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Spokane's Chaps restaurant and bakery on national TV show

Chapsgirl Celeste Shaw's popular restaurant Chaps and bakery Cake, will be featured on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" Monday, November 1, at 7 pm our time. Be sure to check local listings as schedules change. This past August, Guy Fieri and his film crew spent a couple of days filming the unique restaurant in Latah Valley. He even brought his red Camaro convertible. Several local people will be shown in the episode. [View More]

Scott Nelson is general manager at Savory

Scott Nelson, formerly the assistant general manager and food and beverage director at the Spokane Club is the new general manager for Savory restaurant and lounge which opens at 1314 South Grand, in the former Blockbuster Video store building early next month. They're putting the finishing touches on the new restaurant and finalizing their staff positions.

7th Annual Red Shoe Event set for December 3

The American Advertising Federation Spokane will host their 7h Annual Red Shoe Event on Friday, December 3rd at Hamilton Studio, 1427 W Dean, Spokane, WA. Doors open at 6:30pm. Live auction begins at 7:30pm. The Red Shoe Event benefits the Toni M. Robideaux Scholarship Fund, which was established to encourage local college students to continue studying the arts. Since 2004, the American Advertising Federation Spokane has awarded $30,000 in scholarship funds from the event.

This years' event includes a live auction, dessert, hors d'oeuvres, and an opportunity to socialize with some of the region's finest local artists, while viewing their remarkable pieces. The live auction will start at 7:30 pm. The auction will feature both contemporary and modern art, along with unfinished furniture embellished by local design professionals. Over the years, this one-of-a-kind event has been very successful for the patrons, as well as the local artists who will receive 75 percent of the sale of their pieces.

Tickets are available for $30 per person in advance, $40 at the door. For more information and reservations, visit www.aafspokane.com or contact Ginger at 509-328-5855.

Fore! Women is on the move

Fore! Women golf shop is moving to 5005 N. Division, next to Wide World of Golf. They have to be out of their current space at 122 S. Monroe by 1 November and this week they're have a 20% off sale on selected items so they won't have to move as much merchandise. We'll keep you posted on the opening date of the new location. The phone number is 509-624-5204 and the website is www.golforowmen.com.

Heather Hanley to open new store called reSkued.

Heather Hanley is opening a new store! reSkued will be the Tin Roof and Concept Home's unique twist on clearance and consignment. They're using an old warehouse at 1702 E. Riverside and repurposing it to be a new store. reSkued will feature an ever-changing inventory of scratched, dented and discontinued merchandise as well as carefully selected consignment pieces. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-6pm as well as the second weekend of every month. reSkued will have clearance items from both of Hanley's other stores. The phone number is 509-535-3121 and the website is www.reskued.com, which will be up and running soon showing inventory and pricing. You can also find it on Facebook.

NAC|Architecture Spokane Office Addition Earns LEED Silver Certification

The new addition to NAC|Architecture's office at 1203 West Riverside, has earned LEED Silver certification for eco-friendly design. A modern in-fill structure, the 10,000-square-foot building expands studio, administrative and support space to accommodate the firm's ongoing growth. The $2.5 million, three-story building, which was completed in May 2009, also won an AIA Spokane 2010 Honor Award for design creativity and innovation. 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.

INBTA/Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Inland NW Business Travel Association is holding their annual Harvest Moon Auction and HalloWine Tasting event this Friday, October 22 from 6 to 9pm at The Mirabeau Park Hotel & Convention Center. Proceeds from this auction will benefit both INBTA and The Make-A-Wish Foundation. Cost is $45 per person, $400 for a table. Emcees for this year's auction are KHQ's Dave Cotton, George Maupin and Leslie Lowe. To purchase tickets, go to www.inbta.org.

Learn the ABCs of IRAs at Numerica

Thursday, October 21 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm Numerica Credit Union's Airway Heights Branch at 1210 S. Hayford Road, is offering ABCs of IRAs, a class in which participants will learn the strategies necessary for a successful retirement and discuss the features that make IRAs an important part of a retirement income plan. Attendees will also get all of their IRA questions answered. RSVP to 509-688-6818 or email jradmer@numericacu.com.

INDABA Coffee Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary

INDABA Coffee has announced plans to celebrate its first anniversary of opening its coffee bar operation at 1425 W. Broadway. Launched on November 9, 2009, INDABA offers Italian-style espresso, French pressed coffee, locally-baked pastries, and artisan deli sandwiches in the West Central neighborhood of Spokane. The coffee bar is located in the newly-constructed Walnut Corners housing development on 1425 West Broadway. INDABA shares a commercial space with The Book Parlor, a non-profit bookstore.

In celebration, INDABA will be holding an all-day event on Saturday, November 6, 2010, from 7am until 9:00pm. All espresso drinks will be 20% off regular price and French-pressed coffee will be free. Local art will be on display, a sampling of Bumper Crop Coffee will be available for cupping, and local musicians The Perennials and Nate Greenburg will perform in the evening. INDABA will also be supporting its West Central neighbors through partnering with Our Place Ministries, a food and clothing bank, by offering an additional discount to anyone who brings in a donation item. A list of needed items can be found at, www.ourplacespokane.org. INDABA is a South African Zulu word that refers to a gathering of tribal leaders in order to discuss an important matter, share resources, and collaborate ideas. The word is at the heart of INDABA Coffee's mission to "unite different people groups across West Central, Spokane, and the World -- one cup at a time." For more information about INDABA Coffee visit www.indabacoffee.com.

Gonzaga University MBA Program information meetings this month.

Gonzaga University's Graduate School of Business will hold information meetings on Wednesday, Oct. 20, and Tuesday, Oct. 26 in Spokane and Wednesday, Nov. 3 in Coeur d'Alene. Gonzaga's MBA program is ranked #58 in the nation for part-time programs by US News & World Report 2011. Programs are dedicated to inspiring innovative and ethical leaders. To learn more, visit www.gonzaga.edu/MBA, email mbamaccga@gonzaga.edu or call 509- 313-7044

Emerging Trend in Technology Forum Series Oct. 27

LaunchPad INW LLC, the Spokane-based social media and professional development services company that operates www.launchpadinw.com, is partnering with Cisco Systems and the Meadow Wood Technology Campus to produce the inaugural Emerging Trends In Technology Forum. The event is scheduled from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, in the Meadow Wood Technology Campus, at 2100 N. Molter Rd. in Liberty Lake. It will pull together tech-industry leaders, information-technology professionals, entrepreneurs, and experts from regional universities.

The Forum will involve a panel discussion on cloud computing, which is technology that provides services and storage through the Internet and takes away the need for businesses to buy some software and servers. Companies that have committed to seat experts on the panel include Cisco Systems, Dell, Salesforce, EasyDesk, EMC, and IT-Lifeline. Go to www.launchpadinw.com for more information.

Jazz up your holiday party with "Schauer with Friends"

Playing professionally in the Spokane/North Idaho area for over ten years, jazz group, "Schauer With Friends" specializes in providing that special ingredient to make your Holiday event just right. The group "fits" any venue and budget. They can put together anything from an intimate duo all the way up to a 6 piece dance band. The high quality, professional grade music is always played at the appropriate volume allowing conversations to easily take place. They play a wide variety of holiday songs as well as other music that will make any party, reception or corporate event a truly memorable one. Call Nick Schauer at 509-868-2613 for booking information.

Christopher S. Crago joins Paine Hamblen

Paine Hamblen LLP has announced that Christopher S. Crago has joined the firm as an associate attorney in their Spokane office. Crago's practice emphasis includes Business Transactions, Taxation, Estate Planning, Probates and Trusts. He earned his J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law and his LL.M Taxation from University of Washington School of Law. He also earned a B.G.S. in Theater and Film Communications from University of Kansas. Crago is admitted to practice in the state of Washington.

GSI presents Social Media 101

Andrei Mylroie and Emily Easley from Desautel Hege Communications will be at GSI's offices, Thursday, Oct. 21, 8am to 9:30am, to give a lesson on social media as a part of the BIZStreet Small Business program. Cost is $15 for GSI members, $30 for non-GSI members. There is limited seating, so pre-registration very much preferred. Anyone is welcome to attend. The presentation will deal with the basics of social media for beginners, skeptics and all else. Go to greaterspokaneinc.com for registration and more information.

"Soup for the Soul" serves up healing during October

"Soup for the Soul" is a charity event that is taking place in the month of October to raise money for the Providence Sacred Heart Arts in Healing project. Each Wednesday through October, The Steelhead Bar and Grille, Morty's Tap and Grille, and Fat Daddy's Pizza are all participating and donating 50% of the proceeds from their soup sales to this effort. Soup for the Soul encourages the business community to come have lunch or dinner at one of these locations, enjoy some daily fresh made soups and support the effort.

Georgie Feeser promoted at Design Source

Georgie Feeser, who joined the Design Source team in 2007 has been promoted to marketing coordinator. During the past 3 years Georgie has immersed herself into learning the unique business side of interior design. She offers great insight into what potential customers see, hear and need, providing a bridge between construction terminology and layman's terms ensuring everyone is on the same page. Georgie continues in her vital role of office administrator while taking on the marketing coordinator duties. Design Source is located in an old Spokane fire station at 804 S Monroe Street. The phone number is 509-455-8740 and the website is www.design-source-inc.com.

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"Life is a challenge. Meet it." Mother Teresa

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