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New location for Larry H. Miller Downtown Honda now open

The new location for Larry H. Miller Downtown Honda has recently opened at 1208 W 3rd Ave. The building and amenities are completely new. A grand opening event is in the works and will be announced soon.

For more information, visit the website at www.larryhmillerhondaspokane.com.

Coeur d'Alene Casino names new Director of Marketing

Coeur d'Alene Casino has promoted Yvette Matt to Director of Marketing. The new role comes as the property celebrates its 25th anniversary. Matt began her career at Coeur d'Alene Casino after graduating from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Science in marketing and finance. Matt climbed through the ranks working her way from box office manager to player development to event manager. In 2012 she transitioned into a leadership role in marketing, contributing her experience and talents as a director. She earned her Masters of Business Administration from University of Phoenix in 2005.

In her new role, Matt will be directing brand strategy, developing and implementing overall marketing strategy including campaigns, events, digital marketing and more.

For more information, visit cdacasino.com.

2018 Light the Way Dinner Auction coming April 27

The American Childhood Cancer Organization Inland Northwest (ACCOIN) is holding their 14th Annual 'Light The Way' Dinner Auction, Friday, April 27 from 6-11pm at the Davenport Grand Hotel. All funds raised will benefit ACCOIN, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that improves the lives of local children with cancer and their families by providing education, practical hands-on support and financial assistance during their childhood cancer treatment. ACCOIN's mission is to educate, support, serve and advocate for families of children with cancer, survivors of childhood cancer, and the professionals who care for them.

KXLY's Robyn Nance will serve as emcee for the evening and guests will enjoy a series of lively auctions with a real cast of characters; meet Santa, Star Wars characters, and even a golden doodle puppy which will all be featured in the live auction. Tickets are $100 per person. Sponsor opportunities available.

Tickets available at www.acco.org/inlandnw.

Fatbeam Lands $2 million Fiber Contract

Fatbeam, LLC has recently closed a deal with a regional carrier that will place 100 route miles of fiber from Liberty Lake to Bonners Ferry. The new fiber network agreement, which is valued at an estimated $2 million, will connect Eastern Washington to North Idaho within miles of the Canadian border, and discussions are already in place to connect the network to Canadian carriers.

Also, in 2017 Fatbeam won a fiber service contract with Boundary County School District (BCSD) to deliver broadband service between its school locations. The project earned accolades from the Federal Communications Commission board and staff as a rural broadband success in North Idaho. The BCSD project is heavily reliant on state matching funds provided by a broadband bill championed by Idaho State Rep. Luke Malek.

Fatbeam is the industry leader in the western U.S. in delivering fiber infrastructure for best-in-class connectivity to schools, businesses, healthcare and governments in rural and mid-sized communities. The company currently operates networks with nearly 400 fiber route miles in more than 35 markets spanning Idaho, Montana, Washington, Oregon, Wyoming, Arizona and Nevada. For more information, visit www.fatbeam.com.

Two new hires at Brand It Advertising

Mark Pleasant is a new member of the Brand It Advertising and Promotional Products team as a Marketing Assistant. After 20 plus years in Los Angeles, where he worked in the Entertainment Business Management field, Mark returned to his hometown of Spokane in 2010. He has over 15 years experience in Business Management and Office Administration. In his free time, Mark is a volunteer actor with the Spokane Civic Theatre.

Marissa Del Prado is a new member of the Brand It Promotional Products team as a customer service and marketing assistant. She has just returned to Spokane after spending over a decade in the Arizona desert. During her time there, she earned a BA from Arizona State University in General Studies with concentrations in Global Media, Communications, Leadership, and Literature/Film. She has also studied Advertising and Graphic design at The Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

For more information on Brand It Advertising, visit the website at BranditAdvertising.com.

Plans for a large Distribution Facility near the Spokane Airport

According to the Journal of Business, the Spokane County Planning Department is reviewing plans for a massive distribution facility to be constructed near Spokane International Airport. The name of the company that will operate the facility has not been revealed, but the scale of the project is consistent with other planned and developed Amazon.com Inc. fulfillment centers that typically employ well over 1,000 workers. Stay tuned for some good news. Learn more in the Journal of Business on newsstands now or visit www.spokanejournal.com.

INB to undergo renovations

The INB Performing Arts Center is about to undergo $20+ Million dollars in renovations. Work will include auditorium, backstage circulation, lobby, music room, and building system upgrades.

Reconstrucation project at the Spokane Airport

Spokane International Airport officials are moving forward with a $130 million reconstruction project to meet passenger growth by expanding terminals, remodeling security checkpoints and adding a central baggage claim hall.

Free Resource Fair at Spokane Valley Senior Center

Senior citizens and their families can learn about how to get more out of life at the 6th Annual Free Resource Fair, coming Tuesday, April 24. The resource fair is produced by the Spokane Valley Senior Citizens Association.

This annual Resource Fair provides an easy way for area senior citizens and their families to learn about valuable area services. There will be tours of the Spokane Valley Senior Center. Over 40 professionals from the health, medical, insurance, senior activities and other service areas will be at this year's Resource Fair. The event runs from 9am-1pm at CenterPlace, across from the Valley YMCA in Spokane Valley, 2426 N Discovery Place.

For more information go to SpokaneValleySeniorCenter.org or call 509-926-1937.

Pure Filtration Products employees receive Industry Designation

Pure Filtration Products, a local air filter distribution company, has announced that Lynn Sebert and Dan Strebeck have been granted the designation of Certified Air Filter Specialists by NAFA (National Air Filtration Association). In response to the need for quality assurance, increased education and recognition of professional achievement within the industry, NAFA developed the NAFA Certified Air Filter Specialist (CAFS) program, the first education and certification program designed specifically for air filtration professionals.

The CAFS program distinguishes those professionals who have demonstrated a thorough, up to date understanding of filtration technology and high level of professionalism.

The Business Thought of the Week

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