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Frontier Airlines adds Nonstop to Denver starting today



Frontier Airlines has resumed service in Spokane. Starting today the airline began nonstop flights from Spokane to Denver four times a week. The flights will run Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The airline ended service in Spokane in 2015, but has recently added 100 new routes, including Spokane.

The new route marks the latest additions to the airport's list of nonstop routes. On April 8, 2018, Southwest started nonstop service to San Jose. Last year, Southwest Airlines started seasonal nonstop flights from Spokane to San Diego and year-round flights to Sacramento. United Airlines added two nonstops, Spokane to San Francisco and Spokane to Chicago, American added Dallas and Delta Air Lines added nonstop service to Los Angeles and Boise.

The Frontier Airlines flight:

- Departs Denver at 4:55pm arrives Spokane at 6:19pm
- Departs Spokane at 7:20pm arrives Denver at 10:35pm


Inland Northwest Bank sold the First Interstate



Inland Northwest Bank's parent company, Northwest Bancorp, is being purchased by First Interstate BancSystem of Billings, MT in a $160.9 million stock deal. The sale is expected to close in the second half of the year. Inland Northwest Bank has 20 offices in Washington, Idaho and Oregon. First Interstate will continue operating all bank branches, but will be making changes at the Spokane headquarters. After the sale, INB will re-brand to First Interstate.

No word yet what happens to the name INB Performing Arts Center.


Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame event May 10



This year's Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame will be on Thursday, May 10 at the Historic Davenport Hotel. This event celebrates our region's distinguished business and community leaders, honoring the 2018 Laureates and Shugert Award Recipient:

Peter F. Stanton, Washington Trust Bank
Jack Heath, Washington Trust Bank
Penn Fix & Debra Shultz, Dodson's Jewelers
Christina Wolf, Umpqua Bank

The Shugert Award was established to honor Bob Shugert, former president of Junior Achievement who was dedicated to empowering our young people to own their economic success.

The event begins at 5:30 with a cocktail reception and dinner ceremony starts at 6:30pm. Proceeds from the Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho Business Hall of Fame benefit programs for students in the local area.

Junior Achievement of Washington is part of the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA's K-12 programs provide relevant, hands-on education in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship, reaching more than 81,000 students annually throughout Washington and Northern Idaho.

For registration and more information, visit jawashington.org/businesshof.


Elliot's, an Urban Kitchen opens on North Monroe



Chef Tony Elliott, the former executive chef for Fairchild Air Force Base, has opened a new restaurant called Elliott's, An Urban Kitchen at 2209 N. Monroe. The menu offers a contemporary American cuisine with beer, wine and a full bar. Items on the lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch menu feature fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. They're open 11am-9pm daily.

For more on Elliott's, an Urban Kitchen, check out their Facebook page.


EWU Business Programs awarded highly respected accreditation



Business programs within Eastern Washington University's College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA) have earned extended accreditation from the highly respected AASCB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).

There are more than 16,000 colleges and schools of business around the world and only five percent are accredited by AACSB.

For more information about EWU's College of Business, visit www.ewu.edu/cbpa.


Want to be a zombie?



So, you want to be in a zombie TV show? Z Nation is coming back to Spokane to film for Season 5 and they are having Zombie auditions for extras, Saturday, May 5, from 9am-5pm. They will be at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3606 S Old Schafer Road, Spokane Valley. See the requirements and sign up for a time on their Facebook Page, Z Nation Zombie Auditions.


The Business Thought of the Week

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