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Journal of Business Icons luncheon is Wednesday

The Business Icons Inland NW luncheon by the Spokane Journal of Business is Wednesday, February 27, noon-1:30pm at GU's Hemmingson Center. Dave Clack, Harlan Douglass, Leroy Nosbaum, Paul Redmond, Larry Stanley and Bill and Judi Williams will be honored. For more information and to register go to spokanejournal.com.

Kardong and Worthy's to be honored at DSP Annual Meeting Thursday

At the Annual Meeting to be held at the Centennial Hotel on February 28, the Downtown Spokane Partnership (DSP) and Business Improvement District (BID) will celebrate the 2019 recipients of the Downtown Legacy Award and Impact Award.

The Legacy Award is awarded to a company, organization, or individual who has left a mark on Spokane by creating positive and sustainable transformation in downtown over a long period of time.

2019 Legacy Award: Don Kardong, Founder and Race Director of the Lilac Bloomsday Run. Following 42 years at the helm, the 2019 race will mark Kardong's final race as director. What started as a "fun run" to capitalize on the rejuvenation of downtown for Expo 74 is now a part of the DNA that is the City of Spokane. The success of Bloomsday has put Spokane on the map as one of the top five largest timed races in the nation, and inspired multiple street festivals that take place in the heart of the city.

The Impact Award is awarded to a company, organization, or individual who has made an impact on the downtown core in recent years.

2019 Impact Award: Walt and Karen Worthy for the restoration of the Historic Davenport Hotel. Providing four star visitor experiences, spending the night in downtown, or hosting an event in the Grand Pennington Ballroom has revived Spokane's tourism industry and brought the world to downtown. The daunting project of returning the Davenport Hotel to its original magnificence was almost too overwhelming to be possible. Without the vision and determination of the Worthy's it's hard to imagine what downtown would look like today without this historic investment.

For more information, visit downtownspokane.org

Spokane natives to bring Seattle-based Flatstick Pub to hometown

(Photo of Flatstick Seattle location)

Flatstick Pub announced today that it will open a location in Spokane in Summer/Fall 2019 on the ground level of River Park Square's newly renovated "M" Building (formerly Macy's, 612 W. Main). The concept – developed, owned and operated by Spokane-natives and brothers, Sam and Andy Largent – was inspired by the idea to create a casual beer pub that featured a unique and challenging 9-hole miniature golf course. In addition to mini golf, you'll find original golf-themed games invented by Flatstick, including Duffleboard™, Cup Hunter and stick putt™; also in the works are two brand new Flatstick designed games that will debut in the Spokane pub.

The Pub will feature around 30 taps pouring only independent, locally made beer, cider, and wine. Flatstick Pub will also partner with acclaimed Seattle restaurateur, Ethan Stowell (Ethan Stowell Restaurants) to develop the food menu. The Spokane location plans to be open to minors until 7pm daily, and dog friendly.

Supporting and giving back to the community in which they operate is a core value of Flatstick Pub. In 2018, Flatstick Pub donated more than $140,000 directly to local charities and non-profit organizations, and will continue to give back in all locations in which it operates.

Flatstick Pub is owned by Sam and Andy Largent, graduates of North Central and Shadle Park High Schools, and Washington State University and Whitworth University, respectively. They opened their first location in Kirkland in 2014 and have since expanded to two other locations in the Seattle area, Pioneer Square and South Lake Union. In 2019, Flatstick will also open a location in Tacoma, WA. For more information, visit www.flatstickpub.com.

HRG to provide patient financial care for largest children's care facility in state of Arizona

Healthcare Resource Group (HRG) recently announced it was selected as a revenue cycle solution partner by Phoenix Children's Medical Group in the management of patient balance accounts. The project is slated to go live the second week of February.

Phoenix Children's Medical Group is the largest pediatric healthcare system in the country. They offer the most comprehensive pediatric care in the state of Arizona, including outpatient, trauma, and emergency care.

HRG is a U.S.‐based employee‐owned revenue cycle management company. Founded and focused on quality and delivering exceptional customer service, HRG develops people, processes, and technology necessary to fully optimize the medical revenue cycle for partners of all sizes across the country.

New Executive Director for Center for Justice

Dainen Penta is the new Executive Director of the Center for Justice.

A reception to meet Penta is planned for this Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the lobby of the Community Building, 35 West Main Avenue

Tedder Industries Promotes Tim Treto and hires Sandy Little

Tedder Industries LLC, one of the largest and fastest growing manufacturers of concealed carry holsters and accessories in the United States is proud to announce the promotion of Tim Treto to CEO, stepping in for previous Owner Thomas Tedder, who will now serve as Board Chair. Tim joined the company in 2014 as COO and brings a wealth of leadership, manufacturing, and product development experience.

The company has also added Sandi Little as President of Tactica Defense Fashion, a new line of women's self-defense apparel and accessories.

Tactica Defense Fashion, Tedder Industries' newest brand, designs and manufactures premium holsters and clothing that allow women to carry concealed without compromising their style.Sandi brings a wealth of experience to the role including 20 years of design, merchandising and manufacturing in the fashion industry.

NAC Architecture Adds Staff

Rodrigo Rada has joined NAC Architecture as an Architect and is working on the Beijing National Day School Changping K-9 School in Beijing, China and the Beijing National Day School Future Science City K-12 School. Rodrigo earned his Master's degree from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, England, and his Bachelor of Architectural Studies degree from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Previously, Rodrigo was with SmithGroup in Phoenix, AZ.

Tiffany Bronowski joins NAC as an Architectural Designer. She received her Associate of Arts degree in Architectural Technology from Spokane Community College, and is currently working on the Central Valley Horizon Middle School in Spokane Valley and the Walla Walla Community College Recreation Center in Walla Walla. Before joining NAC, Tiffany was with Russell Page Architects in Spokane.

Angel Meegan has joined NAC as a Project Accountant. She earned her Master of Taxation degree from Gonzaga University and her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of North Texas. Angel is a CPA and previously worked for Moss Adams in Spokane.

Natalie Curtin joins NAC as an Interior Designer, and is currently working on the Lewis and Clark High School Addition in Spokane and Welch Residence Hall at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO. She received her Master's Degree in Leadership in Sustainability from the University of Oregon and her Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from Washington State University. Before joining NAC, Natalie was with Uptic Studios in Spokane.

Marci Schreiber joins NAC as an Interior Designer and Associate, currently working on the Walla Walla Community College Recreation Center and the Missoula International School in Missoula, MT. She earned a Master's Degree in Interior Design from Washington State University, a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology / Child Development from the University of Idaho. She was previously with ZBA Architecture in Spokane.

John Vega is a Construction Administrator who is currently working on the Eastmont Elementary School projects in East Wenatchee and the Riverfront Park Pavilion Renovation in Spokane. Before joining NAC, John was a Project Manager with Palm Springs Unified School District in California.

David Sabry joins NAC as an IT Systems Administrator. In this role, he oversees the technical design, development, installation, and maintenance of all technology systems located in the offices of NAC Architecture. David earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration in Management Information Systems from Washington State University. Before joining NAC, David was with Flynn BEC, formerly Cobra BEC in Spokane.

Chris Howard is a Desktop Support Specialist who is responsible for day-to-day technical support to employees' systems, software and hardware installations, as well as configuring and troubleshooting. He earned his Associate in Applied Science degree from Spokane Community College. Christopher was previously with the U.S. Air Force.

With origins in 1960, NAC Architecture specializes in planning, design, engineering, and capital facilities consulting services. Through a network of offices in the western United States, the firm's 180 professionals create sustainable environments for learning, healing and human development. For more information, visit www.nacarchitecture.com.

The Business Thought of the Week

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

"It's wonderful what we can do, if we are always doing."
President George Washington
on his birthday last Friday, February 22

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