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Associated Industries funds scholarships at EWU and CCS

Associated Industries has funded half-tuition scholarships for 10 students at Eastern Washington University and 10 students at Community Colleges of Spokane through its Bright Promise Scholarship Program. This year, Associated Industries was joined by Wells Fargo Insurance Services in providing funds to underwrite Bright Promise Scholarships to students enrolled for the 2015-16 school year.

"The Bright Promise Program is designed to develop a strong local workforce that will help ensure the continued growth and success of our community," said Jim DeWalt, president and CEO, Associated Industries. "Investing in a well-trained, educated workforce is one of the best ways we can ensure that we will continue to attract and retain top talent as well as achieve success in our region."

The Bright Promise Scholarship Program was established in 2008 with the purpose of providing financial support to students pursuing degrees in four areas of study: Business; Technology; Health services; and Manufacturing technology. The Bright Promise Scholarship Program focuses its funding on non-traditional students, which would include those who may have been out of the education system for a period of time, students with children, or students who have served in the military. Other criteria for the scholarship awards are also considered, including student GPA, community involvement, and recommendations from faculty. Since 2008, Bright Promise has provided more than 200 half-tuition scholarships to students in the Inland Northwest.

HUB Sports Center to greet 1 millionth patron this Saturday

The HUB Sports Center continues to grow and be an integral part of the Greater Spokane Area community, providing facility space and programming for all ages. Since tracking attendance through the years, the HUB will welcome the one millionth patron to the facility this Saturday, November 21. On that day the HUB Sports Center will be hosting AAU basketball and ParaSport basketball games and events. Last year over 178,000 patrons attended events and programs at the HUB.

The 1 millionth patron will receive a gift basket with items from the HUB Sports Center, Spokane Sports Commission, Action Apparel, Hoopfest, True Legends Grill, Strideline, Baden and Kimmel.

Over 80% of the activities at the HUB Sports Center are youth related. Most of the activities are athletic in nature, but the HUB also hosts afterschool programs and other outreach and community programs. HUB Sports Center is a 501c3 nonprofit sports facility. The over 66,000 sq. ft. of space is used for basketball, volleyball, futsal and pickleball as well as other events. Our purpose is to provide events that have a positive impact on youth and the community.

For more information, visit www.hubsportscenter.org.

White Box Pies Bakery making thousands of pies for Thanksgiving!

And you think you have a lot to do before Thanksgiving! White Box Pies Bakery is making over 2,000 pies and if you want one, you need to order by Monday, November 23. This family business at 1215 North Ruby, started over thirteen years ago making homemade, from-scratch pies packaged in a white bakery box wrapped in a ribbon. Hence the name White Box Pies. They're making a wide variety of pies for the holidays, some of the most popular are apple and of course, pumpkin, five different types.

What started out as a 'mom and pop' venture by Shirley and John Glodt, has grown into a full time restaurant and bakery experience. Shirley and John have brought years of experience to the table. Six years ago their daughter, Leigh, joined the family business as the Bakery Manager and together they have produced delicious, homemade food, all from scratch.

As the bakery grew they added cheesecakes, dessert bars, deli style sandwiches, fresh salads and soups, homemade pot pies, quiche, stuffed peppers, and twice baked potatoes. And just recently, the restaurant had the opportunity to remodel and expand seating, and add breakfast to their menu. They now have over 60+ seats available for customers to enjoy breakfast, lunch and desserts, including many gluten free items.

White Box Pies is open Monday through Saturday, 7am to 6pm and Sunday, 7am to 3pm. For more information, call 509-927-8850 or visit whiteboxpiesbakery.com.

Banff Mountain Film Festival still has seats for Sunday

The popular Banff Mountain film Festival World Tour at the Bing Crosby Theater is sold out this Friday and Saturday but there are still some seats left for this Sunday. Mountain Gear at 2002 North Division has your seats.

Urban Creek Delivery offers IKEA delivery to Spokane

Correction: The following story reported in last week's issue contained incomplete information:

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.

RLHC Announces the Red Lion Hotel Orlando - Kissimmee Maingate

RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation) recently announced that it will open a 516-room Red Lion Hotel in Kissimmee, Florida, located near the Walt Disney World Resort, after signing a franchise license agreement with the owners of a resort and spa there.

Expected to open in December, the Red Lion Hotel Orlando - Kissimmee Maingate is located near Magic Kingdom Park, Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Epcot, Disney Hollywood Studios, Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Disney Springs (TM), and other area attractions. The hotel has 516 guest rooms, concierge services, a business center, multilingual staff, complimentary parking and Wi-Fi, and Angel's Rock n' Roll Café Bar, set on 23 sprawling acres with lush landscaping.

SCORE Workshop this Wednesday

Spokane SCORE Chapter 180 presents a workshop on Strategies for Small Business Marketing & Sales, this Wednesday, November 18, from 8:30am to 12:30pm. Gain insights into how to identify your prospective customers, how to attract them to your business, and how to get them to buy your products and services.

To register, and for cost and location information, visit www.scorespokane.org.

Travato Interiors offers Bramble Furniture

Bramble Furniture has arrived in the Spokane market place via Trovato Interiors, a home furnishings boutique at located at S. 18 Union in Spokane Valley. This highly sought after furniture line has been very successful in many U.S. markets, and now Bramble's heirloom quality with a mid range price point is within reach of Spokane's furniture buyers.

Each of the hand-painted pieces is finished by an experienced artist at their workbench using only the highest quality materials. Choose from fifty different colors, 10 stains, and countless combinations. Finished items pass through several quality control check-point inspections and are rigorously examined and certified, then carefully and meticulously boxed using recycled cardboard.

You can learn more about Travato Interiors at their Facebook page or by calling the owner, Susan Usai, at 509-217-6646.

DCI Engineers promotes Scott Rivas to Associate

DCI Engineers, a civil and structural consulting engineering firm, announces the promotion of Scott Rivas to Associate who works at the firm's Spokane office. Since joining DCI in 2004, Rivas has evaluated and engineered civil designs for mixed-use buildings and projects entailing government, commercial, industrial, and retail sectors. He furthered his career by becoming a Senior Project Manager and taking on more project responsibilities. He also established pertinent professional relationships and connections in local jurisdictions.

His contributions to the region have already made significant impact on communities. Rivas applied his vast knowledge of water and sewer systems to find creative long-term solutions for the Spokane Convention Center Completion Project, particularly addressing the building's close proximity to the Spokane River. He also collaborated with elite running athlete Don Paige to work on the University of Idaho's state-of-the-art track and field rehabilitation project. Rivas came up with improvements to address the site's ground water and poor soil conditions. After the project was finished, the assistant coaching staff immediately noticed a higher quality facility as the team hosted the Big Sky Conference Championship Meet.

Rivas is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS). DCI's website is dci-engineers.com.

Women Helping Women Fund Spokane announces 2016 luncheon speaker

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author, Sheryl WuDunn, will be the featured speaker at the Women Helping Women Fund 24th annual luncheon on May 16, 2016 in Spokane.

The first Asian-American reporter to win a Pulitzer Prize, Sheryl WuDunn has journeyed through several industries, from banking to journalist to book writing, pulling together critical insights to bear upon her work. Selected as one of Newsweek's '150 Women Who Shake the World,' WuDunn has helped raise awareness about the challenges facing women, such as sex trafficking. In 2012, WuDunn was selected as 1 of 60 notable members of the League of Extraordinary Women by Fast Company magazine. In 2013, she was included as one of the 'leading women who make America,' in the PBS documentary, The Makers. She was also featured in a 2013 Harvard Business School film about prominent women who graduated from HBS. In 2015, Business Insider named her 1 of the 31 most successful graduates of the Harvard Business School.

The Business Thought of the Week

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