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New leader for the CVB

The Spokane Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors has named Cheryl Kilday as its new president & CEO, the first woman to hold that post. She will begin her new position on August 23, 2010. Kilday comes to Spokane from Visit Loudoun, the destination marketing organization for Virginia wine country, just outside of Washington, D.C., where she served as President & CEO since 1996. She is a graduate of Willamette University in Salem, Oregon and has 25 years experience in the tourism industry including working in hotels, and in convention and meeting planning and event management. Welcome to Spokane Cheryl Kilday!

Big convention in town this week

The International Association for Identification's International Education Conference is at the Convention Center and other locations this week through Friday, with 1,000 attendees.

Tinman Too children's bookstore opens

Sue Bradley, owner of Tinman Gallery in the Garland district, has opened a new store; Tinman Too, a new children's bookstore next door to the gallery at 809 West Garland. Their mission is to provide the creative experience in literature and art for children. The store features a broad selection of baby and board books, picture books, fairy tales, read-to-me books, chapter books and a large selection of books about art and artists, including fie art books. Tinman Too also offers a wide variety of programs, classes and workshops to encourage children's creative spirits. They're open now and planning a grand opening celebration July 30 and 31st. For more information call 325-3001.

Marrakesh is on the move

Marrakesh Moroccan restaurant is moving from their long time Northwest Boulevard location to 1227 North Division. The old restaurant is closed and they are scheduled to be up and running at the new location by the end of the month.

New division at Lee & Hayes

Lee & Hayes, pllc, a globally known IP law firm with offices in Spokane, Seattle and Austin, announced today the formation of a Life Sciences Practice Group led by Chris Rogers and Connie Wong, both of whom have deep pharmaceutical and biotechnology experience. Rogers has been with Lee & Hayes since last fall and Wong started at the firm this month. They will co-chair a practice that already includes a significant number of attorneys with chemistry, biology, mechanical and electrical degrees and medical device experience.

Upcoming LaunchPad INW

LaunchPad INW announces "The Art of Mental Well-Being: Painting a Picture For the Future" workshop, which will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 22. To be held in the LaunchPad Lounge, on the fifth floor of the Holley Mason Building, at 157 S. Howard, the workshop is the first in a three-workshop series that will focus on well-being. At the July 22 event, certified life coach Valerie Lipstein will give a speech titled, "Envision & Empower Your Dream," followed by "Quit Stinkin' Thinkin'" by peak performance specialist Ingrid Agnew and "Soul Collage" by licensed clinical social worker Susan Moyer. This will be followed by "The Art of Physical Well-Being" workshop on August 5 and "The Art of Integration" on August 19. Cost is $20 for the July 22 workshop, or $50 for all three workshops. For more information go to www.launchpadinw.com.

Nikki Rabey joins Bozzi Media

Nikki Rabey, formerly with Cancer Patient Care, has joined magazine publishers Bozzi Media as community outreach and events director.

20 top business people under 40

The July/August issue of Inland Business Catalyst magazine is out with the 2010 list of 20 Under 40 Young Professionals. These bright young business stars range in age from 29 to 39 and many have multiple careers and concurrent business ventures. This year's list includes:

Ellie Rayner-Aaro, co-owner and executive chef of Beacon Hill Catering and Events; Tyler Lafferty, co-founder/principal of Seven2 and 14Four digital agencies; Mike Gonzalez, KXLY TV Morning News anchor, president of the Hispanic Food Network and Professional Association of Spokane; Ronnie Rae, owner of Ronnie Rae law firm and Diamond Law LLC property management company; Heather Pieczonka, president and chief strategist of Funsational Inc.; Jeremy Hansen, chef/owner of Sante Restaurant and Charcuterie (featured on the cover of the magazine); Gregg Amend, partner of Moss Adams LLP accounting and business consulting firm; Joslyn Cox, owner of Coeur d'Alene Olive Oil Company; Adams Graves, co-founder/creative director of Range Northwest branding marketing firm; Kitara McClure, multicultural director for Spokane Community College, motivational speaker, trainer and consultant; Rob Hawley, vice president of US Bank Private Client Group; Julie Delaney, founder and executive director of Angel Ball Foundation and procurement specialist for Northwest Harvest; Nick Brumback, co-owner of Gilbano Brothers and Brumback Consulting, Inc.; Kate Bruya Reed, M.D., Dermatology Specialists of Spokane; Sarah Doxey, director of operations for Spokane Eye Clinic; Jeff Brown, executive vice president for sales and marketing for Next-IT; Heather Baze-Brown, co-founder of Maid Naturally; Andromeda Saye, controller for SMK Mechanical, LLC; Dusty Klink, owner/operator/controller of Klink's Resort, Dusty Klink consulting, J&S LLC, Universal Acquisitions LLC, Northwest Park Models LLC and U&O Construction; Stephanie Regaldo-Hertel, executive director-Prevention, Education and Development "Programs for Successful Aging". The issue also features a "How's Business Close-up" article on Kari Conner, owner of Ben and Jerry's Scoop Shop in River Park Square. For more information contact Bozzi Media at 509-533-5350.

Recognition for Global's Addy Koder

Addy Koder, marketing manager for Global Credit Union has been named a Certified Money Management Volunteer by Money Management International.

Pitch for the Cure this Saturday

The Spokane Indians announces that Pitch for the Cure Breast Cancer Walk benefiting the Eastern Washington Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the CureĀ® will take place this Saturday, July 17th at Avista Stadium. Starting at approximately 6:00 pm, this one-mile walk begins on the Hall of Fame Plaza and ends with each participant parading onto the field before the game. Breast cancer survivors will be recognized before the game with one representative throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. In addition to the walk, all Indians players will be wearing special pink uniforms and using pink baseball bats, which will be auctioned off during the game in a silent auction. The cost is $25 ($20 for kids 12 and under) and includes a Pitch for the Cure t-shirt, a $10 donation to Susan G. Komen Foundation and a ticket to the Indians game that night against the Vancouver Canadians. Register at www.spokaneindiansbaseball.com or Active.com, or call the Spokane Indians business office at 509-535-2922.

Promanix announces placements

Promanix, the professional recruiting division of Humanix, announces three placements with great Spokane companies. Promanix placed Shawn Adam as General Manager of Sturm Heating, Inc. Shawn brings over 20 years of leadership experience to his new general manager role. Promanix has also placed Michael Manning as Production Manager at JETSEAL, Inc. Amanda Good was also placed at JETSEAL earlier this spring as their Quality Engineer.

Executive Director of Spokane Guild's School honored

Dick Boysen, Executive Director of the Spokane Guild's School & Neuromuscular Center was recently honored with the Founder's Award from the Early Childhood Development Association of Washington (ECDAW). The award was presented to Boysen in honor of his leadership and vision as a founder of ECDAW and in recognition of his contributions to the field of early childhood development.

The Business Thought of the Week

"Don't be afraid to give up the good, to go for the great." John D. Rockefeller.

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