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White House Grill is already here



Spokane is anxiously awaiting the opening of the West Wing White House Grill at 4334 S. Regal. But you really don't have to wait. Plan a corporate or private party, wedding, reception, holiday event and they will come to you. The White House Grill is actually already here, serving catering clients with their full service traveling restaurant, offering the same menu items they serve at their legendary Post Falls location. And they prepare it on site, so it's just as fresh and flavorful as it is in their restaurant. The full menu is available on line at www.whitehousegrill.com. Check it out as a starting point and then call Raci at 208-964-6077 or Raleigh Johnston at 509-953-0684. It will be a party to remember. And not just because of the garlic!


Spokane loses an icon in the passing of Phil Stanton

Philip H. Stanton, long time banker, community leader and philanthropist, passed away September 30. He joined Washington Trust Bank is 1946 as the third of what is now four generations of Stanton family leadership at the bank. His son Peter Stanton is now the CEO of Washington Trust. Starting as a messenger, Phil rose to become Spokane's youngest bank president in 1962, at the age of 31. In 1979 he was elected chairman and chief executive officer, retiring in 1993. He continued as chairman until 1997. Besides his leadership of the bank, Phil's legacy also includes many years of impressive, remarkable community service for scores of civic and charitable organizations. Through his contributions Phil Stanton made a difference in the lives of thousands of people in our community. Memorial services will be held at 11 am Thursday, October 21 at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral.

"Ladies Day Out" at the Flour Mill tomorrow

The Flour Mill merchants have planned a "Ladies Day Out" event tomorrow, October 5 at the historic Flour Mill, 621 West Mallon across from the Arena. The merchants are offering special prices, demonstrations, seminars and events all day long. Chocolate Apothecary, Wonders of the World, Kitchen Engine, Old Joe Clark's, Cashmere, Queen of Sheba, XS Jewelry, Marguerite's Nails, and Ho Ho Teriyaki invite you to come have some fun at Ladies Day Out.

Cossette Interior Design leaves lasting impressions



Whenever you walk into the beautiful lobby of the Legion Building, at 108 North Washington, you can almost hear the walls sing. It's one of the projects completed by Cossette Interior Design, a full service commercial and residential design company owned by Wendy Cossette. The spectacular entry of the building leads to dozens of office spaces that the firm designed, like Vickerman and Driscoll Financial Advisors. The comfortable and stylish work environments are in keeping with the way Cossette Interior Design thinks. The company's philosophy is to "embrace the power of beauty - the positive impact a functional and visually appealing space has on the human spirit." To see their work go to www.cossetteid.com.

Mermaids of the Lake make it easy to go Pink!

October is Breast Cancer Research Awareness Month and it's easy to your support when by incorporating the "pink" into everyday life. Right now, just about everything - from lip gloss to electronics - is available in a special pink edition to benefit breast cancer research. Spokane's Mermaids of the Lake have a lot of functional pink items on their website that you can buy to support breast cancer research. Lipstick, hand cream, t-shirts, running shoes, chap stick and more. Go to www.mermaidsofthelake.com, click on "it's easy being pink" and check them out.

Free ticket offer for "Imagine" Beatles tribute concert tomorrow night at the Bing

"Imagine. Remembering the Fab Four" is a very convincing Beatles tribute band coming to The Bing tomorrow night, Tuesday, Oct 5 at 7:30. This band also offers shows for corporate events, holiday parties, weddings, etc. If you'd like to see the show, How's Business has free tickets to the performance for you; just send an email to info@spokanehowsbusiness.com or call 509-838-4080.

Launch Pad events this week

Intro to LaunchPadINW, will be held tomorrow from 5:30 to 7:30 pm and will include some basic information about how to complete your profile, how to add and respond to discussions, blog posts, and events, etc., but will mainly focus on the vision on which LaunchPad is based, netiquette and how to use LaunchPadINW.com as a tool in your overall strategic networking plan.

The Power of the Point and Shoot (tips for great photos) with photographer Mark Anthony, will be held this Thursday, October 7. Both events will be at the LaunchPad lounge in the Holley Mason building at 157 S. Howard. For more information and to sign up go to www.launchpadinw.com


Architecture Awards Announced



The biennial American Institute of Architects Spokane Design Awards was held last week at the Washington State University Spokane campus. Twenty-two projects were submitted by local architects; they were judged by a jury composed of four architectural peers from the AIA Minneapolis chapter. Here are the winners: Madsen Mitchell Evenson & Conrad for Hargreaves Hall at EWU; NAC Architecture for their firm's office addition at 1203 West Riverside; and Integrus. Architecture for the College of Nursing Building at WSU Spokane on Spokane Falls Blvd. Go to www.aiaspokane.org to see photos of the winners.

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John Pilcher named CEO of the Spokane Club

After an extensive national search, John Pilcher has been chosen as the new CEO of the Spokane Club. The former Chief Operating Officer for the City of Spokane, Pilcher has held the position of interim CEO at the Spokane Club for several months while the national search was conducted. After interviewing and evaluating the top candidates, including Pilcher, the Spokane Club's Board of Trustees has unanimously selected him to lead the city club into the future.

Beyond Pink fundraising event this week

Beyond Pink is a fundraising event to highlight the importance of early breast cancer screening with thermography, which can help detect changes up to 10 years before other screening methods. The event will be held this Friday, October 8, 2010 from 4 to 8pm at the Spokane Club and includes raffles, auction, a fashion show and guest speaker Dr. Letitia Dick from Windrose Naturopathic Clinic. Appetizers and drinks will be served. All profits go to the YWCA to benefit women who could not otherwise afford certified clinical breast exams and breast thermography. Tickets to the event are $25 in advance or $35 at the door. For more information, go to www.BeyondPink.net.

Manito Tap House to open

Patrick McPherson is developing a new brew pub called the Manito Tap House which is scheduled to open in early December in the former location of the Pear Tree Inn at Manito Shopping Center; 3011 South Grand Boulevard. They plan to offer more than 30 beers on tap as well as food. Manito Tap House will have 70 seats inside as well as 40 on an outside patio.

PFD picks LMN Architects for convention center expansion plans

The Spokane Public Facilities District Board has selected LMN Architects of Seattle for the conceptual design phase of the Spokane Convention Center addition. LMN's team includes ALSC Architects of Spokane as well as MW Consulting Engineers, DCI Engineers, Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Davis Langdon, Murase Associates and Michael M. Folsom, Ph.D. LMN will be working under a $150,000 agreement funded by the District. The conceptual design work is expected to be complete in early 2011.

GU's Todd Finkle named to post

Business professor, consultant and speaker Todd Finkle has been named Gonzaga University's inaugural Pigott Professor in Entrepreneurship, a new permanent endowment established by the Mark Pigott family, whose legacy of support of Gonzaga University spans nearly five decades.

Local Heroes to be Honored on November 10th.

The local Chapter of the American Red Cross will be honoring sixteen outstanding individuals and organizations for their service to our community at the 2010 Honoring Hometown Heroes Luncheon on November 10th at Northern Quest Resort and Casino. Heroes will be recognized in several categories including Medical, Law Enforcement, Military, and Community Spirit. The public is invited to attend this free event to celebrate the acts of heroism and service that have taken place in our community during the last year. RSVPs are requested by November 1st. For more information, call 509-321-6058 or visit www.spokaneredcross.org.

2011 Lilac Festival theme: "Ignite the Spirit of America"

The Spokane Lilac Festival Association has announced their 2011 Theme - "Ignite the Spirit of America" and its newly-appointed Executive Board. Members of the Executive Board of the 2011 Festival include: Myron G. Bursell, 2011 Lilac Festival President; Arnold (Arne) Weinman, Immediate Past President; Laurine Logerwell, Vice President of Area Relations; Hal Patton, Vice President of Corporate Development and President-Elect 2012; Richard Logerwell, Vice President of Float; Joan Petow, Vice President of Hosting; Sara Desautel, Vice President of Media & Communications (She was G-Prep's Lilac Princess in 2001); Christine Leva, Vice President of Director Development; Mike Dedmon, Vice President of Parade; Darla DeCristoforo, Vice President of Royalty; Tes Strunk, Treasurer; and Kathy Kendall, Vice President of Military & Community Affairs.

Provisional Recruiting + Staffing receives national recognition

Provisional Recruiting + Staffing, a locally owned and operated firm, has been named to Inavero's 2010 Best of Staffing™ list. Best of Staffing, presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, is the nation's only candidate satisfaction award that recognizes exceptional service to job candidates in the staffing and recruiting industry. Staffing firms competing to make the Best of Staffing list underwent a rigorous candidate survey process followed by careful analysis of nearly 17,000 candidate responses to determine satisfaction levels. For more information call 509-444-8871 or visit their website at www.provisional.com.

New e-newsletter from Spokane Valley Sportscards

Spokane Valley Sportscards owner Alan Bisson has started an e-newsletter to keep collectors current on the latest and greatest cards in his shop, which is located behind Falco's, at 9411 E. First. Alan stocks his shop with the newest products in football, baseball, basketball, hockey, NASCAR, and UFC. Check out the e-newsletter at www.tinyurl.com/svs1004. To subscribe, hit the "Join My Mailing List" button at the bottom of the page. Or contact Alan at alanbisson@comcast.net, call the shop at 509-921-8037, or just stop by. The shop is open from 3-6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays.

GSI presents State Senate Candidate Forum

Greater Spokane Incorporated presents the State Senate Candidate Forum this Friday, October 8 at the Spokane Arena Champions Room. Chris Marr and Michael Baumgartner will share their views on issues that impact your business at GSI’s monthly breakfast. You can register at events.greaterspokane.org.

New officers for Marketing Associates of Spokane

Marketing Associates of Spokane recently announced their officers for 2010-2011: Taryn Erickson, Trindera Engineering, President; Meg Lindsay, DCI Engineers, Vice President; Jennifer Van Vleet, Coffman Engineers, Treasurer; Cristi Kanenwischer, Wolfe Architectural Group, Programs Co-Chair; Michael Pereira, Allwest Testing & Engineering, Programs Co-Chair; Terri McRae Garrett, ALSC Architects, Membership Co-Chair; April Smith, Geo Engineers, Membership Co-Chair; Gwen Crane, Kiemle & Hagood, Sponsorship Chair; Julie Van Wormer, Northwest Engineering, Public Relations Chair; Leslie White Hebert, Coffman Engineers, Social Media Chair; Emily Schmedding, Steven A Meek Architects, Special Events Co-Chair; and Amy Meulink, Meulink Engineering, Special Events Co-Chair.

Marketing Associates of Spokane is a diverse group of marketing professionals that meet monthly and schedule after hours functions and events. For more information about the organization please refer to www.maspokane.org.

The Business Thought of the Week

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." Mark Twain

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