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Hub Sports Center Receives Murdock Trust Grant

The HUB Sports Center (HUB) is has received a $350,000 grant award from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust (Murdock). This award is allocated to the capital campaign for the purchase of the facility. With this pledge, the capital campaign is almost 75% of their need at $3.2 million for the purchase of the facility, land and assets with over $2.3 million pledged and received.

Murdock awards grants that help improve the quality of life in the Pacific Northwest and desires to nurture and enrich the educational, spiritual, cultural and social lives of individuals, families and communities. The HUB organization is a great fit for the funding priorities of Murdock.

The capital campaign for the HUB Sports Center is currently active. Opportunities to participate can be found at www.SavetheHUB.org.

HUB Sports Center is a 501c3 nonprofit sports facility, which opened in 2007 and is used for community events, outreach programs and athletic activities. The HUB's purpose is to provide events that have a positive impact on youth and the community. For more information, visit www.hubsportscenter.org.

Gonzaga Presents 'Women Lead Spokane' Conference March 15

Gonzaga University presents Women Lead Spokane, a leadership conference designed to educate and empower women personally and professionally, this Wednesday, March 15 from 8am-3:15pm, at the Hemmingson Center. Cost is $149, which includes two continuing education credits and meals.

Sara Jordan-Bloch, director of leadership research and programs at Stanford University's Clayman Institute for Gender Research, will present an interactive keynote presentation titled, 'Untying Double-Binds.' Also featured is a panel discussion with Spokane's Sister Madonna Buder, dubbed the 'Iron Nun' for competing in grueling Ironman competitions and who was featured in a Nike commercial; Kay LeClaire, the oldest woman to climb the 'Seven Summits,' the highest mountains of each of the seven continents; and Sandra Williams, activist, filmmaker and publisher of The Black Lens, a monthly newspaper focusing on Spokane's African-American community.

Stephanie Vigil, news anchor for KHQ-TV, will serve as master of ceremonies for the conference, which will also include skill-building workshops and an executive case study by Janet Widmann, president and CEO of Kids Care Dental in Northern California.

For more information, visit www.gonzaga.edu/womeninleadership.

Blood Center Foundation of the Inland NW begins 2017 Grant Funding

In the first two months of 2017, the Blood Center Foundation of the Inland Northwest has named three new members to its Board of Directors, completed the Build Your Bloodmobile Capital Campaign and awarded five grants.

With the November merger between Blood Systems Inc. and the Inland Northwest Blood Center (INBC), three INBC Board of Director members have joined the Board of the Blood Center Foundation of the Inland Northwest. Cathy Simchuk, Independent Health Care Consultant; Christopher Montague, M.D., InCyte Diagnostics; and Sidney Kasuga, Ph.D., Eastern Washington University began their service in February.

Life Saver 5, a new custom bloodmobile, will be added to the INBC fleet in May, thanks to capital campaign funding provided by the Blood Center Foundation of the Inland Northwest. Life Saver 5 will serve rural communities in eastern Washington and north Idaho that give INBC 60% of all blood and blood product donations.

Also, the Blood Center Foundation of the Inland Northwest has funded five grants so far this year:
1. Three education grants of $1,500 each for the Blood Center Foundation of the Inland Northwest Elementary/Middle School STEM Leadership Grant to St. Thomas More Catholic School and St. Charles Catholic School in Spokane and Stratton Elementary School in Newport.
2. $1,550.80 technology grant to North Idaho College Foundation Phlebotomy Program for classroom equipment.
3. $2,900 education grant to the Inland Northwest Blood Center to underwrite the 2017-18 INBC High School Heroes Program.

WTB Provides Funding to College Success Foundation Achievers Scholars

Washington Trust Bank has provided a $5,000 investment to the College Success Foundation-Spokane for high school juniors and seniors in the CSF Achievers Scholars program to explore college fit and career interests. The funding will be used for college and university campus visits and other college and career exploration activities, including summer programs.

The College Success Foundation provides a unique integrated system of supports and scholarships to inspire underserved, low-income students to finish high school, graduate from college and succeed in life. About 65 percent of CSF-Achievers Scholars are first-generation college students, meaning they are the first in their family to attend college.

In partnership with Spokane Public Schools, CSF College Preparatory Advisors at Ferris, Lewis & Clark, North Central, Rogers and Shadle Park High Schools provide students with the academic, financial, social and emotional resources they need to achieve success on their path to, and through college. CSF College and Career Coaches engage with students in three Spokane middle schools (Garry, Glover and Shaw), to begin building a college going mindset before students enter high school.

To learn more about the College Success Foundation-Spokane, contact Regional Executive Director Susan Joseph Nielsen, at snielsen@collegesuccessfoundation.org or 509-991-9151.

Spokane SCORE Workshop on Marketing and Sales March 15

This Wednesday, March 15, Spokane SCORE Chapter 180 presents a workshop on Strategies for Small Business Marketing & Sales. 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.

This workshop will be held at 2916 N Monroe (Rogue Heart Media Studio) from 5:30-9:30pm. For more information and to register, visit www.scorespokane.org.

NectarMedia to hold Social Media Boot Camp April 12

Nectar Media has announced an upcoming event, Social Media Boot Camp, to be held Wednesday, April 12 from 8am to 12 noon at Nectar Catering and Events, 120 N Stevens Street. Class topics include: Ways to increase your reach on Facebook; Six mistakes every online marketer is making; Targeting Your Audience with Facebook Ads; Lead Generation with Twitter and LinkedIn; Content and Search Engine Marketing through Blogging and much more.

Class starts at 8am, breakfast is served at 7:30. Cost is $109.99 and tickets are available at www.nectarmedia.co.

The Business Thought of the Week

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