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Jean Klundt Selected as Spokane Advertising Federation Ad Professional of the Year

Jean Klundt, managing partner and creative director at Klundt | Hosmer was named the 2013 Ad Professional of the Year at the 2014 American Advertising Federation - Spokane (AAF) ADDY Awards & Gala event held at the Davenport Hotel on March 8, 2014. The AAF Advertising Professional of the Year is an annual award recognizing one Spokane-region advertising professional for their contributions to the advertising industry and their position in the Spokane business community.

Jean was honored for her three decades of service to Spokane area companies and non-profits and for her 27-years of management at Klundt | Hosmer, a 13-person visual communication and brand development firm in Spokane.

Catalyst magazine announces winners of Women in Business Leadership Awards

Inland Business Catalyst Magazine announces the 2014 Women in Business Leadership Award Winners.

Established Business Leaders:
Pam Pyrc, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Development, Associated Industries
Heather Hanley, Creative Director, The Hanley Collection – The Tin Roof, Concept Home & reSkued
Carla Altepeter, President/CEO, Numerica Credit Union

Emerging Business Leaders:
Elizabeth A. Tellessen, Board of Directors, Winston & Cashatt Lawyers
Sasha Jackowich Weiler, Senior Director of Marketing & Communications, Rockwood Health Systems
Pamela 'PJ' Carlson-Hafner, Director of Administration, Haskins Steel Co., Inc.

Movers & Shakers:
Ulrike Berzau, Hospital Administrator, St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute
Marianne Guenther Bornhoft, Realtor, Windermere Manito
Denise Vickerman, General Manager, Ramada at Spokane Airport

Non-Profit Leaders:
Linda Thelma Finney, Executive Director, Leadership Spokane
Regina Malveaux, J. D., Executive Director, YWCA of Spokane
Kari J. Chapman, Vocational Coordinator/Caseworker, House of Charity, Catholic Charities Spokane

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees. You can read more in the current issue of Inland Business Catalyst.

2014 Hoopfest Registration Now Open

Celebrating 25 years, the 2014 Hoopfest Registration is open through May 5. Tournament dates are June 28 & 29. Divisions are available for youth, adult, co-ed, family, high school, wheelchair, Special Olympics, Unified in the recreation and competitive brackets as well as the elite divisions.

Entry forms are available at all Bruchi's and Yoke's Fresh Market locations. Bruchi's locations: Spokane (6 locations), Kennewick (3 locations), Cheney, Medical Lake, Pasco, Richland, Yakima, Sunnyside, Union Gap, Vancouver. Yoke's Fresh Market locations: Spokane (4 locations), Airway Heights, Deer Park, Kennewick, Pasco, South Richland, West Richland, Kellogg, ID, Sandpoint, ID.

Online registration is available at www.spokanehoopfest.net.

Nicole Butler Joins Numerica Credit Union

Nicole Butler recently joined Numerica Credit Union's Five Mile branch as the branch manager. Butler has seven years of experience in the financial industry. Prior to joining Numerica, she served four years as branch manager of Kitsap Credit Union's Poulsbo branch in Poulsbo, WA.

US Bank opens new branch in Spokane Valley

US Bank will hold a grand opening celebration at their new Spokane Valley Financial Center, 9019 E Appleway Blvd. on Wednesday, March 26 from 5 to 6:30pm. RSVP by March 18 to Chrissy Sterling at christina.sterling@usbank.com or call 509-835-6135.

Peters & Sons Florists moves to new location

Peters & Sons Florist has moved into the former Cassano's location, 314 E Sprague. They recently moved from their previous location on East Pacific. Visit them at www.petersandsonsspokane.com or call 509-624-4151.

2014 Bighorn Outdoor Adventure Show this week

This Thursday, March 20 through Sunday, March 23, the Bighorn Outdoor Adventure Show will be at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center. Admission is $9 for adults, $8 for military, seniors and students. Kids 6 and under are free. Paid admission good for all four days of the show.

Pick up your copy of this week's The Exchange newspaper for a special pull-out section with a guide to this year's show.

Executive Connect Breakfast March 18 featuring Kevin Parker

Tomorrow, March 18, Connect Northwest, Greater Spokane Incorporated's Executive Connect Breakfast with special guest, Representative Kevin Parker, will be held at the Spokane Club Georgian Room from 7:30-9:30am(Doors open at 7am).

Kevin Parker owns Dutch Bros. Coffee in Spokane, and serves in the State Legislature as the Representative for Spokane's Sixth District. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Whitworth & Gonzaga University. Extremely active in the community, Kevin has been recognized as one of the most influential people in the Spokane region, Citizen of the Year 2013, and has won numerous honors and awards for leadership and business.

Registration is $30 and includes breakfast. To sign up, click here

GU's Master of Accountancy Ranks No. 25 Best Specialty Business Program in Nation

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report, Gonzaga University's Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program currently has a 90 percent job placement rate within three to six months of graduation, including strong on-campus recruitment by the Big Four accounting firms and 10-15 regional accounting companies. Approximately 60 students are enrolled in Gonzaga's MAcc program, 90 percent of whom attend full time.

Specialty rankings are based solely on ratings by educators at peer schools within the Best Business Schools classifications. Gonzaga is one of only three Pacific Northwest schools to make the list.

For more information on GU's MAcc program, contact Kristen Paul, marketing and recruitment specialist at 509- 313-7047.

Girl Scout Cookies Arrive In Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho Region

Thousands of Girl Scouts are getting their cookie selling strategies in place as they gear up to begin booth sales March 21 through April 13 in communities throughout Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. Through product sales, Girl Scouts earn money for troop activities which include community service, field trips to earn badges, resident and day camp and travel.

The Girl Scout cookies are $4 per box and $4.25 per box in Idaho. Booth sale cookies will be available until April 13. Go to www.gscookiebiz.com to find your Girl Scout cookies fast through the COOKIE LOCATOR. Just type in your zip code and it will tell you where and when to find cookies right in your neighborhood or call the council at 800-827-9478 ext. 212.

More news from Gonzaga University

In this year's U.S. News and World Report rankings for law schools, published March 11, Gonzaga University School of Law is ranked 107 (tie), an increase of six spots over last year's report. The report recognizes that Gonzaga's Washington state bar passage rate for 2012 was 81 percent, 14 percentage points above the state average. This year's report also recognizes the success Gonzaga Law alumni have had in finding employment. The number of 2012 graduates employed nine months after graduation rose to 68.7 percent, a 4.9 percent increase over the previous year.

The rankings are published in U.S. News' 2015 edition of the book Best Graduate Schools and online.

West Plains Chamber Best of the West Awards Gala March 20

This year's Best of the West Awards Gala will be held at Northern Quest Resort & Casino this Thursday, March 20 at 5:30pm. They will honor leaders, businesses, organizations, educators, and first-responders from the West Plains.

To register, click here

Riverview Lutheran Care Center Receives Highest Rating from U.S. News & World Report

Riverview Lutheran Care Center, part of the Riverview Retirement Community, has received the highest possible overall rating of five stars in U.S. News & World Report's sixth annual Best Nursing Homes published February 26th, and available at www.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes.

The Best Nursing Homes 2014 ratings highlight the top nursing homes in each city and state out of nearly 16,000 facilities nationwide. The goal is to help the millions of Americans who will spend time in a nursing home in 2014 find a home with a strong track record of good care. U.S. News has also published a series of articles on how to pay for care, spot warning signs of bad care, understand how the federal Affordable Care Act affects senior care, and otherwise manage the emotional and financial challenges of dealing with an aging loved one.

For more information visit www.riverviewretirement.org.

SCORE Workshop - Social Media for Small Business 301

Presented by Spokane SCORE Chapter 180, this week's class is a hands-on workshop focusing on Social Media. To be held this Wednesday, March 19 from 1-3pm at the SBA Training Room, 801 W Riverside, Suite 444.

This workshop is for users who are comfortable using Facebook for both their personal and business needs, but are looking to begin developing a strategy. This seminar also covers Twitter and LinkedIn strategies for your small business. After attending this workshop, you will have step-by-step instructions on how to build a Social Media Strategy to begin marketing your small business on social media sites.

Cost is $40 per person with advance registration; $50 at the door. To register, visit www.scorespokane.org.

Trovato Interiors opens in the Spokane Valley

Trovato Interiors, a home furnishings boutique, recently opened at S 18 Union Road in the Spokane Valley. Susan Usai, design consultant, and Hank Seipp, broker with Cornerstone Property Advisors, announced the launch of their new furniture and design studio just south of Sprague on Union between Pines and Bowdish.

Featuring Norwalk Custom Order Furniture, they offer over 800 fabrics and leathers and dozens of frame styles, on a 35 day program. Trovato Interiors showcases new custom furniture and accessories mixed with choice antiques, old paintings, vintage chandeliers, mirrors, china, and silver. Design consulting services are available for clients.

For more information, contact Susan Usai at 509-217-6646.

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