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Ginger's Therapeutic Massage can make you feel better

Ginger Suriano Myers

Since 1981 Ginger Suriano Myers has been passionate about using her therapeutic massage skills to make people feel better. She was born and raised in Spokane, lived in Oregon, Western Washington, Alaska and Hawaii, and returned the her home town in 2001. In 2002 Ginger's Therapeutic Massage was born in Spokane. With many continuing education hours and several years of professional massage work, she has developed a personal style that incorporates varying techniques based on the needs of her clients. She treats clients for a variety of health conditions, relaxation and stress relief with Swedish massage with integrated Traditional Cupping Methods as her primary technique. She also offers Reflexology as well as massage for cancer patients.

Massage is a therapy that can be very beneficial for those people who are living with or are recovering from cancer. As a relaxing experience, massage helps put the mind at ease, encouraging lowered anxiety and increasing feelings of well being; these results can assist in creating a personal space that is conducive to healing and wellness.

Whether you have an acute muscle injury or a chronic, aching injury, massage can help. Her clients seek the benefits of massage for a variety of reasons: Arthritis, Auto Accident Injuries, Fibromyalgia, Headache, Post Surgical Recovery, Sports Injuries, Relaxation, Stress Reduction - aides Insomnia, Tight and Sore Muscles.

Most health insurance covers therapeutic massage services.

Ginger's Therapeutic Massage is located at 307 W. Francis Avenue. The phone number is 509-999-0561. The website is gingerstherapeuticmassage.com or check out the mobile app at gingersmassage.mobi.

Spokane Business & Economic Symposium & Luncheon May 7

Nick Hanauer

Join business leaders from the Inland Northwest at this special event to feature keynote speaker Nick Hanauer, Author, Civic Activist, Venture Capitalist and Entrepreneur. Symposium to be held at the Davenport Hotel, Elizabethan Room, Wednesday, May 7 from 11:30am to 1:30pm. The event will be hosted by PacifiCAD and will benefit a local Spokane charity, Generation Alive.

This symposium is an effort to bring a fresh perspective to Spokane's economic outlook. Mr. Hanauer suggests that we approach the economic difficulties we face with long-term investment in and support for the middle class. He contends that this approach will ultimately pay dividends to all in our economy.

Nick Hanauer is one of the most successful entrepreneurs, investors and managers in the Northwest. Hanauer has managed, founded or financed over 30 companies, creating aggregate market value of tens of billions of dollars, including companies like Amazon.com, Aquantive Inc., and many more. He is co-founder and partner in Second Avenue Partners, a Seattle-based venture capital firm providing management, strategy, and capital for early stage companies. Author of national bestselling books, 'The True Patriot and 'The Gardens of Democracy' with co-author Eric Liu, Hanauer has also made numerous television appearances as commentator on politics and economics in the national media. Most recently, he was featured in two documentary films on economic inequality, 'American Winter' -which premiered on HBO, and 'Inequality for All' which was theatrically released in fall 2013.

Cost for the symposium and luncheon is $50 per plate, benefitting Generation Alive. To RSVP or to get more information, call 509-326-7789 or 800-722-2621.

Generation Alive works in collaboration with other compassion-based organizations to offer young people tangible opportunities to actively help other young people who are living in the pain caused by extreme poverty or injustice. To find out more about Generation Alive, visit www.generationalive.org.

100 different kinds of tequila!

A new Mexican restaurant will soon be open at 3029 E. 29th in Lincoln Heights, Miguel's Mexican Restaurant and Tequileria will be in the former Vin Rouge space. The owner is Miguel Amador, who also operates Fiesta Mexicana at 1227 S. Grand. The new 3,000-square-foot restaurant will serve more than 100 different kinds of tequila and have a different menu than Fiesta Mexicana.

STCU opens branch in the Hutton Building

STCU opened its 17th branch location Wednesday in Spokane's historic Hutton Building. The Hutton Branch is located on the street level at 9 S. Washington Street (the corner of Sprague and Washington), where STCU also has completed renovation of the lobby area and a 1,000-square-foot space that's available for lease. An STCU sign atop the seven-story building has brightened the Spokane skyline since January. Plans for later this year call for turning the building's top floor into the new home for STCU commercial lending. The 2,300-square-foot Hutton Branch will have a four-person staff.

Flying Goat to open sister location on south hill

And another new restaurant for Spokane's south hill, The Flying Goat on Northwest Boulevard is planning to open a sister location, called Republic Pi, at the former Vintages/Villaggio location near the intersection of Grand and 29th Avenue sometime in July. Republic Pi plans to serve pizza similar to The Flying Goat, but will have a wood-fire oven instead of a gas oven for a different taste.

Get Hoppin'! The Bunny is coming to River Park Square this Friday

He's good at inspiring smiles and great at capturing memories. The warm and fuzzy Easter Bunny will hop into the first-level atrium at River Park Square this Friday, April 4th at 11am to celebrate spring's most beloved and time-honored tradition.

For two weeks only, families can visit downtown's magical Bunny Photo Experience. While there, guests can also help a U.S. child in need by making a donation to Save the Children. And, throughout the Easter season, families will enjoy a behind-the-scenes look into the Bunny's magical world at Facebook.com/followthebunny or on Twitter at @Follow_theBunny. For Easter Bunny photo hours go to riverparksquare.com.

Ephata Cafe to open in north Spokane

This June, Sonia Schumacher plans to open Ephata Cafe, Juice and Java at 1908 W. Northwest Blvd.

NAC Architecture Promotes Staff

NAC Architecture announces the following staff promotions:

Keith Comes, AIA, LEED AP an Architect in NAC Architecture's Spokane office has been promoted to Managing Principal. He is working on projects such as Pullman High School in Pullman, and the City of Redmond Recreation Master Plan in Redmond. Keith has Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees from Montana State University and has been with NAC Architecture for 22 years.

Melissa McFadgen, AIA, LEED AP has been promoted to Principal. She is an Architect in NAC Architecture's Spokane office. She recently completed the Phil Snowdon Elementary School in Cheney, and is currently working on the People's Community Center New Aquatic Facility in Tacoma. Melissa is a graduate of Montana State University, with a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree and a Master's of Architecture.

Dan Kurtz, AIA, LEED AP, has also been promoted to Principal. He is an Architect in the Spokane office and is currently managing the Kootenai Health Master Facility Plan, Phase 1 Expansion project in Coeur d'Alene, as well as the Community Hospital of Anaconda Addition and Modernization in Anaconda, Montana. Dan holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Idaho.

Rob Paradiso is a drafter in the Spokane office who has been promoted to Senior Associate. He is currently working on the Ferris High School Modernization and Replacement, as well as the Salk Middle School Modernization for Spokane Public Schools. Rob has an Associate in Applied Science degree in Architectural Technology from Spokane Community College.

Angela Bishop, LEED AP has been promoted to Associate. She is an architect in the Spokane office who is currently working on the Rockwood South Hill Summit Tower project in Spokane, as well as the Pullman High School Renovation and Reconstruction. Angela has a Bachelor of Architecture and a Master of Architecture from the University of Idaho.

Brian Love, LEED AP has also been promoted to Associate. He is an architectural technician in the Seattle office who is currently working on the Joe Redington Sr. Junior-Senior High School in Knik, Alaska. Brian has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Rice University.

With origins in 1960 and a staff of more than 110, NAC Architecture serves clients from offices in Seattle, Spokane, Los Angeles and Denver.

Katie Fitzpatrick joins Trindera Engineering

Trindera Engineering has hired Katie Fitzpatrick as Business Development Coordinator. She brings more than six years of experience in communication and client development to Trindera. Most recently she was an assistant in University Advancement with Gonzaga University. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Communication from Eastern Washington University.

Spo-Can Council to Host 8th Annual 'Our Kids: Our Business' Luncheon & Training

As part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Our Kids: Our Business is a call to action for a region that supports a successful childhood at every stage of development. This year's Capstone Event will take place at the Spokane Convention Center on Wednesday, April 9th and will be hosted by Robyn Nance, Co-Founder of 'Teen Closet'. This year's keynote address will be given by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, Founder and Director of the Trauma Stewardship Institute and author of 'Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others.' Laura will be delivering a talk titled 'Navigating The Cumulative Toll of Life - How to keep on keeping on'. To learn more about Ms. van Dernoot Lipsky, visit www.traumastewardship.com.

The luncheon begins at 11:30am and will be followed by an afternoon training session with author Laura van Dernoot Lipsky. Tickets are available at www.okob2014.eventbrite.com.

Spokane Central Lions Club presents 'Pancakes 'N More' April 19

Spokane Central Lions Club and Corbin Senior Center presents 'Pancakes 'N More' on Saturday, April 19, from 7:30 am to 10:30 am at the Corbin Senior Center, 827 West Cleveland. Tickets are $7 per person. The Lions Health Screening Van will be on site during the breakfast doing health testing for diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure, etc. Spokane Central Lions will have a raffle for many prizes and the grand prize is a $175 Yoke's Gift Card. Raffle tickets are $1 each. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit Central Lions Club Community Activities.

For more information, call Spokane Central Lions at 509-328-6900 or Corbin Senior Center at 509-327-1584.

EWI of Spokane Hosts 2014 Spring Conference

EWI of Spokane will host the 2014 Spring Conference April 24-26 at Northern Quest Resort and Casino. Representatives from across the United States and Canada have been invited to attend the conference, and all local professionals are encouraged to attend and enjoy this year's impressive lineup of guest speakers, quality networking, leadership training, and a whole lot of fun!

EWI's Spring Conference will kick off with keynote speaker, Dr. Lisa Brown, Chancellor for Washington State University. Other speakers at the conference include Marty Dickinson with Sterling Bank, Lori Giovannoni presenting EWI's Academy of Leadership, Anna Liotta with Resultance, Inc., Katy Bruya with Washington Trust Bank, Karen Feltes with Avista, and Chelsea Maguire with Better Business Bureau.

The theme of this year's event is, 'Fall for Spokane; Inspiring & Educating our Future Leaders.' Non-members of EWI are welcome, and attendees can either purchase full conference or Friday Only passes to attend EWI's Academy of Leadership.

EWI's membership ranges from entrepreneurs to small businesses to large corporations with a vast range of talented professionals in their network with real commitment to civic responsibility. This event provides an excellent learning and networking opportunity for professionals of all ages.

EWI of Spokane is celebrating its 35th year as a chapter of the international organization. The chapter has 63 member firms with 69 individual representatives from those firms. EWI is a nonprofit that strives to connect diverse companies to promote business, enhance personal and professional development, and encourage community involvement.

EWI's Spring Conference is open to the public. To register for the event online, email Mary Nellenbach at mnellenbach@watrust.com.

Unleashed Online Media welcomes new staff

Michael Morscheck has joined the talented team at Unleashed Online Media as their newest Account Manager. He brings with him over 15 years of Account Management experience. Mike most recently served as Director of Marketing for R&R Heating & Air Conditioning in Spokane.

Originally from Moscow, Idaho, Mike graduated from the University of Idaho with degrees in Advertising and Visual Communications.

Unleashed also welcomes Laurie Barone as their newest bookkeeper and administrator. She has extensive experience with accounting, IT support, and business administration.

The Business Thought of the Week

"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results." Willie Nelson

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