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2nd Annual Silver Valley Ride to Defeat ALS Coming June 27

The 2nd Annual Silver Valley Ride to Defeat ALS, a fundraising cycling event, will be held on Saturday, June 27 along the scenic Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes, in Kingston, Idaho. The one-day cycling event is a major fundraiser for the Evergreen Chapter of the ALS Association to fight ALS-amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

The funds raised from the Ride are used within the region to provide care services for 'PALS' -Person with ALS- and their families.

In conjunction with the Ride, a Silent Auction and Raffle will be held with items that include autographed photos of former and current NFL players and coaches: Kellogg native Mike Hollis (Jacksonville Jaguars, Buffalo Bills and New York Giants), John Beasley (Minnesota Vikings), Peyton Manning (Denver Broncos), and Pete Carroll (coach of the Seattle Seahawks).

The registration fee is $50 through June 26 and $60 the day of the event, and includes a catered lunch provided by the Snake Pit. Registration and additional information is available at www.RideALS.org, and on the Ride's Facebook page: SilverValleyALSRide.

West Plains Chamber Summer BBQ & Networking Lunch July 9

July's monthly meeting will be at the Ramada at Spokane Airport, Thursday, July 9 from 11:30 to 1pm. Rich Cowan is guest speaker and will discuss the film industry and its role in the development of the West Plains. Cowan is the creative mind who brought Z-Nation to the West Plains area and is co-founder of North by Northwest Productions.

Networking begins at 11:30am, and lunch will start at 11:45. Cost is $20 for members and $35 for non-members. Visit www.WestPlainsChamber.org for more information.

Rockin' B Ranch Opens for the Season this Friday & Saturday

The Rockin' B Ranch will open for another great season of Cowboy Supper Shows this Friday & Saturday, June 26 & 27. 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 shows include a hilarious outdoor melodrama, a great 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.

Other performances this season will be monthly on Fridays and Saturdays through October: 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.

The 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. Join the Riders of the Rockin' B this season for a fun, memorable evening of great music, excellent food and lots of laughs!

Spokane Symphony/Fox Executive Director Nienhouse Moving On After a Decade

Brenda Nienhouse will be leaving her ten-year position leading the region's largest and most active professional performing arts organization. She will take a job as Executive Director for the Newport Performing Arts Center in Rhode Island next month.

Nienhouse became Executive Director of the Spokane Symphony and its historic theater, Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox in 2005. The Symphony has undergone a cultural renaissance under Nienhouse's leadership, including cutting edge collaborations with local indie bands and alternative venues, innovative partnerships with the Spokane Public Schools, Spokane Civic Theater, and the Spokane International Film Festival, as well as cultural exchanges with the Spokane Tribe, all while the orchestra's reputation has continued to rise.

Nienhouse was responsible for completing the $30+ million capital campaign and overseeing the renovation of what has become Spokane's national award-winning Art Deco jewel and the Symphony's new home in 2007. She redefined what an orchestra means to a community when she became the first in Spokane to pair New Markets and Historic Tax Credits to help fund the restoration. Her creative financing solution was considered trailblazing at the time, and still serves as a national model.
Best of luck to Brenda!

Lakeside Recovery Center Announces Hiring of Three New Physicians

Three new physicians have joined Lakeside Recovery Center. Dr. Pamil Sidhu has been hired as the Medical Director of the rehabilitation facility and is board certified in family medicine and has medical experience in primary care, obstetrics, and urgent care. She also has specialty training with buprenorphine.

Dr. Arild Lein comes to Lakeside Recovery Center with experience in occupational medicine, disability evaluation, sports medicine, primary care, age management, hormone therapy, fitness and integrative medicine.

Dr. Trevor George started working with patients who suffer from both substance abuse and severe mental disorders. Dr. George's extensive behavioral health experience includes inpatient and outpatient treatment for substance abuse and severe mental disorders and has been approved by Washington State as a naturopathic physician.

For more information, visit www.lakesidrecoverycenter.com.

Leland's Barbershop Makes Move into a Temporary Location

After almost fifty-seven years in the same location, Leland's Barbershop on Wall will be moving into River Park Square. Leland's has already moved out of their location on Wall Street and is currently operating in a temporary space on the first floor next to Pottery Barn. The barbershop's new space on the second floor is currently under construction, slated to open late summer. Claudia Kirkebo, owner of Leland's Barbershop, moved her shop into the shopping center to accommodate the demolition and expansion of the current building for the new Urban Outfitters store.

Lake City Development Company Renames / Rebrands

Lake City Development Corporation's Board of Commissioners (LCDC), Coeur d'Alene's urban renewal agency, has announced they are renaming and rebranding their organization in an effort to better connect with the community. The new name is ignite cda. After conducting a public perception and awareness survey through Robinson Research last year, the Board of Commissioners realized how little public awareness existed for the agency. Yet, several of the projects the agency helped bring to the community are viewed as highly favorable by those polled, such as The Salvation Army Kroc Community Center, Riverstone and the Coeur d'Alene Public Library.

The name, ignite cda, was selected as it is symbolic of the 'energy' the agency has helped create through their projects. In several cases, the tax base for an area housing these projects is 10x what it was prior to LCDC's involvement. The purpose of ignite cda is to bring together resources to develop a diverse, sustainable community with healthy neighborhoods, a vibrant central city, a strong regional economy, sustainable, public open spaces, quality jobs and housing for all.

Northwest Specialty Hospital the Only Five Star-Rated Hospital in North Idaho

In April 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ranked more than 3,500 hospitals nationwide on a series of patient-ranked criteria. Of those hospitals, just over 250 hospitals received a Five Star rating for Patient Satisfaction. Northwest Specialty Hospital was the only hospital in North Idaho to receive the Five Star rating. These scores reflect a composite of 11 individual measures of the patient experience that are provided to each patient after discharge in a survey called the HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) Survey.

The HCAHPS Survey has been endorsed by the National Quality Forum, which is a national organization that represents the consensus of many healthcare providers, consumer groups, professional associations, purchasers, federal agencies and research organizations. Implemented by the Department of Health and Human Services in 2008, it serves to enhance accountability in healthcare by increasing the transparency of the quality of hospital care.

Northwest Specialty Hospital, located in Post Falls, Idaho, is owned and operated by local physicians. Established in 2003, it is one of only 238 physicians-owned and operated facilities in the United States. The connection that the physicians at Northwest Specialty Hospital have with their patients provides firsthand feedback on what patients want and need, allowing the hospital to provide better patient care.

Bonnie Tapscott joins Mood Media

Bonnie Tapscott, Spokane Advertising Veteran, recently joined Mood Media (formerly Muzak) to be their Eastern WA and Northern Idaho representative. Mood Media specializes in music, digital interior messaging, sound systems, social wi-fi and more. Mood Media has been serving businesses for more than 75 years. To learn more, visit www.moodmedia.com.

Dan Stewart To Lead Gonzaga's Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Program

Professor at Gonzaga University since 2006, Dan Stewart has been appointed director of the Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Program. Norm Leatha, who served as interim director of the Hogan Program since July 2014, will return as the program's entrepreneur in residence. The appointment was recently announced by School of Business Administration Interim Dean Ken Anderson. Stewart came to Gonzaga in 2006 as an assistant professor of management. He was promoted in 2009 to associate professor of management. His promotion to full professor of entrepreneurship becomes effective this fall (2015).

The Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Program is a three-year, honors-model, cross-disciplinary program housed in the School of Business Administration. For 16 years, through the ongoing generosity of Ed and Lynn Hogan and the Hogan Family Foundation, more than 270 students have participated in the Hogan Program, learning entrepreneurial thinking, leadership, and the power of enterprise to create a better world. By connecting entrepreneurial education with service, leadership, and ethics, the program prepares students to leverage their passions and abilities to create a positive difference in the Jesuit tradition.

The Business Thought of the Week

"'Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world. It beats money, power, and influence." Henry Chestor

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