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Premier Business Centers to open in Crescent Court

Premier Business Centers, one of the nation's leading operators of executive suites and office centers with over 80 locations around the country, is taking over half of the skywalk level of the Crescent Court Building at 707 W. Main, for a new office complex location. The new center will occupy 12,255 square feet of space and provide 62 new offices and mini suites. Included will be access to high speed internet, personalized phone answering, mail service, voice mail, appointed conference rooms, secretarial services, a reception area and even an on site kitchen. Offices as small at 95 square feet can even be rented furnished or un-furnished.

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Aji BBQ and Sushi opens on N. Division

Aji BBQ & Sushi has opened for business at 5204 N. Division serving traditional Japanese noodles, teriyaki and other dishes in addition to a variety of sushi. They're open Monday through Saturday, 11am to 9pm. You can learn more on their facebook page Aji BBQ and Sushi.

Inlander Restaurant week starts Thursday



Inlander Restaurant Week starts this Thursday, February 23 and runs through Saturday, March 4. This year marks the biggest Restaurant Week ever, with over 100 participating restaurants throughout Spokane, Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, Post Falls and Coeur d'Alene. Each restaurant week dinner features a 3-course menu priced at either $19 or $29. Pick your favorite option from each course and look for drink specials as well.

For more information and a list of all the restaurants and their menus, visit inlanderrestaurantweek.com.


Taste of Life fundraiser for Hospice of Spokane Feb 24



Hospice of Spokane's annual fundraiser, Taste of Life, will be this Friday, February 24 from 5:30-8:30pm at the Spokane Club, 1002 W Riverside. A Taste of Life brings together local wineries and microbreweries along with The Spokane Club's top chef to create unique food pairings. Guests have the chance to talk to winemakers and brewers while enjoying gourmet food and browsing the silent auction. Money raised goes directly to the Hospice of Spokane programs that support and comfort people who are near the end of life.

This year's event is officially sold out, but you can call the Hospice of Spokane office at 509-456-0438 to be put on a waiting list for turn-back tickets.

NAC Architecture Promotes Staff

NAC Architecture announces the following staff promotions:

To Associate Principal:
Jack Schneider, PE, LEED BD+C

To Senior Associate:
Angela Bishop, AIA, LEED AP
Jill Kurtz, AIA
Jon St. Pierre
Chad Schmidt, AIA

To Associate:
Mark Chouinard, LEED AP
Jeff Hyslop
Aileen Link
Lauren Scranton


Dr. Jarrod Carter winner of the 'Most Innovative Company' award

Dr. Jarrod Carter and his company Origin Forensics, formerly Origin Engineering, based in Liberty Lake, won recognition in the 'Most Innovative Company' category for The Business Excellence Forums and Awards in Houston, Texas, on February 20.

Dr. Jarrod Carter was a finalist in the 'Entrepreneur of the Year' category. His company Winner of the 'Most Innovative Company' Award, was also a finalist in the 'Best Customer Service', 'Best Service Based' categories. The Business Excellence Forums and Awards received over 400 nominations. The Business Excellence Awards was created to recognize the 'Best of the Best' in the small-and-medium sized business (SMB) sector, the awards ceremony honors the achievements and accomplishments of owners in industries and categories from around the world.

At the University of Washington, Jarrod engaged in research focused on catastrophic cervical spine (neck) trauma. His chosen specialty stemmed from his experience in automotive accident reconstruction where he studied crashes that all too often produced paralyzing, or fatal, neck injuries. In February of 2002, he earned his Doctorate of Philosophy in Bioengineering. On July 1, 2003 he formed Origin Engineering LLC, a consulting firm specializing in automotive accident reconstruction and biomechanical injury analysis. At the end of 2015 the business name was changed to Origin Forensics to more accurately reflect the business specialization.

For more information, visit the website at origin4n6.com.

Spokane Home & Yard Show Coming Feb 23-26

The 39th Annual Spokane Home and Yard Show is coming to the Spokane Fair & Expo Center, this Thursday, February 23 and runs through Sunday, February 26. This year's show features over 225 exhibits, with hundreds of home improvement products and services. Explore landscape displays created by Spokane's premier landscapers. Thursday is 2 for 1 day, two adult admissions for the price of one.

Admission is $7 for adults (good all weekend), kids 12 and under, free. For more information, visit www.custershows.com.


Kaiser Aluminum receives Patriot Award

CPT Ryan Snedegar, US Army Reserves, nominated his civilian supervisor, Jack Butters, for a Patriot Award. Several of Kaiser's employees were present for the award ceremony. Ray Ortega and Sandy Kates, ESGR East Area Representatives, presented the Patriot Award, which publicly recognizes individuals who provide outstanding support of their employees who have answered their nation's call to serve.

During the award ceremony, Butters formally signed a statement of support, pledging Kaiser's commitment to recognize and support service members and their families. Kaiser is very proud to be 'Made In America' and to support veterans or military members currently serving in the Guard and Reserve, such as Snedegar.

ESGR provides education, mediation, and recognizes supportive employers of Guard and Reserve employees. More information about ESGR Employer Outreach Programs and volunteer opportunities is available at www.esgr.mil, or by calling 800-336-4590.


Because There is Hope Fundraiser

Because There is Hope will be holding their 13th annual Cinderella Tea and Fashion Show at the Spokane Convention Center to raise money to provide temporary housing for cancer patients traveling to Spokane for their treatment. The Cinderella Tea will be on Saturday, February 25 from 10:30am to 1pm. Doors open at 9:30am to allow participants time to peruse silent auction and raffle items. A petite appetizer plate, tea and dessert are included. Ticket price is $40, and the Tea is open to the public.

The average stay for patients being housed is six to eight weeks, with the cost approximately $450 per month. During this life-altering, emotional time, expenses can be overwhelming for the cancer patient and family. All funds raised are used to maintain this home away from home.

Cancer Care Northwest has generously donated property to Because There is Hope to help them build their own, permanent home for their patients. Garco Construction has drawn the plans for the home and they will be displayed at the tea.

Because There is Hope is a non-profit 501c3, founded by Melody Biehl in 2004 after her experience with breast cancer. The organization has helped house patients from Montana, Northern Idaho, Oregon and all of Eastern Washington. They welcome patients with all types of cancer, not just breast cancer. For more information visit the website at www.becausethereishope.org and you can find them on Facebook.

Coffman Employees Recognized for Engineering Talent

Craig Lee and Sandra Anthony, of Coffman Engineers' Spokane office, were both honored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) - Inland Empire Section at the organization's annual banquet. Craig received the Distinguished Career Award and Sandra was presented with the Engineer of Merit Award.

Craig Lee helped open and manage the Spokane office in 1995 and has been with Coffman ever since. He has taught and mentored many young engineers, including some that hold senior leadership roles in the company today. Craig specializes in forensic analysis and has performed over 100 investigations, ranging from roof and building collapses to seismic and fire damage assessments.

Sandra Anthony has helped develop the Spokane office's civil team since 2007 and helped develop new clients and markets for the office over the last 10 years. Sandra's expertise is in educational projects, such as Mead, Nine Mile Falls, and East Valley - to name few. She also is experienced in the Healthcare and Parks & Recreation markets as well.

The Business Thought of the Week

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

"People who love to eat, are always the best people." Julia Child, in honor of Inlander Restaurant Week





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