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4 Seasons Coffee Company moving to larger facility

4 Seasons Coffee Company, Spokane's first coffee roasting business, is moving, by the first of the year, from 10 S. Grant street to a larger facility at 12410 E. Indiana, located at I-90 and Pines Road. They will share the building with Sounds on Wheels, which is currently at that location. The move to the 9,000-square-foot space will enable 4 Seasons to nearly double their roasting capacity with a new, larger roaster. The location will also offer space for espresso training and tasting.

In 1976 Tom and Leslie Hutchinson, moved from San Francisco and opened Spokane's first specialty coffee roasting company, 4 Seasons Coffee, downtown on Wall street. It was just five years after Starbucks coffee roaster was started in Seattle at Pike Place Market. In 1981 4 Seasons moved to 222 N. Howard adding a coffee bar, deli and gift shop. In 2001 they moved their roasting and wholesale facility to the current location while still running retail until 2009 when they sold that to Atticus.

Today 4 Seasons is one of the leading coffee brands in Spokane, selling their coffee throughout the inland northwest in grocery stores, including Rosauers, Yoke's, Huckleberry's, Harvest Foods and My Fresh Basket in Kendall Yards. 4 Seasons is also served in many Spokane area restaurants including Twigs, Luigi's, Mizuna, Sante, Wall Street Diner, the Onion and Frank's Diners. Their coffee is also distributed by First Choice Office Coffee, a workplace coffee delivery company servicing over 35 locations in the region.

For over 40 years, 4 Seasons has been committed to an artisan coffee roasting process using only high-quality Arabica beans from small, independent growers in more than 14 countries. This small-batch roasting technique draws out the subtle flavors and rich aroma that makes their coffee a leading brand.

Eventually the company plans to have a coffee shop location in downtown Spokane or the University District.
The website is 4seasonscoffee.com.

Farm Food Expo next Friday and Saturday

On November 2 & 3, the Farm & Food Expo will bring in internationally recognized featured speakers as well as dozens of local experts to provide more than 45 class options in two days, at Spokane Community College. This year's expo has been made possible with support from the Office of Farmland Preservation and other major sponsors.

Speakers include Ben Hartman, Brad Lancaster and Chris Trump, successful authors and farmers. Ben Hartman is the author of The Lean Farm and the owner and operator of Clay Bottom Farm in Goshen, Indiana, where they make their living on less than one acre growing and selling specialty produce to restaurants, at a farmers' market, and through their CSA. Brad Lancaster is the author of the award-winning Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond and co-founder of DesertHarvesters.org. Chris Trump pioneered large scale Korean Natural Farming methods as they transitioned their farm to certified organic. During this time he studied farmer friendly agriculture known as Korean Natural Farming. The three of them will teach exclusive classes at the Farm & Food Expo as well as be featured Friday evening November 2, at a dinner and auction supporting Vets on the Farm.

For more information and to register go to sccd.org.

Greater Spokane Inc. Welcomes New Public Affairs Director

Greater Spokane Inc. (GSI) welcomes Cara Coon to the organization as Public Affairs Director. Cara brings with her a wealth of experience in government affairs and policy management, corporate communications, and public relations.

As Public Affairs Director, Cara will lead GSI's public policy efforts to advance local, state, and federal advocacy on behalf of the business community and the Spokane region. Cara will collaborate with GSI's state and federal lobbyists and work in coordination with its Public Policy Council to address local business climate issues, and develop state and federal agendas. Cara will also help coordinate the Spokane region's two advocacy trips to Olympia and Washington D.C., which gives the Spokane region a greater voice on issues and projects, and attracts dollars to the community.

Cara is a Spokane native. She previously served as the Government Affairs Director at Umpqua Bank, and as the Communications & Public Affairs Director at Sterling Bank prior to that. She is a graduate of Eastern Washington University and serves on the board of Pride Prep and the Governor's Washington Economic Development Finance Authority board.

Zags at the Fox next Monday

On Monday, November 5, some of Spokane's biggest legends will come together. Four of the greatest names in Gonzaga hoops history will be at the legendary Fox Theater as The Spokesman-Review and SWX present 'Gonzaga Legends,' Casey Calvary, Matt Santangelo, Dan Dickau,and Adam Morrison. They are a part of a special group of Zags who helped turn a small university in Spokane into one of college basketball's elite programs. This event will give Bulldogs fans an exclusive chance to hear about the team's remarkable 20-year rise from the players who lived it.

Hosted by SWX sports director Sam Adams and Spokesman-Review college basketball writer Jim Meehan, along with longtime S-R columnist John Blanchette, the evening will be filled with highlights from each player's career, never before shared insights, lots of laughs and more than a few surprises that no true-blue Zags fan will want to miss.

Before the event, the Gonzaga cheerleaders and Spike will be there for autographs and photos. After the event, there will be an autograph session with the 'Gonzaga Legends' players that will feature exclusive posters of each player from their days as a Bulldog. Everyone in attendance will get all four collector's posters for free, as well as a 2018-19 basketball schedule poster from Gonzaga University.

General admission is $6. Email bookclub@spokesman.com for more information.

Three new associates at Witherspoon Kelley

Witherspoon Kelley welcomes two Associate Attorneys to their Spokane team and one Associate Attorney to their Coeur d'Alene team. Lindsay Kornegay, a recent graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of Law, will focus her practice primarily on Business & Corporate and Banking & Finance matters.

Sawyer Margett, most recently a clerk at the Court of Appeals for the State of Alaska, will focus his practice primarily on Litigation and Labor & Employment matters. Ms. Kornegay and Mr. Margett will work out of Witherspoon Kelley's Spokane office.

Nathan Orlando, a recent graduate of the University of Idaho College of Law, will focus his practice primarily on Litigation and Healthcare matters. Mr. Orlando will work out of Witherspoon Kelley's Coeur d'Alene office.

Witherspoon Kelley is a full service law firm serving clients in the Inland Northwest for over 130 years. The website is www.witherspoonkelley.com.

Renovation begins on River Inn this week

Starting Wednesday, November 1, a full renovation will begin on The Red Lion River Inn and the 45-year-old hotel will be called the River Hotel and Onyx Kitchen. Jerry and Patty Dicker who own GVD Commercial and Ruby Hospitality, will take over management of the hotel, which was purchased by the Dickers for $10.75 million in 2003 and leased to Red Lion. Red Lion Hotels opted to not renew their lease.

Ricardo Munoz joins Trindera Engineering

Trindera Engineering, an electrical and control systems engineering and consulting firm with offices in Coeur d'Alene and Spokane announces the recent hiring of Ricardo Munoz as an Electrical Project Engineer. Mr. Munoz is in Trindera Engineering's Spokane office and will work with the commercial group with their expanding workload. Munoz graduated this past spring with a BSEE from Northwest Nazarene University.

The website is trindera.com.

Two new dry cleaners open

Two new Martinizing Dry Cleaning stores have opened in Spokane: a new North Spokane location at Wandermere, 12519 N. Division Street and a new South Hill location, at 3007 E. 57th Avenue.

The Business Thought of the Week

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

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