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D. Lish's Hamburgers to donate 20% of Thursday sales to 'Play For Gracie Fund'

This Thursday, August 7, from 10:30 am to 9 pm, D. Lish's Hamburgers at 1625 North Division is doing a fund raiser, donating 20% of their daily total sales going to the 'Play For Gracie Fund'.

Gracie Snider was a 10 year old Spokane girl who played soccer for the Spokane Foxes and passed away in a car accident on 5/3/14. Her family has set up the 'Play for Gracie Fund' with donations going towards setting up a scholarship fund for kids who desire to play soccer, but can't afford the costs. So stop by D. Lish's Hamburgers this Thursday for great food and to donate to a great cause!

Travelodge at Convention Center now Best Western Plus City Center

Travelodge Spokane at the Convention Center has just completed a nearly one million dollar renovation and rebranding to the Best Western Plus City Center. The property on Spokane Falls Boulevard and Browne, across from the Convention Center and Riverfront Park has been family-owned and operated since its inception in 1996.

Trindera Engineering expands their Spokane office

As Trindera Engineering celebrates their 10th anniversary this year they also celebrate the expansion of their downtown Spokane office. With a rapid growth of professionals at Trindera Engineering they will now expand their Spokane office and occupy an additional suite in their downtown Spokane location. Trindera Engineer is located 221 W. Main Ave., Suite 100 and 200.

The company has helped engineer major projects within the Spokane Community and beyond. Major projects include the Spokane Riverside Park Water Reclamation Facilities, Downtown Spokane Huntington Park, and the Downtown Spokane Street Revitalizations.

For a decade, Trindera Engineering has specialized in the design of electrical, controls, lighting, automation, and specialty systems for projects throughout the Inland Northwest and beyond. Trindera has a broad portfolio of projects over the Commercial, Municipal, Industrial and Automation market sectors. With over 45 staff members including ten licensed professional engineers, the Trindera team brings quality to every project.

Spokane Housing Ventures announces new Executive Director

The largest nonprofit provider of affordable housing in Spokane and Lincoln Counties has a new executive director. Spokane Housing Ventures announced today that Fred Peck has replaced longtime director Jayne Auld, who announced her retirement this April.

Peck has served as Spokane Housing Venture's Chief Financial Officer for the past five years. He took over the new position August 1. Peck is a CPA, holds a Master's Degree in Accounting and Financial Management and has served on a number of civic and professional boards. Spokane Housing Ventures owns and manages 21 properties and 895 housing units throughout the two counties. Their units are at 97 percent occupancy and provide homes for more than 2,000 people. A key goal is to minimize homelessness as much as possible. The impact of keeping people off the street can mean the difference between life and death.

Peck will work with a team of 38 people who work in the Spokane-based offices on 715 East Sprague Ave. and at the sites.

Strong Solutions Introduces StrongCare+

Maintenance and updates for your Mac are time consuming and mundane, but they are important. When done consistently, you are able to keep small problems from turning into big problems. Troubleshooting is faster by ruling out common maladies ahead of time.

Strong Solutions, at 1718 E. Sprague Avenue, is offering StrongCare+ to help your Mac remain updated for the introductory price of $25 a month per Mac through December 31.

The service includes:
Background tasks run like a screensaver, only when idle.
Automatic Software Updates of common software (Adobe Flash, Microsoft Office, etc.)
Antivirus scans of commonly infected files and full disk scans (when possible)
Permission repairs
Memory Testing
Backup and purge of user and system caches
Central logging of activity and results
Integration with StrongCare Monitoring
Optional Local Staging Server

The phone number is 509-368-7340 and the website is jdstrong.com.

Husky Idealease Expands for the Long Haul

Husky Idealease announces the completion of its building expansion in Spokane at 910 N Thierman Road. Business growth has fueled the expansion, which includes a new corporate logo, an update of the building, and the addition of more services.

Husky Idealease provides truck rentals, truck leasing, dedicated maintenance, and emergency breakdown services. New services include on-site Diesel Particulate (DPF) filter cleaning, which provides customers a faster turnaround and shorter downtime. In addition, the company now offers truck alignments through an agreement with Gene's Alignment.

Husky Idealease began in Spokane with just one salesperson working out of the dealership in 1987. In 2005, it leased three service bays and hired a dedicated mechanic. Today it employs 11 people, operating out of a dedicated facility with nine truck bays, a parts department, and a customer waiting area. Husky Idealease is a member of the Idealease network with more than 430 locations nationwide, servicing more than 45,000 trucks and trailers.

For more information contact Chris McDevitt at 509-232-4354.

Sister Peter Claver Award nominations due by August 15

Sister Peter Claver was a humanitarian in every sense of the word. Her leadership in health care was her avenue to serve, with compassion and humility. This Humanitarian Award honors those who, today, continue her legacy. You can help keep her spirit alive in our community by recognizing an individual with inspiring passion and dedication; someone working to improve the lives of others.

Past Humanitarian Award nominees and recipients have dedicated themselves to safer neighborhoods, medical or social services for the underserved, the needs of children who live in poverty or suffer abuse; as well as spiritual enrichment of the lives of others.

Nominations may be submitted online at www.phc.org/spcaward. Attend the luncheon October 7, 2014 at an inspiring event held at the Spokane Club.

Annual Women's Weekend Fundraising Event for Girl Scouts at Lake Coeur d'Alene Sept 5-7

It's time to rally your girlfriends, sisters, mothers and co-workers for the annual Women's Weekend fundraising event, benefitting Girl Scouts Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, September 5-7 at Camp Four Echoes at Lake Coeur d'Alene. All your senses will be rejuvenated with pristine lake views, delicious cuisine, wine, spa treatments, time on the water and intriguing conversations. Massages, canoeing, stand up paddle-boarding, canvas painting, ropes course, numerology and soul oracle reading, yoga, hiking, wine tasting and much more. You can try to do it all or just bring a book and relax on the shore. Throughout the weekend you have the opportunity to bid on amazing silent auction items.

Cost is $225 and includes a swag bag valued at $125, lodging, catered meals, wine, beer and nonalcoholic beverages and many activities. Guests must be female and 21 or older to attend. Women's Weekend is an annual Girl Scout fundraising event that supports scholarships, camperships and program for girls. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. This event is held at Camp Four Echoes, the beautiful 212 acre Windy Bay Girl Scout lakefront camp at Lake Coeur d'Alene.

To register, call 1-800-827-9478, ext.204 or email events@gsewni.org.
For information about Camp Four Echoes visit www.campfourechoes.com.
For more information about the council, visit www.gsewni.org.

Rainmaker Creative promotes Sophie Sylvia

Rainmaker Creative, a creative design and marketing firm, announces its promotion of Sophie Sylvia to Director of Visual Communications. Sylvia has been with the company since September 2013, when she was hired as a Visual Communications Designer. With her promotion, she'll take on a leadership role for the design team, and she'll work more directly with Rainmaker clients.

Sylvia has a bachelor of fine arts degree from Eastern Washington University with an emphasis in visual communication design.

The Business Thought of the Week

"If you'll not settle for anything less than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives." Vince Lombardi

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