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KXLY announces management changes, promotes Brian Paul Lubanski and Tery Garras

After 5 years of pulling double duty between KXLY Radio Group and Apple Valley Broadcasting, Brian Paul Lubanski has accepted the position of General Manager and Vice President of Apple Valley Television effective immediately. Brian is returning to his television roots and looks forward to the professionalism and attention his full-time presence will bring to those stations.

In addition to his Apple Valley duties Brian will continue his role as Vice President of Radio for Morgan Murphy Media working with Queen B Radio Wisconsin and the KXLY Radio Group in Washington and Idaho.

Brian Lubanski started with Morgan Murphy in 1996 when the company bought the Spokane radio cluster. He was Operations manager of radio from 1996 till 2000 when he became the Marketing Director for TV and Radio in 2000 and then moved to Apple Valley in 2004 as Director of Sales and in 2006 VP GM Apple Valley Broadcasting.

Tery Garras has accepted the position of Market Manager for the KXLY Radio Group in Washington and Idaho effective August 1, 2015.

Tery started in the sales department with Morgan Murphy Media in November 1996 as the company began to create a large Radio Cluster, leaving for family reasons in May of 2006. Tery re-joined the company in January 2011 as Radio General Sales Manager.

Governor Signs Transportation Package to Build Gateway Bridge

Last week, Governor Inslee signed into law a transportation package that includes $8.8 million in state funding for Spokane's University District Gateway Bridge. Over a decade ago the Spokane community created a blueprint for campus expansion of the Spokane University District (UD), a 770-acre piece of prime urban land. Proponents began advocating for developments that would change the landscape of a formerly industrial area into the hub for innovation and research that exists today.

The University District Development Association (UDDA) has been pursuing opportunities to enhance the entirety of the district and completion of the bridge is the number one infrastructure priority for the UD, because of its ability to spur economic development in the business area south of the BNSF railroad and east of Division.

"Spokane is fortunate to count higher education among its strengths in large part because of the growth of the University District through partnerships with outstanding universities," said Spokane Mayor, David Condon. "This investment in a critical connection between education and the business districts supports new opportunities for learning and economic growth."

A recent housing study coordinated by the UD suggests the bridge will make possible mixed-use neighborhoods that encourage alternate forms of transportation, spark redevelopment of under-utilized properties, and promote creative design and construction. Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart said, "As a member of the University District Board, I am so thrilled that we received the final funding necessary for the Gateway Bridge. This iconic structure will spur economic growth in an area of town that needs investment."

Representatives hope to break ground in late-2015/early-2016 with completion by 2019.


EWU Occupational Therapy Program awards Barbie Cox of St. Luke's

Barbie Cox, OTR/L, Occupational Therapy Advanced Clinician, is Eastern Washington University Occupational Therapy Program's Fieldwork Educator of the Year, 2014-2015. The award recognizes and honors Barbie for her dedication to teaching excellence. She has been with St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute for more than 10 years.

"Barbie is known throughout our continuum as a mentor to both students and current staff members," said Sara Ambrose, Inpatient Manager of Rehabilitation Services at St. Luke's. "Her expertise in the areas of spinal cord injury, brain injury, and stroke is unsurpassed. Her positive attitude and ability to put patients and staff/students at ease make her an excellent teacher."

Barbie was nominated by one of her students. "She has provided me with a mental framework for how to 'become' and 'be' a therapist that a textbook simply could never teach."

Spokane SCORE Workshop this Wednesday

Small Business QuickBooks Financial Management is the workshop being presented by Spokane SCORE Chapter 180, this Wednesday, July 22 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. A QuickBooks expert will guide you through using QuickBooks as a bookkeeping and financial management tool. Learn tips and shortcuts, the keys to financial management, along with resources and financial management practices.

Workshop cost is $40 pre-registered, $50 at the door, and $15 for an additional person from the same company. Workshop to be held in the SBA Training Room, 801 W Riverside, Suite 444. Each workshop requires a minimum of three registrants. If you are enrolling a day or two before the workshop is scheduled, or plan to enroll at the door, contact the SCORE office to find out if the minimum registration criteria has been met.

Register at www.scorespokane.org.


Saranac Art Project Opens July 24

The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture is presenting the Saranac Art Projects' first MAC exhibit, opening this Friday, July 24 and runs until September 20.

Sixteen local contemporary artists will display their work, and many of the pieces will be for sale. Saranac Art Projects is a non-profit artist cooperative designed to support and educate artists and their communities while inspiring a vibrant contemporary art culture in the Inland Nortest.

"One of the MAC's goals is to help introduce local artists to new and more diverse audiences, so we're delighted to host works by the Saranac Art Projects' artists at the museum," said MAC Executive Director Forrest Rodgers.

"Having a show at the MAC allows the Saranac artists to reach a broader audience. We think it's great that the MAC is revitalizing what it's about, and reaching out to artists in the community for an exhibit like this. We're thrilled to be a part of it," said Jeff Huston, acting president of the Saranac Art Projects.

Hennessey Funeral Homes welcomes new members to the staff

Michael Call recently joined Hennessey Funeral Homes as a full-time licensed Funeral Director. A graduate of Brigham Young University, his prior experience as an educator and financial controller enhances his ability to relate with families and assist with the many details involved with personalized memorialization.

Also joining the Hennessey team is Denny and Jan Beier as ambassadors. Denny is a former human resources advisor and consultant and both have worked as funeral home ambassadors previously.

For more information about Hennessey Funeral Homes, visit www.hennesseyfuneralhomes.com.


July Performances at Rockin' B Ranch this Friday & Saturday

This month's Cowboy Supper Shows at the Rockin' B Ranch are this Friday & Saturday, July 24 & 25. Celebrating their 21st season, the Riders of the Rockin' B supper shows are not to be missed! Each show features a hilarious outdoor melodrama, full BBQ supper, and cowboy trail music. The remaining performances of the season are on August 28 & 29, September 25 & 26 and October 9 & 10.

For tickets and more information, visit www.RockinBRanch.com or call 509-891-9016.


Coeur d'Alene's Earthly Beauty Bar expands

Lacey Moen's Earthly Beauty Bar, is expanding into the first level of the building where it is located; the second floor at 117 S. Fourth Street in downtown Coeur d'Alene. Marmalade clothing boutique, which recently moved to a location on Sherman Avenue, was previously in that space.

Lacey specializes in eyebrow and makeup artistry, Brazilians and a variety of other waxing services. She also provides facials, quick makeup refresh for date night, bridal and bridesmaid makeup, camera-ready makeup and salon quality hair blowout services.

Earthly Beauty Bar is also available for private events and public education classes. Hours are noon to 8 pm, Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 pm, Sundays. The phone number is 208-664-1888 and the websites are earthlybeautybar.com and laceofface.com.


Rat Rod Architecture buys office building

The 14,000 square foot former CSL Plasma site at 104 W. Third Avenue has been purchased by Rat Rod Architecture. Company principal, Dan Spaulding said the building will be transformed into office space.

Planet Fitness makes donation to Susan G. Komen Eastern Washington

New to Eastern Washington, Planet Fitness, starts off on the right foot by displaying their dedication to locals by donating $1,000 to Susan G. Komen Eastern Washington. Planet Fitness presented this donation to Komen Eastern Washington at their ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce.

"Planet Fitness is dedicated to healthy life styles, including the fight against cancer. It seems that everyone has their own story to tell about how cancer has touched them- either personally or through a loved one. We want to show Eastern Washington that we are here to help and we are excited to be able to donate to Komen Eastern Washington to benefit those touched by breast cancer on a local level," said Operations Director Jesse Lambert.

Planet Fitness is open for business in Spokane Valley, their first location in Eastern Washington. Planet Fitness provides a unique environment in which everyone can be comfortable. A diverse gym where lasting, active lifestyle can be built. Planet Fitness seeks to evolve and educate themselves, seeking to perfect a safe, energetic environment, where everyone feels accepted and respected.

The Eastern Washington Affiliate of Susan G. Komen has awarded over $3 million in local community health grants and nearly $1 million to national research over the last ten years. For more information contact them at 509-315-5940 or info@komeneasternwashington.org.

The Union and Method Juice Cafe expands to north side

Tyler Lafferty and Nick Murto, the owners of Seven Two digital advertising agency are opening a north side location of their other businesses, The Union Studios yoga and spin center, and Method Juice Cafe. The new location is in a 5,000 square foot space at 7704 N. Division Street. Two thirds of the space will be for The Union Studio, with the remaining third for Method Juice Cafe.

The Union's original location is at 121 W. Pacific Avenue while Method Juice is at 718 W. Riverside Avenue. They plan to open the new locations this fall.

The Business thought of the Week

Thanks to Baker Construction and Development for sponsoring the business thought of the week.

"Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced." Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard





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