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Tony Rubleski keynotes Decision Maker Business Conference tomorrow



Tony Rubleski a national motivational speaker, sales training expert, and author of 3 books, will be the Keynote Speaker at the Decision Maker Business Conference this coming Tuesday, May 8, at The Coeur d'Alene Resort. It's hosted by the Inland Northwest Heart of Business. The event is open to all businesses, sales people and key employees. It starts at 11:30am. There will be five workshops, a panel discussion including successful businessperson and CdA Mayor, Steve Widmyer, cocktail hour, networking opportunities and more. Cost is $59.

Go to hobcda.com for more information and to register.


Dorothy Dean Home Cooking Show on Saturday



For five decades, Dorothy Dean was a trusted family friend who showed newspaper readers how to put the comfort in comfort food. Long before microwaves, online recipes and 24-hour cooking networks, she was essential, practical and always reliable. She wasn't real. But that didn't make her any less beloved. Dorothy Dean actually was the pen name for the editors who ran The Spokesman-Review's Dorothy Dean Homemakers Service, from 1935 to 1983. The Dorothy Dean column offered budget-friendly recipes that were easy to prepare.

The Dorothy Dean Home Cooking Show is this Saturday, May 12 at the Convention Center with an great lineup of top chefs and authors. You'll meet:

Chad White, who competed on season 13 of Bravo's 'Top Chef' and now owns a restaurant downtown, Zona Blanca.

Laurel Randolph, bestselling author of 'The Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook: Easy Recipes for Fast & Healthy Meals.' Her just-released book is 'The Instant Pot No Pressure Cookbook.'

John State, Culinary Director for the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif.

Kathleen Flinn, award-winning author of three books, best known for The New York Times best-selling memoir, 'The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry.'

Kate Lebo, author of the cookbook 'Pie School' and co-editor of the anthology 'Pie & Whiskey: Writers Under the Influence of Butter and Booze.'

For tickets and more information. go to www.spokesman.com/cooking-show


Poole's Breaks Ground on Future Location





Poole's Public House broke ground last week on the vacant lot just 75 feet to the west of their current north side location. Approaching the end of their five-year lease and knowing the land next to their location was for sale, Scott and Lisa Poole decided to jump on the opportunity to purchase the lot and construct their own building. "We are thrilled to provide more seating and most importantly more parking for our customers with this expansion. We'd like to thank our amazing loyal customers, without them this wouldn't be possible," said Scott & Lisa Poole, owners of Poole's Public House.

The Poole's are working with Baker Construction, Mercier Architecture & Planning and STCU on the project. They hope to be completed and moved in by the end of September. Jeff McGougan of NAI Black, Inc. handled the transaction.

For more information about Poole's Public House, visit the website at poolespublichouse.com.


Consign Furniture adds Jewelry Partner

Consign Furniture, at 21605 East Country Vista Drive in Liberty Lake has partnered with Lorraine Fine Jewelry and will be opening Consign Jewelry in the store. Consign Jewelry specializes in high-quality, contemporary and vintage jewelry of all kinds at a fraction of retail costs.

The grand opening is Friday, May 11, from 9am-5pm through Sunday, May 13 from 10am-2pm.


Valley Chamber Business Showcase this Thursday

The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber presents their 2018 Business Showcase this Thursday, May 10, from 2-6:30pm at the Mirabeau Park Hotel. The show has 70+ exhibitors, featuring new products and services. There's free admission and free parking.

For more information and to register, visit spokanevalleychamber.org.


Visit Spokane announces Tourism Award Finalists

Visit Spokane has announced the winners of the 2018 'Placemaker' awards, honoring the get-it-done dreamers with proven leadership, excellence and contributions to greater Spokane's tourism industry. Rita Santillanes with Best Western Peppertrees of Washington and Spokane International Airports have both been chosen for their tireless work to advance tourism and position Spokane as an accessible and interesting urban hub.

Finalists for the rest of the Tourism Awards are listed below.

Engaging Employee, On the Front Lines
- Eric Galbraith, O'Doherty's Irish Grille
- Jennifer Pavlish, 2West Bar & Grill at Hilton Garden Inn at Spokane Airport
- Dzenana Prozorac, Holiday Inn Express Downtown

Engaging Employee, Behind the Scenes
- Brenda Barratt, The Davenport Grand
- Jess Hernandez, Davenport Hotels
- Gar Vanstone, DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center

Rising Star
- Ashley Blake, Spokane Sports Commission
- Tammy Lease, DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center
- Alia Russell, Northern Quest Resort & Casino

Small Event, Big Impact
- Caribou Recovery in the Selkirk Mountains
- Spokane International Film Festival
- Winter Festival

Mega Event, Mighty Impression
- Crave! NW: Food and Drink Celebration
- Garth Brooks, 7 Sold-out Concerts in 5 Days
- Spokane Lilac Festival Torchlight Parade

Spirit of the Intermountain Northwest: Small, but Mighty
- Mica Moon Zip Tours
- Nectar Catering and Events
- Pop Up Shop

Spirit of the Intermountain Northwest: Big, Bold Business
- Arbor Crest Wine Cellars
- Northern Quest Resort & Casino
- Quality Inn Downtown 4th Avenue

The winners will be announced and honored at the Visit Spokane 41st Annual Meeting on May 22 at the Spokane Arena. For more information go to visitspokane.org


Women & Children's Free Restaurant Free Mother's Day brunch



Women & Children's Free Restaurant is hosting a Free Mother's Day Brunch this Saturday, May 12 from 10:30am-2:30pm at North Central High School.

This event is sponsored by Horizon Credit Union, Asuris Northwest Health, Molina Healthcare, and Numerica Credit Union. For more information, visit www.wcfrspokane.org or call 509-324-1995.


Hennessey planning Memorial Day event featuring Bob Hope USO Show Tribute

Hennessey Funeral Homes, 2303 North Division, is planning a big Memorial Day celebration Sunday and Monday, May 27 and 28, 9am-5pm. The event features The Bob Hope USO Andrews Sisters Tribute Show starring Tim Behrens recounting some of Hope's comedy, and our very own 'Andrews Sisters:' Leslie Ann Grove, Pamela and Olivia Brownlee, 3 Shows ONLY, Sunday at Noon, and Monday at Noon and 2. There will also be more entertainment from Janet Ahrend on pipe organ, and the Spokane Brass Works. Displays from the Honor Point Military and Aerospace Museum as well as Joe Bruce's NASA Space Display. The Hassie Club classic and antique car show as well as Nostalgia Magazine. There's no cost, and there will be plenty of coffee, punch and cookies both days.

The Business Thought of the Week

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

"Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can." The late Danny Kaye, entertainer and former owner of KJRB radio







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