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Celebrate National Pie Day today with Cyrus O'Leary's Pies

January 23 is National Pie Day because 'pie is as easy as 1-2-3,' and it's even easier if you celebrate with a locally made pie from Cyrus O'Leary's Pies. They take a lot of pride in their heritage, dating back to the opening of the landmark Cyrus O'Leary's Restaurant in downtown Spokane in 1981. The restaurant developed and introduced a gourmet line of fresh baked pies, which quickly became the talk of the town. In 1987, they established a separate plant to produce pies on a wholesale basis, with a strong commitment to the same made-from-scratch quality that had served Cyrus O'Leary's Restaurant so well. Cyrus O'Leary's Pies is now the most popular brand of pie in the Inland Northwest, distributed fresh through the company's direct-store-delivery program, and sold in supermarkets and restaurants. Last year over 3.7 million pies produced at the bakery in Airway Heights.

While they continue to service Spokane and the surrounding area with their fresh direct-store-delivery program, demand for Cyrus O'Leary's Pies has grown beyond the boundaries of our routes, prompting them to develop a line of frozen pies in 1999. The finest ingredients available are used in Cyrus O'Leary's Pies. Only the best Grade-A fruit (primarily from the Pacific Northwest) is used in their fruit pies. The crust is carefully mixed with a high percentage of shortening, resulting in their crust's famous tender, light and flaky texture. The filling in their cream pies surpasses all others...again, it starts with the ingredients. All of their cream fillings are made with real eggs and whole milk, resulting in an unmistakably rich and creamy mouth-feel.

Cyrus O'Leary's distributes fresh pies to Spokane, Coeur d'Alene and vicinity, Deer Park, Cheney, and Medical Lake. Their frozen pies are sold in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Utah, California, North Carolina, Hawaii, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Alaska, and Canada.

The website is cyruspies.com.

Eye Candy Antiques now open at 3017 N. Monroe

After 15 years of dreaming, antique dealer Anita Trinkle, is starting up own business...Eye Candy Antiques. Anita and her husband Garland are celebrating the grand opening of their new store at 3017 North Monroe selling Shabby Chic, Collectibles, Retro, Industrial and More. They will be open from 10 am to 5 pm daily.

doTerra Essential Oils are a 'Gift of the Earth'

doTerra Essential Oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, and flowers of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant, eliciting profound emotional responses. Yet the use of doTerra essential oils goes well beyond their fragrant appeal. Used throughout history for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits, doTerra essential oils can be used as natural alternatives in holisitic self-care practices. Their unique chemistry allows them to be used aromatically, applied topically to the skin and taken internally (GRAS). Their essential oils can be used as dietary aids to promote vitality, anti-aging and well being.

doTerra (meaning 'Gift of the Earth') essential oils represent the safest, purest essential oils available in the world today. Each of doTerra's Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essentials oils is carefully extracted by a global network of skilled growers, distillers, and chemists ensuring a consistently powerful user experience while helping the body heal. They are 100% pure aromatic extracts and contain no artificial ingredients and are tested to be free of contaminants such as pesticides or other chemical residues.

For more information contact Sue Melcher at 509-499-2202, or go to the website www.thinkdoterra.com/74973 to see the wide variety of essential oil products and anti-aging skin care line.

Alison Roberts promoted to Western Region Manager at Banner Marketing

Banner Marketing in Spokane Valley has promoted Alison Roberts to the position of Western Region Manager. Ms. Roberts has been with Banner just 6 months but has already received 3 promotions and will now be responsible for clients in 20 western states including Alaska and Hawaii. Banner provides sales-driven marketing and advertising solutions across a range of industries, but they specialize in the furniture industry. She can be reached at Banner Marketing, 509-922-7950 or aroberts@bannerretail.com.

Happy 20th birthday to the Rock City Grill

Happy 20th birthday to the Rock City Grill at River Park Square. It all started way back in 1992 when Rock City Grill was founded in the Fernwell Building, at Stevens at Riverside, by local people with local flavors in mind. They were the first to bring a wood-fired pizza oven to Spokane. And even though pizza and Italian fare were their foundation, they have added dozens of new items that span the globe. They moved to RiverPark Square in 2004.

Rock City has spent the last year polishing up the restaurant with all kinds of new ways amenities. 6 brand new HDTVs. A Frequent Diners Card you can use to get free food and drinks. New music stations so they can play your favorite hits from the 60's, 70's and 80's. And some great new menu items like Chipotle Bison Meatloaf and Artisan Pizza. They have a brand new website www.rockcitygrill.com and Facebook page www.facebook.com/rockcitygrill.

Magner Sanborn hires four more

Magner Sanborn, a full-service advertising, brand design and marketing communications firm, has hired four additional staff members to its digital team.

Dragan Rusnov joins as System Architect in Spokane. Ethan Craft joins as Web Developer in Spokane. Alexa Lohmeyer joins as Junior Web Developer in Spokane. Areli Nathanson joins as Interactive Designer in Spokane.

Magner Sanborn is a full-service advertising and brand design firm specializing in the development of integrated brand experiences. The company employs 34 people in Spokane, Seattle, San Diego and Grand Rapids; and represents clients including: Netflix, FanVision, Mandalay Digital, Washington Dairy Commission, Amtrak Cascades, Providence Health Care, AmericanWest Bank, Memjet, Thomas-Hammer Coffee and others.

Julie Van Wormer elected to Spokane Housing Venture's Board

Julie Van Wormer has been elected to Spokane Housing Ventures' board of directors. Van Wormer works as a business development specialist for ALSC Architects.

Dustin Sorrell joins Lake City Playhouse

Lake City Playhouse has hired Dustin Sorrell as Playhouse Prep (Academic) Director. He was previously the children's theater specialist for Iowa City Community Theatre and studied theater at Ball State University.

New general manager named for KAYU and sister stations

Doug Holroyd has joined Northwest Broadcasting as general manager of the FOX affiliates KAYU in Spokane, KCYU in Yakima and KFFX in Tri-Cities, as announced by vice-president/chief operating officer, Jon Rand.

Holroyd comes to Northwest Broadcasting from Sainte Partners II L.P. in Modesto, California where he was the General Manager of thirteen broadcast television stations. In addition, he was in charge of corporate acquisitions and oversaw the building, launch and growth of six stations.

While managing the FOX affiliates owned by Sainte Partners II L.P., Holroyd's stations received FOX affiliate of the year, FOX fastest market share growth awards as well as being a part of the FOX #1 Club for the last thirteen years.

MDA Muscle Walk this Saturday at NorthTown

The MDA Muscle Walk is a local walk event that pays tribute to children and adults with Muscular Dystrophy, while raising funds for MDA's programs of help and hope. The walk is a family-oriented gathering that anyone can join, including children, adults, grandparents, students, corporate teams and more.

The walk is this Saturday at NorthTown Mall's second level at the Discovery Gates Event Area in the Food Court. Registration starts at 8:30 am, the walk begins at 9:30 am and the awards celebration is at 10 am.

Mark Peterson from KXLY will host event. The current entertainment includes: EWU Cheerleaders, Ferris Cheerleaders, children's dance troups, Mascots include Spike, Elmo, Tigger and Cookie Monster; face painting; an appearance by Mrs. Spokane. There will be chair massages and Zumba leaders and a personal trainer to lead all with warming up prior to the event. They will also have Cinnabons and coffee by Thomas Hammer for the WALK participants.

OurTownZip Launch Party is Wednesday

Join recent EWU Grad Rosa Swatzell and Jesse Sheldon, founder of INW Baby for an evening of fun, food and networking at the OurTownZip launch party this Wednesday from 5:30 to 8 pm at George Gee Auto in Liberty Lake. Swatzell is co-founder of OurTownZip.com, a free internet startup promoting local commerce and sustainable neighborhoods. Jesse Sheldon is a Central Valley High School Student who founded Inland Northwest Baby, a successful non-profit which helps local families in need with baby supplies.

Inland Northwest Baby is the featured non-profit for the event. Businesses, non-profits, community leaders, and consumers are invited to attend this unique event celebrating our community working together and the launch of a new exciting internet start-up.

For more information go to OurTownZip.com.

Questions about Medicare? SHIBA can help

This team of volunteers with Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington, serving Spokane and Whitman counties, can help. These Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) provide free, unbiased information about health coverage and access.

For further information contact Kathy Dugan at 509-458-2509 ext 201 or email at duganka@dshs.wa.gov.

News from Sante Restaurant

Sante Restaurant and Charcuterie in downtown Spokane has returned to serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with the use of temporary kitchen equipment after a grease fire on December 11th caused $35,000 worth of damage, forcing the popular restaurant to reduce their breakfast and lunch service and temporarily eliminate their dinner service. After over a month of working from a reduced menu of cold sandwiches, charcuterie items, salads and soups, the chefs of Sante are once again offering hot dishes as well.

Debut issue of The Current launches this week

A homegrown news organization is expanding to offer a monthly publication covering the greater Spokane Valley, including the cities of Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, Millwood, Rockford and unincorporated Spokane County. The Current, an 8,000-circulation newspaper, will begin distribution of its February issue Jan. 26 and will be available to pick up for free at more than 150 high-traffic locations throughout the Valley area (or by subscription for a small fee). The Current will be published by the same team that publishes The Splash, a free weekly newspaper that has served Liberty Lake for more than 12 years. The Current will include all types of community news, information and feature stories with an emphasis on visual journalism. Editor and Publisher is Josh Johnson.

The launch of The Current will be held January 26 from 4:30 to 7 pm in the Mirabeau Park Hotel ballroom, 1100 N. Sullivan Road in Spokane Valley. The event will include advertising giveaways, appetizers and a champagne toast, and the public is invited to attend. The program portion of the event will be at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, call 509-242-7752 or e-mail josh@valleycurrent.

LaunchPad INW hires VP of professional development

Dara Goroff, a former trainer and development professional at two Fortune 500 companies, joins Launch Pad INW as vice president of Professional Development. She will oversee development and implementation of LaunchPad's individual and corporate professional development programs. She will also manage LaunchPad's Next Generation Leaders Community Initiative, a regional collaboration between regional colleges, businesses and organizations, which focuses on providing graduates and young professionals with training, mentoring and industry networking opportunities to aid in their job search and professional growth.

Goroff is an accomplished Corporate Trainer with experience directing Professional Development Departments for GoDaddy.com and managing Customer Training Initiatives for Motorola Global Software Group. She specializes in custom curricula designed to integrate new employees, advance employees into leadership positions and turn tenured managers into motivating leaders. For more information on LauchPad INW and their member services visit www.launchpadinw.com.

The Business Thought of the Week

"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
Motivational speaker Les Brown

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