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Curtis Anderson debuts his new business, Dwell.




Long time interior designer, Curtis Anderson has opened a new business called Dwell, Where Real Estate Meets Interior Design. In addition to being one of the region's most talented and respected design professionals working out of Design Works in Spokane Valley, Anderson is also a Realtor with R. H. Cooke and Associates at 503 East Second at Sherman. He designed the space for the real estate company, transforming the tire shop that used to occupy that building into a sleek, stylish office.

At Dwell, Anderson helps clients find the right commercial or residential property and then works with them to create extraordinary interior solutions. Rainmaker Marketing developed the promotional strategy, corporate identity, collateral materials and the website for the business. Go to dwellspokane.com or call 509-475-1114 for more information about Curtis Anderson's unique new service. For more information about Rainmaker Marketing go to spokanerainmaker.com or call 509-499-3399.


Ed Reese and Get Listed University class is Friday at Northern Quest

Get Listed University, featuring local internet guru Ed Reese, will be at Northern Quest Resort & Casino this Friday, February 25th for a day-long Internet marketing workshop. The hours are 7:30 am check-in, 8:30 - 5 pm program, 5-6:30pm networking. This yearly conference is vital for any organization that wants to learn search engine optimization tips and techniques from some of the most respected experts in the industry.

For those that attended last year, they've expanded from last years format to include a full-day workshop, hands-on lab, local success stories, and a lot of new information. Also, Google has provided $100 Google Adwords Coupons for all attendees! Anyone in businesses in Spokane interested in local search, SEO, blogging, social media, analytics, and a day's worth of do-it-yourself tips should really consider attending the event. Go to getlisted.org/university/Spokane.aspx. LaunchPad INW members (good time to join if you're not signed up) get the discounted $119 price of the regular $149, just enter LAUNCHPADINW. Go to launchpadinw.com for membership information.


Jeanette Radmer Receives Service Excellence Award

Jeanette Radmer, Business Development Representative for Numerica Credit Union, was recently awarded the credit union's Bud Crump Award for Service Excellence for her achievements in 2010.

Many factors contributed to her receiving the award including her many contributions to community organizations:
- Big Sister for Big Brothers Big Sisters since 1999,
- Volunteer panelist for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program Orientation,
- Respite care provider for Foster Parent Association of Wash.-Spokane (FPAWS),
- Volunteer coordinator for Spokane's Tree of Sharing,
- Founder of Columbia Basin College's Annual Financial Forum for students, faculty and the community,
- Former board member for Corbin Senior Activity Center,
- Board member for Sustainable Local Investment Partners (SLIP), and
- Her numerous volunteer efforts with senior citizen neighbors.

Other factors that the selection committee uses to determine the recipient include credit union-related activities, career and professional development, and direct impact on the credit union's goals. Therefore, her availability to members, her commitment to the Numerica Direct Loan Program, her creation of multiple financial seminars for the public and coworkers, and her dedication to spreading the word about the "Credit Union Difference" all contributed to her nomination.

Radmer's name will be inscribed on the Bud Crump Award Plaque located at the Numerica Headquarters in Spokane Valley.


Spokane Public Market construction beginning Soon, opening in May

The people of Spokane will soon have a year-round indoor and outdoor public market where they can purchase directly from local farmers, producers, artists, and craftspeople at Browne and Second Avenue in Downtown Spokane. Slated for opening in late May 2011, the Spokane Public Market will offer produce, fruit, flowers, honey, meat, seafood, dairy, bakery, music, crafts, art and much more. This new community gathering place will become a cultural variety center of fun and education for families and visitors. It will serve shoppers Wednesday through Saturday all year long. Parking will be free for shoppers with purchase through a generous arrangement with Diamond Parking.

Renovations are beginning on the series of historic buildings combined to create this unique 21,000 square foot facility, formerly used by Roses n' More. The developer is BR3 Development Group and the development is Pacific Bridge. The developer will coordinate with architect Nystrom/Olson and builder Tim Short of Basso Construction. The development will also be complemented by the renovating of existing buildings on the site for use as office space, retail and other commercial and residential opportunities. Development of the adjacent blocks of historic warehouses and housing will benefit from these anchor tenants in an under-utilized portion of downtown. The future home of Spokane Public Radio's multi-million dollar broadcast and office facility is located next door.

For additional information and to get involved visit www.spokanepublicmarket.org, call 509-624-1154 or follow the Market on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SpokanePublicMarket or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SpoPublicMarket.

How you can help "Java for Joes"

Schwan's Home Service is partnering with Operation Spokane Heroes to send 125,160 bags of Schwan's Gourmet Coffee to our deployed troops. "Java For Joes" is the brainchild of Cory Pape, Schwan's Location General Manager and former Marine. Cory didn't want the troops to be forgotten after the holidays, and when he was in the Marines he remembered how great it was to have a GOOD cup of coffee! Every bag of coffee purchased will be shipped and distributed to our deployed troops. A portion of the proceeds from these sales will go to help Operation Spokane Heroes meet their mission of supporting our military and their families. When their goal is met, Schwan's Home Service will donate $200,000 to Operation Spokane Heroes!

You can donate now through April 9, 2011 by going to www.javaforjoes.org or www.operationspokaneheroes.org. The purchase of coffee shipped abroad will come from individual donations and promotions with local businesses.


Katie Lee joins Contract Design Associates

Contract Design Associates has recently added Katie Lee to their staff. Katie is a graduate of Western Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design. Katie will be working in design support at CDA. She is NCIDQ certified as well as LEED/AP certified. Additionally, Katie is actively involved with the Spokane chapter of IIDA.

Cougars' new website celebrates "Undefeated Fans"

On Super Bowl Sunday, WSU kicked off a new marketing effort that is focused on the dedication and loyalty of their fans. As of February 16th the website has had over 10,000 visits, over 34,000 page view and over 21,000 YouTube views. The web site is www.undefeatedfans.com. There is also a Facebook page "undefeated fans."

Cameron Glass joins Rainmaker Marketing

Since Rainmaker Marketing works exclusively with small businesses, it is inevitable that they're going to come across some remarkable entrepreneurs. What was not necessarily expected, though, was that the owner of one of these small businesses would actually be so impressed that he would decide to join the staff.

When Spokane photographer and business owner Cameron Glass heard that Rainmaker was looking for a new Relationship Manager, he was quick to throw his hat into the ring. He had teamed up with the marketing company on previous projects and seen first-hand how the operation worked.

In addition to his creative talents, Cameron's 11 years' experience as a small business owner in the Spokane and Coeur d'Alene area is a huge asset to Rainmaker and their clients. He understands the local scene and has a lifetime of valuable contacts. Cameron is a Mead High School graduate who went on to study Business and Marketing at EWU.

Spokane Foreclosure Tour this Saturday

The Five Star Spokane Group at Keller Williams Realty will be holding the next Spokane Foreclosure Tour on Saturday, February 26, at 10:00 AM. Cindy Carrigan and Doc Nicolson, Certified REO Specialists, have been selling foreclosures for the largest servicers in the nation since 2001. Their experience and understanding of the process allows them to guide buyers through the maze of different bank guidelines. You will gain valuable inside information about how to get a great deal on foreclosures.

Nicholson and Carrigan handpick only the best-valued foreclosures using the following criteria: immediate equity, rental cash-flow, and upside potential. The tour is a relaxed atmosphere, as each participant will be driving their own cars. Maps and driving directions to each property will be given out at the beginning of the tour, which will last 2-3 hours. Full information packets will be available for each home, and tour-goers will be able to make offers on site if they choose.

For reservations or questions, call 509-323-5555, or go to www.spokaneforeclosuretours.com.

Rachael Scdoris to speak at Kids at Heart Lunch, March 3

Sled dog racer Rachael Scdoris will speak at the sixth annual Kids at Heart charity lunch, Thursday, March 3, at 11:30 am, at the Spokane Convention Center. Money raised supports the children and families served by Sacred Heart Children's Hospital.

Scdoris was born with a rare vision disorder and has overcome extraordinary odds to become the first legally blind athlete to complete the grueling Iditarod sled dog race. Her story of hope, courage and determination has inspired audiences across the country.

Sacred Heart Children's Hospital is the only full-service children's hospital between Seattle and Minneapolis, caring for the most critically ill and injured children in our region. Over the past five years, the Kids at Heart lunch has helped raise over $450,000 to ensure all families have access to pediatric excellence - close to home and regardless of ability to pay.

A minimum donation of $100 per person is requested. Reserve your seat by calling 509-474-2819 or visit www.kidsatheartcharitylunch.org.

The Inlander's on the move

The Pacific Northwest Inlander is moving from its current location on West Riverside (since 2001) to the 4th Floor of the Hutton Building. The move will take place in early March. The Inlander has 35 employees. In addition, new Media Audit numbers show that the Inlander reaches 209,000 people weekly.

The Business Thought of the Week

"We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained."
Marie Curie





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