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New owners for the Chocolate Apothecary shop in the Flour Mill

Vince and Emily Bozzi who also own Bozzi Media, the publishers of Spokane CdA Living magazine, are now in the chocolate business as well. They purchased Chocolate Apothecary from the founders, Susan and Brad Davis. The new owners take over June first and plan on doing business as usual with a couple exceptions...one of which is, starting June 2, the Chocolate Apothecary will be open on Saturdays, something they have not done before. The Bozzi's will also use their new store for some of the many special events and parties they produce.

New vitamin and supplement store set to open this weekend

Sound Body Supplements and Sports Nutrition opens this Saturday, May 26 at 1902 West Francis in the Five Mile Shopping Center. Owned by Mike Valente and Jim Heggenstaller, Sound Body will specialize in workout support sports nutrition products, but will also have a full line of other vitamins and supplements. Don Goldsworthy, who has five years experience in sports nutrition working at a similar store is the manager. The store will have five employees.

Valente and Heggenstaller are long time friends who met while playing football at SFCC in 1983. Each has their own business; Valente owns Valente Chiropractic at 3017 East Francis and Heggenstaller and his wife Jenny own Blu Berry Frozen Yogurt shops, with a location on 57th on the south hill and a location at Northtown Square. You can learn more at Sound Body Supplements and Sports Nutrition on facebook.

Arbor Crest concert series

Arbor Crest continues their summer concert series this weekend. This Sunday, May 27 is features Vibe playing Motown funk. The concert starts at 5:30pm and goes until dusk. $5 admission fee. For more information and a complete concert schedule, visit arborcrest.com.

Complete Office and DeVries Business Services donate over $34,500 to local charities

As of March 31, 2012, over $34,500 has been given to local charities on behalf of the customers of DeVries Business Services and Complete Office. The combined efforts have helped Union Gospel Mission, Anna Ogden Hall, Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, VNA Care Services, Spokane Guild School, SCAN, The Arc of Spokane, Hospice of Spokane, 2nd Harvest Food Bank, SNAP, Wishing Star and more.

Empty ink and toner cartridges are picked up by DeVries Business Services in combination with business supply deliveries and returned to Complete Office for recycling. The funds generated by the recycled cartridges are donated annually.

Gina's Design Center presents celebrity designer Mark Brunetz

Gina's Design Center at 811 West Second, announces that celebrity interior designer, co-host, and co-author, Mark Brunetz is coming to Spokane this Saturday, May 26th to give a presentation about ways to manage your clutter. This is a free presentation to the public and there will be a book signing after the presentation.

Mark Brunetz Designs, the Los Angeles-based interior design Company is renowned for its broad range of styles and sophisticated yet always comfortable interiors. As Principal designer, Mark's extraordinary attention to detail and commitment to quality have awarded him high-profile clients in the entertainment and political arenas. Specializing in high-end, hillside properties including an ultra-contemporary Beverly Hills estate by award winning architect Stephen Ehrlich, the spectacular Sunswept Drive residence with panoramic city views and the modern Wrightwood House off Mulholland Drive, the Company prides itself in bringing luxury and livability to every space.

While viewers know Mark internationally as the Emmy Award winning designer on 'Clean House', Mark is most recognized for his unique, client-driven approach which supports his fundamental belief that great design is a seamless connection between homes and the people who love them.

For more information call 509-624-2205 or go to the website www.ginasdc.com.

GreenCupboards hires Tove Tupper

Tove Tupper has joined GreenCupboards as director of communications. She was previously a reporter for KREM 2 in Spokane and KDRV-TV in Medford, Ore. She holds a degree in communications from Pacific Lutheran University.

Memorial Day at Spokane's cemeteries is spectacular

Over 3,500 flags will fly over the Memorial Day weekend at Fairmount, Riverside, Greenwood and Spokane Memorial Gardens cemeteries in a tribute to veterans. Don't miss this moving experience. Take a drive through one of the cemeteries and feel the patriotism.

Also, the only 1939 Packard-Henny Super 8 Hearse on a Packard 12 platform in existence will be on display at Heritage Funeral Home over Memorial Day Weekend. The hearse will be the featured vehicle in the Classic Car Show this Memorial Day Weekend at Heritage Funeral Home, 508 North Government Way.

Besides this most rare automobile, Heritage will continue their tradition of presenting military memorabilia, an exciting aerospace display, and tribute to the Titanic. In addition, Members of the former Rockin' B Ranch will perform music from the Titanic era of 1912 twice each afternoon at Noon and 1:30 pm in the Heritage Chapel, hosted by local favorite Tim Behrens, who is best known for his one-man Patrick McManus Comedies.

John Baker joins Century 21 Beutler and Associates

Century 21 Beutler and Associates downtown Spokane office has hired John Baker as a real estate broker for the company's downtown Spokane office. Baker has more than 30 years of advertising media sales and community relations experience and communications/advertising graduate from Washington State University.

Mike Livingston is Commercial Realtor of the Year

The Washington Association of Realtors has awarded Mike Livingston its Commercial Realtor of the Year Award. Livingston is a broker with Kiemle and Hagood Co.

Barton opens Fiat dealership downtown

Barton Auto Group opened this area's only Fiat dealership this past week at their longtime location, 1002 W. Second Avenue. The Fiat 500, a four-cylinder subcompact, which comes in five models, will be the only new car on the Barton Fiat lot at present. The turbocharged Fiat Abarth, will arrive later this year. Selling Fiat also gives Barton the opportunity to sell the coming new line of Alfa Romeos which will come to the US in 2013.

Goodbye Iconic Burrito, hello Rusty Roof's

Rusty Roof's Burger and Shake Shack has expanded, moving into the location that was formerly Iconic Burritos at 1415 N. Hamilton. Frank and Shanna Haney have operated a Rusty Roof's restaurant at 101 East Hastings since 2010. The new location is approximately 2400 square feet and is currently being readied for an opening in a few weeks.

Melissa Bozarth, who owned Iconic Burrito (originally Sonic Burrito) had to change the name of her business when Sonic Drive in came to town. She also owns the Harvester Restaurant in Spangle.

Local photographer to make global documentary

Spokane photographer Nick Henderson is travelling to the Philippines in August to document what he calls a 'synthetic gold rush' in which thousands of families have relocated into remote, harsh, and unforgiving gold mining regions in the pursuit of the precious metal. For thousands of children this means leaving the classroom and heading into the gold fields with their parents.

The process is dangerous in more ways then one, but the most shocking point may be how these kids are extracting gold from the rocks their older siblings and parents bring in. With a handful of Mercury, or Cyanide, they are exposed to chemicals that have been linked to death, cancer, birth defects, and more.

Nick Henderson is just like any other photographer in that he loves making photos that move people. Since moving to Spokane last year he has become a mainstay of the fashion and marketing community but now he says it's time to get back to his roots. Photojournalism.

He is financing the documentary through newly emerging crowd fund website, Kickstarter.com. With updates and video blogs, backers are invited to become a part of the documentary by pledging funding and every donation has a reward associated with it, such as autographed books, limited edition prints, or if you're a big time philanthropist, an opportunity to travel with him into the region.

More information can be found at: www.kickstarter.com/projects/nfotonhp/golden-hands-photo-documentary and www.facebook.com/GoldenHandsDocumentary.

Craig Howard hired to lead community newspapers

Veteran community journalist Craig Howard has been named the new editor of The Splash and The Current, taking the reins of the editorial content of Liberty Lake's weekly newspaper and a monthly news magazine distributed throughout the greater Spokane Valley area.

Howard most recently served as news editor of the Spokane Valley News Herald, where he worked the past 10 years. Howard has also worked for weekly newspapers in Goldendale, Wash., and Houston. He is a journalism graduate of the University of Oregon.

The Splash and The Current are publications of Liberty Lake-owned and operated Peridot Publishing LLC. The business employs seven full-time and two part-time employees out of offices at 2310 N. Molter Road, Suite 305. The 6,000-circulation The Splash is distributed for free by direct mail to every business and residential address in Liberty Lake as well as on more than 100 local newsstands. The 8,000-circulation The Current is distributed for free on more than 150 newsstands across the Valley. For more, visit www.libertylakesplash.com or www.valleycurrent.com or contact Howard or Johnson at 509-242-7752 or by e-mail at craig@valleycurrent.com or josh@valleycurrent.com.

The Business Thought of the Week

"To tend, unfailingly, unflinchingly, towards a goal, is the secret of success."
Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova

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