Food for Thought

Friday, January 15, 2016

Approximately 24,280 children in Spokane County are Food Insecure. That means 1 in 4 local children struggles with not having enough food at home. Children who don’t get enough to eat have less energy and struggle to focus in the classroom.

To help combat this, the Philanthropy Committee will be accepting food and cash donations at the January and February meetings for the Spokane Valley Partners Food for Thought program.

Food for Thought provides homeless students with two days worth of food to carry them through the weekends. Ensuring good nutrition will help provide a...

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January President's Message

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Do you remember where you were at and what you were doing on New Year’s Eve 2000? I remember very distinctly. In fact, it’s a New Year’s Eve that I’ll never forget.

We gathered at the Morgan Family’s home with several other families to play games, munch our way into midnight and soak in the hot tub. Kevin wasn’t able to join his wife and children because he worked at Avista and they were dispatched to headquarters to be ready to go, if necessary. We were all confident that the clock would strike 12:01 and nothing would happen. We were all standing in front of the TV engaged in...

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Avista's Scott Morris Receives King Cole Luminary Award for Visionary Leadership

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Leadership Spokane is proud to announce the 4th annual King Cole Luminary Award will be presented to Scott Morris, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Avista Corporation. The presentation will be made on Jan. 29, 2016, during the “Leadership Lights the Way Gala” at Northern Quest Resort & Casino.

Leadership Spokane created the King Cole Luminary Award to recognize exceptional servant leadership that lights the way within the community. In March 2013, the first award was made posthumously to King Forrest Cole. Cole is known as the “father” of Expo ’74, which...

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President's Message

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

I’ve had the opportunity to go on two Medical Mission trips to Honduras with the Impact Team of Lake City Community Church, led by Dr. Brett Dirks and his wife Michele. Before my first trip, I was excited and nervous because I didn’t know what to expect. As we were preparing to depart to our first village on Roatan Island, Dr. Dirks got everyone’s attention and explained that it was critical that we remember three very important rules: 1) be flexible, 2) be flexible and 3) be flexible. I laughed and thought his advice was rather silly. I was expecting something really profound and...

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Please join BBB as they celebrate their BBB Accredited Businesses!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Please join BBB on Thursday, November 12, as they celebrate their BBB Accredited Businesses! Hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer will be available along with raffles and giveaways throughout the evening. This will also be a great opportunity to network with other accredited businesses in the area from a variety of industries.

​​ 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., Marketplace Winery,
39 W Pacific Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

Note: You must be a current BBB Accredited Business or BBB Accredited Charity to attend. This is a FREE event.

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Congratulations Sonderen Packaging!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Congratulations to member firm Sonderen Packaging on receiving the Galliard Excellence Award from the Galliard Family Business Advisor Institute. Sonderen began using Galliard Advisor in 2009 to assist in the transition of company ownership from a second to third generation and has since successfully transitioned the company of over 50 years of service.

In addition to the Galliard Excellence Award, Sonderen Packaging was also recently recognized with a 2015 Paperboard Packaging Council Carton Competition Excellence Award! Congratulations, Sonderen Packaging!

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Congratulations Dermatology Specialists of Spokane!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Join Dermatology Specialists of Spokane at their 10 year anniversary party on Thursday, November 12 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. for hors d’oeuvres, door prizes, skin specials and one grand prize. DSOS is celebrating 10 years of the amazing Laser and Cosmetic Center.

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President's Message

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

It only seems appropriate to begin the November EWI Connect with a note of gratitude. Special thanks to those of you that attended the October Chapter meeting and for humoring your EWI Board with our Speed Dating/Committee Sign Up exercise. A shout out to Chelsea Maguire for sharing her enthusiasm, energy and skills and for keeping us on task. The Retention and Recruitment Committee have met and reviewed the forms and will be in contact soon to as they complete the 2015-2016 committee assignments. Thanks for stepping up and doing your part to lead our Chapter into a memorable year....

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Congratulations PrimeLending!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Congratulations PrimeLending on your rank of 65th in the 100 best Workplaces for Women in 2015. This great honor is published by Great Place to Work and Fortune and is scored based on how well women are represented, management and executive teams and their experience at the company as a whole.

Congratulations PrimeLending on this inspiring recognition!

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