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Healing Spokane September 12 presents program on IBS

Healing Spokane Forum, Tuesday, September 12, is a group of providers from allopathic or conventional medicine along with providers from complementary medicine that take on a subject and address it from 6 different disciplines. They have done back pain, weight loss, menopause and anxiety and depression and auto Immune diseases. This one will cover IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) which more than 20% of Americans suffer from.

The meeting is Tuesday, September 12 (TOMORROW) 6 to 7:30pm at the EWU Center Building Auditorium, Room 122, 668 East Riverpoint Blvd.

For more information go to healingspokane.org.


Fall Festival of Homes coming Sept 29

The Spokane Home Builders Association's 13th Annual Fall Festival of Homes is set for the weekends of September 29-October 1 and October 6-8. The event is the largest new home construction showcase in the Inland Northwest, featuring 28 homes from 19 of Spokane's finest builders.

This year's event features homes varying in price from $199,900 to $800,000 and are located in neighborhoods throughout the greater Spokane area. Hours are 10am to 5pm. For more information, visit www.SpokaneFestivalofHomes.com.

WSU College of Nursing's Marian Wilson investigating online pain management

Marian Wilson, an assistant professor at the WSU College of Nursing, is joining a team of scientists who'll lead a federally funded, $2.5 million study investigating whether an online pain management program can help patients with chronic pain reduce or eliminate the amount of prescription opioids they take.

A web-based pain management tool, called Goalistics Chronic Pain Management Program, has been found in small previous trials to decrease patients' pain and reduce opioid use. Goalistics teaches relaxation exercises and psychological approaches to managing pain, and encourages goal-setting and physical activity.


Dr. David Chen named chief medical officer of Deaconess and Valley Hospitals

MultiCare Health System, the new owners of Deaconess and Valley Hospitals, has named Dr. David Chen as the new chief medical officer for both hospitals beginning October 2. He was most recently the chief medical officer at Bozeman Health, in Bozeman, Montana.

Hoedown for Hope benefits Spokane Hope School

Get ready for a roundup! Spokane Hearing Oral Program of Excellence (HOPE) invites you and your posse to the 6th annual Hoedown for HOPE on Saturday, September 30 from 5-10pm at the Spokane Convention Center.

Put on your western duds for a stompin' good time! Enjoy dinner, fabulous live auction getaways, raffles, live music and dancing...all while helping local children with hearing loss, birth to 5, learn to listen and talk. Visit spokanehope.org for more information on Hoedown for HOPE.


Carters and Oshkosh B'gosh store coming to Valley Mall

Carter's children's clothing store, which has a location in Northtown Square, is planning a second area store in Spokane Valley Mall. The company is remodeling a 5,000 square foot space in the mall into a Carter's/Oshkosh B'gosh co-branded store. The store will be located in southeast corner of the center court area of mall, near JC Penney.

The Buzz Pizzeria, Bar and Lounge

The Buzz and 501 South Thor has changed from a coffee shop to a restaurant serving a variety of specialty pizzas like Pesto Chicken, Thai Peanut, Veggie, 'build your own' pizza for a selection of toppings, sub sandwiches, salads, wings, flatbreads, cheesecake for dessert and more. Plus a selection of beers and wine.

For more information go to The Buzz Spokane on facebook.


Excelsior Youth Center opens 'Threads'

Excelsior announces the recent addition of 'Threads' to their facility. Threads is a newly designed clothing room for the youth inside Excelsior and for foster youth in our community. Threads was a collaboration with the management and staff at the J.C. Penny's Northtown Store and the staff at Excelsior.

In a statement made by Excelsior CEO Andrew Hill, "Many of our clients come to Excelsior with all that they own in a black garbage bag. This in no way represents who they are." Devin Codd, General Manager of the Northtown J.C. Penny and his staff, have taken all the existing donated clothes, washed them, and provided both hangers and racks to place them on.

Things especially needed include: male items, sweat pants, sweat shirts, large size clothing. Clothing donations can be dropped at Excelsior Youth Center, 3754 W Indian Trail Rd, call 509-328-7041 for more information.

University District accepting application for board positions

The University District is welcoming applicants for board of directors' positions. Prospective directors serve on two boards for the non-profit University District Development Association (UDDA) and the University District Public Development Authority (UDPDA).

The University District is a live/work/play confluence of innovation, discovery, entrepreneurship, scholarship and neighborhood revitalization. The University District offers opportunities to promote economic development, smart urban growth, environmental restoration, historic preservation, arts and culture, recreation, and state of the art transportation. Connecting the core strengths of The University District's educational institutions with regional industry expertise, The University District acts as an urban laboratory for the creation of new knowledge and applied, community-engaged research, resulting in increased regional prosperity and an improved quality of life.

Given the multifaceted opportunities emerging in The University District, the board is looking to fill the following positions (all three-year terms from January 1, 2018-December 31, 2020):
- At-large
- Commercial development
- Small business
- Transportation

Directors will be selected in part according to their demonstrated level of engagement with the University District and additional skills, perspectives and the resources they bring to the board (e.g., experience with medical business or financial institutions). Elected directors may serve two consecutive terms.

To be considered for an open board seat, applications must be submitted by Friday, October 13 at 9am. The application link is eSurv.org?u=UDBoardApply. Note that pursuant to the state's Public Records Act (RCW 42.56), applications submitted for board positions are public records and may be subject to public disclosure.

The University District board plans to vote on the board positions on November 7 and will post the names of the elected directors on The University District website after the meeting.

West Plains Masters Golf Scramble Sept 15

The West Plains Masters Golf Scramble 2017 is coming this Friday, September 15, starting at 9am. Business leaders, local celebrities, and chamber members will all participate in a full day of great golf, networking and fun. Location is the Fairways Golf Course, 9810 W. Melville Road in Cheney. For more information, visit westplainschamber.org.

Spokane SCORE Workshop Sept 13

Spokane SCORE Chapter 180 presents a workshop, 'How to Write a Business Plan,' this Wednesday, September 13 from 8:30am to 12:30pm. Discover why successful businesses operate with a plan, learn how to write a comprehensive business plan and get assistance from a SCORE mentor to review and help refine your plan. Location is the SBA Training room, 801 W Riverside, Suite 444. For more information and to register, visit www.scorespokane.org.

The Business Thought of the Week

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

"There is only one person in the world who can stop you from succeeding greatly, and that is yourself."
Brian Tracy in his book, 'Just Shut Up and Do It'





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