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WSU Spokane, Gonzaga awarded grant for women's leadership program

Women's Funding Alliance has awarded WSU Health Sciences Spokane and Gonzaga University a $45,000 grant to host a summer institute to educate and encourage undergraduate women to become effective leaders in the civic and political arenas.

The WSU/GU National Education for Women's Leadership summer institute is a nonpartisan, six-day residential program modeled after the award-winning leadership program created by the Center for American Woman and Politics at Rutgers University. The institute is designed to address the problem of underrepresentation of women in American politics by educating, encouraging and enabling the next generation of women leaders. The institute will take place July 12-17, 2018. The call for applications will go out in January 2018.

Students participating in the summer program will have the opportunity to develop and practice leadership skills through panel discussions, workshops and hands-on projects. Students will live on Gonzaga's campus along with a select group of political women, offering undergraduates a unique opportunity for intensive guidance and mentoring by women serving in and working to influence government.

The institute will culminate with student teams practicing their public speaking and leadership skills through a day-long legislative simulation enabling students to experience themselves as empowered leaders who can effectively participate in politics and public policy.

For more information, contact Veronica Puente at puentev@wsu.edu or 509-358-7522, or Cynthia Stavrianos at stavrianos@gonzaga.edu or 509-313-6585.

New hires at Coffman Engineers

Coffman Engineers has recently hired Laura Kaschmitter in their electrical department. Laura is an electrical drafter with three years of previous drafting experience. Before coming to Coffman, she was with Trindera Engineering, working on projects such as the new Riverfront Park Ice Ribbon. Laura has two associate degrees, one in Interior Design and the other in CAD Design and Drafting. She also has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art.

The firm has also added Lynn Burton, P.E., S.E. to its structural engineering department. Lynn is structural engineer with more than 25 years of engineering experience. She is involved in the Spokane A/E/C community as a former Adjunct Professor in the Civil Engineering Department at Gonzaga University, and as President and Past President for the Spokane Chapter of Structural Engineers Association of Washington. She joins the Coffman team as a Senior Structural Engineer.

Visit www.coffman.com.

Noodle Express to open in Airway Heights

Noodle Express is planning a new 2,000 sq ft location in Airway Heights at 10,408 US Hwy 2, a part of the Cross Point Plaza shopping development by Walmart. This will be the chain's eighth location, with two other restaurants in the Spokane area, one in Hayden, ID and three in Montana.

For more information on Noodle Express and to see the menu, visit noodleexpress.net.

EWU Libraries Oktoberfest coming Oct 28

EWU Libraries 15th Annual Oktoberfest fundraising event will take place on Saturday, October 28 in the JFK library on EWU's Cheney Campus. The event, which runs from 5-10:30pm, will feature live and silent auctions, a buffet-style meal, beer and wine tastings, and live entertainment.

All proceeds are directed into the EWU Libraries' Collection Endowment Fund to purchase books, journals, electronic resources and other critical resources for students, faculty, staff, and the EWU community at large.

For tickets and more information, visit sites.ewu.edu/oktoberfest.

Wheel Sport to build new location

Wheel Sport has acquired a 3,200 sq ft building at 9501 N Newport Hwy at the corner of Newport and Holland, for its fourth store location. They are expected to open some time this winter. Wheel Sport offers both retail bicycle sales and repairs.

For more information, visit wheelsportspokane.com.

Score Workshop Oct 18 - Marketing and Sales Essentials

SCORE Workshop -- Strategies for Small Business Marketing & Sales Marketing and Sales Essentials: How to Find Customers and What to Do With Them Spokane Score Chapter 180 presents this week's workshop: Strategies for Small Business Marketing & Sales, to be held this Wednesday, October 18 from 5:30-9:30pm. 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. Workshop location is at Startup Central, 610 W 2nd Ave.

Upcoming SCORE Social Media Workshop Series:
Facebook Marketing for Small Business - Tuesday, October 31, from 1-4pm.
Instagram and Pinterest Marketing for Small Business - Tuesday, November 7, from 1-3pm.
LinkedIn and Twitter Marketing for Small Business - Tuesday, November 14, from 1-3pm.
These workshops will be held in the Score office, 801 W Riverside, Suite 444.

To register and for more information, visit www.scorespokane.org.

New manager named at Golden Rule Brake

Golden Rule Brake has announced that Mike Thrasher is the new manager at the Golden Rule Brake location on North Monroe. Mike has been with Golden Rule Brake for over three years and his previous title was Auto Technician.

Golden Rule Brake is a 3rd generation family owned business and has three locations in Spokane.

Mind Body Spirit Holistic Fair coming Nov 4

The Mind Body Spirit Holistic Fair presents 'A Positive Humanity' Saturday, November 4 from 10am-5pm at the Unity Spiritual Center on the South Hill at 29th Ave and Bernard.

This free event will have 9 educational presentations and over 40 vendors. The mission statement of these fairs is to facilitate healing awareness in our community. They aspire to help people realize the possibility of living a more holistic and sustainable lifestyle. This means doing things in a way that benefits people and the earth we inhabit. Health professionals and business people who help to expand community awareness are brought together. The holistic fair will promote awareness of lifestyle issues such as health, nutrition, exercise, relaxation, art, mental attitudes, the environment, and interdependence of small businesses. Food and Coffee Bar will be available.

For more information contact lindachristine@lindachristinestudios.com.

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