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Joe Mann new president of Spokane Association of Realtors.

Joe Mann of Windermere Valley real estate was installed as the new president of the Spokane Association of Realtors at last Thursday's annual meeting. He accepted the gavel dressed in business attire worn in 1911, because this year the association observes it's 100th anniversary of serving Spokane. Mann's theme for the year of celebration is "Putting hearts and homes together for over 100 years." The association is planning several commemorative events and activities throughout 2011 including the development of a book on 100 years of Spokane real estate being produced by Tony and Suzanne Bamonte. Go to Spokanerealtor.com for more information.

Show your pride with EWU National Championship gear

WOW! The EWU Eagles are National Champions! What a great season! What a great game! Spokane's Zome Designs, at 1821 West 5th Avenue, Suite 106 has all the t-shirts, hats, polos, hooded sweatshirts and other items you need to celebrate the Eagles. You can see them all at their website zomedesign.com. The phone numbers are 509-279-2034 ext. 110, and toll free 888-501-5510.

Tery Garras rejoins KXLY Radio Group

Long time radio sales professional Tery Garras has been named the new General Sales Manager for the KXLY Radio Group. Garras was formerly a sales manager with the group and most recently was with Comcast Spotlight.

LaunchPad Grand Opening this Thursday

All of the finishing touches are being installed and LaunchPad is almost ready for company at their new location in the 1889 building at Main and Stevens. Visit the new LaunchPadINW World Headquarters (aka LaunchPad Training Center and Coworking Space) on Thursday, January 13th from 4-7pm.

LaunchPad's new neighbor, The Nectar Tasting Room, will be open for business, so feel free to stick around for a sip, splash or bottle from one of the 5 wineries. *Normal tasting fees apply. Go to www.launchpadinw.com for more information.

Petra Wilkinson new Coeur d'Alene branch manager for Numerica

Numerica Credit Union has announced that Petra Wilkinson has transferred to the Coeur d'Alene branch as branch manager, effective Jan. 3. Wilkinson has worked in the banking industry since 1986. She started with Wells Fargo, made a few other moves within the financial industry, and was eventually introduced to credit unions. She soon earned the position of branch manager for Patelco Credit Union in the San Francisco Bay Area. In August of 2001, she was hired as a member service officer for the Coeur d'Alene Branch.

Women in Business Leadership Awards

The Inland Business Catalyst Magazine is holding its first premiere Women in Business Leadership Awards breakfast on March 16th at La Belle Vie in the Spokane Valley from 7am to 9am. Professional women business owners or leaders will be recognized in four very distinctive categories; established Woman Business Leader/Owner, emerging Woman Business Leader/Owner, Mover and Shaker and Non-Profit Woman Leader. These women have helped to shape the success of their organization and have demonstrated leadership, professional achievement and contributions in their workplace and community.

TO NOMINATE an exceptional woman that deserves one of these prestigious awards visit the website at: www.ibcatalyst.com and click on the event tab. Please fill out the nomination form by Jan 21st and return it to: Editor IB Catalyst Magazine at 104 S Freya Suite 209 Yellow Tapio Flag Building Spokane, WA 99202 or by email to editor@ibcatalyst.com. SELF NOMINATIONS ARE WELCOME!

To PURCHASE TICKETS for the event go to the website at www.ibcatalyst.com and click on the "purchase ticket" link under the event tab or on the event logo on the left side of the page. Tickets are $25 each.

Sponsorships and Vendor tables are available and are limited to a first-come, first-serve basis. Please contact Genia Seghetti at Events@bozzimedia.com or 509-533-5350 for Sponsor or Vendor forms or for any questions you may have about the event.

The View Talent Agency adds two new divisions

In addition to representing actors, authors and models, the View Talent Agency is branching off two additional divisions. The first is Production Management, in which the View will be the liaison between national clients and the agency's pool of networking with clients in and around Spokane. This includes independent artists, film-makers, producers, song-writers, production companies, etc. The agency has already been doing Production Management, unofficially, and would like to incorporate more individuals in the process. The next division is the Modeling Print Division, where they specialize in stock photo and book covers. The View Talent Agency is celebrating its 3rd year of operation next month.

The talent agency is located at 10014 E. Montgomery Ste 4 in Spokane Valley. The phone number is 509-863-5140 and the website is www.theviewtalent.com.

Leadership Spokane creates foundation

Leadership Spokane has just created the Leadership Spokane Foundation with an initial gift of $10,000, to be managed by the Inland Northwest Community Foundation. "The Foundation is a means for Leadership Spokane graduates and supporters to continue their legacy of leadership into the future, through planned giving," explained Linda Finney, Leadership Spokane Executive Director.

"Nearly every type of asset can be contributed to the Leadership Spokane Foundation," noted PJ Watters, INWCF Director of Gift Planning, Leadership Spokane Class of 1994. "Donors may give cash, real estate, stock, retirement funds, or other appreciated assets. We can work with donors to put a bequest in their wills, to design their gift plans and maximize the benefits they receive, as well as leverage the impact of their philanthropic dollars."

The fund principle is permanently restricted, which means that gifts will continue to provide for Leadership Spokane's future. The organization will receive annual distributions from interest earnings. Each year, a committee of Leadership Spokane alumni will allocate the distribution for scholarships for incoming students or for equipment or other needs.

For more information, contact Linda Finney at 509-321-3627 or PJ Watters at 509- 624. 2606 or give on-line at www.inwcf.org.

The Marshall Capital Group Opens Office in Downtown Spokane

The Marshall Capital Group, founded by Buck Marshall of Spokane, works with small business owners to help them secure financing. They have just located downtown in the Fernwell Building at 505 W Riverside Ave., Ste. 563. The company's goal is to improve cash flow for a business by matching it with the correct funding source in the easiest and most efficient manner for the small business.

The Marshall Capital Group is a source of financial counseling for small businesses that are uncertain about where or how to obtain funding for all of their business needs. With access to over 200 funding sources for Working Capital, SBA, Conventional, Lines of Credit, Factoring and P.O. Financing, Equipment and Equipment Leasing, the Marshall Capital Group is a great resource for the small business owner. The Marshall Capital Group can be reached at 252-5027.

4-Day Car and Truck Clearance event starts this weekend.

The 24th Annual Main Event Car & Truck Clearance starts this Friday, January 14 and runs through Monday, January 17, indoors at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center. Over 1,000 cars, trucks, vans and SUVs, new and used, on sale from multiple car dealers. Vehicles from Honda, Toyota, Kia, GMC, Subaru, Dodge, Chevy, Mazda, Ford and more. Low down-payment and 0% financing options available. Enter to win Ski Lift tickets plus every buyer shoots for cash! Free admission and free parking. For more information, visit spokanecarsale.com.

Joanie's Magic Spoon Culinary Classes

Joan Jamison is offering culinary classes centered around recipes Joan has developed over many years of cooking and great dishes passed down from family and friends. Classes range from salads, main entrees, appetizers, soups, stocks and more. Learn techniques for creating great meals. Classes are offered weekly in the evenings and range in price from $40-50 per student and are limited to a maximum of 10 students per class.

Upcoming classes for January and February are Finnish Meatloaf, Soup and Chicken & Dumplings, and Couples Surf & Turf. Enjoy and evening of delicious food and fun. Joan will also tailor special classes to your group upon request. Several classes are full, so please check on availability. For more information, email Joan at joaniesmagicspoon@gmail.com or call 509-624-6564. Several classes are full, so check on availability.

Gem of the Valley Gala honoring Dick Denenny is January 22

For 2011, the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce will introduce an all new awards event with the January 22nd kickoff of the Gem of the Valley. The Chamber members and other community citizens will gather to honor the Harry E. Nelson Citizen of the Year. Selected by past recipients Norma Ventris, Mike DeVleming, Julie Prafke, Joe Custer, Diana Wilhite, Ian Robertson and Peggy Doering, this year's award winner is long time Spokane Valley resident, Dick Denenny.

In addition, Awards of Excellence will be given to a small, medium, and large business, as well as a non-profit organization that demonstrates exceptional leadership, initiative, and success in their day-to-day business operations. Recognition also will be given to an individual who has provided outstanding support in 2010 to the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce.

A gourmet dinner will be served by the staff of the Mirabeau Park Hotel, this year's setting for the Gem of the Valley Gala. At 6 PM sharp, the Gala will get underway with a social hour and silent auction. And to put a new spin on the Award of Excellence presentation, videos of the finalists at their business location will be shown before the winners are announced.

The Gala is a unique opportunity to both market your company and have a wonderful evening for yourself and seven others for only $500. A gourmet dinner, honoring your peers, and dancing - what a fantastic way to kick in 2011. Individual tickets are available for $45 per person at the Chamber office, located at 9507 E. Sprague Ave. in the Valley, or by calling the Chamber office at 509-924-4994.

St. Joseph Family Center honored

St. Joseph Family Center was presented with the non-profit of the year award by the Spokane Holistic Chamber of Commerce for 2010. This award recognizes the excellence of the Center's non-profit services where a person can enhance and integrate his or her spiritual life, emotional, mental and physical wellness through a variety of offerings in one convenient location.

St. Joseph Family Center, a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, has been responding to the needs of the Spokane community since 1890. Today, the Center's mission is to provide counseling, spirituality, healing arts and hospitality in a contemplative environment while welcoming all faiths.

The people who come to St. Joseph Family Center are seeking help to improve their mind, body and spirit with a professional, caring and family-oriented staff. The Center offers a wide range of classes and workshops tailored to different life circumstances. St. Joseph Family Center continues to be an active part of healing and enhancing the citizens of Spokane. To learn more about the Center, visit www.sjfconline.org.

The Business Thought of the Week

"I can do anything good!""

Go to you tube...search for Jessica's Daily Affirmation and enjoy the rest of this positive message for the New Year. Jessica's Daily Affirmation

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