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Art Spirit Gallery in CdA features Mel McCuddin

Spokane artist Mel McCuddin's paintings just make you smile, and starting this Friday at the Art Spirit Gallery in Coeur d'Alene you will have plenty to smile about. Come see 45 of his new works and meet Mel in person Friday evening from 5 to 8 pm at the gallery, 415 Sherman Avenue in downtown Coeur d'Alene. Enjoy a lively evening of fine art, entertainment, fine dining and good friends in downtown Coeur d'Alene. Then come watch Mel demonstrate his unique style from 1 to 4 on Saturday.

At 78 years young, Mel McCuddin continues to engage us with his cast of offbeat characters that emerge from his studio on canvas...runners, maidens, rabbits, cats, etc. And they all have great titles to match.

You can watch an excellent 7 minute video titled The World According to Mel McCuddin by going to www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1495046218041&ref=mf.

Go to theartspiritgallery.com for more information.

'Fashion's Night Out' at River Park Square Friday, Sept 9

Modeled after New York City's annual event and often labeled the 'best fashion show in history', River Park Square is bringing Fashion's Night Out to Spokane on Friday, September 9th from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. The global initiative was created in 2009 as a way to celebrate fall fashion, restore consumer confidence and boost the economy. Today, Fashion's Night Out is celebrated in more than 100 cities and 16 countries. Admission is free with the donation of a new or gently used beauty or hygiene product to benefit Project Beauty Share. Adults 21 and over are invited to join River Park Square in its local debut of this national celebration.

The event features a fashion show with local models, red carpet photo paparazzi, complimentary makeovers by Nordstrom (appointment required), DJ Jeff Keen, voted 'Z Best of Spokane for DJ Company,' spinning your favorite tunes, catered hors d'oeuvres by River Park Square restaurants, no-host bars, must be 21 and over to attend, plus specials, discounts and giveaways throughout the evening.

River Park Square is teaming with Project Beauty Share to unveil an event that highlights fashion's fall look, while asking attendees to give back through a donation to the organization. Needed donations include: makeup, facial cleansers, moisturizers, shampoo, toothpaste, or other new or gently used hygiene items. All donations will go to women at local shelters.

RSVP today at www.riverparksquare.com. Space is limited. For additional information please contact Bekah Dunn at 509-456-3413.

New carbon fiber plant for Moses Lake

German carmaker BMW AG and a European carbon manufacturing company celebrated the opening of a new plant in Moses Lake last week to produce carbon fibers for the automotive industry. The SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers plant could become the largest facility of its kind in the world because of strong demand for the composites. The plant is a $100 million partnership of BMW and SGL Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of carbon-based products.

The Golfmen opens in Spokane Business and Industrial Park

JRS Investments, LLC dba The Golfmen has leased approximately 4,000 square feet of space in Building #10 of the Spokane Business & Industrial Park at 3808 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. Their primary business is retail and wholesale distribution of golf products.

Rainmaker moves to Carnegie Square

Rainmaker Marketing has changed it's name to Rainmaker Creative and has moved to a 2,500 square foot at 107 South Cedar in Carnegie Square, adjacent to the Rocket Bakery.

Rainmaker will use part of the space as a classroom to teach marketing classes for small business owners. The two-story office inspires the team to create tremendous visual communication projects. Would you believe there's an employee/client lounge with Wii, Mrs. Pac-man, Massage chair, open wi-fi, coffee, free soda machine and fresh baked cookies?

Between the satellite office in Coeur d'Alene (located in the Chamber Building on 1st) and the new Downtown office, nine employees work at Rainmaker.

The company focuses on helping small businesses with marketing, web development, graphic design, business plans, strategic positioning, advertising, and social media.

Golfing for a good cause

The Spokane Advertising Federation announces its 8th annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Project Share, to be held on Thursday, September 15th at the Circling Raven Golf Club in Worley, Idaho. The tournament is a best-ball scramble with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. There will be individual and team prizes and a raffle drawing at the end of the day. They'll also have the 50/50 cash raffle. Last year, $350 was given to one lucky winner. Arrive early for free play on the driving range and the putting green. All players' fees include 18 holes of golf, GPS-equipped cart, complimentary driving range use, 2 drink vouchers, BBQ dinner after the game, and a donation to Project Share. Price is $425 per team of 4. Register online at aafspokane.com or download Registration PDF form.

Project Share is a community-funded program sponsored by area electric and natural gas utility suppliers to provide one-time emergency energy assistance to families in our region. Their customers and employees help support the fund by adding contributions to their monthly energy bill or through automatic monthly pledges. Project Share relies solely on charitable donations for its support.

Deals on EWU football tickets

If you want to save money on EWU football tickets, here's the details (but don't tell anybody). Columbia Tractor is selling 100 tickets to each of the 2011 EWU home football games at discounted prices. Endzone tickets are $5 each (normally $10) - Section N (35 yard line) tickets are $10 each (normally $18). NO SERVICE FEES! Go to the Parts Counter and get your tickets today. Columbia Tractor - 10010 S. State Route 904, Four Lakes, WA - hours are M-F, 7:30a-6p, 9-4 Sat.

The Business Thought of the Week

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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