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Upscale Sale to benefit the Spokane Symphony Orchestra

Spokane Symphony Associates will present their 6th Annual 'Upscale Sale' benefitting the Spokane Symphony Orchestra, this Thursday, May 29th through Saturday, May 31st at 1027 West 3rd Avenue in Spokane.

The Upscale Sale opens with a 'Preview Sale' Thursday, May 29th, from 5-7pm with a $5 admission. The sale continues (free admission) Friday, May 30th & Saturday, May 31st, 8am-5pm. There will be quality new, vintage, antique and unique items including furniture, paintings & prints , garden & patio items, sterling & silverplate serving pieces, art glass, crystal vases & goblets, fine & costume jewelry, china (Minton, Lenox, Wedgwood and more), designer furs & clothes, dolls, sports & fishing & camping equipment, books & cookbooks, holiday decorations and much, much more.

This sale, covering over 5,000 square feet with the highest quality items offered anywhere in Spokane is made possible by the generous contributions of over 100 donors. It is presented by the Spokane Symphony Associates, a volunteer group dedicated to raising funds for the Spokane Symphony Orchestra.

Visit spokanesymphonyassoc.org and on Facebook to learn more.

Spokane Association of REALTORS annual awards

Mayor David Condon, Marianne Guenther Bornhoft

The Spokane Association of REALTORS, the voice of real estate in Spokane County, presented its 2014 awards at its annual awards luncheon last week at the Red Lion River Inn. Local awards were presented to:

REALTOR of the Year:
Marianne Guenther Bornhoft
Windermere Manito

REALTOR Community Service:
Glen Carey
Woodard Properties

Steve Flinn REALTOR Achievement Award:
Tom Hormel
RE/MAX Inland Empire

Partner of the Year:
Tony Price
First Class Septic, Inc.

Affiliate of the Year:
Anthony Carollo
Stewart Title of Spokane

Citizen of the Year:
Mayor David A. Condon

Brian Quinn joins Red Lion Hotels

Red Lion Hotels Corporation announced the company has named Brian Quinn as Senior Vice President and Chief Franchise Officer. Quinn oversees hotel franchise development and growth opportunities for the company in its plan to expand across the United States.

With over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Quinn most recently served as Executive Vice President of Development at Driftwood Hospitality Management and Vice President of Upscale Development for InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), overseeing growth of the Crowne Plaza and Hotel Indigo brands across key markets including the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. During his tenure, the Crowne Plaza brand was recognized as the fastest growing upscale brand four years consecutively. During his 20 years with IHG, Brian also held leadership positions in franchise services, owner relations and hotel operations. Previously, he served in franchise development for Hilton Hotels Corporation.

Retail center sold

A 51,758-square-foot retail property on North Division has just sold to AB Management, LLC for $7.5 million. The center is located at 7630 N. Division and tenants include Michaels Arts and Crafts and Cash and Carry. Major neighboring tenants include Grocery Outlet, Dollar Tree, Furniture Row, The Onion, Noodle Express, and Old European. Goodale and Barbieri Company's John Hillier and Cory Barbieri facilitated the transaction. Goodale and Barbieri will continue the management of the property.

McDirmid, Mikkelsen & Secrest joins Eide Bailly

McDirmid, Mikkelsen & Secrest, the largest local CPA firm in Spokane, will be joining Eide Bailly, a top 25 CPA firm in the nation, on June 16. This union will bring Eide Bailly's total staff to 1,350, including 202 partners. With 22 offices in 10 states, Eide Bailly is a full-service regional CPA and business advisory firm. McDirmid, Mikkelsen & Secrest has served clients in the Inland Northwest region, northern Idaho and western Montana since 1976. The firm offers clients audit, accounting, tax, consulting and management advisory services with a staff of 50 professionals.

Hundreds of open houses this Saturday and Sunday

The Spokane Association of REALTORS invites you to the annual REALTOR Open House weekend this Saturday May 31st and Sunday June first. Hundreds of homes for sale in the Inland Northwest will have open houses. All locations, all price ranges. Attendees will also have a chance to win a $1,500 gift certificate from Furniture Boutique, 1826 East Sprague. They offer furniture, decor, antiques & more. Go to spokaneopen.com for a complete list of all the open houses, this weekend May 31st and June 1st.

Complete Suite Furniture opens 7th location

Spokane-based Complete Suite Furniture has opened a new 35,000 square feet location in the Spokane Valley in the former Halpin's building at 11410 E. Sprague Avenue. It's the seventh location for the furniture retailer.

The new store features popular name brands such as, American, Stanton, Sealy Posturepedic among others. Complete Suite Furniture has also updated its branding with a new logo, tag line, web site, and other complimentary elements. The store is celebrating by having a Grand Opening Sale with savings of up to 70% off through June 22.

Owners and Spokane natives, Brad and Julie Markquart, opened their first Complete Suite Furniture storefront in Spokane Valley in 1998. The company's seven locations, include three stores in Spokane, one on Coeur d'Alene as well as stores in Kennewick, Pasco and Yakima and has 30 employees. The website is www.completesuitefurniture.com.

Beauty and the Vine at Nectar this Wednesday

Nectar Tasting Room has organized a night out on the town just for you. Beauty and the Vine is Wednesday, May 28 from 6-9pm. This free event is sponsored by Dr. Stiller's Linea Cosmetic Surgery and will be a night of beauty, health tips, and of course wine. Enjoy discounted Botox and Juvederm treatments, chair massages from Sicilia Chiropractic, brow waxes from Sharmaine Nichole Beauty & Barber, and more. Bring a 'wish list' item for Blessings Under the Bridge and receive a free paraffin dip. For a full list of services, 'wish list items' and to pre-register for BOTOX or JUVEDERM visit drinknectar.com or call 509-869-1572.

New Papa John's opens Thursday with free pizza for a year to the first 100 customers

Papa John's Pizza is opening a new store this Thursday at 2926 S Regal Street and adding to the ever-growing list of recent businesses to make a home on the South Hill of Spokane. The store's owner, Matt Goodwin, has decided to give the first 100 customers at his new Papa John's location free pizza for a year. Goodwin is offering the same delicious deal to a few lucky winners from the new business' Facebook page.

Goodwin has been busy here in the Spokane community (this is now his sixth business here) and expanding his already impressive list of successful operations, which include; Volstead Act, Fast Eddie's, PRESS and Boiler Room.

Lone Wolf Harley-Davidson offering a chance to win a brand new 2014 Street Bob

Lone Wolf Harley-Davidson has everything you need to ride away the winter blues including amazing new motorcycles, special financing and a chance to win a brand new 2014 Street Bob. The quickest way to kick winter to the curb is by hitting the road on a brand new Harley-Davidson and from now until June 30, Lone Wolf Harley-Davidson visitors can enter to win a brand new 2014 Street Bob, $5,000 in Genuine Parts and Accessories to customize their new ride and $1,000 in Harley-Davidson MotorClothes riding gear.

To submit an entry, visit Lone Wolf Harley-Davidson to complete a form describing how you would customize your dream Street Bob, choosing from a menu of more than 10,000 available Harley-Davidson Parts & Accessories. Contact Lindsay Jones for complete judging criteria, official rules, and entry. Call 509-927-7433 or email lindsayjones@lonewolfh-d.com

New owner transforms Audrey's Spokane's oldest boutique

New owner Victoria Zvonchek-Ferro has given Audrey's Boutique at 3131 North Division, a makeover, turning Spokane's stalwart, 40-year-old lingerie-and-bridal store into the latest hip, happening boutique for the young as well as the young at heart.

Since buying Audrey's in 2012, Victoria Zvonchek-Ferro has revamped the boutique from top to toe, updating its inventory and its vibe. Gone is the old-fashioned brown-and-tan floral rug that used to grace the entrance, replaced by one of solid, vibrant red, a color repeated in the David Bromstad 'Lips' painting on display behind the counter.

It's a new day; it's a new dawn for Audrey's with flirty sundresses, the sexy cocktail wear, the stylish yoga pants and tops, and bras in even the hardest-to-find sizes, including for mastectomy patients. She's updated the bridal section, too, adding an impressive selection of gowns for the mature or second-time bride.

With nearly 30 years in management and executive levels at stores such as Lord & Taylor and Marshall's, Zvoncheck-Ferro brings a decidedly East-Coast fashion sense to Audrey's. She also knows wedding attire and honeymoon wear, having owned a bridal shop in New Jersey before coming to Spokane.

Audrey's phone number is 509-324-8612 and the facebook page is Audrey's a Boutique.

Selkirk Pizza and Tap House Now Open

Located at 12424 North Division, next to the Village Center Cinemas, Selkirk Pizza offers some of the best pizza in town, along with a nice salad bar, house made soups, sandwiches, and pasta. They also offer sliders, jalapeno poppers, and fries, among other items. Different from other north side venues, Selkirk offers a full service, comfortable bar but caters to families and sports teams by also offering a restaurant side that is self service. "It may seem odd, but we have found that many customers appreciate the aspect of being able to enjoy a nice atmosphere and good food without having to be waited on," says Liz Nelson who, along with her husband, Curt, opened Selkirk this week with their partner, Todd Phelps. "This is a nice aspect when you're with a large group, have kids, or want to be in and out in a reasonable timeframe to catch a movie or a sporting event." In addition to the comfortable Northwest decor, Selkirk will soon offer patio seating to enjoy for the season.

Swirl Washington is June 15 at the Davenport

Swirl Washington is Washington's newest premier wine event, pairing the state's finest wineries with eastern Washington's award-winning chefs and restaurants. In the past, similar events have drawn more than 100 wineries, 15 restaurants and an average of 600 attendees.

The event will take place June 15 at the historic Davenport Hotel, 5-8pm, and is co-produced by the Washington State Wine Commission and Visit Spokane. Proceeds from the event will benefit Providence Health Care Foundation.

For more information, visit www.visitspokane.com/things-to-do/swirl-wa/.

NAWBO-NW Elects 2014-15 Slate of Officers

A new board of directors was elected at NAWBO-NW's (National Association of Women Business Owners-Northwest) May chapter meeting. The 2014-15 board members include:
President: Melissa Murphy
President-Elect: Billie Gaura
Immediate Past President: Sabrina Jones
Treasurer: Judith Kampf
Secretary: Suzy Gage
Director of Programs: Diane Maehl
Director of Marketing & Communications: Victoria Ferro
Director of Membership: Shanna Cejka
Director of Economic and Corporate Development: Barbara Cozza
Director of Fundraising: Amy Khosravi
Hospitality Chairperson: Patti Usselman
Corporate Partner Representative: Jane Larson

The Business Thought of the Week

"Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn't always have to be their top priority." William Arthur Ward

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