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Cokie Roberts at the Bing

In honor of KPBX FM's 35th Anniversary, NPR Senior Analyst Cokie Roberts speaks at The Bing Crosby Theater this Thursday, May 14 at 7:30pm. The best-selling author will talk about current affairs and her new book, 'Capital Dames,' exploring the lives of women in Washington DC during the Civil War. April 2015 marked 150 years since the Civil War ended.

Spokane's Ann Fennessy along and pianist Jody Graves will perform a couple songs from the Civil War Era. The evening is hosted by Verne Windham. Auntie's Bookstore will coordinate a book signing and sales of her new release. All proceeds benefit SPR. Tickets available through Ticketswest.com.

New Staff Members at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

John Moredo-Burich is the new director of visitor experience at the MAC. He is a cultural anthropologist who previously held the positions of curator for exhibits and education at the University of North Carolina State Arboretum, director of exhibit development for The Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia, and director of exhibits for the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

Mandy Orozco is the MAC's new grant writer. She brings more than 13 years of experience as a fund development consultant to her role at the museum. Orozco specializes in increasing the impact and sustainability of large nonprofits and educational institutions. She previously worked with Rutgers University, Children's Aid & Family Services in New Jersey, and Jill's House in the D.C. Metro area.

Alison Highberger is the MAC's new media relations specialist. She is a freelance writer and publicist with more than 12 years of experience as a television producer in news, public affairs and entertainment programming. She has also been a congressional press secretary.

New Exhibit at the MAC

Past Forward: Contemporary Art from the Emirates opens this Saturday, May 16, featuring paintings, photographs, sculptures, and videos by noted artists in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Two of the exhibit's artists will be in Spokane. The public is invited to a panel discussion, 'Celebrating the Past in the Present: Telling Cultural Stories Through Art,' on Saturday, May 16 at 3:45 pm. Also on May 16, 11am-3pm, family fun at Passport to the Arts: Cultural Exchange with the Plateau and the UAE. Join the MAC for falconry, music, drumming, Plateau tribal dancers, and more.

Visit YourMacSpokane.com for more information.

Free Seminar on Understanding Chronic Heart Failure at Providence this Wednesday

Mended Hearts of Spokane and Dr. John Peterson of Providence Spokane Cardiology will hold a free seminar this Wednesday, May 13 from 6-7pm on 'Understanding and Managing Chronic Heart Failure'. The National Institutes of Health reports that 5.8 million Americans have heart failure.

Nearly 1 million Americans are hospitalized each year with chronic heart failure. Chronic heart failure is a serious health condition that requires medical treatment and lifestyle management so that it doesn't lead to life-threatening conditions.

Dr. Peterson will present important information on chronic heart failure including causes, symptoms, diagnosis and the best options for treatment and management of chronic heart failure. The Seminar will be held at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, 101 W. 8th Avenue, in the Avista Classrooms. Visit www.mendedheartsofspokane.org/#%21events/c21kz.

Joe Garst named Realtor of the Year by Spokane Association of REALTORS

Joe Garst is a Broker at Windermere Real Estate/City Group. Congratulations to Joe!

Pictured are last year's Realtor of the Year, Marianne Guenther Bornhoft, and Joe Garst.

Spokane Advertisers Win Big at 2015 American Advertising Awards

The American Advertising Federation District XI announced the judging results for the American Advertising Awards which included a record 30 winners from the local AAF Spokane chapter. Winning entries included 17 professional entries from advertising agencies and marketing departments, along with 13 students at regional colleges and universities including Spokane Falls Community College, Eastern Washington University and North Idaho College. All District XI Gold and Silver ADDY Award winners are eligible to advance to the final, National judging round of the American Advertising Awards competition. National ADDY Award winners will be announced Saturday, June 13 at the American Advertising Awards Gala at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.

The local District XI Gold and Silver ADDY Award winners are:

Crowberry Company
14 Four
Gonzaga University
Quisenberry Marketing & Design
North by Northwest
Dean Davis Photography
Mojo Lab

Jennifer McCoy, Spokane Falls Community College
Morgan Lynch, Spokane Falls Community College
Marina Gulova, Monica Hoblin, Paige Klum, Eastern Washington University
Anastasia Pele, Eastern Washington University
Charlie Murchy, Eastern Washington University
Gary Bailey, Tim Herbert, Melanie Hoff, Shayla McGhee, Spokane Falls Community College
Nathan Grady, Spokane Falls Community College
Marcus Robinette, Spokane Falls Community College
Cooper Goodwin, Spokane Falls Community College

Valpak Announces New Coupon App

Leading the way in technology, Valpak announces its new coupon app will be available for download for the new Apple Watch, making it one of the first coupon companies to offer savings for the new device, and making it easier than ever for consumers to get savings right in their neighborhoods.

Known for its local direct mail coupons, Valpak has also become a leader in mobile couponing. With the convenience of the new Apple Watch, consumers can now find savings just a tap away on their wrist and have access to coupons for stores and services within a 25 mile radius. No matter where they are, consumers can download the Valpak coupon app for Apple Watch and get savings when they need them.

Spokane area businesses currently advertising with Valpak are already targeting specific neighborhoods monthly in their familiar blue envelope, which also includes access to their digital audiences using their online and mobile apps for expanded offers updated daily. Spokane businesses can add these digital service to their Valpak advertising for Free through June 30. Call Val Workman at Valpak, 509-892-6334 or val@valpaknw.com.

Cheryl Strayed named Keynote Speaker at YWCA Women of Achievement Luncheon Oct.1

The YWCA of Spokane Announces Bestselling Author Cheryl Strayed as Guest Speaker for 2015 Women of Achievement Luncheon, to be held October 1 from 11:30am to 1:30pm at the Spokane Convention Center.

Strayed is author of #1 New York Times bestselling memoir 'Wild', which tells the amateur hiker's tale as she struggles to find inner peace during her 1,000-mile journey along the Pacific Crest Trail. Her story was featured as Oprah Winfrey's first selection for Oprah's Book Club 2.0, and inspired the 2014 release of the movie adaptation of 'Wild'.

For 33 years, YWCA of Spokane has celebrated high achieving women in the community at this annual luncheon. Established with the goal of increasing community awareness and appreciation for the diverse contributions of women leaders in Spokane, this luncheon has honored over 200 women in the region. All proceeds raised by this event directly benefit the YWCA's services for domestic violence victims and their children.

Here's a link to register for the event: click here

Women Helping Women Fund Annual Luncheon May 18 with Guest Speaker Amanda Lindhout

Women Helping Women Fund will host its 23rd annual luncheon on Monday, May 18 at the Spokane Convention Center. This year's featured speaker is kidnap survivor, author, and humanitarian, Amanda Lindhout. As Founder and Executive Director of The Global Enrichment Foundation (GEF), Lindhout has gained international acclaim for her work supporting development and aid in Somalia - the country where she once spent 460 days as a hostage. Her award-winning humanitarian work has provided aid and education to over 300,000 people living in the war-torn country. She is the author of bestselling book, 'A House In The Sky.'

To register for the luncheon, visit www.whwfspokane.org or call 509-328-8285.

bankcda moves Hayden branch

In order to better serve their Hayden customers, bankcda moved from their location at Honeysuckle and Hwy 95 to 162 W. Hayden Avenue, Hayden, ID 83835 next to Super 1 Foods.

Salvation Army Gears up for National Salvation Army Week

The Salvation Army of Spokane will kick off its 61st Annual National Salvation Army Week today, May 11, running through Sunday May 17. It's an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the Salvation Army's 150th worldwide anniversary.

May 11-15: Make a donation to their red kettle at the Milk Bottle restaurant on Garland from 11am-1pm.
Mon, May 11: Help feed our community by dropping off non-perishable food items.
Tues, May 12: Support Sally's House, the only foster care receiving facility of its kind in Washington state, by dropping off new clothes or games for children ages 2-12.
Wed, May 13: Grab a slice of Papa Murphy's pizza in front of the Salvation Army's Family Resource Center. Courtesy of NW Papa Murphy's.
Thurs, May 14: Make a donation to the Salvation Army Thrift store, located at 2020 N. Division St. and 11211 E. Sprague Ave in Spokane.
Friday, May 15: Tour The Salvation Army campus at 222 E Indiana at 10am, 1p, or 3pm and learn about their programs and how you can make a difference.

For more information, visit www.makingspokanebetter.org.

Brad Crocket joins Wolff and Hislop

Wolff, Hislop & Crockett, PLLC is a 'new' law firm in Spokane Valley. Formerly, Wolff and Hislop, Brad Crockett joined Jamie Wolff and Scott Hislop to add litigation support to the services provided to clients. The firm offers creative solutions and effective advocacy for clients in the area of Business, Estate Planning, Elder Law and Real Estate. Their office is located at 12209 E. Mission Ave. Suite 5 in Spokane Valley. Website is www.whc-attorneys.com. Phone is 509-927-9700.

The Business Thought of the Week

"Hard work never killed anyone. People die of boredom, psychological conflict and disease. They do not die of hard work" David Ogilvy

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