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Spokane business woman Pat Ebel Johnson passes away

Patricia Johnson Ebel, who along with her late husband Glenn Johnson, founded and operated several well-known Spokane companies, passed away Sunday, October 6 at Hospice House in Spokane after a lengthy illness. She was born April 13, 1937 in Spokane to Darrell and Jeanette Castleman.

Patricia and Glenn started Spokane Punchboard in 1972, Party Palace in 1988 and Spokane Pulltab Company in 1992. She continued to run Spokane Pulltab Company after Glenn's passing in 1993, until she retired in 2003 and sold the business to son Scott Johnson. She sold Party Palace to daughter Michelle Duncan in 2012.

Patricia was a hard working business woman all her life but was fortunate to travel often to Mexico, Hawaii, Las Vegas and Reno. She was full of love and generosity, and she had a wonderful sense of humor. She is at peace now after many years of illness and is smiling down on us with a big glass of Chardonnay. Cheers Patricia, to a life well lived!

In lieu flowers the family asks that donations be made to Hospice of Spokane, 121 S. Arthur St., Spokane, WA, 99202.

A memorial service will be held at 1pm, Saturday, October 13 at Holy Cross Mausoleum, 7200 N. Wall St. in Spokane.

USA Roller Sports National Championships coming to town

Spokane is on a roll...and not just with Lime scooters and bikes. The Spokane Sports Commission has announced that we have been selected to host the 2019 USA Roller Sports National Championships, with 3,000 athletes coming to town July 17 through Aug. 7. The events include inline and rink hockey, figure skating, freestyle, roller derby and speed skating. It will generate 12,500 overnight stays, with an economic impact of $11 million.

BeYoutiful Bath Bombs & More opens Saturday in River Park Square

BeYoutiful Bath Bombs and More is opening their second store in River Park Square this Saturday, October 13. They offer hand crafted bath and beauty products, made by local artists. The store sells soy and essential oil candles, Reiki infused jewelry, natural mineral makeup, goats milk soap, a full men's skincare line, and a wide variety of bath bombs. Their first store, which opened a year ago, is at Northtown Mall. Get more info at beyoutifulbathbomb.com.

Second location for Dick's Sporting Goods featuring Jim Zorn

Dick's Sporting Goods is opening a second location in the Spokane area. The new store will be in the North Pointe Plaza shopping center at 9620 N. Newport Hwy. in the former Sports Authority space. Their grand opening is this Friday through Sunday, October 12-14 featuring appearances by former Seahawks Jim Zorn and Marcus Trufant. Dick's first store is located at the Spokane Valley Mall.

DeLeon's Taco and Bar opens on south hill

DeLeon's Taco and Bar restaurant has opened at 57th and Regal on Spokane's south hill. From the southern Texas/Mexican border, the DeLeon family brings old family recipes and technique to Eastern Washington diners at their Taco and Bar restaurants. They serve made to order Street Tacos prepared with your choices of slow cooked and perfectly seasoned meats and fish. Burritos, Enchiladas, Chilaquiles, Quesadillas, Tamales, DeLeon's nachos, and more. All made with Sergio DeLeon's tortillas, hand crafted and perfected with generations of family experience.

DeLeon's Taco and Bar also has 50 different brands of tequila at the bar.

Fall Festival this weekend at Hayden's New Leaf Nursery

New Leaf Nursery in Hayden, at Highway 95 and Lancaster, is having their Fall Festival this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 12-14. Fun for the whole family including a hay maze, free petting zoo, local artisans and vendors, pony rides, bouncy house, refreshments and more.

Get details on Facebook at New Leaf Nursery Fall Festival.

Scott Dahl named as the new location manager for Spokane Dignity Memorial

Scott Dahl has been named as the new location manager for Spokane Dignity Memorial's network of funeral homes including Hazen & Jaeger (downtown and Valley), Ball & Dodd Funeral Home, and Thornhill Valley Chapel.

Dahl was raised in the funeral business in Redding, CA, and has been a licensed funeral director since 2002. Prior to this position, he was the managing partner for Hennessy Funeral Homes since 2014.

He has a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University, in advertising, and a master's degree from Northwestern University in integrated marketing communications. Prior to returning to the funeral business, he worked in corporate marketing and ad agency roles in New York City, Cleveland and Seattle. His clients included WordPerfect, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Ohio, Travel Centers of America, McDonald's and Six Flags.

Dahl can be reached at 509-924-9700, or scott.dahl@dignitymemorial.com.

Camille Christiansen promoted to partner at Moss Adams

Moss Adams has promoted Camille Christiansen to partner. She has been with the firm for over 17 years and specializes in audit and consulting services for small and midsized telecommunications companies.

Downtown Spokane Fall Fest comes to Wall Street

River Park Square in partnership with Downtown Spokane is hosting Fall Fest, a free Downtown Fall Festival for the Spokane community on Saturday, October 13 from 11am-10pm, sponsored by STCU. This event will be held on Wall St. between Main St. and Spokane Falls Blvd., with additional vendors inside River Park Square on the street level.

Family friendly activities will be hosted from 11-5. Free Fall Fest activities include live music and dancing with Spokane Area Square Dancers, a petting zoo with 2nd Chance Ranch, kids crafting tables with Spokane Arts and Spokane Princess Parties, face painting, games, and Spokane's first urban pumpkin patch (while supplies last), with pumpkins donated by Pierone Produce.

The event will also feature food trucks, vendors and a beer garden featuring No Li Brewhouse and One Tree Cider and live music. For more details, visit www.downtownspokane.net.

Historian Richard Sola to speak at luncheon to honor Spokane Centenarians

Some men and women who are nearly 100 or have reached the age of 100 or more will be honored at a luncheon at the Southside Community Center on Tuesday, October 16 from noon-1:30pm. They will receive a complimentary lunch, a boutonniere or corsage and a personalized 'birthday' cake. Richard Sola, local historian, will offer a snapshot of what Spokane was like 100 years ago when the centenarians were entering this world and of some of the changes they have experienced in the ensuing decades. The Bavarian style meal will be served. All centenarians are invited. For more information, contact Josh Kracht at 509-535-0803. Reserve your space by October 12.

The Business Thought of the Week

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