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The Spokesman-Review goes Platinum!

The Spokesman-Review has launched their new glossy publication which was mailed last week. Platinum is a sophisticated, upscale lifestyle publication, that is mailed to about 43,000 area households with an annual income of $75,000 and up, four times a year, March, June, September and December. The three components of fine living covered are: Look, Space and Leisure. Platinum had a release party on the stage of the Martin Woldson Theatre at the Fox, hosted by The Spokesman-Review to kick off the first issue. Photo left to right: Kathleen Coleman, Director of Sales and Marketing; Stacey Cowles, Publisher; Ed Clark, The Clark Company.

Go to spokesman.com/platinum for more information and to see it online.

Caruso's Sandwich and Pizza Company is open in the new the Ruby Suites building

Caruso's Sandwich and Pizza Company has opened in the new the Ruby Suites building at 1120 N Division St., the former Burgan's Furniture location. They are open from 10 am to 10pm daily. Locally owned Caruso's also has locations in Spokane Valley and Coeur d'Alene. They serve sandwiches and artisan scratch made pizza, as well as soups salads and desserts, like their Perfect Ending pizza, which is like a giant Smore, graham crackers, chocolate chips, marshmallows, and chocolate sauce. You can learn more at Caruso's website carusosandco.com.

Rockin' B Ranch Opens June 26

The Rockin' B Ranch will open for another great season of Cowboy Supper Shows on Friday, June 26. This will be their 21st Season!! The Riders of the Rockin' B are settling in for the summer and will be offering a supper show on selected weekends through October.

The Rockin' B Ranch was established by Scott and Pamela Brownlee in 1994 to offer the finest cowboy supper show anywhere in the Pacific Northwest. The experience includes a hilarious outdoor melodrama (complete with Hollywood-style special effects), a chin-wipin' chuck wagon style indoor BBQ supper, and a nostalgic hour of cowboy trail music performed by the Riders of the Rockin' B. Beer and wine are on offer at the house cantina; comforting penny candy is on offer at the house mercantile.

Performances will be monthly on Fridays and Saturdays, June through October: June 26 & 27, July 24 & 25, August 28 & 29, September 25 & 26 and October 9 & 10. The on-site ticket office will open for each show at 5:30pm; live pre-show music in the barn from 5:30pm to 6:15pm (cantina open for refreshments); and the fun and dinner continue through the evening.

Rockin' B Ranch is located south of the Spokane River at the Washington-Idaho state line-exit #299 off I-90. For tickets and more information, visit www.RockinBRanch.com or call 509-891-9016. So join the Riders of the Rockin' B for a fun, memorable evening of great music, excellent food and lots of laughs!

Hennessey Funeral Homes and Crematories offers Lavender Festivals to benefit the Tears Foundation

Hennessey Funeral Homes and Crematories will be holding Lavender Festivals beginning Father's Day June 21 to benefit the Tears Foundation. The events are free to people over 65. Others will be admitted with a donation to The Tears Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides funds to assist with the cost of burial or cremation services for families who have lost a baby.

The Lavender Festivals will be held at 1006 N Summit Blvd from 10am until 3pm on June 21, June 26, June 27, June 29, June 30, and July 1. Attendees can cut and take home a bouquet of fresh lavender, watch and try the art of lavender wand making, and learn how to properly dry this beautiful purplish herb that inspires a feeling of calm while easing depression and anxiety. Lavender wands will be on sale, all proceeds to benefit The Tears Foundation.

For more information go to www.hennesseyfuneralhomes.com You can find more information about the Tears Foundation at www.thetearsfoundation.org.

Spokane FanFest, Renamed & All New June 26-28

The 3rd annual Spokane FanFest, is back at the Spokane Convention Center & Breezeway, held during Hoopfest, the world's largest 3 on 3 basketball tournament. This free event on the Spokane River will feature live music at the floating stage, food trucks, refreshments, cold beverages, clean restrooms and a place to rest your weary bones. Free seating inside or out.

Activities begin on Friday, June 26, at 11am with live music at 4pm until 8pm. Start again on Saturday morning at 7:30 am with live music beginning at 11am until 8pm. Sunday it starts at 7:30 am and goes until 1pm. Admission is free.

Local restaurants and food trucks present will be Whitehouse Grill, Alpine Deli, Casual Friday Donuts, Short Bus Bistro & Taqueria Fiesta Brava's. More are being added right up to the event.

Seating is throughout the breezeway, along the Spokane River and Spokane Falls Blvd. to the south. Family friendly areas include free bounce castles from iHeart Media. A map of the seating is available at the website, or upon request a PDF can be provided.

New this year: For those looking for a place to call their own during basketball chaos FanFest has the answer. Families, teams or companies can reserve a table or a room for the weekend. Prices begin at $100 for a table. When a table or room is rented, those at the table can bring in their own cooler with food and beverage (no alcohol). This is the only option downtown for this service that allows outside food and beverage. Ordering of tables is done from the FanFest website with all table and room options listed. Call 509-621-0125 or email info@vision-marketing.net for more detailed questions.

For more details go to www.SpokaneFanFest.com. Spokane FanFest is produced by Vision Marketing, www.vision-marketing.net.

Saranac Commons celebrates grand opening

Saranac Commons at 19 West Main just hosted their Grand Opening. The businesses include Common Crumb Artisan Bakery, Italian restaurant, Mediterrano, specialty ice cream shop Caffe Affogato, Black Label Brewery and Sun People Bed & Bath Company. The website is saranaccommons.org.

STCU offers Money Camp to Sandpoint kids

STCU is hosting a free Money Camps in Sandpoint as part of its longstanding tradition of providing financial education to people of all ages. The credit union is offering Money Camp at the East Bonner County Library on Thursday, June 11 from 9a. to noon. The camp is intended for children ages 11-14.

The Money Camp program uses unique activities and fun games to show tweens and teens the importance of saving and the ways they can start making investments and practicing smart money skills from an early age.

Students learn how to make the most of their money, how to avoid getting ripped off, and what it takes to succeed financially in life.

Parents or guardians can preregister their children by calling 855-753-0317 or sending an email to mymoney@stcu.org.

Visit Spokane hires three in their marketing department

Three new employees have been hired by Visit Spokane's marketing department.

Kaylen McRae has been hired as a marketing manager. She was previously a marketing specialist for Kimmel Athletic Supply Co.

Peter Dunau has joined Visit Spokane as a content manager for the website. He was previously at the Spokane River Forum.

Calvin Elam has been hired as a marketing coordinator. He is a recent Washington State University graduate with a degree in digital technology and culture. He was previously with Wendle Motors as online marketing coordinator.

YWCA Calls for Woman of Achievement Nominations

YWCA of Spokane is calling for nominations for its 2015 Woman of Achievement Awards. The deadline for submissions is next Monday, June 15.

Winners of a YWCA Woman of Achievement award must embody the mission of the YWCA by giving generously of themselves to make Spokane a better place for all citizens to live. They must also demonstrate leadership through their professional work or service to the community. Nominations are being accepted in the following areas:
- Arts & Culture
- Business & Industry
- Carl J. Maxey Racial & Social Justice Award
- Community Enhancement
- Education
- Science, Technology & Environment

Nomination forms are online at www.ywcaspokane.org. Completed forms can be submitted via email to development@ywcaspokane.org or by mail to 930 N. Monroe St., Spokane, WA 99201, Attention: Woman of Achievement Awards. The deadline for submissions is June 15.

For 33 years, YWCA of Spokane has celebrated high achieving women in the community at this annual luncheon. This year, the event will be at the Spokane Convention Center on October 1, and will feature award-winning author of Wild, Cheryl Strayed. Established with the goal of increasing community awareness and appreciation for the diverse contributions of women leaders in Spokane, this luncheon has honored over 200 women in the region. One of the main goals of the luncheon is to raise awareness of domestic abuse in the community. Proceeds raised by this event directly benefit the YWCA's services for domestic violence victims and their children, including emergency shelter, counseling, legal services, job readiness, child care, and Pre-K programs for low income children.

Chloe Buerstatte Joins Bernardo Wills Architects

Bernardo Wills Architects has announced that Chloe Buerstatte, IIDA has joined the firm as an interior designer. Initial projects for which Buerstatte is providing interior design services include the interior renovation of a Cancer Care Northwest Clinic, Numerica Credit Union's Sullivan branch in the City of Spokane Valley, and Pawn 1's corporate headquarters in Spokane.

A member of the International Interior Design Association, Buerstatte is a graduate of Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design.

Inland Northwest Bank names Russell A. Lee as new CEO

Inland Northwest Bank has hired Russell Lee as president and CEO of Inland Northwest Bank. Lee replaces Randy Fewel, who served as president & CEO since 2001 and is set to retire next year.

Stephen B. Williams, D.D.S joins Incyte Diagnostics

Incyte Diagnostics welcomes a new pathologist, Stephen B. Williams, D.D.S. Dr. Williams is board certified in oral & maxillofacial pathology.

He joined Incyte Diagnostics in June after completing a distinguished 30+ year career in the U.S. Armed Forces. Dr. Williams will assume the directorship of Incyte Diagnostics' oral biopsy service.

New Transformation Coaching Business Launched in Spokane: 100 Year Body

Americans are on a slow suicidal slip toward disease and death based on the many ways they choose to feed their bodies. It should come as no surprise that the leading public health concern in the U.S. is obesity.

Friends Billie Gaura, principal at Rainmaker Creative, and Stephanie Regalado, editor at Bozzi Media, struggled with their weight for years, each having been temporarily successful on just about every diet out there: shedding pounds and swiftly gaining them all back again. It wasn't until they developed relationships with health coaches (Billie with a scientist and Stephanie with Billie) were they able to break free from the causes of the weight gain: addiction to the salts, sugars and fats found laden in the Standard American Diet. Billie lost 100 pounds in less than six months and Stephanie lost 70 pounds in less than three months, changing the trajectories of their lives, and the lives of their families, for generations to come.

Over the last several months, they've developed a powerful program aimed at full transformations in health, well-being and longevity. The two stand strong on the notion that the rapid weight loss is the easy part. It's the complete transformation of their clients' relationship with food and a new outlook on life that's most remarkable. "Getting the weight off is easy. Knowing that it's gone for good and that I will never struggle again is what moves me the most, and it's what compelled me to start a second business," says Billie.

As an editor of three regional magazines, Spokane CDA Woman, Prime Magazine, and Inland Business Catalyst, Stephanie believes in the importance of sharing stories of perseverance and shining a light on the best of the community. "I am at a health and life goal I had given up on. And as soon as my feet hit the floor in the morning, throughout the entire day and until I fall asleep every night, I feel unleashed. And that's exactly how I want everyone to feel about themselves. It changes lives, and it will make our community a better place if we can help people change their trajectories...by getting as many people as possible to their 100 Year Bodies.”"

It's a lofty goal, but Billie and Stephanie have set it in motion with a current client roster and plan to step up their efforts with the launch of 100 Year Body, a company that will have national, even international, reach. 100 Year Body launches this summer. Find them on Facebook or at www.100YearBody.com.

The Business Thought of the Week

"Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone." Pablo Picasso

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