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Bozzi Media announces 2018 Power 50 List

Bozzi Media and Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living magazine have released the 2018 'Power' list of the most influential people in our region. The team at Bozzi Media, overseen by publisher Vince Bozzi and editor-in-chief Stephanie Regalado, along with advisors and their editorial board, dug into the power and influence in our region to compile a list of 50 professionals and 10 public figures who hold the most influence in the Spokane and Coeur d'Alene area for the annual Power 50 Awards.

Power 50 Most Influential 2018:
1. W. Stacey Cowles, - President, Cowles Company
2. Walt Worthy - President & CEO (Owner), Worthy Enterprises, LLC
3. Jim Frank - Principal & CEO, Greenstone Corporation
4. Betsy Cowles - Chairman, Cowles Company
5. Scott Morris - Chairman, President & CEO, Avista Corporation
6. Elaine Couture - Regional Chief Executive, Providence Health Care Eastern Washington
7. Duane B. Hagadone - President, CEO and Founder , Hagadone Corporation
8. Jack Heath - President & COO, Washington Trust Bank
9. Jerry Dicker - Owner, GVD Commercial Properties, Inc.
10. Peter Stanton - Chairman & CEO, Washington Trust Bank
11. Harlan Douglass - President, Harlan D. Douglass, Inc.
12. Ron Wells - Owner, Wells and Company
13. Dave Black - CEO, Principal of Black Realty, Inc; Black Commercial, Inc; Black Realty Management, Inc, and Black Management Services, Inc.
14. Bobby Brett - Owner, Spokane Indians & Spokane Chiefs
15. Craig D. Gates - President & CEO, Key Tronic EMS
16. Scott Endres - Vice President, Flat Rolled Products, Kaiser Aluminum
17. Harry Sladich - Executive Vice President, Hotel Operations & Sales Red Lion Hotels Corporation
18. Marty Dickinson - Former Executive Vice President & Cultural Enhancement Executive, Umpqua Bank
19. Ray Sprinkle - CEO, URM Stores
20. Tom Simpson - President, Spokane Angel Alliance
21. Phillip Haugen - COO, Kalispel Tribe Economic Authority
22. Mark Few - Head Coach, Gonzaga University Men's Basketball
23. Gary Norton - Owner, Silverwood Theme Park
24. Todd Mielke - CEO, Greater Spokane Incorporated
25. Larry Soehren - President & CEO, Kiemle Hagood
26. Shelly Redinger - Superintendent, Spokane Public Schools
27. Bryan Mueller - President, Multicare Rockwood Spokane
28. Barry Baker - Owner, Baker Construction
29. Ezra Eckhardt - President & CEO, Spokane Teachers Credit Union
30. Kevin Curtis - Principal, Winston & Cashatt, Lawyers
31. Jeff Phillips - CEO, Rosauers
32. David T. Ruff, P.E. - President, Mechanical Engineer, Coffman Engineers
33. Lawrence Stone - President & CEO, Scafco Corp.
34. Christine Johnson - Chancellor, Community Colleges of Spokane
35. Brian Newberry - CEO, Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho
36. Mark Richard - President, Downtown Spokane Partnership
37. Kristin Goff - Owner & President, Wendle Ford Nissan Infiniti
38. Gregory Green - President, Fatbeam
39. Philip Mezey - President & CEO, Itron
40. Thayne McCulloh - President, Gonzaga University
41. Ed Schweitzer - Owner, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratory
42. Scott Brewer - General Manager, Larry H. Miller Toyota
43. Adam Hegsted - Chef & Owner, Eat Good Group
44. Greg Amend - Partner in Charge, CPA, Moss Adams
45. Thomas Tedder - Owner, Founder, Tedder Industries
46. Robin Hines - Medical Staff President, Sacred Heart Medical Center and Holy Family Hospital; Medical Director Imaging, Providence Health Care
47. Nick Smoot - Founder, Innovation Collective
48. Kent Hull - Owner, Iron Bridge Office Campus
49. Regina Malveaux - CEO, YWCA-Spokane
50. Mel Watson - General Manager, BMW of Spokane

Top 10 Public Officials:
1. David Condon - Mayor, City of Spokane
2. Cathy McMorris Rodgers - Congresswoman, District 5
3. Ben Stuckart - Council President, City of Spokane
4. Ozzie Knezovich - Sheriff, Spokane County
5. Andy Billig - Senator, District 3
6. Michael Baumgartner - Senator, District 6
7. Al French - Commissioner, Spokane County
8. Steve Widmyer - Mayor, City of Coeur d'Alene
9. Rod Higgins - Mayor, City of Spokane Valley
10. Kevin Richey - Mayor, Airway Heights

For an up close and personal opportunity to meet some of those named to the list, you can attend the Power 50 Awards event at Chateau Rive at the Flour Mill on Tuesday, July 10, from 5-8pm. Tickets are $25 and available at eventbrite.com.

Crave NW begins July 12!

CRAVE NW is the Inland Northwest's premier food and drink celebration, and will be held this Thursday through Sunday, July 12-15 at CenterPlace Regional Event Center at Mirabeau Meadows Park in Spokane Valley. Presented by the City of Spokane Valley, CRAVE NW is a unique culinary event that showcases the creative talents of visionary chefs from around the region and highlight the flavors of the great Northwest.

Crave NW Schedule of Events:
Thursday, July 12: Seafood Bash, 6-9pm
Friday, July 13: Foods from Around the World, 6-9pm
Saturday, July 14: Grand Tasting & Demos, 1-4pm; Fire & Smoke, 6-9pm; Afterparty DJ Unifest 9-11:30pm
Sunday, July 15: Sunday Brunch, 9am-noon; Grand Tasting & Demos, 1-4pm

Much more information and tickets are available at cravenw.com.

Crave NW benefits Second Harvest Inland Northwest and Spokane Valley Partners.

Rockwood Retirement Communities appoints new Board Members

Rockwood Retirement Communities has announced that Rev. Gregg Sealey, Jonell Block, and Andrew DeMott have been appointed to the Board of Trustees.

Jonell is a Doctor of Audiology and owns her own business, Audiology Northwest. She brings her passion for improving the lives of others to the Board. Andrew is retired and served in the U.S. Navy, for the Office of the Secretary of the Navy, and as a Military Legislative Assistant in the U.S. House of Representatives for Rep. Norm Dicks. Rev. Gregg Sealey is the District Superintendent of the United Methodist Church, and works with the Pacific Northwest Conference of which Rockwood Retirement Communities is one of their outreach ministries. In addition to being a Methodist pastor, he is also a professional life coach.

Rockwood Retirement Communities receives awards

More news from Rockwood Retirement Communities:
Rockwood Retirement Communities has recently received two Sales and Marketing awards at the recent annual LeadingAge Washington Conference held at the Davenport Grand. Awards received include:
- Social Media Gold Award for a Resident Spotlight video titled 'Carla'
- Social Accountability/Community Outreach Event Gold Award for their partnership with Lincoln Heights Elementary School and the Bite2Go program

No-Li wins international medals

Spokane's No-Li Brewhouse has won two bronze medals in the prestigious Australian International Beer Awards, the largest annual beer competition in the world. No-Li's Falls Porter and Red, White and No-Li won international medals.

Spokane Score Workshop on Entrepreneurship July 11

Tools for Entrepreneurship is a workshop presented by Spokane Score Chapter 180, to be held this Wednesday, July 11 from 10-11:30am. This workshop will focus on equipping attendees with resources that will help them be successful in a startup business or improving an existing business. Topics include the business model canvas, value proposition design, financial management training, and marketing. Workshop will be held at the SBA Training Room, 801 W Riverside, Suite 444. Cost is $25 pre-registered, $40 at the door, and $15 for additional person from the same company. To register, visit spokane.score.org.

New business for Browne's Addition

A new music venue, with a seating capacity of 350 to 400, and restaurant with 2 bars is coming to Browne's Addition this fall. Lucky You Lounge, at 1801 W. Sunset Blvd, across the street from Rosauers, formerly a Mexican restaurant, will be operated by the same owners of the Bartlett.

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