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Hayden Chamber introduces new logo

This summer, the Hayden Chamber of Commerce hired Tran Creative to design a new logo. The new Hayden Chamber of Commerce logo captures the 'Gateway to Recreation'. It conveys nature, outdoors, mountain peaks, water, splash of life, and recreation. Tran Creative's designers also stylized the mark into a letter 'h' using the yellow and green shapes. The four color palette is symbolic of community. Blue is for majestic lake of Hayden. Yellow is for fun activities and recreation. Green captures the nature aspect and fresh ideas. Orange means innovation and passion for making this community a great town to live, work, and play.

The new logo will be implemented onto all communications and marketing pieces. For more information, visit www.haydenchamber.org.

The Bar Method Spokane celebrates 1st Anniversary

This Saturday, October 26, The Bar Method Spokane will celebrate its first anniversary with a 'Just Wear White' party. The party runs from 7 to 10pm at the Bar Method Spokane Studio at 2023 East 29th Ave in GrapeTree Village on Spokane's South Hill. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served and there will be new announcements about The Bar Method Spokane. To RSVP, see their events page on Facebook. Visit spokanebarmethod.com to learn more about the Bar Method workout.

Melissa Boland from NQC earns Certified Meeting Professional designation

Melissa Boland, the Catering and Conference Services Manager at Northern Quest Resort & Casino, has been awarded the distinction of becoming a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) by the Convention Industry Council. Melissa joined Northern Quest as part of the original sales team that opened the hotel, but has been in the hospitality industry since the age of 14.

The CMP certification program recognizes individuals who have achieved the industry's highest standards of professionalism. To earn the CMP designation, Melissa had to demonstrate her experience and education in the field and pass a rigorous examination process. By becoming a CMP, Melissa joins an elite group of leading experts in the meeting, convention, and exhibitions industry. Melissa is a member of EWI (Executive Women's International) representing Northern Quest Resort & Casino, and has spent the last year on their board as the Sergeant-at-Arms.

Eye Consultants Video Contest to win free LASIK

Dr. Gary Fillmore and the team at Eye Consultants are holding their 4th annual 'See for Free' video contest and the winner will receive free LASIK surgery. Anyone interested in participating can create their own video telling why you should win free LASIK. Videos should be submitted by uploading them to the Eye Consultants Facebook page, must be less than three minutes, and are judged on creativity. Deadline to submit your video is October 31.

Visit LASIKSpokane.net for details.

Azar's Satellite Competes Nationally

Locally owned Azar's Satellite is currently in first place as the number one Dish Network Retailer Nationally in sales volume out of 120 Dish Network Retailers that have entered into a sales contest. Azar's Satellite is owned by Katy Azar of Azar's Restaurant and her son David Azar. They have been in business for one year.

Dish Network is offering a free iPad 2, for every Hopper activation. A Hopper is a whole room HD DVR, which can record up to 6 shows at the same time, skipping over the commercials, and is accessed from every room in your home via the Joey. The iPad will be connected via Wi-Fi to the Hopper which allows you to watch all DVR recordings and live TV anywhere, anytime.

To learn more about the iPad 2 offer and other specials, You can reach David Azar at 509-844-2596.

Desautel Hege Communications Promotes Associate

Desautel Hege Communications announces the promotion of Jessica Wade. Wade has been promoted from Account Coordinator to Account Executive. Since joining the firm in October 2012, she has been a key contributor on a variety of accounts and internal marketing projects with tasks including copywriting, media outreach, research and implementation, and the production of collateral materials. In her new role, Wade will assist with strategic consultation and planning, coordinate copywriting, design, and media outreach and support new business development. She graduated from Montana State University-Billings with a bachelor's degree in English and a minor in Art.

'The Welcome' event presents unique opportunity to hear from, and support, local veterans

With Veterans Day coming on November 11th, a newly-formed group of local volunteers is hosting a first-time event to bring together veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with members of the community who can welcome them 'back,' aiding in their healing process and showing our community's support for members of the military.

'The Welcome: A Public Listening' will take place on Saturday, November 9, 7:30pm at the Unitarian Church, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Dr. A group of 15 veterans will have spent the previous four days in an intensive retreat that focuses on using the creative arts to help veterans remember, understand and reshape their war trauma. During The Welcome event, they will share their stories in a unique performance that is open to the public. By sharing their personal stories through songs, poetry, or paintings, veterans charter a unique healing process.

Warrior Songs founder Jason Moon will emcee The Welcome and perform his music, featuring lyrics by veterans. Admission is $20 and free to veterans and their families. All of the proceeds go towards funding Healing Retreats. This event is an opportunity for community members to learn more about PTSD and to assist veterans in their recovery.

While PTSD is a nationwide epidemic, the event acknowledges those suffering on a local level. It generates a compassionate, more harmonious community between non-veterans and veterans through emotional and financial support. Because the retreats are free for veterans, funding for this organization is vital.

Individuals who would like to support the Spokane retreat can make a tax-deductible donation for Warrior Songs at warriorsongs.org/donate. More information can be found at www.WarriorSongsSpokane.org.

Local Dentists Pay $1 Per Pound to Collect Candy for Our Troops

It's that time of year, time when the sheer abundance of candy starts to wreak havoc on young teeth.

This Halloween, South Hill Pediatric Dentistry is leading the anti-decay movement by giving away dollars in exchange for cavity-provoking candy. Trick-or-treaters can bring their excess candy to South Hill Pediatric Dentistry and receive $1 per pound. Candy will be collected in exchange for cash the day after Halloween, Nov 1st, from 2pm to 5pm at South Hill Pediatric Dentistry, 2020 E. 29th Ave. Parents can also drop off candy at the dentist office the week of Nov 4-9, although they won't be paid for candy that week. The candy will then be shipped to troops overseas through Treats 2 Troops. Kids can also bring in handmade cards or letters to send along to the troops.

South Hill Pediatric Dentistry will also be doing a public 'Trick or Treat' at their office on Halloween from 1-3 pm. These treats will be tooth-friendly. For more info visit South Hill Pediatric Dentistry on Facebook.

ISAAC Foundation develops Faces of Hope Exhibit

Autism affects 1 in 88 children. The ISAAC Foundation provides resources, workshops, and financial grants for interventions and services to families who have children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders living in the Spokane and Coeur d'Alene areas.

One of the goals of The ISAAC Foundation is to create awareness about autism and its increasing prevalence in our area, so they created the Faces of Hope project. This multi-level project includes a calendar featuring photographs by Ashley Potter, of local children who are affected by various forms of autism. They then use many of the current and past calendar photos to assemble a Faces of Hope Exhibit that is on display at a variety of venues including galleries, shops, offices and lobbies.

Calendars are $10 and are available at www.TheISAACFoundation.org. If you're interested in sponsoring the Exhibit, visit the website or call 509-325-1515.

Greater Spokane Incorporated to Host Annual Business-to-Business Trade Show this Wednesday

Greater Spokane Incorporated will host its annual Business-to-Business Trade Show this Wednesday, October 23 from 3 to 7pm at Northern Quest Resort & Casino's Pend Oreille Pavilion. The public is invited and there is no charge to attend.

Idaho's 'Greenest' Hotel is Now Open

SpringHill by Marriot just opened on Seltice way in Coeur d'Alene and represents the highest standards of environmental technology, being built to LEED standards in Idaho.

Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, the LEED Green Building Rating System is a voluntary standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings in the United States. Owner Kent Clausen said "Coeur d'Alene is a city that has a great deal of respect for the great outdoors. Building this hotel to meet LEED standards just make sense. "

Every SpringHill Suites have an included breakfast, free Wi-Fi, exercise area, and business area. The property, located at 2250 Seltice Way, also has a splash pad for kids, putting green for golfers and a pool and sauna.

Wishing Star Celebrates 30th Birthday

Celebrate Wishing Star's 30th birthday at their Second Annual Dinner Banquet to raise money to grant wishes. The banquet includes a silent and live auction, meeting wish families, Cake Wars - a live cake decorating contest, dinner, games and more. Saturday, November 16 from 5:30 to 9pm at the Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan Road in Spokane Valley. Individual ticket are $50, Table of 8, $350.

For more information, visit www.wishingstar-spokanechapter.com.

Boat and RV storage opportunity

Empire Auto Boat and RV Storage still has room for more boats and RV for the winter. The facility, located at E. 800 3rd avenue in the former Costco building, regularly charges $4 to $6 a foot but is having an October special at $3.33 per foot of a six month contract. For more information call 509-926-0388.

Pete & Belle's Ice Cream Shop opens in Spokane Valley

Pete and Belle's Ice Cream Shop has opened at 1330 North Argonne Road in space formerly occupied by Spear's Furnishings adjacent to Ace Hardware and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, which recently relocated from the Spokane Valley. Both Pete & Belle's Ice Cream Shop and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory will have a grand opening this Friday through Sunday, Oct. 25, 26 & 27.

Pete & Belle's Ice Cream shop, owned by Aaron and Rachelle Blackmer, is named for their children, Peter and Annabelle and features 48 flavors of super-premium ice cream - offers cones, sundaes, toppings, shakes, floats, hand-packed pints and quarts, ice-cream cakes, blended iced-coffee drinks and smoothies. They are open Monday to Saturday 10am to 8pm, and Sunday 10am to 6pm.

Hanna & Associates Earns National Award

If you love the Northern Quest TV campaign you're not alone. Hanna & Associates, the Coeur d'Alene-based marketing communications firm for Northern Quest, recently earned a national award in communications excellence from the American Gaming Association. Hanna won 'Best Television' for its work for Northern Quest Resort & Casino. The competition included entries from top gaming companies, casino properties and equipment manufacturers as well as global and national advertising agencies.

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