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Steam Plant's Iconic Stacks Light Up For Breast Cancer Awareness

Spokane's historic Steam Plant is highlighting Breast Cancer Awareness Month in an unusual way. Throughout October, the building's distinctive smokestacks will glow pink to raise awareness of the deadly disease.

The month-long visual effect also serves as the launch of the Steam Plant's 'Light Up the Stacks' program, which will use newly installed LED lighting and control technology to celebrate or promote select philanthropic and cultural events in the community.

The two stacks will be lit pink the entire month of October as a reminder to participate in early detection testing for breast cancer. The best way to fight breast cancer is to have a plan that helps detect the disease in its early stages, such as breast self-exams, clinical exams and mammograms based on age and health history.

The Steam Plant created and supplied steam heat to more than 300 buildings, at its peak, in downtown Spokane dating back to 1916. Ten years later it was transformed into the Steam Plant Square, a mixed-use space including restaurant, brewery, retail, and commercial businesses. Avista Development partnered with Ron and Julie Wells in the renovation, retaining as much of the equipment and industrial materials as possible. These efforts earned national, state and local awards, including the first-of-its-kind recognition from the National Trust for Historic Preservation for historic buildings in our region. For more information, visit steamplantspokane.com.

There will be a 'Light Up the Stacks Ceremony', this Wednesday, October 1, at 7:30 pm in the Steam Plant Square Breezeway (just outside the central Steam Plant building), 159. S. Lincoln Street. All are welcome to attend. Wear pink!

Lance Kissler promoted at STCU

STCU has promoted Lance Kissler to Digital Marketing Manager. Kissler started work at STCU in 2010 as New Media and Marketing Officer, and most recently was eBusiness Development Officer.

A 2014 graduate of Leadership Spokane, Kissler now serves on the board for that organization. Among other community activities, he is president of the Inland Northwest Business Alliance, volunteers at the Humane Society, and is an adjunct instructor at Eastern Washington University and Whitworth University.

Kissler has bachelor and master's degrees from Eastern Washington University, and was named EWU's 2012 Inspirational Young Alumnus. He attended Odessa High School.

Founded by educators in 1934, STCU is a member-owned, not-for-profit cooperative with 17 branches in Eastern Washington and North Idaho, more than $1.9 billion in total assets and 130,000 members.

Nick Hanauer to speak to Foley Institute Thursday

The Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service at Washington State University presents Nick Hanauer, entrepreneur, author and venture capitalist, will lecture on Saving American Capitalism: The truth about jobs, prosperity, and economic growth. It's a special engagement Thursday, October 2, 7:30pm at the Fox Theater. Hanauer will speak on his view of U.S. economic policies and will explain why capitalists should be the people most concerned about the staggering rise in U.S. economic inequality and the struggling middle-class. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit foley.wsu.edu.

Civic Theatre costume shop gets new name, location

The Spokane Civic Theater Costume Shop has a new name, 'The Little Shop of Rentals' and a new location, 125 South Cowley, at First, just east of Division. 'The Little Shop of Rentals' name came from a Facebook contest to rename the popular costume shop. The new location provides more space for the hundreds of costumes...and will even have some sets and props for rent as well. The official grand opening, just in time for Halloween is Saturday October 11th from 10am till 4pm. They're on facebook at Spokane Civic Theatre costume shop.

Even HDG's building makes a statement

HDG, Hurtado Hissong Design Group, is a multi-faceted architecture and design studio with experience in a variety of project types such as commercial, multi and single family residential, mixed-use, hospitality and restaurant design. Their projects have made a statement and raised the bar for architecture and design in the region: Wasabi Asian Bistro and Sushi Bar, Hotel Ruby, Fire Artisan Pizza in Spokane and Coeur d'Alene, The Wine Cellar, Vault Coffee, and Crafted Tap House in Coeur d'Alene, Nudo Ramen restaurant in Spokane and many more. They are also designing Josh Wades' new Nectar Craft Wine and Beer bar in Kendall Yards.

Their projects are bold and innovative and so is their building at 522 West First. HDG periodically repaints the building top make a statement. Drive by and take a look at the new one!

The phone number is 509-321-5064 and the website is studiohdg.com.

2014 is Great Expectations Painting's best year ever

Great Expectations Painting, 1602 E. Sherman in Coeur d'Alene, has been improving the looks of residences and commercial buildings in the Inland Northwest since 2003. In addition to painting they also do pressure washing and staining, and from personal experience they do an excellent job. On time, on budget and beyond expectations.

Owner Zach Froehlich says he business in the midst of their best and biggest year ever. They have been painting multiple jobs per week all year, including large commercial projects like the Shoshone Health and Wellness building in Smelterville, Idaho. The phone number is 208-640-1365 and the email is greatexpectationspainting@gmail.com.

Beyond Pink Fundraising Event October 10

Beyond Pink is hosting their 5th annual Designer Bra Fashion Show on Friday, October 10 at the Spokane Convention Center. Door open at 5pm with a silent auction with hundreds of items, no host bar and hors d oeuvres. At 7:00pm the live show and auction will begin. There will be an entertaining show opener, then local artists and designers will show off their best! Themed packages will be auctioned off one by one throughout the evening. The event will wrap up with an exclusive VIP event.

100% of the net proceeds will go towards funding for women who cannot afford thermography. To date, the charity has helped over 300 local women in the battle against breast disease, a number not lost on those behind this event's success.

For most women who benefit from the charity, the knowledge that their risk is low can be a tremendous gift. But there are those who are not so fortunate. So far, about a dozen women have learned they are high-risk. For many of them, this discovery has led to cancer fighting therapies that now stand a much better chance of success thanks to early detection. The combination of a mammogram, a clinical breast exam, and an FDA approved thermogram offers women a 95% chance of detection of breast disease.

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased in advance at BeyondPink.net. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for every budget. For more information contact Charlie Brewer, Founder at charlie7104@hotmail.com or 509-663-7776.

Heather Byrd joins WSU Spokane as Development Coordinator

The Development office of Washington State University Spokane announces the appointment of Heather Byrd as Development Coordinator. Heather brings over 13 years of experience in media relations, marketing, public relations and fundraising. Byrd previously worked as the Director of Development & Communications at the Salvation Army of Spokane. She has also worked at both KREM-TV and KXLY-TV in Spokane. Byrd is a proud alumna of Washington State University and active with various non profit Boards and Past President of The Junior League of Spokane.

Luig's Building has office space available

Luigi's restaurant owner, Marty Hogberg is looking for tenants on the upper floors of his building at Main and Bernard. The office space is from 6,100 to 21,200 square feet and has a high tech feel, with exposed ceilings and red brick interior walls. The space, which is going to $16 a square foot, including janitorial, also has plenty of storage space as well as Spokane's finest Italian restaurant on the main floor.

For more information contact Craig R. Soehren at Kiemle Hagood, 509-755-7548 or craigs@khco.com.

Jon Schlenske new Executive Director at Community Detox Services of Spokane

Community Detox Services' Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Jon Schlenske as Executive Director. Community Detox Services provides sobering, detoxification and referrals for individuals suffering from alcoholism and other forms of chemical dependency. Schlenske has been with Community Detox Services for 12 years and has served in many different roles within the agency. He holds a degree in Organizational Management from Whitworth University and will graduate with a Master's Degree in Addiction Studies from the University of South Dakota in May 2015. Jon is also a Washington State Certified Chemical Dependency Professional, Designated Mental Health Professional and a Co-Occurring Population Specialist.

Community Detox Services was established in 1980 and currently offers nine separate programs. Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for both adults and adolescents.

Spokane Public Radio presents Dr. Zorba Paster at the Bing October 9

Spokane Public Radio presents 'America's Favorite Family Doc,' Zorba Paster, on Thursday, October 9, 7 pm at the Bing Crosby Theater. A practicing family physician and longtime public radio host, Paster will take health questions from the audience in a session moderated by SPR Program Director, Verne Windham. Paster will begin the evening with advice from his book, The Longevity Code: Your Personal Prescription for a Longer, Sweeter Life, and will meet audience members for a book signing after his presentation.

Each week, Paster and co-host Tom Clark discuss healthy living, fitness tips, and the week's healthy recipe choice, as well as new developments in the healthcare world, on their nationally syndicated show, Zorba Paster On Your Health, produced by Wisconsin Public Radio.

Zorba Paster On Your Health can be heard Wednesdays at noon on KPBX (91.1 FM) and Sundays at noon on KSFC (91.9 FM).

Tickets are $20 for upper balcony seating and $23 for lower balcony or floor seating, and are on sale at all TicketsWest outlets. Fees may apply, including a $2 Bing Crosby Theater restoration Fee. Proceeds benefit SPR. More information is available online at SpokanePublicRadio.org.

Spokane Fall Home Idea Show coming October 10-12

Save the date, next weekend is the 36th Annual Spokane Fall Home Idea Show at the Spokane Fair & Expo Center. Dates are Friday, October 10 through Sunday, October 12.

The Home Idea Show tops off 2014 with the final major consumer home show of the year - focusing on building, renovation, landscaping, design and decor. Hours are Friday, noon-8pm; Saturday, 10am-7pm; and Sunday, 10am-5pm. Cost is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors & military; children 12 & under, Free.

For more information, visit www.homeideashow.com.

Decade Awards, Spokane's premier trophy store

Decades Awards specializes in corporate awards and sports trophies and has a large selection of quality youth trophies for baseball, soccer, basketball and much more. For adult activities, they have great items for golf tournaments, fantasy football leagues, chili cook-off contests and a ton of hilarious joke prizes to make your serious event livelier.

For businesses and companies, they have a wide selection of items to recognize teams and individuals. Their professional engravers know their trade and are skilled in making your awards shine.

an check out their full lineup of products at www.DecadeAwards.com, where you can place your orders online. Or visit their showroom at 11115 E. Montgomery Dr., Ste A&, Spokane Valley (between Pines &Argonne). Business hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30am -4:30pm. Saturdays by Appointment. For more information, call 509-474-9530 or email Sales@DecadeAwards.com.

Oktoberfest Beer Dinner at the Lincoln Center October 3

The Connoisseur's Club at The Lincoln Center welcomes Big Sky Brewing Company for their Oktoberfest Beer Dinner. Mark your calendars for Friday, October 3rd, starting at 6pm. Not only will this beer dinner feature 5 food courses expertly paired with 5 beer selections from Big Sky, but the entree course will be accompanied by the elusive 'Ivan the Terrible Imperial Stout', a special, limited release. This special release stout often sells out before beer aficionados even know it's available.

Tickets are $55 per person, and Connoisseur's Club members receive a 20% discount on tickets for 2. Don't miss a lineup of great beers, great food and the opportunity to meet and learn from the experts at Big Sky Brewing Company. Visit thelincolncenterspokane.com for more information.

Urbanna Spa & Salon Hosts Athleta Womens Fall Fashion Show

This Thursday, October 2 from 2-5pm, a special Athleta Womens Fall Fashion Show will be at Urbanna Spa & Salon, 168 S Division. There will be raffle prizes and entertainment. Wine available for purchase. Also available are 25% discount coupons from Athleta. For more information, call 509-747-7076 or visit www.urbannaspa.com.

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