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aNeMonE Paper Flowers to open second store

aNeMonE Paper Flowers, located at River Park Square, is planning to open store number two this week, located at 309 W 2nd right next to the new Finders Keepers Jewelry Galore. aNeMonE specializes in handmade paper flowers and locally made one of a kind gifts. This new boutique store will feature aNeMonE's wedding and event rental decor along with custom arrangements, specialty paper, and gift wrapping. Check out their website at handmadepaperflowers.com.

Toast of the Season is this Friday

Here's a great way to have your company's holiday party in a beautiful, festive location, at an affordable price, and help the Salvation Army at the same time. The Public Facilities District presents their annual Toast of the Season dinner, Friday, December 10 at 5:30 pm in the INB Performing Arts Center. The event includes decorations, entertainment and a delicious prime rib and roasted turkey buffet. The cost is $40 per person and proceeds go to support the Salvation Army. For more information and to make reservations email sales@spokanepfd.org.

New wine event coming to Spokane

Varsity Communications, producers of the Washington State Wine Commission's annual Taste Washington event in Seattle and the former Taste Washington event in Spokane, announced an all-new food and wine festival last week that will be held in Spokane at the Lincoln Center on June 5th of next year. The event was to be called Spokane Uncorked, but organizers are considering a name change since NAWBO has hosted a wine event by the same name for the past four years. More than 75 wineries and more than 20 local restaurants are expected for an evening of great wine and great food, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Hospice of Spokane.

St. Luke's Community opens innovative therapy area

St. Luke's Community made its public debut last week. The 2,200sq ft innovative therapy area in St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute provides modules of real-life community settings. From the store, bank, library, office and restaurant to the bus, car and airplane, St. Luke's Community is designed with the every day in mind. Patients can practice getting in a car and putting on their seatbelt. They can cross the street and navigate the curb. They can board a plane and a bus. Patients can practice real life... and get back to achieving theirs.

As the largest free-standing rehabilitation facility and only Level 1 trauma rehabilitation hospital in the region, St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute serves thousands of patients each year who have suffered a stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury or other illness or injury. For more information on St. Luke's Community, visit www.st-lukes.org/community.

WSU President Elson Floyd talks about the future this Friday

So what does the future look like for Washington State University? President Elson Floyd will speak at the Greater Spokane Incorporated breakfast this Friday about his plans for the university, graduate medical education expansion, a four-year medical school and more. The breakfast is Friday, December 10 at the Davenport Hotel. Networking is scheduled from 7:00 a.m. - 7:25 a.m. followed by breakfast and the program from 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. The cost is $25 for members, $55 for non-members. GSI will also be collecting Toys for Tots, so bring a toy or two to donate. For more information and to register go to www.greaterspokane.org.

Zome Design to open in Spokane Business & Industrial Park

Zome Design, LLC, a silk screen company, has leased approximately 8,000 square feet of space in Building #3 of the Spokane Business & Industrial Park at 3808 N. Sullivan Road in Spokane Valley. The business, owned by Brayden Jessen, offers screen-printing, embroidery, tackle-twill and more. They can print from one garment to one hundred thousand. Zome Design also specializes in web solutions offering design and development, hosting, e-commerce and search engine optimization. Zome Design's phone number is 509-279-2034. The website is zomedesign.com. The lease activity was completed by Chase Breckner, marketing specialist at the Spokane Business & Industrial Park and Erik Nelson of Kiemle & Hagood Company.

The art of saying No from Ray Edwards

Internet marketer Ray Edwards offers these insights into one of the hardest words to say: "These days it seems hard to say "no". We are besieged with requests for our time, our attention, our talent, our money, our influence. People have learned the art of asking, don't you think? What seems tougher for most of us is that magic word: "no". Here's something that makes "no" easier - "because". "No, I'm not going to take that meeting because it seems we could handle it with a quick phone call instead." "No, I can't join the committee because I'm focusing that time each week on my family instead." "No, I'm not going to do that extra work on your project because that goes beyond our original agreement." The point of "because" is it makes "no" easier to swallow. Even if your "because" is as simple as not wanting to do whatever is being asked of you. For instance: "No, I'm not interested in your offer because I don't want to spend the money." It's liberating - because every "no" leads you to a place where you can say "yes" to something you really do want. Try it. Ray Edwards website is www.RayEdwards.com.

The Lands Council hires Amanda Swan

Amanda Swan recently joined The Lands Council as Events Coordinator/Communications Specialist. Focusing on several smaller events as well as the organization's annual dinner and auction, Swan will be responsible for coordinating all fundraising events. Additionally, Swan will take over external communications for the Spokane-based, non-profit organization. Swan holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees from Eastern Washington University in Journalism and Studio Art. She has been an active community volunteer for several local nonprofit organizations including SCRAPS. Swan most recently worked as Marketing Coordinator for Cornerstone Property Advisors.

MacKenzie River Pizza to open in Spring 2011

Montana-based restaurant MacKenzie River Pizza Co. and the Spokane Pavilion LLC have announced that they have entered into a lease for a 5,800 square foot restaurant pad site located on the corner of N. Nevada Street and E. Jay Avenue. This will be the 14th restaurant location for the brand with the first flagship location opening in Bozeman, Mont. back in 1993. Today there are 12 MacKenzie River Pizzas throughout Montana, and one in Coeur d'Alene, ID. The new restaurant plans to open in Spring 2011 and is expected to bring in over 70 new jobs to the Spokane area.

The casual, rustic atmosphere filled with lodgepole tables and chairs, antique outdoor sportsman finishes, and historic photographs will depict the very heart and soul of the Great West. It sets the tone for creatively prepared food served by vibrant employees known for passing their upbeat attitudes on to customers. Cory Barbieri, of Goodale & Barbieri Company, handled the transaction.

NAWBO presents "Bruttles Candy, Spokane's Special Story" Thursday

The Inland Northwest Chapter of National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO-NW) will host an Entrepreneurial Program Series with featured speaker Carol Measel, "Bruttles Candy, Spokane's Special Story," December 9, 2010, 5 pm, at The Lincoln Center, 1316 North Lincoln.

The Bruttles' early success story is a perfect combination of nostalgia, brilliance, and luck. The ongoing success story is due to quality, definite perseverance and faith in the possibilities. Join Carol Measel as she shares the magic and meaning that began with her aunt in Spokane's historic Davenport Hotel. Carol Measel grew up in Spokane, graduated from Spokane's Shadle Park High School, and earned an Associate of Arts in Accounting from Spokane Falls Community College, and a Bachelor of Education in Art and Math. Measel utilized her skills in medical facilities as a secretary, bookkeeper and office manager, including time at Hollister-Stier Laboratories for eight years as a lab technician. She started her Bruttles Wholesale company in 1988, which she operated for four years; then later opening Bruttles in The Davenport in 2002. Bruttles recently was forced to move to 828 West Sprague after the Davenport decided to sell their own brand of soft peanut brittle candy and did not renew Measel's lease in the hotel candy shop.

NAWBO-NW meeting is open to all women business owners. The event is December 9 at The Lincoln Center. Networking begins at 5:00 pm, dinner and presentation to follow at 6:00 pm. Cost is $34 with RSVP prior to noon December 7; $39 after noon December 7. Walk-ins welcome. For more information or to register, visit www.NawboNW.org or call Jeanette Fairless at 509-731-3309.

Teddie Gibbon named Vice President, GM at Spokane Television, Inc.

Upon the retirement of Steve Herling January 1, Teddie Gibbon will become the vice president and general manager of Spokane Television, Inc., the company that operates KXLY TV. In addition Brian Lubanski will become the Vice President and General Manager of Queen B Radio, the KXLY Radio Group.

The Business Thought of the Week

"Character is much easier kept than recovered." American writer, Thomas Paine

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