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Bloomsday is a strong economic engine for Spokane

Bloomsday is more than a fun run through Spokane, and a community tradition, it's also a mighty business engine that generates over $12 million of economic impact each year in our community. Many thanks to Don Kardong, Bloomsday's founder, who is retiring after more than 40 years as race director. Thank you!

Barb Richey returns to EWU as VP for University Advancement

Eastern Washington University is bringing back one of its own to serve as the new Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Director of the EWU Foundation. Barb Richey, an Eastern alumna and currently Vice President of Marketing for STCU, has been hired for this important executive position, which provides leadership for Advancement Services, Alumni Advancement, Marketing and Communications, and the EWU Foundation. Prior to joining the credit union, Richey was Associate Vice President for Advancement at EWU from 1999 to 2007.

Best selling author Tony Rubleski coming to N. Idaho Friday

The Post Falls, Rathdrum and Hayden Chambers of Commerce welcome best-selling author Tony Rubleski to northern Idaho on Friday, May 10 for a leadership seminar and book signing from 9:30-11:30am (doors open at 9am) at The Hospice of North Idaho Community Room located at 2290 W. Prairie Avenue, in Coeur d'Alene.

Cost is $25 for chamber members, $35 for non members. To register, visit RathdrumChamber.com, HaydenChamber.org, or PostfallsChamber.com, or call 208-773-5016 for more information.

Numerica Credit Union hires Kim Pearman-Gillman

Numerica Credit Union recently welcomed Kim Pearman-Gillman to the Senior Leadership Team as Senior Vice President of Community and Corporate Relations. Pearman-Gillman brings more than 34 years of senior leadership experience spanning the private, public, and non-profit sectors as well as extensive strategic expertise in economic development and community relations, business development, project management, marketing, and communications.

EWU offers online MBA

Eastern Washington University has recently announced a 100 percent online MBA program, offering career-boosting academic excellence delivered in a flexible online format ideal for working professionals. EWU's online Master of Business Administration can be completed in as few as 11 months at a tuition price of $14,880, making it one of the most affordable MBA programs in the Northwest. It is designed to ensure tomorrow's business leaders are equipped to face new and complex challenges in an evolving global marketplace. EWU is one of the only schools in Washington to offer an MBA program 100 percent online, providing convenient access to the same quality business education that EWU on-campus students have received for more than 50 years.

Students can focus on a broad base of essential management skills with an MBA in General Business or choose from high-demand concentrations in Finance, Accounting, or Global Business to prepare for higher-level roles as business management professionals and leaders. Enrollment is now available at online.ewu.edu.

New physicians join Providence Spokane Heart Institute

Providence Spokane Heart Institute, a part of Providence Health Care in eastern Washington, announces the addition of two cardiologists specializing in advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology. Their presence in the region expands access and increases expertise available to the care of patients with advanced heart disease. They are affiliated with Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.

Robert C. Scott III, MD, PhD, FACC, is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology with more than 20 years of experience. He earned a medical degree and a doctorate in biomedical sciences from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston and completed his residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiology at University of California San Diego.

James O. Mudd, MD, is board-certified in cardiovascular disease, advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology. He brings more than 11 years of experience to Providence. He earned his medical degree from the University of Washington and completed his residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md.

For more information, visit www.phc.org.

Sharkey's Cuts for Kids Grand Opening in North Spokane

Sharkey's Cuts for Kids will open in North Spokane on Saturday, May 18. The new salon is located at 6501 N. Cedar Rd., Bldg. 4, Ste. A. in Cedar Crossing at 5-Mile. Sharkey's offers a full line of hair cutting services, and makes the salon experience fun. Kids can sit in a Dodge Police Cruiser, Frozen Jeep, Lightning McQueen Race Car, and Fire Truck watching their favorite shows. Older kids can play Xbox One on 40" screens while getting their hair cut. There is also a Tween lounge, where they will be pampered in style.

In addition to haircuts, Sharkey's offers Glamour parties and packages, special first haircut certificates, free 'Mini-cures' and a full array of hair care products, specifically designed for the unique needs of children. For more information, visit sharkeysspokane.com.

Numerica Credit Union announces charitable fund recipients

Numerica Credit Union will present over $450,000 to 26 regional nonprofits this year from the Numerica Charitable Fund, which provides support to organizations and projects addressing systemic issues impacting our community such as generational poverty, homelessness, food insecurity, crisis intervention and access to quality education.

Several of the organizations receiving grants share a common mission to end the cycle of violence and generational poverty that exposes families to a range of problems, including homelessness.

This year's recipients of Numerica's Charitable Fund are as follows:
  • Habitat for Humanity: $16,000
  • Transitions for Women
    - Women's Hearth: $20,000
  • Volunteers of America
    - Hope House: $20,000
  • Family Promise of Spokane
    - Moving Families Forward: $10,000
  • Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery: $100,000 over 3 years
  • YMCA Inland NW
    - Outside the Box and Teen Programs: $12,000
  • Chaplaincy Health Care
    - Healing from Substance Abuse: $20,000
  • Second Harvest of the Inland Northwest:
    $100,500 over 3 years
  • Generation Alive
    - Summer Camp Program: $9,100
  • Boys & Girls Club
    - Spokane Valley Launch: $20,000
  • Big Table
    - Family Priority Housing Stability: $10,000
  • Daybreak Youth Services
    - Paths to Prosperity: $15,000
  • Girl Scouts EWNI
    - Mobile Stem Lab: $20,000 over 2 years
  • Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation
    - in partnership with Columbia Basin College and Wenatchee Valley College: $20,000
  • Idaho Youth Ranch
    - Trauma Informed Equine Therapy: $17,000
  • Safe Passage: $25,000
  • Communities in Schools Benton
    - Franklin: $20,000
  • Safe Harbor Support Center: $19,634
  • Boys & Girls Club Benton
    - Franklin Counties: $20,000
  • SAGE
    - Child & Family Advocacy Center: $10,000
  • Small Miracles
    - Summer Food Program: $15,000
  • Chelan-Douglas CASA: $5,000

The Business Thought of the Week

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"Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience."
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