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The 2019 Spokane Golf Show coming February 23-24



The 21st Annual Spokane Golf & Travel Show will be coming to the Spokane Convention Center on Saturday & Sunday, February 23-24, 2019. Every paid admission will receive a free round of golf from Spokane's Fairways Golf Course and when you purchase your ticket online, you can select a bonus golf offer from a variety of courses including; Coeur d'Alene Resort, Circling Raven, Palouse Ridge, Columbia Point, Bryden Canyon and more resulting in over $50 of value just for attending the golf show. The Spokane Golf Show will feature plenty of vacation prizes,region courses and golf vacation packages and deals throughout the Northwest (Washington, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, and Canada) and Nevada.

Show hours are Saturday 9am-5pm, and Sunday 10am-4pm. Admission is $12, children twelve and under are free. Tickets go on sale December 18 at www.SpokaneGolfShow.com and at all TicketsWest Outlets. The website also has much more information on the show.


Meghan Upton joins Klundt Hosmer's Digital Marketing Team



Klundt Hosmer, a leading branding and digital agency in Spokane, has hired Meghan Upton as Digital Marketing Coordinator. Meghan graduated from Eastern Washington University with a B.A. in Business/Marketing and has over three years of top-ranked experience in marketing, sales, and search engine marketing. Before joining Klundt Hosmer, Meghan was a Search Marketing Coordinator at etailz, Inc., where she managed Amazon Marketplace search for the firm's partners, including sponsor ads, headline ads and display ads. Her experience has direct application in digital marketing, campaign management, and SEO services for Klundt Hosmer.


Alliant Insurance Services expanding here

Alliant Insurance Services Inc. plans to add 50 to 100 employees at its Spokane offices within the next two years due to several acquisitions. The company has already more than doubled its Spokane-area workforce to over 160 since their acquisition of the brokerage firm of Moloney+O'Neill four years ago. Alliant has leased 5,000-square-feet in a multitenant building on the West Plains, but depending on how many new employees will join Alliant, the company might end up leasing up to twice as much space.

YMCA opens Sandpoint location

Thanks to generous donations from Litehouse Foods, the Helander family and the Blue Cross Foundation, the YMCA has opened the Litehouse YMCA in the former Sandpoint West Athletic club location at 1905 West Pine street in Sandpoint.

Spokane Workforce Council announces new Apprenticeship Development Specialist

The Spokane Workforce Council has recently hired Derelyn Howard as the new Apprenticeship Development Specialist serving the Spokane area. Derelyn brings expertise and a passion for the apprenticeship model with years of experience recruiting for manufacturing, pre-apprentice and apprenticeship programming at Technical Employment Training, Inc; the San Francisco Conservation Corps; and WorkSource Spokane. Creating and developing new registered apprenticeship opportunities will be her main focus with the goal of supporting local businesses which struggle to compete for new employees.

Registered apprenticeships allow businesses to train and develop their own employees in-house, coupled with classroom instruction from an authorized training provider to ensure state-of-the-art industry skill standards are met. Registered apprenticeships can be an integral part of the solution to recruit, train, and retain a skilled workforce. If your business is interested in registered apprenticeship or would like to discuss options, contact Derelyn Howard at 509-960-6269 or dhoward@wdcspokane.com.


Lunch with Santa at the Ramada Spokane Airport

This Saturday, December 15 from 11am-2pm, the Ramada by Wyndham Spokane Airport will feature lunch with Santa. A special lunch of macaroni & cheese and chicken strip buffet complete with hot chocolate and cider, and cookies by the fireplace. Santa will be reading Clement C. Moore's wonderful tale of the 'Night Before Christmas'. Santa will also host a snow flake workshop. Cost is $5 for kids 10 and under and $8 for adults.

Ramada by Wyndham is located at 8909 Airport Drive, Call 509-838-5211 for more information. No Reservations Required.


The Business Thought of the Week

Thanks to Baker Construction and Development for sponsoring the business thought of the week.

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