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

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Audio/Visual, Presentation PPT (PPT, Video, Etc.)
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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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Congratulations Zak Designs!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Zak Designs Inc.'s HydraTrak Straw Tumbler has received a GOOD DESIGN Award for Design Excellence from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture & Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design & Urban Studies. By receiving the award, the HydraTrak tumbler will become part of the museum's Permanent Design Collection.

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Congratulations Megan and Rachae!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Each year, EWI of Spokane honors two outstanding members – The Most Valuable New Player of the Year and the Representative of the Year. These awards recognize the representative that exemplifies the principles and the mission statement and goals of EWI.

The Representative of the Year Award is given to a representative that has been a member of the Chapter for more than two years, and the Most Valuable New Player Award is given to a member of less than two years.

Each recipient receives a plaque and a Chapter-paid scholarship to the following year’s Leadership Conference and...

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