Thank you Larry H. Miller!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Blessings Under the Bridge, The Isaac Foundation, Embrace Washington, and Free Rein Therapeutic Riding have received $5,000 each from Larry H. Miller Downtown Toyota Spokane and Toyota Motor Sales, USA Inc. The donations are a result of the Larry H. Miller Drive for Good, an annual program recognizing nonprofit organizations in Spokane. Organizations were picked following an online nomination and public voting. Thank you Larry H. Miller for your philanthropic efforts!

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Renovations to Historic Steam Plant Planned

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

For the second time in the 100-year history of the Steam Plant, the building will be undergoing renovations that will bring new energy to downtown Spokane. The Stacks restaurant and brew pub located in the iconic building will be renovated and a new roof-top event center will be opened atop the structure linking the Seehorn Lang building and the Steam Plant. The two landmark stacks that light up the Spokane skyline will also undergo maintenance.

The renovations will include a redesigned kitchen to gain operational efficiencies and remodel of the dining area and brew pub. The...

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Congratulations to our member firms who were winners of the 2017 Spark Awards!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The following are winners of the Spokane Regional MarCom Association's 2017 Spark Awards:

Dussault “Community Impact” Award
Eastern Washington University “Giving Joy Day” Campaign – Eastern Washington University and DH

The Blaze Award
“STA Proposition 1 Public Education Campaign” – Spokane Transit Authority and DH

Brightest Spark Awards
“It’s Your Story” Investment Services ads – STCU
“First5” radio ads – STCU
“Hobbes is Here Fur Good” – STCU

Division 1
Audio/Visual, Presentation PPT (PPT, Video, Etc.)
Excellence: “...

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Congratulations Avista!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Spokane-based Avista Utilities has received Edison Electric Institute's 2017 National Key Accounts Award for Outstanding Customer Services. The award is given to electric companies that provide superior service to national, multisite energy customers. Avista was one of eight recipients chosen by customers in a nationwide open-ballot process. Congratulations Avista!

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Congratulations Past President, Kim Plese

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Plese Printing and Marketing is a locally owned commercial printing company. The company employs nine fulltime employees and offers graphic design, high speed duplicating, digital color printing, offset printing, and direct mail marketing services. Kim described her proudest moment or biggest success as follows: I became vice president then president of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs at the same time I was going through a bitter divorce. Going through a divorce trial, raising two boys, running a business and working with a successful board of 32 members—and surviving—...

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Women Helping Women Fund Luncheon

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Women Helping Women Fund will hold its 25th annual benefit luncheon on Tuesday, May 23 at the Spokane Convention Center from 11:30am – 1:30pm. Glennon Doyle Melton, author of the New York Times Bestsellers Carry on, Warrior and Love Warrior and the founder of Momastery.com, will be the keynote speaker. The cost to attend the event is a minimum donation of $125 which will go to programs empowering local women and children. EWI Representative Mary Tracey with Transitions is hosting a table. Please let her know if you'd like to join her!

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EWI Representatives & Executives Participate in Community Boards

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Thank you to our Representatives and Executives who give their time and talents to Boards throughout the community. The following were named in a recent How's Business Newsletter:

• Julie Van Wormer, Mirabeau Park Hotel: Valley Chamber of Commerce, Secretary
• Paul Read, Spokane Journal of Business: Valley Chamber of Commerce, Treasurer
• Jean Berg, Ramada Spokane Airport: Inland Northwest Business Travel Association

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Thank you Melissa Boland!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Congratulations to Melissa Boland, who was instrumental in helping Leadership Spokane raise $57,000 at their annual Gala. She helped move the event to a Saturday and introduced event management software for the organization. Leadership Spokane is lucky to have you!

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Congratulations Rick Richard!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Congratulations to Rick Richard at The Rick Richard Home Team with John L. Scott Citywide for receiving the Presidents Elite award!! Rick leads by example through his dedication to clients and knowledge of real estate. Way to go Rick!!

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