the Wellness education Center in Spokane. She brings three years of experience into her practice and offers a therapeutic massage blending Swedish massage with acupressure and connective tissue techniques. Appointments can be requested at 509-991-0006 or online at www.stylesest.com/lisaakerhielm. For more information, visit www.besthairsalonspokane.com.

RangeNW Growing and Expanding Team

Range NW has expanded its Coeur d'Alene team. Beverly Lodge, Web Developer, joins the web team with degrees in both Information Technology and Business Communications. Beverly has been a Web Developer for over 15 years, wielding an extensive dual background in SEO and digital marketing.

Lindsey Wells, Design Artist, joins the team as graphic designer, with a keen eye for detail and special creative spark. She brings a specialty in logos and branding and has degrees from EWU in Visual Communications and Design Communications.

Andrew Lindsay joins the Range team as Production Manager. He contributes years of production and project management skills as well as a Master's in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga. For more information, visit www.rangeus.com.

The Business Thought of the Week

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