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Healing Spokane Diabetes forum on June 6



Diabetes: Beyond the Ordinary Approach is the subject of Healing Spokane's next forum, to be held on Wedneday, June 6 from 6-7:30pm at WSU Spokane Campus, 668 N. Riverpoint Blvd-EWU Center Building Auditorium, Room 122. Healing Spokane is a group of healthcare professionals joining forces to bring 5 different viewpoints while finding common ground and putting it all together. This informative discussion will be using a collaborative approach to treating diabetes.

Moderator is Renu Sinha, MD and Speakers include:
Jennifer Matthews, ARNP Endocrinology
Alycia Policani, ND Naturopathy
Sean Smitham, PhD Psychology
Korrin Fotheringham, MS, RDN Integrative Nutrition
Maria-Ximena Hedrick, MS Exercise Science

This event is free and parking is allowed in the 'Orange Permit 1' lot using pay-display kiosk. For more information, visit www.healingspokane.org.


Windermere Real Estate Spokane donates day of service



For the last 25 years, Windermere Real Estate offices in the Spokane area have participated in Windermere's Community Service Day. Each year, Windermere Real Estate agents, managers, owners and staff from 300 offices across the Western United States gather together in their communities and devote their workday to making a positive change in the neighborhoods they serve through local service projects and volunteerism.

Windermere Spokane has chosen Spokane Valley Partners for their Community Service Day project on Friday, June 8. Projects for the facility will include: fence installation, upgrading security, refreshing paint where needed, replacing ceiling tiles, sorting and organizing donations, revamping the clothing banks and fitting rooms, landscaping and more. With additional support from community partners and donations, such as materials, talent/time and monetary donations, the impact for Spokane Valley Partners will be great.

Past Community Services Days have included projects for numerous Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners (SNAP) housing locations, the Boys & Girls Club, Spokane Guilds' School, the Ronald McDonald House, Hope House and numerous others. These projects have mainly focused on building renovations and up-keep, landscape projects and other tasks within the facilities.


Manito Park Plant Sale this Saturday

The Friends of Manito annual Spring Plant sale is this Saturday, June 9 from 8am-3pm, just east of the Gaiser Conservatory. There will be a huge selection of perennials, shrubs, vines, ornamental grasses, vines, houseplants, and much more. The Friends of Manito members will receive 10% discounts on all purchases.

For more detailed information and a listing of plants for sale, visit www.thefriendsofmanito.org.


New hires and promotions at Numerica Credit Union

Jennifer O'Callaghan and KayCee Murray have been promoted to senior vice presidents of Numerica Credit Union. O'Callaghan was named SVP of marketing, and Murray to SVP of information technology. Both were previously vice presidents.

Anthony Moore has been promoted to vice president of retail experience for Spokane and North Idaho. Moore has over 14 years of experience, and began his first position with Numerica at the Coeur d'Alene branch.

Numerica has hired two relationship officers to their growing business services sector. Doug Kapelke has over 11 years of experience in the finance industry and was most recently at Columbia Bank. Michael Knudson comes from Chase and brings with him 13 years of experience in commercial lending, portfolio management and small business lending.


New Chief Administrative Officer named for Sacred Heart Children's Hospital



Mike Barsotti, M.D., has been named Chief Administrative Officer for Sacred Heart Children's Hospital as of May 15. He will be both the Chief Administrative Officer and the Chief Medical Officer for the Children's Hospital, leading the growth of children's services for Providence Health Care. Dr. Barsotti has held the role of CMO for the Children's Hospital since 2016. He replaces Dr. Keith Georgeson who retired this month as the Chief of Pediatric Services after eight years with SHCH.

Dr. Barsotti received his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine and completed a fellowship in Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine at the University of California, Irvine. His extensive career includes time as an Assistant Professor at the University of California in the Department of Pediatrics, Neonatal division, a neonatologist with Northwest Neonatology Associates in Spokane, and Assistant Medical Director for Valley Children's Hospital in Madera, California. Dr. Barsotti was the Medical Director of Sacred Heart Medical Center's NICU from 2001-2013 and most recently, Medical Director for the Children's Hospital since 2016. He serves on the Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Board and also on statewide committees to help influence and define valued based payments for pediatrics.


YWCA Spokane announces Speaker for 2018 Benefit Luncheon



YWCA Spokane has announced that author and filmmaker Gloria Norris will serve as keynote speaker at the 36th annual Women of Achievement Awards Luncheon to be held October 4. Gloria is a popular filmmaker and the author of the bestselling memoir, KooKooLand, a heartbreaking and hilarious memoir named best book of the year by NPR. The book describes an unconventional childhood dominated by complicated and abusive father.

Some of the issues Gloria has spoken passionately about include domestic violence, mental health issues, the prescription drug epidemic, white working class despair, and the salvation that education provides for kids like her.

The 2018 Women of Achievement Impact Luncheon will be held at the Davenport Grand Hotel on October 4, 2018. Ticket registration information is available at ywcaspokane.org.

YWCA Spokane will be accepting nominations for the 2018 awards celebration until June 22. Categories include: Arts & Culture; Business & Industry; Carl Maxey Racial & Social Justice; Community Enhancement; Education; Science, Technology & Environment, Young Woman. Nomination forms are at ywcaspokane.org.


Altitude Trampoline Park opens in Spokane Valley

Altitude Trampoline Park has opened in the former Safeway store location at 1441 N. Argonne Road in Spokane Valley, offering about 32,000-square-feet of family fun. Altitude features high energy equipment such as trampolines, a foam pit, basketball, a rock climbing wall, dodgeball, a laser maze - 16 different attractions in all. The new location employs more than 60 and is open 7 days a week.

The website is altitudespokane.com.


Integrus Architecture names Becky Barnhart as Principal



Integrus Architecture has announced the advancement of Becky Barnhart, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, to Principal. Becky joined Integrus in 2002 immediately upon graduation from Washington State University. Her early experiences spanned public project types including those in government, education, and U.S. Embassies. While advancing from intern, to project architect, to project manager she found her niche serving higher education clients and the students they serve. She works diligently to provide spaces that enhance the learning experience and set students up for future success.

Becky has served as an active Board Member of American Institute of Architects Spokane, holding offices of Treasurer, Future President, President, and Past-President, in addition to sitting on the AIA Washington Council Board. She is a member of the Washington State University Architectural Advisory Board, the Society for College and University Planning, the Design Build Institute of America, and the Governor's Capital Projects Advisory Review Board Committee on Design-Build Best Practices.

Becky holds a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science with emphasis in Architectural Studies from Washington State University. She is also a graduate of the Gonzaga University Emerging Leaders program.


Gonzaga Hosts 'Disney's Approach to Employee Engagement' June 5

Disney Institute brings its renowned professional development course, 'Disney's Approach to Employee Engagement,' to Spokane this Tuesday, June 5. Sponsored by Gonzaga University, the one-day course will run from 8am-4pm at Gonzaga's Hemmingson Center. The course will help area professionals learn how to adapt training strategies that ensure employees are confident in their roles by creating a holistic plan that drives employee engagement. The training uses business insights and time-tested examples from Disney parks and resorts worldwide to inspire individuals and organizations to enhance their own customer experience using Disney principles as their guide.

'Disney's Approach to Employee Engagement' gives participants the chance to explore how corporate culture insights from Disney operations can provide relevant illustrations and engaging examples that help organizations deliver the type of long-term results they are capable of producing.

Registration is $550 per person, or $3,200 for a table of six, and includes all course materials as well as breakfast, lunch, and parking. For more information or to register, visit www.gonzaga.edu/disneyinstitute.

The Business Thought of the Week

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