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Natural Grocers to open Spokane store at Division at Wellesley

Natural Grocers, a Colorado based organic and natural food retailer with 90 locations across the West and Midwest, has plans to open a 16,000 square foot store at Division and Wellesley across from Northtown shopping Center. The $2 million store will be next to Office Depot at 4511 North Division and will employ about 25 people. Natural Grocer stores are full service, with grocery, vitamins, supplements and bath and body products. No opening date has been announced.

This will be the second Natural Grocer's store in the area. They opened a store in Coeur d'Alene at Highway 95 and Neider in March of last year. You can learn more at their website, naturalgrocers.com

Robert G. Wolfe, chairman of Red Lion Hotels Corp

Robert G. Wolfe has been appointed chairman of Red Lion Hotels Corp. He has been a Red Lion board member since December of 2012 and has more than 30 years of experience in investment banking, financial management, and operations. Wolfe replaces Melvin L. Keating as chairman, and Keating will remain on the board.

Gabriel V. Sedberry joins Spring Environmental

Gabriel V. Sedberry, E.I.T. has joined Spring Environmental, Inc. as an environmental, health & safety (EH&S) consultant. A recent graduate of Gonzaga University of Spokane, Gabriel holds a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering. Prior to attending Gonzaga, he was a Satellite Communications Senior Operator with the US Army's 82nd Airborne Division.

Hennessey Funeral Homes & Crematories present Rock & Walk for The Tears Foundation

Hennessey Funeral Homes & Crematories is the presenting sponsor for this year's Rock & Walk, a fundraiser for The Tears Foundation, a non-profit that helps bereaved families honor the lives of children. Last year, The Tears Foundation provided Spokane area grieving families with over $15,000 to assist with the cost of burial or cremation services to honor and memorialize children's lives.

The event will be held Saturday, September 19 at University High School. From 10 am until 1 pm, registered teams will present their fundraising proceeds while celebrating the lives of children and supporting bereaved families. Registration is $10. There will be raffle baskets and silent auction items. Lunch will be served.

To pre-register go to www.firstgiving.com/tears/2015washingtonrockwalkeastern. You can also register the day of the event. To learn more about this mission driven organization that believes that every child's life deserves to be honored and memorialized go to www.thetearsfoundation.org.

Hari Bodhireddy, M.D. joins Spokane Eye Clinic

Dr. Hari Bodhireddy has joined the Spokane Eye Clinic. He completed a glaucoma and cataract/anterior segment fellowship at the Moran Eye Center in Salt Lake City after serving as chief resident in ophthalmology at Texas Tech University, where he also received his medical degree and graduated summa cum laude. Dr. Bodhireddy spent three years in El Paso, TX during his medical training, and has participated in outreach efforts to Honduras, the Navajo Nation, and Guatemala. These experiences allow him to customize his approach to patient care, as everyone's healing patterns are different.

Dr. Bodhireddy specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma and cataracts. He offers suture-less cataract surgery, medical and laser therapy for glaucoma, as well as minimally invasive and traditional glaucoma surgery, depending on the patient's needs.

Annual Fall Festival of Homes features 31 new construction homes

The Spokane Home Builders Association announces the return of the Fall Festival of Homes. The 11th annual event is set for the weekends of September 25-27 and October 2-4, open 10 am to 5 pm daily. The event is the largest new home construction showcase in the Inland Northwest featuring 31 homes from 19 of Spokane's finest builders. This year's event features homes varying in price from under $200,000 to $1.2 million and are located in neighborhoods throughout Spokane County.

Presented by the Spokane Home Builders Association, and sponsored by PRO-Build, the Fall Festival of Homes provides the public with a free tour of newly constructed homes in Spokane where they can view the latest building techniques and designs. Show attendees are encouraged to fill out 'People's Choice Ballots' to help recognize the best homes in the show. Ballots are located at each home.

More information on the show can be found at www.SpokaneFestivalofHomes.com. Maps and an event guide will also be included in a special insert in the Wednesday, September 23, edition of The Spokesman-Review.

Barry Baker to speak at Growth CLUB

GrowthCLUB by Action Coach is tailored to business owners and executives with a focus on personal development and business planning for the next 90 days of your business. They focus on goal setting and project planning to help you achieve your objectives. The keynote speaker for September 17, is Barry Baker, of Baker Construction and Development who will be speaking on Leadership and Business from his career.

There will be a special networking event for GrowthCLUB attendees only immediately following GrowthCLUB. The event is September 17, 8 am to 4:30 pm at CenterPlace. Cost is $250 per person, includes all meals and materials. Link to register: conta.cc/1JWj1eZ.

KHQ Book Drive continues through Sept 10

KHQ TV is still accepting book donations for their book drive that goes through Thursday, September 10. You can drop off gently used and new K-6 grade books to the KHQ station, 1201 W Sprague Ave, and Hastings on 29th Ave in Lincoln Heights. Then on Saturday, September 12, Spokane area K-6 teachers are invited to pick up books from 7 to 9:30 am at the KHQ station. Teachers ID required. You may pick up 5-10 books for your classroom, depending on the amount donated.

Special Food Gathering at Taste Cafe and Fine Art Sept 9

A special food event will take place at Taste Cafe and Fine Art, 180 S Howard (corner of 2nd Ave and Howard) this Wednesday, September 9 from 5:30-7:30pm. This 'Food Gathering' is presented by Food Flavor Fit to bring people together to get to know and experience small businesses who are producing nutritious and flavorful food in the Inland Northwest.

You can come taste delicious food and meet Taste Cafe owners Jim and Mary Ann McCurdy and their talented staff. This event is free. No host beverage service will be available. RSVP at info@foodflavorfit.com. For more information on Food Flavor Fit, visit foodflavorfit.com.

Rockwood Retirement Communities receives dual accreditation

Rockwood Retirement Communities announces they have received accreditation from both the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and Educational Assessment Guidelines Leading toward Excellence (EAGLE). Rockwood Hawthorne and Rockwood South Hill recently welcomed eight surveyors from CARF and EAGLE to review the organization's efforts for continuous quality improvement and has successfully met over 800 quality standards.

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services and EAGLE is the only faith-based accrediting body in the world. The accreditors allow a concurrent survey through a cooperative process that permits each accrediting body to support and rely upon the other, while each remains independent and autonomous in its private deliberations and final accreditation determination.

Spokane SCORE Workshop this Wednesday

Spokane SCORE Chapter 180 will hold a workshop on How to Write a Business Plan, on Wednesday, September 9, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Discover why successful businesses operate with a plan. Learn how to write a comprehensive business plan. Get assistance from a SCORE mentor to review and help refine your plan.

Workshop Cost is $40 pre-registered, $50 at the door, $15 for an additional person from the same company. Location is SBA Training Room, 801 W Riverside, Suite 444, downtown Spokane.

To register, visit www.scorespokane.org. Each workshop requires a minimum of three registrants. If you are enrolling a day or two before the workshop is scheduled, or plan to enroll at the door, please contact the SCORE office to find out if the minimum registration criteria has been met.

Two new staff members at Eide Bailly

Lindsey Myron has joined Eide Bailly LLP as a tax associate. She was formerly with the Coeur d'Alene Casino in the accounting department. Beth Elfering has been hired as a consulting services manager. She was previously with Randall & Hurley Inc. as a retirement plan administrator and consultant.

The Business Thought of the Week

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