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'Let The Good Meals Roll!' campaign to feed more local women and children

The Women & Children's Free Restaurant (WCFR) delivery van called it quits. With more than 20 area nonprofits counting on them to deliver meals to women and children in crisis, the local nonprofit needs Spokane's help to purchase a new vehicle. Let the Good Meals Roll! is a 30-day campaign to raise money to purchase a new delivery vehicle for WCFR's Nutrition-to-Go program. Last year, after nearly 20 years of service, their minivan made its last delivery. A team of volunteer drivers stepped up and have been using their personal vehicles to make sure meals are delivered to partners, but this is not a long-term solution. WCFR is raising $20,000 for a new delivery vehicle that will enable them to safely and reliably deliver meals to partners.

Every dollar donated to the campaign through August 6 will be generously matched by Numerica Credit Union up to $15,000. Donations can be made online at fundly.com/let-the-good-meals-roll.

Through its Nutrition-to-Go program, WCFR delivers 700 to 900 free meals per week free to women and children accessing services at nonprofits throughout Spokane County. For more information, visit www.wcfrspokane.org.

Spokane Arena remodel for new food court

The Spokane Arena is remodeling a 4,100 square foot section of the building on the north side for a new casual food court area called The Market. It will be a collection of 5 new food outlets including, an Asian wrap place, Gas fired pizza, a craft burger booth, a new craft beer bar, and a new taco stand. The Market will be open in time for the home opener of the Spokane Chiefs on September 30.

Sister Peter Claver Humanitarian Award 2017

Nominations are being accepted for this year's Sister Peter Claver Humanitarian award, looking for individuals who focus on enriching the lives of others, especially the poor and vulnerable. Past award nominees and recipients have dedicated themselves to safer neighborhoods, medical or social services for the underserved, the needs of children who live in poverty or suffer abuse, as well as spiritual enrichment of the lives of others.

Sister Peter Claver's leadership in health care was her avenue to serve, with compassion and humility. This Humanitarian Award honors those who continue her legacy. The online nomination form and more information can be found at phc.org/spcaward.

Drink D.Lish's lemonade in July and help Operation Spokane Heroes

Throughout July, D.Lish's Hamburgers at 1625 North Division, will donate $1 of every lemonade sale to Operation Spokane Heroes. OSH provides support to the families of our local military personnel as they are serving overseas. D.Lish's is proud to partner with OSH to say 'thank you' to the men and women of our military who serve our great nation.

For more information on Operation Spokane Heroes, visit www.operationspokaneheroes.org.

MAS new Board of Directors named

Marketing Associates of Spokane announces its new board members, with a new President, Vice President, Programs Chair, and Special Events Chair.

Leslie Hebert, Coffman Engineers - President of the board
Andrea Frye, Vandervert Construction - Vice President
April Smith, Geo Engineers and Stephanie Aden, DCI Engineers - Special Programs Co-Chairs
Brian Burton, Lydig Construction - Treasurer Terri McRae Garrett, ALSC Architects and Lukas Witkowski, Inland Northwest AGC - Membership co-chairs
Brooke Giordano, DCI Engineers - Sponsorship Chair
Kasey Kuhn, Uptic Studios - Special Events Chair
Katie Holmes, Trindera Engineering - Public Relations/Social Media Chair

To see the full board of directors, visit the MAS website at www.masspokane.org/board-of-directors.

Spokane Transit Breaks Ground on West Plains Transit Center

Spokane Transit (STA) has announced the groundbreaking of the West Plains Transit Center at 9am on Wednesday, July 19 at 10810 W Westbow Road, just off I-90 at Exit 272. The event will introduce the project, feature local, state and federal guest speakers, and conclude with the official groundbreaking ceremony.

Guests can take an STA shuttle to the event site from 1230 W Boone Avenue (boards at 8:25am) and from Jefferson Park and Ride Lot at 410 S. Jefferson (boards at 8:35am). With the project's first phase set to open in the fall of 2018, STA's all-new transit center will feature a 200-stall Park & Ride lot and will provide better service to people in the West Plains area by creating stronger connectivity between the cities of Medical Lake and Cheney. Riders will no longer have to make the trip downtown to make the connection. It will also provide transit access to areas south of I-90 and increase ridership on all the routes in that area. A second phase of the project planned for completion in 2020 will include connections to Airway Heights.

It is estimated that by the fourth year, the transit center will result in 1.1 million fewer annual vehicle miles and 95,000 fewer vehicle trips, cutting down on congestion and harmful emissions. As a part of STA’s Real Time Information initiative, the center will have digital signage with real-time bus information. Similar to airport reader boards that provide information about arrivals and departures, these modern reader boards provide up-to-the-minute updates about every bus on every route.

Visit www.spokanetransit.com for more information.

Nigel Williams-Goss Inagural Youth Basketball Camp

After helping lead Gonzaga University to their first National Championship game, Nigel Williams-Goss was selected with the 55th pick by the Utah Jazz in the 2017 draft. Nigel has recently confirmed plans of returning to the Spokane area to host his first annual youth basketball camp.

at the Nigel Williams-Goss Youth Point Guard Camp, each camper will receive detailed instruction from a collection of the area's top coaches as well as Williams-Goss himself. He will be providing hands-on instruction for a minimum of 4 hours each day of the event. The event will be at the HUB Sports Center in Liberty Lake, from 9am-3pm August 21-23. Boys and girls of all skill levels between the ages of 7-14 are welcomed to register. The entry fee is priced at $200 per participant before August 1 and $225 until August 15. Each camper will receive an official camp t-shirt, signed 8x10 photo of Nigel along with many other picture and autograph opportunities.

For more information, visit www.eliteyouthcamps.com.

Cybersecurity startup RiskLens raises $5M to help businesses understand the cost of cyber risk

RiskLens co-founders Jack Jones and Steven Tabacek

RiskLens, a cybersecurity startup based in Spokane that helps businesses understand how much cyberattacks could cost them, has landed a $5 million Series-A round. Osage Venture Partners led the round and other investors include Paladin Capital Group, Dell Technologies Capital and Kick-Start. Kick-Start is a familiar name in the Spokane area, as it was founded by Tom Simpson, also co-founder of Spokane technology and retail company etailz.

RiskLens' main product focuses on what the company calls Cyber Risk Quantification, and it's a way for companies to communicate how risk from cyberattacks and other incidents affects the bottom line. The company says its goal is to bridge gaps of communication between IT and company executives.

The company was founded in 2011 CXOWARE by Steven Tabacek and Jack Jones and later re-branded as RiskLens. Nick Sanna, former CEO of Netuitive was hired in 2015 and named CEO in January 2016.

The Business Thought of the Week

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