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International awards for Quisenberry Marketing & Design

Quisenberry Marketing & Design has been awarded two Bronze Telly Awards. for television spots produced for clients Rockwood Clinic, and Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel. Their trophy case is getting crowded. Over the past five years, the agency has been awarded 18 Telly Awards. The Telly is a juried worldwide competition that honors the world's finest television commercials and short-form videos. Quisenberry's website is www.quisenberry.net

Merry Christmas in July at Old World Christmas Factory Store

It may be hot outside, but it's Christmas right now at the Old World Christmas Factory Store at 4005 E. Main. Every year at this time they put their ornaments on sale, and now through July 30th, you can buy their exquisite holiday collectibles at wholesale prices. Old World Christmas, owned by Tim and Beth Merck, designs and manufactures a huge variety of holiday ornaments, in the tradition of old world craftsmen. There are more than 600 different ornaments in their line, which are sold nationwide in retail stores. The factory outlet store is open Monday through Friday from 11am to 3pm. Merry Christmas!

New Finders Keepers store is remarkable

Finders Keepers I Jewelry Galore has competed its move to a new location at 309 West Second Avenue and through a Herculean effort by the staff, the shop is up and running, and better than ever. The bright new store features a vast selection of vintage jewelry from every era. You should stop in to see this great new retail store.

Blockbuster in Lincoln Heights being remodeled after fire

After a June 21st fire damaged the Blockbuster video store at 29th and SE Boulevard store, the company has decided to remodel the facility. Work is underway and the store is scheduled to re-open next month.

Burger news from Lincoln Heights

Merchants in Lincoln Heights are buzzing about the news of a new restaurant, Five Guys Burgers and Fries which is planning to open in the former Pizza Hut location at 2525 East 29th in September. The restaurant offers a simple menu of handmade hamburgers, fresh cut french fries, sandwiches and hot dogs. The hamburgers are made with fresh meat and the burger and hotdog buns are made special for Five Guys at their specially selected bakeries.

Farm Chicks Store to open soon.

The Farm Chicks are well known for their huge antique and craft shows; now they are opening a retail location at 1601 West Pacific at Maple. The building has been remodeled with the exterior featuring a red and white design. The website is www.thefarmchicks.com

Bruttles' downtown location has moved.

Bruttles' downtown location has moved to a larger 1300 square foot space across from the Davenport Hotel at West 828 Sprague from its previous spot inside the Davenport Hotel after the hotel reportedly decided to make their own brand of soft peanut brittle and sell it at the candy store location. Bruttles by the Davenport opened their doors Friday, July 16, and will have a grand opening celebration Friday and Saturday, July 23 and 24. The public is invited to come in for free samples, special pricing, and giveaways. New menu items offered at the new Bruttles location will include gourmet cupcakes, espresso and tea, old fashioned candies, Peanut Bruttles for weddings and table favors, and the finest gourmet ice cream from Brain Freeze Creamery featuring three flavors made with Bruttles candies. In addition to the new menu items, Bruttles by the Davenport will continue to offer all of their popular favorites including their famous Soft Peanut Butter Brittle, Bruttles, Cashew Brittle, Caramels, Caramallows, and Butter Toffee. The phone number is 509-624-2394 and the website is www.bruttles.com

Spokane Indians 8K Pennant Race benefits Ronald McDonald House

The Spokane Indians baseball team and Runner's Soul, are teaming up for the annual Spokane Indians 8KPennant Race and 1K Kids Run benefiting the Spokane Ronald McDonald House Charities. The eight kilometer race will take place Saturday, July 24 at 8 am on the beautiful Centennial Trail in downtown Spokane, starting and finishing near the carousel in Riverfront Park. Registration fee for race is $30 dollars for adults and only $5 dollars for kids. Participants will receive a Brooks Technical short sleeve shirt, a ticket to the Spokane Indians Baseball game that night versus the Tri-City Dust Devils and a donation in their name to the Spokane Ronald McDonald House. Runners age 10 and under can get in the action too with the 1K Kids Run. Kids will join OTTO the Mascot for a one kilometer run through Riverfront Park and will receive a goodie bag and a ticket to the Indians game that night versus the Tri-City Dust Devils. After the 1K Kids Run, young participants will be greeted with clowns, balloons, a jump castle, OTTO the Mascot, and a special visit from Ronald McDonald. Registration is now $35 and runners have until 7:30 a.m. on the morning of the race. Registered participants can pick their packets up at Runner's Soul in downtown Spokane on Friday, July 23rd from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and on race morning from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. at the Carousel in Riverfront Park. Registration forms can be obtained by visiting Runner's Soul at 221 N. Wall Street in downtown Spokane, the Spokane Indians office at Avista Stadium, or by going online to www.Active.com. For more information on the Spokane Indians 8K Pennant race please call the Spokane Indians at (509) 535-2922.

Armed Forces and Aerospace Museum fundraiser with author James Bradley

The Armed Forces and Aerospace Museum Society welcomes bestselling author James Bradley to a special fund raising event at the Davenport Hotel on July 24th. The evening with Bradley, best known for his riveting account of WWII in the Pacific, Flags of Our Fathers, includes a personal reception, video presentation and book signing. Bradley will not only discuss his work and the importance of celebrating our history but will graciously encourage the community to donate to our capital campaign to build a first class museum to honor veterans of all services and provide a safe and healthy educational experience for our young people. The $150 per person and is fully tax deductable as the AF&AM is a 501(C) 3 non-profit organization. For more information go to www.armedforces-aerospacemus.org

NAC|Architecture Ranked in Top 100 by ARCHITECT magazine

ARCHITECT magazine has released its ranking of the top 100 architecture firms in the United States, with Spokane's NAC|Architecture listed 63rd, having placed 90th the previous year. Firms were ranked based on caliber of design, sustainable practices, awards garnered in 2009, and fiscal responsibility. With origins in 1960, NAC|Architecture specializes in planning, design, engineering, and capital facilities consulting services. Through a network of offices in the western United States, the firm's 135+ professionals create sustainable environments for learning, healing and human development. For more information, visit www.nacarchitecture.com.

Facebook Marketing 101 Friday at Launchpad Lounge

Learn the secrets of facebook marketing and get more fans for your business at this seminar Friday, July, 21 from 11am to 1pm, at the Launchpad Lounge, in the Holley Mason Building, 157 S Howard Street. Determine if Facebook is right for your business using a checklist of 8 Yes/No questions. Discover the 4 phases of web marketing, and see where Facebook fits in the big picture, and find out what you may be missing. Learn 5 Facebook marketing techniques to magnetically attract your ideal customers. Taste the recipe of a 'delicious' social media marketing campaign to get your fans coming back for more. Fee: $49.00 ($59 at the door) Registration is required: http://WebProfitEngineer.com/facebook101/

On Stage Health offers new providers

On Stage Health welcomes Northeast Washington Medical Group with clinics serving Colville and Kettle Falls. The medical group of 37 physicians and other medical providers joins 4 Spokane based medical groups who already offer membership plans through On Stage Health. The organization gives people a way to visit their doctor for no co-pay and no deductible. There is no insurance paperwork. Monthly membership dues range from $39 - $69. The Spokane groups include: The Doctors Clinic, Spokane Internal Medicine, Rockwood Clinic and Physicians Clinic. The plan does not exclude people who may have existing medical needs. The month to month plan can be paid by the employer or employee. An individual or family can have the plan on their own. For more information go to www.OnStageHealth.com or call 509-475-6237.

DrinkNectar.com launches Spokane Wine Magazine

Spokane Wine Magazine is a new project from Josh Wade, the creator of DrinkNectar wine blog. The magazine tells the story of each of Spokane's 18 wineries with interviews and high quality photography. The Spokane wine scene is receiving statewide attention with consistent quality wines. As the number of wineries grows, more and more eyes turn to Spokane for serious wine. The magazine will be distributed at each of the 18 wineries, local restaurants, wine bars, hotels, and more.

The web site is live now at www.spokanewinemagazine.com. Look for the magazine in November.

Cenex/Zip Trip helping the Salvation Army

Cenex /Zip Trip stores in Spokane and Coeur D'Alene are partnering with The Salvation Army this year for their annual Back-to-School Supply drive. Cenex /Zip Trip stores will be asking for $1.00 donations to help support The Salvation Army. For your donation you will receive a coupon for a free beverage. Cenex /Zip Trip will be taking donations starting Thursday, July 15th through Sunday, August 15th.

Murray Huppin is a Patriot

Murray Huppin, CEO of Huppins Hi-Fi recently received a "My Boss is a Patriot Award". The nomination came from Huppin's employee, Anthony Ennamorato who is in the Air National Guard. The award was presented by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) for support of the military member's service. Thanks Murray!

Avista and Klündt | Hosmer honored for annual report

Avista and Klündt | Hosmer were recently recognized for the production of the 2009 Avista Annual Report "Energy for a Smart Future." The report won Best Annual Report in the Micro/Small Cap Companies category at the Seattle Chapter of National Investor Relations Institute's Annual Investor Communications Awards on June 24, 2010. The Avista report also took 1st in the Annual Report Category, Group B (for companies with less than 550,000 customers) at the 2010 Utility Communicators International (UCI) Better Communications Competition Awards held during the 2010 UCI Conference in Chicago, Illinois June 23-25, 2010. Out of 23 categories, Avista won awards in 8 categories and also was recognized as one of the Top 10 Communicators of the Year (#5). The Klündt | Hosmer team art directed, designed, proofed and managed the project, and worked with J. Craig Sweat Photography and Ross Printing. The 127-page print publication along with the online presentation, which can be viewed at http://www.avistacorp.com/investors/2009annualreport/annualreport.html.

St. Joseph Family Center welcomes Sister Patricia Millen, OSF, as the new executive director.

New St. Joseph Family Care Center executive director, Pat Millen, OSF, has worked with Catholic Community Services for 9 years in leadership roles as Program Director for the Catholic Community Services Family Center and the Max Hale Center in Bremerton. She established HOST, the Homeless Outreach Shelter Team that spanned three years, serving 268 homeless men and provided 6,107 bed nights. Throughout the HOST program Sr. Pat raised $1.6 million to found the Benedict House. The Benedict House opened April 18, 2006 and provides room for 24 men who would otherwise be sleeping on the street. Her experience in fund development, management and fiscal strategic planning make her a welcome addition to the staff at St. Joseph Family Center.

Nichol Savko, P.E. joins Spring Environmental, Inc.

Nichol N. Savko, P.E. (nee Pettis) with Spring Environmental, Inc. of Spokane has been recognized as a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Washington under the discipline of Chemical Engineering. Ms. Savko earned dual Bachelor of Science degrees in chemistry and applied physics from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington and Chemical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Previously a consultant for LFR Inc's Spokane and Costa Mesa offices providing services in compliance programs, remediation and spill planning, Ms. Savko has been an environmental, safety and health consultant for Spring Environmental since February of 2008. She specializes in air quality permitting and implementation of EH&S compliance programs. The website is www.springenvironmental.com.

The Business Thought of the Week

"Life is a series of near misses. But a lot of what we ascribe to luck is not luck at all. It's seizing the day and accepting responsibility for your future." Howard Schultz, chairman and CEO of Starbucks.

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