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Nectar Wine and Beer opens in Kendall Yards

A new wine and beer hot spot has been added to the list of growing businesses in Kendall Yards. Nectar Tasting Room owner Josh Wade has expanded his offerings with Nectar Wine and Beer at 1331 Summit Parkway. Nectar Wine and Beer has 32 wines by the glass, 16 beer on tap - including a rotating featured brewery with 6 taps - over 250 bottles of wine, 100 different craft beers and a cheese display full of artisan cheese that can be purchased to go. It is currently open 6 days a week. Visit their website for information on hours and the menu. nectarkendallyards.com

STCU announces 19th branch location

STCU has announced plans for a 19th branch location, in the Latah Creek Plaza. Ground-breaking is set for late this year on the STCU Qualchan Branch at 4233 S. Cheney-Spokane Road. The new branch is scheduled to open in 2016, with five employees, and will feature STCU's first free-standing drive-through facility.

Steam Plant Stacks Turn Purple for American Cancer Society Survivors

Join the American Cancer Society to 'flip the switch' this Wedbesday, May 20 at 5:30pm at Steam Plant Square. The stacks will be purple from May 20 to 29 to celebrate, remember and fight back for cancer survivors, caregivers and supporters in Spokane.

The stacks will remain lit until May 29, marking the Spokane Relay For Life event at Shadle Park High School. Attendees of the stack lighting are encouraged to wear purple and dedicate a luminaria to a loved one lost or battling cancer which will be illuminated during the at the Spokane Relay For Life. The Steam Plant will donate all proceeds of sales on May 20 of the cheese bread appetizer to the American Cancer Society. Funds raised through Relay For Life benefit life-saving research, and assist cancer patients in Spokane through programs and services like Road to Recovery, Look Good...Feel Better, Patient Navigators, Cancer Resource Centers and hotel partner programs. To learn more about Relay For Life, visit relayforlife.org.

Hamilton Studio wins Gold and Silver awards

The 2015 Spokane Addy's awarded Hamilton Studio with 'The Golden Pixel' 2015 Best of Show Award for Churchill's Steakhouse television; two Gold Awards for Churchill's Steakhouse in Elements of Advertising-TV and for Spokane Symphony Sound Design; two Silver awards for ALSC for Special Effects and for Cinematography for the Pacific Northwest Bach Festival with one of the world's premiere cellists, Zuill Bailly.

Marla Nunberg Genthner new director of communications at CVSD

Marla Nunberg Genther has joined Central Valley School District as director of communications. She is active in the Spokane community and previously was Downtown Spokane Partnership's (DSP) vice president, where she worked for the past 17 years managing communications in addition to overseeing various programs and business development. Most recently Nunberg was instrumental in the mobile mural project at the Division Street entrance and lead the regional project on behalf of the County, DSP, and Visit Spokane to develop a wayfinding and gateway welcome signage system to connect visitors to key attractions.

Large apartment building replacing homes in Browne's Addition

Kettrick Properties, LLC, out of Seattle has removed two homes at the corner of 3rd and Couer d'Alene in Browne's Addition to build a 21 unit apartment building. Fusion Architecture, PLLC is the architect.

Dean Davis' photo chosen for Communication Arts Photography Annual

Spokane Photographer Dean Davis' photograph will be included in the 2015 Communication Arts Photography Annual. A total of 4421 entries were submitted from around the world and only 157 were chose to be honored by a distinguished selection committee. The selection committee included Apple Creative Director Arem Duplessis and GQ Director of Photography Krista Prestek.

The image selected for inclusion depicts Avista Utilities' Post Falls Dam Powerhouse and is part of a series of images created by Davis of the utility's hydro-electric facilities.

"People in this industry work their entire careers trying to produce work good enough to end up in Communication Arts," said Davis. "I am honored to have been recognized by such an esteemed publication, and I was informed that I am only the third creative inclusion from Spokane to be featured in Communication Arts and the first ever photographer."

Communication Arts is a professional journal for those involved in creativity for visual communications. Now in its 57th year in print, Communications Arts continues to print at standards unmatched by any other trade publication. This prestigious publication provides new ideas and information and features the highest professional standards for the field.

Located in downtown Spokane, Dean has been producing images for a multitude of commercial clients since 1997. In addition to his commercial work Dean also produces personal fine art work and currently has an exhibit at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture entitled, 'The Artist's Palette: Through the Lens of Dean Davis.' This exhibit runs through June 28, 2015. The website is deandavis.com

KHQ Job Fair this Thursday

The 2nd annual KHQ/Work Source Job Fair, presented by the Spokane Area Workforce Development Council will be held this Thursday, May 21. From entry level to professional, manufacturing to healthcare, transportation to finance, employers from Spokane's many industries will be available to tell you what it takes to compete for their open positions. Come and connect with your future employer.

This takes place on Thursday, from 10am to 2pm at the Spokane Convention Center. Free admission for job seekers. Learn how to earn free parking by visiting: www.workspokane.org. Employer registration starts April 15th at www.wdcspokane.com/events or sign up for newsletters for upcoming details at www.wdcspokane.com/news.

MUV Fitness to hold grand opening of south hill location today

MUV Fitness, the Seattle-based company that purchased OZ Fitness locations in Spokane, is holding a Grand Opening open house at their South Hill location, 5501 South Regal, all day today with a raffle for a 48-inch HD TV set. The website is muvfitnessclubs.com.

Yoke's Fresh Market renovating Foothills store

Work has begun on a $2.5 million full interior and exterior remodel of Yoke's 63,000 square foot store at 210 E. North Foothills Drive. Yost, Mooney and Pugh is the general contractor. The job will be finished this fall and the store will remain open during construction.

NAC Architecture announces staff promotions

Philip Riedel, AIA, CEFP, LEED BD+C, an Architect in NAC Architecture's Seattle office who specializes in educational planning and design has been promoted to Principal. He has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Boston Architectural College.

John Eckert, AIA, an Architect in NAC Architecture's Spokane office has been promoted to Associate Principal. John has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Idaho.

Rob Kuffel, AIA, LEED AP, an Architect in NAC Architecture's Spokane office has been promoted to Senior Associate.

Don McKinney, CSI, CCCA has been promoted to Senior Associate. He is a Construction Contract Administrator and Cost Estimator in the Spokane office. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Montana State University and has 34 years of professional experience.

Jill Kurtz, Dustin Rush and Cheryl Jacobs have been promoted to Associate. Kurtz, AIA is an Architect in the Spokane office who works in the healthcare studio. Rush is NAC Architecture's IT Systems Administrator and is responsible for planning, designing, upgrading and maintaining server, storage, network and other technology systems. Jacobs, AIA, LEED BD+C is an Architect in the Seattle office.

With origins in 1960, NAC Architecture specializes in planning, design, engineering, and capital facilities consulting services. Through a network of offices in the western United States, the firm's 140 professionals create sustainable and inspiring environments for learning, healing and human development. For more information, visit www.nacarchitecture.com.

Construction crane increases to final height at Rockwood Retirement Communities South Hill

The Tower Crane reaches skyward from The Summit construction site at Rockwood South Hill and can be seen from most directions around Spokane. On Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17, 2015, Walker Construction increased the crane height from 130 feet to 194 feet. The Crane was originally installed on site in July of 2014. During the recent 'jacking of the crane', a large hydraulic climbing section surrounded the crane. This device raised the crane 16 feet, and the crane itself then moved a 15 foot section into place and the climbing section lowered the crane 1 foot onto the new section. A total of 4 sections were installed to raise the crane to its final construction height.

History of The Summit Tower: On Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Rockwood South Hill broke ground on The Summit. Currently, 5 floors of the 11 story tower have been formed and the project is on schedule for opening in spring of 2016. The Summit at Rockwood South Hill entails a new 11-story, 165,000 (excluding parking) square foot building, with 65 new luxury apartments and common areas. Most apartments will range in size from 900 to 1,970 square feet with the exception of the top two 'Penthouse Level' floors, which will range in size from 1,050 to 2,210 square feet. All homes will be fully appointed with kitchens, washer and dryers, individual heating/cooling systems, internet and emergency call access. The Summit is currently 80% presold.

The Ridge, the seven story building previously known as The Manor, will receive renovation of common areas on the first floor and will connect to The Summit, improving access for the entire South Hill Campus to the services and amenities to be offered in both buildings. These services and amenities include a 3,400 square foot ballroom/multipurpose room to accommodate large gatherings; a theater/educational center; art studio; a library; over 9,000 square feet of dining and entertainment venues, including, 11th floor Sky View lounge, formal dining room, outdoor patio, sports bar, espresso bar/cafe and bistro with display kitchen; a 3,100 square foot fitness area with state-of-the-art exercise and floor exercise room; and a 1,700 square foot beauty salon and spa.

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