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Journal of Business taking Nominations for Icons



The Spokane Journal of Business Icons event is an annual celebration of Inland Northwest business pioneers and innovators who shaped our region and positioned it to be the vibrant, prospering community it is today. The Journal also will publish a companion publication to the event that will be inserted in the newspaper's February issue, reaching roughly 40,000 decision makers in our region.

An event honoring these icons will be on February 27, 2019. Icon nominees must be living, 70 years old or older, and retired or not involved in a businesses' day-to-day operations.

To make a nomination, visit www.spokanejournal.com/icons-inw. The deadline for accepting nominations is December 15.


Enjoy the 2018 Spokane Winter Glow Spectacular



Spokane Winter Glow presents its annual Christmas light show at Cowley Park just to the north of Sacred Heart's Children's Hospital. Christmas lights, donated by various companies including Ace Hardware, are put up in the trees by Avista and Winter Glow volunteers install most of the ground displays. Winter Glow spends over 6 months each year getting the displays ready for the park.

Winter Glow began in the winter of 2014 with the mission of bringing the holiday spirit strongly back to the Spokane area with all types of holiday light displays. For more information, find Spokane Winter Glow Spectacular on Facebook.

Crescent Holiday Window Displays Resurrected at The Davenport Grand Hotel



Downtown Spokane Partnership and Davenport Hotels have teamed up to bring back the magic of the Crescent holiday window displays. They'll be unveiled at a celebration on Friday, November 30 at 5:30pm at The Davenport Grand Hotel. Historically, the Crescent store's elegant and creative displays brought hundreds of people to downtown Spokane every holiday season. Those displays have been stored in the basement of the old Crescent store at 707 W Main Ave for decades. Thanks to the hard work by Downtown Spokane Partnership, a team of volunteers and Davenport Hotels, a handful of the old displays have been cleaned up.

Four displays will be resurrected in the windows on the south side of The Davenport Grand Hotel along Main Ave. Six windows will be filled with three displays, which include The Nutcracker, Whimsical Woodland and Candy Cane Forest with Santa's Workshop. Centrally located inside The Davenport Grand, visitors will see the historic 13-foot tall Santa Claus, temporarily donated by Pat Conley, owner of White Elephant. The Santa used to sit outside the Crescent store every holiday season.

The image shown is a painting of the Crescent Christmas window by the late Ivan Munk, who painted himself into the piece - he's the kid in the red plaid jacket, wearing goggles.

Join Downtown Spokane Partnership at The Davenport Grand Hotel, 333 W Spokane Falls Blvd, for a magical community celebration at 5:30pm, November 30.


New downtown tasting room for Arbor Crest at the Davenport



Arbor Crest winery returns to the heart of downtown Spokane with a new Tasting Room inside the historic Davenport Hotel. It will open in the west end of the Davenport Home store, starting this Tuesday, November 27 at 1pm They will serve wines by the glass, bottle or tasting. Hours are Tues, Wed & Thurs 1-8pm, Fri & Sat 1-10pm and Sunday 1-6pm, closed Monday.

The website is arborcrest.com.


Dry Fly announces major expansion



Dry Fly Distillers is moving to a new larger facility that will enable them to increase their annual output of spirits from 30,000 gallons per year to 250,000 gallons per year. The increase will give them the opportunity to expand into Asian markets. Dry Fly will be one of the main tenants in a 5-acre mixed-use business center in a development south of Mission Avenue, near North Central High School that was formerly the city of Spokane's fleet and street maintenance operations center.

The website is dryflydistilling.com.


HAV Western Wear to close as owner looks to retirement



After 70 years of being in business, HAV Western Wear at 14902 East Sprague Avenue in the Spokane Valley is closing its doors. Vikki Hoskins, owner of HAV Western Wear has announced her retirement.

The Inland Northwest's popular family-owned western clothing and boot business all started in 1948 with three brothers Hugo, Alphonse and Victor opening the store as a farm and ranch equipment store. Eventually only Victor retained ownership with his wife, Helen. Their three children helped with the operation, but it was daughter Vikki that convinced her father to turn it into the western wear store it is today. Vikki has decided to retire and close the store. It's with a huge degree of sadness and thank you to her loyal customers that she has made this decision. Her plan is to finally close the store at some point towards the end of January, 2019 so there is still time to come in and wish her well.

For further information, Vikki can be reached at 509-924-4945.


Happy Trails to Brews coming to the Indian Trail neighboorhood

The Indian Trail neighborhood will soon be getting a cool new locally owned and operated tavern. Construction is officially starting on Happy Trails to Brews in a leased space within the Sundance Plaza shopping center at 9025 N. Indian Trail Rd. The new place will feature 18 beers on tap, as well as wines and ciders, with growlers available. The owner is serious about beer, running a series of beer review videos on YouTube in addition to periodic updates on the planned Happy Trails to Brews tap house. There isn't a set opening date just yet but they are hoping to be open sometime around the end of the year or early next year. We'll be watching for more.

A website is also coming soon at happytrailstobrews.com.


Santa's Breakfast at Mirabeau Park December 8-9

Spokane Valley's 11th Annual Santa's Breakfast at Mirabeau Park Hotel & Convention Center is coming Saturday & Sunday, December 8-9, from 8am-1pm. The day includes Santa's breakfast and hot chocolate, photos with Santa (bring a non-perishable food item or charitable cash donation). Proceeds to benefit the Salvation Army Food Bank. For reservations and more information, call 509-922-6252.

Project id's Winter Elegance event December 1

Project id's 4th Annual Winter Elegance is coming on this Saturday, December 1 at the Spokane Valley Event Center. The event runs from 5-10pm and includes a social hour, beverages, catered dinner and live and silent auction. Mark Peterson from KXLY's Extreme Team is Emcee. Live music performed by Zach Ziegler's jazz band. Some auction items include a Coeur d'Alene Resort package, Northern Quest Casino package, Seahawks Game package, private plane wine tour to Walla Walla and much more.

Project id began providing recreation and Special Olympic opportunities four years ago for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They also have a Friendship Church on Sundays and Monday nights that provides worship with bible studies that strengthens them spiritually. The program supports over 300 members and provides guidance and mentoring. For more information, visit projectidspokane.org.


The Business Thought of the Week

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

"If you don't risk anything, you risk even more."
Erica Jong





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