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Mayor Condon improves commercial permit process

Mayor David Condon has streamlined the City's commercial permit process and customers can expect more timely, predictable service. The improved commercial permit process is designed to provide developers with consistent service and fewer obstacles. The Mayor said, "Our job at the City is to create an atmosphere that allows our economy to grow and create jobs. We must remove impediments to growth." You can get more information at spokanecity.org.

Tailor's Bean Shack and Espresso supports Meals on Wheels

Tailor's Bean Shack, 1602 N. Ash, has joined Meals on Wheels Spokane in their fight against senior hunger by offering a punch card. With every 10th coffee purchased Tailor's Bean Shack will donate $3.50 (the price of one hot meal) to Meals on Wheels Spokane. You can get your punch card at Tailor's Bean Shack, Diamond Park and Jet, 5602 W Sunset Hwy, or at Meals on Wheels Spokane office, 1222 W. 2nd.

Realtor Melissa Murphy opens new office

One of Spokane's leading Realtors, Melissa Murphy, has opened Prime Real Estate Group at 417 W 1st. The brokerage offers full listing services that include staging consultations, pre-inspection of all listings, custom signage, and professional photography. The company's staging consultation gives sellers tips on how to best present their home for sale, which can lead to fewer days on the Market. Prime Real Estate Group's website is primere.co.

Attorney Paul Mack honored

Spokane attorney Paul Mack has received the 2012 Smithmoore P. Myers Professionalism Award from the Spokane County Bar Association.

Bing to Keynote Get Listed University on Friday, April 27th

Get Listed University is proud to announce that Bing will be the Premier Sponsor and deliver the keynote address. Get Listed is a full-day crash course in Internet marketing (especially Local Search). Learn Search Engine Optimization tips and techniques from some of the best experts. Site clinics will also be offered where you can ask direct questions about your own website (privately) to the experts themselves. Lunch will be provided along with end of the day networking happy hour.

Use the coupon code 'HOWSBIZ' to save $50 from the $199 conference price. For more information check out: getlisted.org/university/spokane.aspx.

Yarrow Hot Yoga and Wellness Studio Expands Services, Adds Instructors

Yarrow at 412 West Boone is setting the Spokane on fire with hot yoga and more. 28 classes a week are currently being offered in hot yoga, a practice devoted to improving flexibility through breath and stillness training. In addition, Yarrow now offers the dynamic yoga training known as Baptiste Power Vinyasa. They also offer a new format called Beats Yoga set to music in low light for the intermediate and advanced students.

With the new classes comes the need for more qualified instructors and Yarrow has added and elevated the following people to fill those roles according to Beth Galis, owner/instructor: Karleen Ilagan, Mona Caruso, Ara Lyman, Roz Kitt, and Rhea Slichter.

Heaven Scent Bath and Body donates to 'Because There is Hope'

Spokane-based Heaven Scent Bath and Body continues to show their company's commitment to creating a better world. While their business has been 'green' from the beginning, they're now going 'pink,' too, by donating proceeds to the nonprofit organization, Because There Is Hope.

The eco-friendly developer and purveyor of natural and organic bath, body, and spa products introduced their brand and mission in late 2011. Only a few months later, the company's business has expanded beyond the borders of Washington, with orders now being filled in Alaska, California, Colorado, and Montana, as well as being available at Ronan's Door in the downtown Spokane SoDo District. Their product line is expanding, too, with this month's launch of the Natural Lip Butter.

As business expands, so does HSBAB's commitment to philanthropy. They have developed an exclusive new scent called Pink Cashmere to raise funds for Spokane-area organization, Because There is Hope. BTIH provides a home away from home for patients undergoing cancer treatment. Every product ordered that is blended with the scent results in a donation of 100% of the net proceeds.

To find out more about Heaven Scent Bath and Body, their new products, or how you can help them in their efforts to support Because There Is Hope, visit their web site at heavenscentbathandbody.com.

New Smart Smoke Location on South Hill

Smart Smoke, Inc., the area's largest e-cigarette retailer, is celebrating the grand opening of their newest location on Spokane's South Hill at 3209 E. 57th at the Moran Prairie Center.

LaunchPad Live Clean and Green Episode Taping and Networking Lunch

Are you interested in learning about new ways that companies are solving energy problems? Are you curious about local innovators on the cutting edge of electricity storage and delivery? Want to build relationships with professionals working in this field?

Come to the LaunchPad Live taping on Friday, April 13th, 11:30 am at Nectar Tasting Room and meet Dave Curry, Co-Founder, President and CEO of Demand Energy Networks. Dave is a serial entrepreneur who's founded, taken public, and exited two companies for nearly $1B prior to starting Demand Energy Networks.

If you are currently working in the Energy Industry, if you have a passion for sustainable, efficient energy solutions, if you have been thinking about a career in the Energy Sector and want to hear from an experienced industry leader this LaunchPad Live session is for you. To learn more about LaunchPad Live or to RSVP go to www.launchpadinw.com.

Trindera Engineering hires two new employees

Trindera Engineering, an electrical and control systems engineering and consulting firm based in Coeur d'Alene announces the hiring of Tyler Baker as an electrical drafter and Craig Bjorklund, E.I.T. as an electrical project engineer.

Baker is a recent graduate of ITT Technical Institute, where he graduated with highest honors and was Valedictorian. He received his A.S. Degree in Computer Drafting and Design. Tyler is a member of American Design and Drafting Association and was previously employed at Center Partners in Hayden, ID.

Bjorklund has a background in power engineering and construction management, with 5 years of experience as a field engineer. He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Washington State University. Craig recently moved back to the Northwest region after working around the country on large industrial projects.

Trindera Engineering specializes in electrical systems, control systems, lighting systems and specialty systems, with an experienced, multi-dimensional staff that brings quality and versatility to every project. The website is Trindera.com.

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