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The Spokesman-Review to launch Platinum in June

Platinum will be a quarterly guide to fine living scheduled for a June launch. This new, high end publication is sophisticated, designed for maximum visual appeal, and targeted to affluent home owners. Platinum is The Spokesman-Review's answer to glossy magazines, but without prohibitive magazine pricing.

Platinum will capture three key components of fine living: 'Look,' 'Space,' and 'Leisure.' The items in our lives that make us feel good about ourselves, our homes and how we spend our free time. The design of the content and advertisements will evoke a sense of style, elegance and luxury.

Platinum will be mailed directly to each consumer's home. Each issue will display a clean and eye-catching cover design. The audience will be 40,000 households with incomes of $75,000-plus in the Spokane Core Based Statistical Area. Platinum will be published on glossy-stock paper in a broadsheet format.

With 12 full-color pages of local content, Platinum is scheduled to publish this year in the first weeks of June, September and December. And in 2016, The Spokesman-Review is already planning on Platinum publishing in March, June, September and December.

For more information contact Sarah Little at sarahl@spokesman.com or 509-459-5117.

New Garden-Centered Development on South Hill

Bella Terra is new concept in maintenance-free living for those with a passion for gardens and nature is being developed on Spokane's South Hill by former accounting professional, Roger Fruci, CPA, Light & Nature, LLC. The centerpiece of the development is a central garden nearly the size of two football fields laid end to end, featuring spectacular ponds, waterfalls and a mix of ornamental and food trees and plants.

Located on Havana St. between 23rd & 24th, and extending east to the cliffs overlooking Glenrose Prairie, Bella Terra's first phase will contain 36 exquisitely designed townhomes circling the central garden.

The townhomes will be built with no common walls for privacy and sound separation. They range from 1 to 3 stories, each with a courtyard/patio opening to the garden. Reservations are now being accepted. To learn more, visit www.bellaterragardenhomes.com.

Here's a tasty business story

Girl Scout cookies are on sale now through April 12 and the process has gone high tech...to find cookies near you, visit cookielocator.littlebrownie.com. One hundred percent of the net revenue raised through Girl Scout Cookie sales in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho stays with its council and its troops, so customers who purchase Girl Scout Cookies are not only getting a delicious treat - they are also making an important investment in their communities. Cookies are still $4 per box and $4.25 per box in Idaho. Bet you can't eat just one!

Numerica's new Sprague Avenue branch is open

Numerica Credit Union recently unveiled its new Sprague location at 4904 E Sprague. The new branch feels more like a high-end coffee shop than your typical credit union. It boasts over 3,700 square feet with a new concept that changes the flow of how business is done for the Spokane Valley-based credit union.

From energy efficient lighting to iPads and charging stations at the tech bar, the branch has an inviting design to help members with their needs, their goals and their future plans. Staff are 'universally trained', meaning they can assist members with requests varying from deposits/withdrawals, to opening new accounts and performing loan transactions.

The branch also houses an advanced 24-hour drive-through ATM that accepts check and cash deposits, provides balances, prints transaction information, and provides cash. Numerica Credit Union currently has over 100,000 members throughout Central and Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho and $1.4 billion in assets. It offers a full line of financial products and services, including mortgages and business products. Membership is open to anyone who lives or works in the State of Washington or the Idaho Panhandle.

Jack Lucas to receive prestigious national award

The International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) announced Jack Lucas, president of TicketsWest and WestCoast Entertainment, as the recipient of the 2015 Joseph J. Anzivino Award. The Anzivino Award is granted to a distinguished, Allied IAVM member for extraordinary contributions to the Association and the professional venue management industry it serves.

Lucas has been in the entertainment industry for more than 38 years, and has been with TicketsWest since 1987. Prior to TicketsWest, Lucas spent 13 years as an event supervisor for the City of Spokane Entertainment Facilities, which included a 2,700-seat performing arts center, a 30,000-seat stadium, an 8,500-seat multi-purpose arena, and a convention center.

He has served on numerous civic boards, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Lilac Services for the Blind, Goodwill Industries, Eastern Washington University Foundation, and various other organizations.

Lucas' contributions to IAVM have been tremendous. He has been an active member of IAVM since 2000, serving District 4 as the Allied Representative from 2001-2005, on the Allied Committee from 2006-2010, and on the IAVM Board of Directors from 2010-2012. Lucas also volunteered on IAVM's conference planning committee in 2002, and on the Industry Affairs Council from 2006-2010.

The award will be presented during IAVM's annual conference and trade show, VenueConnect, August 1-4, 2015, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Spokane Women's Show coming April 10 - 11

The 10th Annual Spokane Women's Show will be bigger and better than ever. To be held at the Spokane Convention Center on Friday, April 10 from 4-9pm and Saturday, April 11 from 10am to 6pm. Tickets are $5 and available at TicketsWest or at the door.

Exciting new developments include partnering with Negative Split half marathon and 5K; the Title Nine fashion show; fitness screenings; demonstrations by Chef LJ Klink, an Extreme Chef winner from the Food Channel; and a wine, craft brew and cider tasting. Also included will be the Goodwill fashion show and boutique, Providence Pavilion health screenings, music and much more.

For updates, 'like' the Spokane Women's Show on Facebook or visit the website at SpokaneWomensShow.com.

ALSC Architects of Spokane announces three staff promotions

Kris Jeske, AIA, LEED AP, CSBA has been promoted to Associate Principal. A LEED Accredited Professional as well as a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor, Kris received his Bachelor of Architecture from Washington State University in 1994. He is currently as Project Manager on the Mullan Road Elementary School Remodel $ Addition for Spokane Public Schools.

Indy Dehal, AIA, has been promoted to Associate Principal. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from Washington State University in 2000 and has been with ALSC Architects since that time. Indy's recent projects include the new Naches Valley School District PreK-4 School and the WSU Wine Science Center in Richland.

Chad Schmidt, AIA, has been promoted to Associate Principal. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from Oklahoma State University in 1996 and has been with ALSC for eight years. Recent projects include the Cougar Football Complex and Martin Stadium Expansion at Washington State University.

ALSC Architects has offices in Spokane and Coeur d'Alene. For more information, visit www.alscarchitects.com.

Grand Opening of Decorum in new location

Decorum Fine Home & Gifts will be celebrating their new, expanded location at 126 N Washington with a Grand Opening today, Monday, March 30. Store hours are Monday-Friday from 10:30am to 6pm and Saturdays from 11am to 5pm. For more information, call 509-340-9830.

Tracy Jewelers is celebrating 65 years

Tracy Jewelers is celebrating 65 years of helping Spokane get engaged with its Cutest Couple Contest. Tracy Jewelers has paired up with KREM2 to feature 15 of their most recent engaged couples to be on billboards across the Spokane area. The winning couple will be decided by votes from the community and win a $1500 gift card from Tracy Jewelers. Voters will need to go to Tracy's Facebook page to vote for their favorite couple, and enter to win a $500 prize.

Voting begins on April 13 and will run until April 24. Voting will be limited to one per day per person. For more information, call 509-893-2929 or visit www.tracyjewelers.com.

SCORE Workshop April 1

This Wednesday, April 1, Spokane SCORE Chapter 180 presents How to Start a New Business - Everything You Need to Know to Start a New Business. The workshop runs from 8:30am to 12:30pm in the SBA Training Room, 801 W Riverside, Suite 444 in downtown Spokane. Learn step-by-step consideration of legal, tax, insurance, accounting, business planning, and funding topics that you need to address to successfully start a business. Cost is $40 pre-registered, $50 at the door, $15 for an additional person from the same company. Register at www.scorespokane.org.

Roast House Tasting Room Grand Opening April 2

The grand opening of Roast House Tasting Room is this Thursday, April 2, from 5:30-8:00pm. There will be coffee samples, cocktails, roast house stout by Orlison Brewing, coffee ice cream by the Scoop, Nitro coffee by Beautiful Grounds, and small bites by Wandering Table. There will also be a preview of Roast House's new limited release. Address is 423 E Cleveland in Spokane. Picture ID needed to taste cocktails. Visit www.roasthousecoffee.com.

Dr. Loren Jack to join the Spokane Eye Clinic

Dr. Loren Jack, a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, is joining the Spokane Eye clinic in July. He specializes in conditions affecting the retina and vitreous, including the diagnosis and management of wet and dry macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, inflammation of the eye (uveitis), retinopathy of prematurity, repair of retinal tears and detachment, epiretinal membranes and macular holes. Dr. Jack earned his medical degree from Oregon Health Science University in Portland, OR and completed a Transitional Year Internship at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, then went on to train in ophthalmology at the University of South Carolina and Palmetto Health, where he was selected to serve as Clinical Chief Resident.

Following residency, Dr. Jack went on to complete a two-year vitreoretinal fellowship at the Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His professional memberships include the American Society of Retinal Specialists, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the Washington State Medical Association.

The Business Thought of the Week

"What separates the talented individual from the successful one, is a lot of hard work and study; a constant process of honing." Stephen King

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