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A year of beautiful Spokane from Pat Schilling

Christmas is just around the corner, and the New Year soon after. It's time to order your calendar for next year and broadcaster/photographer Pat Schilling has one you and you associates will love. Go to www.patschilling.com/pages/calendar.html and check out the great photos of Spokane. The cost is just $12 and includes shipping. You can order direct from the website and Pat will mail it right out to you.

Garry Matlow honored by Alzheimer's Association

Garry Matlow is the 2016 recipient of the Swan Award, recognizing the Employee of the Year for the Alzheimer's Association Washington State Chapter. Matlow, a 10-year employee of the association, is operations assistant in the organization's Spokane office.

The Swan Award is endowed by Kenny and Marleen Alhadeff of Seattle in memory of Kenny's mother Joan Gottstein Alhadeff, who died from Alzheimer's disease in 1996. Mrs. Alhadeff was known as 'The Swan' by people who admired her beautiful long neck.

Congratulations to Garry!

Mojo Print adds impressive new color printing process

Mojo Print, for the third consecutive year, earns honors, garnering the Catalyst Magazine Silver award, as voted by fellow businesses. Owners, Wendy and Rian Lothrop, express their appreciation to their extensive and growing list of local clients, and attribute the recognition to their high level of client service.

In response to their growing business, Mojo Print has improved their production capabilities by investing in a new digital press, the Xerox Versant80, allowing for both greater quality and higher speeds. Additionally, the Lothrops, recognizing the increasing need for customization of invitations and marketing collateral material, have invested in the OKI C942 digital color printer. The OKI C942 allows for printing both white and brilliant color onto a variety of dark colored papers, as well as a bevy of heavier papers. Both pieces of equipment allow for printing onto a wider variety of materials. A sample of that printing process is picture above.

The premier local provider of business laser checks (at 35% less than most sources) Mojo Print also provides direct mail services, marketing material, posters and banners. For more information, visit their website mojoprint.solutions or call 509-459-6656.

Good year for the HUB Sport Center

(HUB GRAPHIC) The HUB Sports Center is positioned to end its 6th consecutive year with a positive cash flow. The Capital Campaign to purchase the facility is over halfway to the goal and 2/3 toward the need, with $1.975M received and pledged towards the $3.9M goal. The HUB received recommendations for two grants in 2017 that total $650,000. We'll know more mid-1st quarter 2017. Their #GivingTuesday campaign raised $27,195 toward the capital campaign.

The HUB began their #SavetheHUB campaign in December. This is designed to stress the urgency of the Capital Campaign and the major decisions to be made mid-1st quarter 2017. Visit www.SavetheHUB.org.

Spring Environmental adds new associates

Amy Hooper has joined Spring Environmental, Inc. as an environmental, health & safety (EH&S) consultant. Ms. Hooper earned a Bachelor's of Science degrees in Mathematics and Engineering Physics from Whitworth University and worked as an engineering intern with Spring Environmental for 9 months prior to her permanent placement with the firm.

Elizabeth (Betsy) Speare, E.I.T. has joined Spring Environmental, Inc. as an environmental, health & safety (EH&S) consultant. A recent graduate of the University of Montana, Montana Tech, Betsy holds a bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering. She has completed internships at Marathon Oil in San Antonia TX and Whiting Petroleum in Dickinson ND prior to her graduation.

WSU Spokane hires new campus Development director

Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane has hired Dennis Reed as director of Development, effective December 5. Reed comes from Eastern Washington University where he was director of Planned Giving for the EWU Foundation for five years. Prior to that, Reed was the chief development officer for Habitat for Humanity-Spokane from 2003 to 2012.

Reed is a member of the Spokane Estate Planning Council and the Inland Northwest Planned Giving Council. He holds a bachelor's degree in business and a master of public administration and a master of business administration from EWU.

BNSF constructing new vehicle unloading facility in Spokane

BNSF is investing in a new, much larger vehicle unloading facility to replace a facility currently open for business on Mission Ave. The new BNSF vehicle unloading facility will serve the 12,000+ vehicles each year that the railroad delivers to the Spokane market. The cars, trucks, vans and SUVs are unloaded off of the rail cars then staged to be loaded onto semi trucks and delivered to car dealerships troughout the area.

The new planned facility will be just west of the rail yard, off of Wisconsin Avenue near Havana Street, on a 13 acre site that is already owned by BNSF. Plans call for a small office building, fencing and other security features and about 1000 vehicle storage spaces.

The former facility is much smaller with only 445 storage spaces. BNSF hopes to have the new vehicle unloading facility operating by the end of 2016.

For more information on BNSF, visit their website at bnsf.com. Story from Inland Northwest Business Watch.

New NAWBO officers and board members

The local chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) to announces its 2016/2017 Board: President, Barbara Cozza; Incoming President, Stephanie Regalado; Secretary, Tanya Goodall Smith; Treasurer, Nadine Burgess; Hospitality Chair, Julie Saucier; Programs Chair, Renee Johnston-Gingrich; Membership Chair, Diane Maehl; Fundraising Chair, Susan Baldwin; Corporate and Economic Development Chair, Adina Stone; Marketing/Communications Chair, Jacqueline Porter; Corporate Sponsor Liaison, Daria Brown.

Inquiries into the local NAWBO chapter may be directed to administrator@nawbonw.org.

YWCA's Adopt-a-Family Holiday Wish Lists Program is underway

Many families in our community are in need. During this season of giving, consider sponsoring one of YWCA's family's holiday wish lists and help make the winter months a little brighter for women, children, and families in our community.

If you or your place of business have questions about the YWCA's Adopt-a-Family Holiday Giving Program or if you are interested in sponsoring a family, contact Melanie Wilson, Program Coordinator at 509-863-2882 or melaniew@ywcaspokane.org.

There are over 50 families to be adopted this holiday season. For more information, visit ywcaspokane.org/adopt-a-family-holiday-giving.

Visionary biochemist to receive top WSU alumni award

Biochemist James A. Wells, a pioneering engineer of proteins, antibodies and small molecules that target cell sites to thwart disease and enhance drug therapies, will receive the Regents' Distinguished Alumnus Award at 3:45pm Wednesday, January 25, in the CUB auditorium at Washington State University. The award is the highest honor the university confers on alumni. Following the award presentation, Wells will speak about 'Attacking Cancer from the Outside.' A public reception will precede the presentation at 3:15pm.

Wells' research lab designs proteins and small molecules that trigger cellular processes in order to better understand and treat cancer and inflammation. By identifying, activating and inhibiting critical signaling nodes in cells, the scientists seek to better understand how these drive responses such as cell death and differentiation.

Wells is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences and National Academy of Inventors. He has won awards from the American Chemical Society, Protein Society and American Peptide Society.

Since 1962, the Regents' Distinguished Alumnus Award has been given to an alumus/a who has made significant contributions to society and, through his or her accomplishments, has brought attention to the quality of a WSU education. Previous winners include broadcaster Edward R. Murrow, author Sherman Alexie, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, cartoonist Gary Larson, astronaut John Fabian, sports broadcaster Keith Jackson and wheat researcher Orville Vogel.

For more information about the award, visit regents.wsu.edu/distinguished-alumni.

The Business Thought of the Week

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

"What's money? A person is a success if they get up in the morning, and go to bed at night, and in between do what they want to do."
Nobel prize winning poet, Bob Dylan

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