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Urban Creek Delivery offers IKEA delivery to Spokane

With IKEA stores in Portland and Seattle, it's a real project to get the IKEA products you want, and then assembling them once you get them is a project all its own. Urban Creek Delivery, a new business based in Seattle, can change all that. They provide delivery from the Seattle store to Spokane for less than the cost that IKEA charges. And they also provide assembly. The minimum delivery charge from Urban Creek is $99, but that is worth it when you have to take a truck to Seattle, load your purchases, and then drive back to Spokane and unload it. Then put it together before you can enjoy it. The minimum delivery charge from IKEA is $350, so Urban Creek is a great value. Urban Creek delivers to the Spokane/Coeur d'Alene area every two weeks.

As a way to celebrate the launch of their business, Urban Creek Delivery is giving away over $500 worth of IKEA furniture. They will select the winners, assemble the furniture, and will personally deliver it to your home. To enter, go to their facebook page, Urban Creek Delivery. They website is urbancreekdelivery.com.

Able Label moves to new location

Able Label, a Spokane-based manufacturer and distributor of thermal transfer and direct thermal labels, is expanding into a new, larger facility at 310 N. Haven on the edge of the Playfair Commerce Park. They were previously located in Spokane Business & Industrial Park. The newly constructed building provides Able Label with 24,000 square feet of space. The website is ablelabel.com.

Caring Transitions opens in Spokane Valley

Caring Transitions Inland Northwest has opened at 506 N. Sullivan Road, Ste. F, No. 115, Spokane Valley. They provide senior relocation services as well as downsizing and estate liquidations. For more information go to CaringTransitionsInlandNW.

Dunn & Black named to US News 'Best Lawyers' list

Dunn & Black, P.S. has been named in the 2016 edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers. The firm was ranked Tier 1 in Employment Law for Individuals and Litigation in Labor and Employment. And, it ranked Tier 2 in Commercial Litigation. Dunn & Black was also recognized as a Top Ranked Law Firm by Corporate Counsel for 2015.

The Man Shop to give free haircuts for Active Military and Retired Vets on Veterans Day

This Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11, all active military and retired vets will receive a free hair cut from The Man Shop. This promotion will be at all The Man Shop locations. Downtown, Sullivan, Sprague, Francis, Pullman and their latest stores in Wandermere and Missoula.

Holiday Inn Express expanding in Cheney

A $4.7 million construction project is underway as the Holiday Inn Express & Suites at 111 Betz Road, in Cheney begins a major expansion and renovation. The project will add 46 rooms to the existing 76 guest rooms at the hotel as well as a 2,000 square foot banquet facility.

River Park Square Welcomes Back Santa with Tree Lighting Ceremony

River Park Square invites the community to greet Santa Claus when he returns to Spokane on Friday, November 20 at 7pm at the River Park Square Atrium. Join Tom McArthur, guest emcee, and River Park Square to celebrate Santa's big arrival. Free hot chocolate and face painting will begin at 6pm and performances brought to you by A Dream is a Wish Princess Parties, featuring the Snow Princesses, will begin at 6:30pm. Jolly Ol' St. Nick will arrive to light the iconic 50-foot tree with more than 10,000 LED lights at 7pm. Separate photo opportunities with the princesses will be available in the Nordstrom Corridor on the first level after the tree light ceremony.

SCORE Workshop Nov 12

Learn the essentials of writing a comprehensive business plan, as Spokane SCORE Chapter 180 presents their next workshop, this Thursday, November 12 from 8:30am to 12:30pm. Get assistance from a SCORE mentor to review and help refine your plan. Workshop to be held at the SBA Training room, 801 W Riverside, Suite 444.

For more information and to register, visit www.scorespokane.org.

Once Upon A Child opening second store

North Spokane is going to have a Once Upon a Child store at 6005 North Division. The original location is at 14401 E. Sprague in Spokane Valley. The stores sell gently used children's clothing offering sizes from preemie and newborn to boys 18/20 and girls 16, coats and costumes, shoes and boots, toys, games videos and books, strollers, joggers, high chairs, cribs. mattresses and gates.

Owners Tom Lewis and his wife, Deb Strohmaier opened the 4,500 square foot north side location November 2 to buy used items and hope to have $60,000 in merchandise to sell by January.

You can learn more at their website onceuponachildinlandempire.com or on their facebook page.

Product Development Corp Leases Space on East Broadway

It was recently announced that Product Development Corporation has leased the building at 2110 E. Broadway. The 2015 Dex telephone directories will be stored and distributed from the Broadway location for the remainder of November. Matthew Byrd, of Sperry Van Ness Cornerstone, recently assisted in the lease transaction. Byrd represented the landlord, Leadman, LLC. Doug Byrd of Byrd Real Estate Group, LLC, represented the tenant, Product Development Corporation, in the transaction.

Zak Designs hires Myshkin Miller

Myshkin Miller has joined Zak Designs as the director of materials and analytics in the purchasing/forecasting department. He was formerly director of operations and a supply chain analyst for NTN Buzztime Inc.

Etailz adds staff

Etailz has hired Halle Goodwin as a partner account coordinator,Nicole Randolph as an e-commerce apparel buyer, and Nichole Smith and Jacob Benson as lead generation associates.

Tap house opens in Spokane Valley

Steady Flow Growler House & Tasting Room, has opened in Sullivan Town Square Retail Center, at 328 N. Sullivan Road in Spokane Valley, with 39 taps serving craft beverages, specializing in regional products. They also serve hard cider, wine, hard root beer, and cold-brew coffee.

Planned Parenthood expanding

Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho is planning to build a $5 million health and community education center north of downtown Spokane on property the organization owns east of their current health center at 123 E. Indiana. They hope to start construction next summer and complete the project in 2017.

EWI of Spokane raises over $9,000 for local schlorships

Executive Women International (EWI) of Spokane recently hosted their annual fundraiser to raise funds for scholarships awarded to local women in transition. The Denim and Diamonds themed event included a silent and loud auction netting $9,453 for EWI's ASIST (Adult Students in Scholastic Transition) scholarships to be awarded in 2016. EWI of Spokane member firms, representatives and guests came together to celebrate and recognize students that overcome great obstacles to obtain a college degree and emulate the importance of education to their children.

EWI of Spokane offers two scholarship programs, ASIST and Executive Women International Scholarship Program (EWISP) to help qualified applicants achieve their academic goals. In 2016, EWI will award three EWISP scholarships to high school juniors in the amounts of $$6,000, $3,000 and $2,000 to be applied toward college tuition, books or related expenses. EWI also assists adult students who are striving to achieve their educational and career goals while effectively overcoming adversity in their lives.

To learn more about EWI's programs in the Spokane community, visit www.ewispokane.org/community.

The Business Thought of the Week

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Mother Teresa

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