Innovation Collective, a national organization, founded in Coeur d'Alene by entrepreneur Nick Smoot plans to launch in Spokane starting this Wednesday July 17, 7:30am at Indaba Coffee, 518 West Riverside. 'Coffee and Concepts' will be held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Indaba. Innovative Collective a unique idea sharing session that has gone on to produce over 100 startups with some becoming multi-million-dollar companies.
Get more information at innovationcollective.co/spokane or find them on Facebook at Innovation Collective: Spokane.
Northwest Specialty Hospital has opened a new patient friendly Endoscopy Center. The new Center is located on the east side of the Northwest Specialty Hospital at 1593 E. Polston Avenue in Post Falls. The 8,650-square-foot addition to Northwest Specialty Hospital will have two spacious procedure rooms, one exam room and eight pre-operative and post-anesthesia care unit bays.
Get more information at nwsh.com.
After opening locations in Richland and Kennewick last year, STCU is now beginning construction of a third Tri-Cities location, on Road 68 in Pasco, scheduled to open late this year or early 2020. This follows STCU's recent opening of a new home for their Bonner County Branch, and plans to build a Rathdrum Branch. That brings STCU's total branch network to 25.
Kenworth Sales Co. has announced plans for an 83,000-square-foot sales and service building on 20 acres at 9010 W. Geiger Blvd. on the West Plains.
The $15 million facility will allow Kenworth to bring all their operations under one roof. They currently have 100 employees in four separate buildings in Spokane Valley. The new building will house a truck sales department, service and parts departments, offices, a warehouse, a body shop, leasing and rental departments and fuel sales.
Vintage Spokane returns for its eighth year this Sunday, July 21, at the Davenport Grand Hotel, bringing more than 50 wineries and a great lineup of gourmet foods for an afternoon of tasting. Vintage Spokane will once again highlight the award-winning and up-and-coming wineries and restaurants throughout the Northwest, each offering samples of their incredible fare.
For tickets, more information and to see participating wineries and restaurants, visit VintageSpokane.com.
Numerica Credit Union recently hired Toby Flood to the home loan team as internal senior loan officer. Flood will be based out of Numerica's Wandemere branch in north Spokane. Flood has 20 years of experience in the financial industry, most recently as a home mortgage consultant for Wells Fargo. His areas of expertise include conventional loans, credit building and rebuilding, first-time home buying, jumbo mortgages and mortgage lending.
Numerica also recently hired Ben Richardson to the senior leadership team as senior vice president of finance. Richardson has over 18 years of experience in corporate finance, strategic planning, financial planning and analysis, M&A and corporate development, balance sheet risk management, profitability, capital planning, budgeting and financial reporting in publicly held and private equity backed companies. Prior to accepting a position with Numerica, Richardson served as senior vice president, director of capital planning for Banner Bank, a $12-billion, publicly-traded, commercial bank, where he led their capital planning, stress testing and asset liability management functions.
Spokane Score Chapter 180 presents this week's workshop, How to Write a Business Plan, this Wednesday, July 17 from 8:30am-12:30pm. Discover why successful businesses operate with a plan. Learn how to write a comprehensive business plan. Get assistance of a SCORE counselor to review and help you refine your plan. Workshop to be held in the SCORE/SBA Training Room, 801 W Riverside, Suite 444.
For more information and to register, visit spokane.score.org.
Thanks to Baker Construction and Development for sponsoring the business thought of the week.
"In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive."
Lee Iacocca who passed away last week
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