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It's Christmas time at Old World Christmas

Old World Christmas has opened their factory outlet store for the holiday season, at 4005 East Main, between Freya and Havana. They're offering their spectacular holiday collectibles at below wholesale prices. There are thousands to choose from during the Old World Christmas Factory Outlet Savings Event going on now, Sundays and weekdays 11am to 3pm, Saturdays 11am to 5pm. You can learn more about Old World Christmas at oldworldchristmas.com.

Family Home Care grows with Acquisition

Family Home Care, a major provider of in-home private care to hundreds of families in the Inland Northwest, has acquired AtHome Care, a 30-year provider of in-home services based in Boise, with offices in Kennewick and Spokane. The combined organizations will employ approximately 400 and serve over 600 families throughout the northwest each year. The transaction will also result in Family Home Care entering the Boise and Tri-Cities markets for the first time as part of a strategic initiative to expand geographic reach. You can learn more about Family Home Care at fhccares.com.

Honors for Bouten Construction and Kootenai Health

The Kootenai Health East Expansion project in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, has won first place in the Public Projects Category of the Idaho Business Review 2016 Idaho Top Projects awards program. Built by Bouten Construction Company of Spokane, the $57 million, 100,000-square-foot, three-story addition to the medical center was substantially completed in December 2015 and began accepting patients in March. The addition includes a new Family Birth Center with a 12-room neonatal intensive care unit, a new hospital entrance and registration area, 32 private patient rooms dedicated to orthopedics and neurology, and unfinished space for later development into patient rooms.

Special Olympics Benefit Breakfast tomorrow

Spokane Breakfast with Champions is scheduled for Tuesday, October 18 at the Davenport Grand Hotel, beginning at 7:30am. This fall fundraiser brings over 450 community leaders, corporate executives, Special Olympics families and supporters together to share in and celebrate the Special Olympics movement. It is the signature event within the East Region, benefiting the 1,402 athletes in Spokane County.

This year's keynote speaker is Chevi Peters, an internationally acclaimed Special Olympics Powerlifter. He has competed in multiple World Games and continues to inspire others all around the world with his touching story and both physical and mental strength.

For more event details and registration, visit www.specialolympicswashington.org.

Mobile Technology Professionals to Host Free Forum in Spokane

A recent study shows most people own three mobile technology devices: a smartphone, tablet and laptop. With so many people connected to the internet, and one another, there is plenty of data available to help us understand where and how people spend their time and their money. That flow of data, to users and the entities connecting them, is the direction of the future and pure gold for businesses, educators and IT professionals in all industries. But organizations and businesses have to know how to incorporate mobile technologies, the Network Edge, to improve their bottom line, attract customers, clients, and even top talent, while improving customer satisfaction.

A free Fall Forum will discuss these issues and will include a panel discussion to be held on Wednesday, October 26 from 3-5pm, followed by a reception at the Davenport Grand Hotel. Keynote speaker is Scott Rehling, VP, Sales and Strategic Channels, VenueNext.

Registration is available at bit.ly/TheNetworkEdge.

Centenarians to be Honored at Southside Senior & Community Center

Thirteen Spokane centenarians (ranging from 100 to 106 years old) will be honored at a buffet luncheon on Tuesday, October 18 at the Southside Senior & Community Center, from noon-1:30pm. They will be presented with a Certificate of Celebration signed by Spokane Mayor David Condon. In addition, they will receive a free lunch, flowers, and a small cake to take home with them.

Cost for the luncheon is $10 for Senior Center members, $12 for non-members. For reservations, call 509-535-0803. The Center is located at 3151 East 27th Ave, at the corner of Ray and 27th next to Thornton-Murphy Park.

SCORE workshop Oct 19

Spokane SCORE Chapter 180 presents a new workshop, Strategies for Small Business Marketing & Sales, this Wednesday, October 19 from 5:30-9:30pm at 2916 N Monroe. Gain insights into how to identify your prospective customers, how to attract them to your business, and how to get them to buy your products and services. 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, contact the SCORE office to find out if the minimum registration criteria has been met, 509-353-2821.

For more information and to register, visit www.scorespokane.org.

Coyote Country's Jay & Kevin Food Drive Oct 17-21

The 21st annual Jay and Kevin Food Drive starts today, October 17 and runs through Friday, October 21 at a new location, the KXLY Studios Parking Lot at 500 W. Boone Ave. Jay and Kevin, from Big 99.9 Coyote Country, will be broadcasting live and accepting food and fund donations. Stop by from 6am to7 pm Monday through Thursday or 6am to 10am Friday and make your donation. Every dollar donated provides five meals for those in need.

Kim Koch promoted to partner at Moss Adams

Kim Koch has been promoted to partner at Moss Adams LLP's Spokane office. Here specialties are service organization control audits and information technology compliance attestation services for government, nonprofit, and technology organizations.

Credit unions cooperate with hands-on project to help Spokane children

Kids at Spokane's Northeast Youth Center will get a much-needed playground, thanks to the cooperative efforts of 19 Spokane-area credit unions.

The non-profit youth center has a fenced play area for the hundreds of school-aged children who attend programs there. But there is no age-appropriate play area for the pre-school children served at its licensed daycare.

On October 20, volunteers from many area credit unions will converge on the center to replace 1,000-square feet of concrete with rubber playground tiles. They'll assemble age-suitable playground equipment. All costs have been covered by credit unions. The site will be dedicated at 9:30am on Monday, October 24.

Credit unions providing financing or volunteers, or both, for the project include: Avista Credit Union, BECU, Cheney Federal Credit Union, GESA, Global Credit Union, Horizon Credit Union, Inspirus Credit Union, Numerica Credit Union, Prime Source Credit Union, Progressions Credit Union, Safeway Federal Credit Union, Sears Federal Credit Union, Spokane City Credit Union, Spokane Federal Credit Union, Spokane Firefighters Credit Union, Spokane Law Enforcement Credit Union, Spokane Media Federal Credit Union, STCU and WSECU.

Also contributing are CU Northwest, a credit union service organization, and Kaye-Smith, a direct-mail marking company and print shop. Baden Sports is providing balls for the new playground.

The Business Thought of the Week

Thanks to Baker Construction and Development for sponsoring the business thought of the week.

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