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YWCA breaks donation record at luncheon

YWCA of Spokane raised a record-breaking $285,000 at its 2015 Women of Achievement Luncheon on Thursday, October 1. Forty-seven companies and organizations sponsored the event, and more than 1,228 guests registered to attend.

Beyond Pink is this Friday night at the Convention Center!

Beyond Pink is dedicated to saving lives. This fund raising charity's primary focus is providing women who otherwise would not have the opportunity or funds to receive certified breast exams with Thermography. Thermography is a safe, non-invasive preventative tool used to help detect the early warning signs of breast cancer.

Each year there are over 200,000 women diagnosed with breast cancer in the US and sadly over 40,000 lose the battle to the disease. Nearly half of those women are under the age of 50, which is why it is so important for women 20 and older to get regular exams with thermography. Thermography offers the ability to assess risk levels and possible trouble areas and empowers women to make the appropriate lifestyle changes to help maintaining their health.

For the last 5 years, the primary source of funding for this life saving procedure has been the annual Beyond Pink Designer Bra Fashion Show and Auction. The event has successfully raised thousands of dollars with 100% of net proceeds staying here in the Spokane area. This year, the event will be this Friday, October 9, from 5 to 9pm at the Spokane Convention Center. The $50 entry fee includes complimentary wine, hors d'oeuvres, a chance to bid on unique silent auction items and access to the live auction featuring one of a kind bras by local designers. Tickets are available at www.beyondpink.net.

Seahawks Pro Shop open at Spokane Valley Mall

The first Seattle Seahawks Pro Shop east of the Cascades is open for business in the Spokane Valley Mall. It's a full store with all kinds of Seahawks merchandise located between Wet Seal and Francesca's on the lower level near JC Penney. The hours are Monday through Saturday 10 am to 9 pm and Sunday 11 to 6. So far, it's slated to only open during the 2015 holiday season but it is listed as a location on the website seahawks.com/proshop.

Kershaw's celebrates 115 years

Kershaw's Inc. is celebrating its 115th birthday this month. Fred Kershaw opened the doors to Western Typewriter in 1900 at 810 W Sprague. His successful business became Kershaw's Office Equipment in 1923. Current owner, Diane Mangano, purchased the business from her father, Rudy Cozzetto in 1993, making her the first woman and sixth owner. Kershaw's is the only locally owned and operated office supply and office furniture dealer in the Greater Spokane Area.

Kershaw's is having an event to celebrate their success Thursday, October 15 from 4 to 7 pm. Customers past and present (and future) are welcome. The website is kershaws-spokane.com.

Johnna Boxley retiring today as Spokane Convention Center General Manager

Johnna Boxley, General Manager of the Spokane Convention Center and INB Performing Arts Center (PAC), retires effective today. Stephanie Curran, currently the Assistant General Manager, will assume the role of General Manager for both facilities.

Boxley has been the Convention Center General Manager since 2000 and with the SPFD since 2003. After previous experience in both the business and education sectors, she became intrigued by the event and convention industry. During Boxley's tenure, the Spokane Convention Center has become a productive economic engine for the region, bringing millions of dollars into the local economy. She has overseen thousands of successful events, two major expansions (tripling the size of the venue), a renovation of the INB PAC and has been instrumental in securing commissions for over $500,000 in local art for the Convention Center site. Additionally, she has helped secure environmentally conscious LEED Certifications and guided the 'green' practices implementation at the Convention Center.

Boxley received both her B.A. in Parks and Recreation and M.S. in Education at Eastern Washington University. She previously worked for the City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department and as an adjunct professor at Eastern Washington University and Spokane Community Colleges. Boxley earned the industry's Certified Facilities Executive (CFE) designation in 2009 and has been active in the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) on many regional and national committees throughout her career, most recently serving on the Convention Center/Expo Hall Committee for two terms.

Spokane Home Idea Show Oct 9-11

This year's Spokane Home Idea Show, presented by NW Premier Promotions, will be at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center Friday, October 9 through Sunday, October 11. The Home Idea Show in Spokane tops off 2015 as the final major consumer home, focusing on building, renovation, landscaping, design and decor. The show will feature the latest in home improvement ideas with over 300 booths showcasing all sorts of great products and services for inside and outside your home. Enter to win great prizes and you can attend informative seminars and get expert advice on all your home remodeling, decorating or building needs.

Cost is Adults $8, Seniors & Military $6, 12 & under free. Show hours are Friday 12 noom-8pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, and Sunday 10am-5pm. For more information, visit www.spokanehomeshows.com.

Leland's Barbershop opens in new permanent location in River Park Square

After two months in a temporary location on the first floor of River Park Square, Leland's Barbershop opened their doors in their new, permanent location on the 2nd level. The new barbershop is located on the second level just before the skywalk, leading to the Crescent Court.

Although the location is a newly built space for River Park Square, long time Leland's customers will find some familiar items inside the new location. The light fixtures in the entry and windows were salvaged from the Saad building before demolition. Customers will also recognize the cabinets, two barber chairs, a book rack and the original barber pole from the location on Wall Street.

4 Wheel Parts opens in Post Falls

4 Wheel Parts, an auto parts and accessories dealer featuring items mainly for truck and Jeep owners, has opened in an 85,000 square foot building at 5300 West Riverbend in Post Falls. A retail store operates in a 10,000 square foot space, with the remaining space as a regional distribution center.

Lisa Norris joins Eide Bailly

Eide Bailly LLP has hired Lisa Norris as an accounting services associate. A recent Eastern Washington University graduate, with a degree in professional accounting, she has 7 years bookkeeping experience.

GU's John J. Hemmingson Center receives Gold LEED certification

Gonzaga University's transformative new John J. Hemmingson Center has received the prestigious 'Gold' certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system.

The 167,726-square-foot facility, located in the heart of Gonzaga's campus, was completed in July and will be dedicated Oct. 16 - just in time for Gonzaga's second 'Zagapalooza' All-Zag Reunion weekend. The $60 million project brings the community together, blending the core elements of the Gonzaga experience - academics, student development, faith, and global impact - in a facility designed for connectivity.

The building is Gonzaga's second to receive the Gold LEED certification. The PACCAR Center for Applied Science, dedicated in 2008 for Gonzaga's School for Engineering and Applied Science, was Gonzaga's first 'green' building.

Nectar Tasting room debuts new food menu

Nectar Tasting Room, at 120 N Stevens, announces a brand new food menu, reflecting a commitment to quality ingredients and food that pairs well with their selection of Washington wine. Chef Paloma, of Just a Couple of Moms Catering, has crafted a delicious line up of appetizers including Wedge Caesar Salad, Satay Skewers, Crab Claw Cocktail, Skewered Fish and Chips and hand tossed artisan pizzas. Chef Paloma and Sous Chef Jessica honed their craft at Gino's Pizza and Catacombs restaurants. The full menu is available Friday and Saturday from 4pm-close. The antipasto platter, caprese skewers and artichoke spinach dip are available any time for wine tasting. See the full menu at nectartastingroom.com.

Breakfast of Champions at The Davenport Grand Hotel October 13

The 13th Annual Breakfast with Champions will be at the Davenport Grand Hotel on Tuesday, October 13. This event benefits Special Olympics of Washington.

This year's keynote speaker is Global Messenger and Special Olympics Athlete, Debi Anderson who believes that nothing is impossible. Emcees for this year's breakfast are Global Messenger, Special Olympics Athlete, and now ESPN Analyst Dustin Plunkett and KHQ's Leslie Lowe. Local swimmer, Kamilah Williamson, will be featured during the fundraiser as well. The breakfast will be held from 7:30-8:45am.

For more information, visit www.specialolympicswa.org/spokanebwc.

AFA 10th Annual Governor's Aerospace Summit Oct 7 and 8

Building on the growth of aerospace in Eastern Washington, AFA (aerospace Futures of Washington) will host its 10th Annual Governor's Aerospace Summit in Spokane, this Wednesday and Thursday, October 7 & 8. Washington has seen exciting growth in all areas of aerospace in 2015, from composites, R&D, and advance manufacturing, to mechatronics, engineering, and aviation. This year's Summit will highlight the growth in aerospace with several Keynote presentations, including John Blazey, Boeing vice president of Legislative Affairs based in Washington, DC; Rande Cruze, Mitsubishi Aircraft America, vice president of Customer Support; Brandon Pedersen, Alaska Airlines CFO & vice president of Finance; Bill McSherry, Boeing vice president of State & Local and Global Corporate Citizenship; Peter Zieve, Electroimpact CEO; Brian Bonlender, Washington State director of the Dept. of Commerce; and a contingent of aerospace executives from Eastern WA and ID, among other executives and elected officials.

Topics include EXIM Reauthorization, FAA Reauthorization, National Aerospace Issues, CO2 Emissions Standards, Open Skies Trade Agreements (TPP, TTIP), aerospace growth in WA State, aerospace growth in Eastern WA, how Alaska Airlines is thriving amid a changing industry, and a wide variety of other aerospace related topics.

The Summit will be held from 1pm until 6pm on October 7, and from 7:30am until 1:45pm on October 8, at the Spokane Convention Center, Centennial 300 Ballrooms, 334 West Spokane Falls Blvd. Registration is still open and can be completed at greaterspokane.org/events/2294/. The registration fee is $175 per person. Special pricing for active and non-active military personnel and their spouses can be acquired by contacting AFA at info@afa-wa.com.

Shannon Ulrich joins PayneWest

PayneWest Insurance has hired Shannon Ulrich as a commercial insurance account specialist. Ulrich, who has worked in Colorado, began her insurance career in 2002.

Last Shows of the Season at the Rockin' B Ranch

This Friday & Saturday, October 9 & 10, the Riders of the Rockin' B will have their final two cowboy supper shows of the season. This year's show features great entertainment by the Riders of the Rockin' B and one of the best barbeque dinners ever! Shows begin at 5:30pm both days.

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

West Plains Chamber Membership Breakfast October 8

This Thursday, October 8, the West Plains Chamber of Commerce will have their monthly membership breakfast starting at 7am. Guest speaker is President and CEO of Greater Spokane Incorporated, Steve Stevens. Location is the Shriner's Event Center, 7217 W. Westbow Ave. Cost is $18 for members, $30 for non-members. For registration and membership information, visit westplainschamber.org.

NW Taste coming October 16-18

The 2nd Annual NW Taste Show will be held, Friday, October 16 through Sunday, October 18 at the Spokane Convention Center. The Show, a Food & Beverage sampling show, is open to the public to taste, try & buy. Attendees can sample amazing flavors from throughout the region including olive oils & vinegars, coffee, sweet treats, tea, meats and cheese. Attendees over 21 can sample award winning wines, brews, spirits & hard ciders, held in the Grand Tasting Pavilion. This area is hosted by and benefits The Wishing Star Foundation.

Meet experts and experience new products and services throughout this three day show. Watch Chef Demonstrations and learn new techniques for living healthy. View entries in the Cake Decorating Competition and see the latest kitchen gadgets, bake ware and BBQ grills.

Register to win the Grand Prize, a kitchen full of appliances, compliments of Fred's Appliance, valued at $6500 and the door prize, 'A Taste of Broadway,' 2 tickets to each of 3 Broadway shows - 'A Christmas Story,' '42nd Street' and 'Disney's Newsies.' Bring your appetite to this show, as you'll want to experience all the delicious Tastes of the Northwest.

Show Hours are Friday 4-8pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, and Sunday 10am-5pm. Cost is $10 for general admission; $25 includes Grand Tasting Pavilion (must be 21). Visit www.nwtaste.com for more information.

Ron Jacobson Joins bankcda as Commercial Lender

bankcda has announced that Ron Jacobson has joined their Commercial Lending team. Jacobson is a Coeur d'Alene native and has spent over 30 years in community banking in the local area. He is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School, although he has never practiced as an accountant. He has served as a Controller, Chief Financial Officer and Commercial Lender during his banking career, and enjoys the lending side as it allows him the opportunity to work with clients and help them reach their goals. Ron is also the Mayor of the City of Post Falls. Currently bankcda has total assets of approximately $100 million with three branches: Coeur d'Alene, Hayden and Kellogg, Idaho. www.bankcda.com

Tim Graybeal joins Lydig Construction

Lydig Construction, a premiere construction services provider with offices in Spokane, Kennewick and Bellevue, has hired Tim Graybeal, P.E. DBIA as Project Manager. His resume includes extensive experience in alternative delivery method projects, and his focus will be on developing and delivering integrated preconstruction services through GC/CM and Design-Build project delivery methods. With Alternative Project Delivery accounting for an increasing number of all capital projects in Washington State, this move positions Lydig at the top of the industry for the ability to provide these services.

Graybeal is a licensed professional engineer and brings to Lydig an 18-year career in design and design management. In 2013, he was appointed to the Project Review Committee of the Washington State Capital Projects Advisory Review Board, where he advises on matters relating to alternative project delivery models. He is a designated Design-Build Professional and is the founding President of the Inland Northwest Chapter of the Design Build Institute of America, and continues to serve on the Board of Directors as past President.

Graybeal is also a 2013 graduate of the Emerging Leaders programs at Gonzaga University and is serving the class of 2015 as a leadership mentor. He also serves the Gonzaga Center for Engineering Design and Entrepreneurship as a member of the Design Advisory Board.

Lydig Construction's Design-Build project history includes many unique projects, such as the SGL Automotive Carbon Fiber Manufacturing Phase 3 project in Moses Lake Washington, the $190M Coyote Ridge Correctional Center in Connell, Washington, the Thomas S. Foley U.S. Courthouse Modernization and the Washington State University Wine Science Center located on their Tri-Cities campus. Visit lydig.com to learn more.

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