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Doyle's is back in business!

Doyle's Ice Cream Parlor at 2229 W. Boone re-opened Saturday after a 3 year closure. Doyle's has been a landmark in Spokane's West Central neighborhood since 1939, when it was owned and operated by Art Doyle until 1972. Jerry Gill, who has owned the ice cream shop for the past 20 years has repaired and refreshed the place and it looks as good as ever. At Doyle's, you are instantly taken back in time, with classic ice cream flavors that are made on site, the original working soda fountain fixtures, (the last remaining one in Spokane), the oldies music, and the collection of ice cream memorabilia and vintage toys Jerry has been collecting for over 30 years. Doyle's offers all the old time favorites like huge Banana Splits, Sundae's, Black and Whites, old fashioned shakes, sodas and floats; and old time fountain drinks made from scratch like Pink Indians, Green Rivers, and my favorite, Graveyards, The Cokes are made from scratch with syrup and carbonated water. And they also have original chocolate and Cherry Cokes, Welcome back Doyle's!

Free tickets still available for tomorrow's Get Motivated seminar.

How's Business can help you get motivated, get inspired; and stimulate and enthuse your employees. Join Zig Ziglar, Gen. Colin Powell, Rudy Guliani, Mark Few, Dr. Robert Schuller and more for the Get Motivated seminar tomorrow, Tuesday, August 17, 8 am to 5 pm, at the Spokane Arena. How's Business still has free tickets for you. E-mail info@spokanehowsbusiness.com, tell us how many you'd like, and come pick them up at our office.

Claire Price joins Stuart Advertising.

Longtime media sales representative Claire Price has joined Stuart Advertising as an account manager. She was previously with Comcast Spotlight. She brings with her over 20 years of television, radio, cable, and sales experience. Claire also worked for KREM Television and KZZU radio as an advertising account executive.

Millwood Art Festival this Saturday.

Millwood is having their first Art Festival this Saturday, August 21, 2010 from 10am - 6pm, hosted by Teresa Peluso-Antosyn at the Millwood Gallery, E. 9009 Euclid Avenue. More than a dozen artists will be displaying their creations, including Pat Schilling, NW Photography; Debra Blahuczyn, Heartworks Gallery, Oil paintings; Vanessa Stanching, hemp necklaces, knitted scarves, hats and dream catchers; Bev Newcomb, jewelry; Jacque Ryzer-Meng, Metal and wood crafter, home decor; Kay Cory – pottery, raku; Pamee Hohner, oil, acrylic paintings and prints; Red Panda Pottery - Sean and Amanda Bensen, pottery; Loretta West, watercolorist, acrylic paintings; Dennis Kruger, wood furnishings, cutting, serving boards; Chrissy Butler, Silversmith, jewelry; Shanda Woodward, steam punk collages, Michael Scott, Northwest Jewelry; and Vicki West, watercolorist. The phone number is 509-927-2222.

TIAA-CREF moves into Fernwell Building

The Fernwell Executive Suites announces its newest tenant, TIAA-CREF. TIAA-CREF is a Fortune 100 financial services company that is the leading retirement system for people who work in the academic, research, medical and cultural fields. TIAA-CREF serves 3.7 million active and retired employees participating in more than 27,000 retirement plans. Headquartered in New York City, TIAA-CREF has more than 7,000 employees, and has major operations in Charlotte, North Carolina and Denver, Colorado, as well as nearly 70 local offices nationwide.

TIAA-CREF is now located on the 5th floor of the Fernwell Building, 505 W. Riverside, in Suite 525. TIAA-CREF's local representative, Brett Morris, will meet with clients on an appointment basis only. Appointments can be scheduled by calling Pai Ho at 866-928-4221 ext 472649.

"Laugh, Cry, Eat Some Pie" on sale now.

Local author, Deanna Davis' third book is now available at booksellers everywhere. "Laugh, Cry, Eat Some Pie," is an entertaining departure from usual self help manuals through its combination of anecdotal humor and inspiring stories from Davis' own life, combined with powerful strategies for life change from the disciplines of Positive Psychology, Neuroscience, and Mind/Body Health. Blending comedy with credentials, Davis is a PhD-educated professional speaker, coach, consultant, and entertainer. She is known across the nation for her characteristic blend of humor and how-to. Perspective, resilience, connection, and mindfulness are just a few subjects in the book. Davis earned her PhD in Leadership from Gonzaga University and her Master of Public Health degree from the University of Washington. Davis' website is deannadavis.net.

Lori Castro joins Red Lion Hotels.

Red Lion Hotels Corporation has hired Lori Castro as Director of Sales & Marketing for Red Lion Hotels Spokane properties. Castro was previously with the Hilton Vancouver, WA. Prior to that, Castro held a number of roles with Red Lion Hotels including Regional Director of Sales and National Sales. She will oversee the sales and marketing efforts as well as catering and convention services.

These bosses are patriots.

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) recently presented "My Boss is a Patriot" awards to the following area businesses: Daniel Hill at the Spokane Valley Jiffy Lube; Jon Budda at R&R Masonry in Newman Lake; Tom Clark of T.W. Clark, and Jim Kucera at Pantrol, Inc. These patriotic employers were nominated by their employees who are members of the National Guard or Reserves.

Helping people dress for success.

For more than 60 years, Robert Half has been helping people gain the skills, resources and confidence they need to secure employment and advance their careers. Since 2002, the company has worked with nonprofit organizations to provide job seekers with interview-appropriate attire. By partnering with clients, the job candidates they place and their own employees, nearly 150,000 items of clothing have been distributed to these organizations through their annual Suit Drive.

This year's Suit Drive is during the next two weeks, August 16-27, and will benefit Our Sister's Closet at the YWCA for women and the Union Gospel Mission for me,. Robert Half will be collecting new or nearly new women's suits (pants and skirts), blouses, shoes and accessories, including handbags and jewelry as well as men's clothing. All donations should be appropriate to wear to work, as well as clean, stylish and in good condition. Please provide all garments on hangers, as they will be made available to job seekers immediately.

Items can be dropped off at Robert Half International, 601 W. Riverside Avenue, Ste. 960, from August 16-27 or you may call 509-747-9080 to arrange a pickup of your donation. For more information on the drive, visit the RHI website at www.rhi.com/philanthropy or contact Dee Kirklin at Dee.Kirklin@officeteam.com.

MAC receives grant for Campbell House.

The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture Foundation was awarded a $5,000 grant by the National Trust for Historic Preservation from the Pacific Northwest Preservation Fund and Eldridge Campbell Stockton Memorial Preservation Fund. The seed grant funds will be used to hire an exhibit designer to complete drawings and begin installation of an ADA-accessible Carriage House Interpretive Gallery at the historic Campbell House. The Interpretive Gallery will include graphics, films, computer kiosks, hands-on activities, web exhibits, and educational curricula intended to personalize the restored Campbell House and expand experiential learning opportunities beyond a visitor's house tour.

Lake City Playhouse Season preview and Benefit Show.

Lake City Playhouse at 1320 E. Garden Avenue in Coeur d'Alene presents their annual Season Preview and Benefit Show Sunday, August 22 featuring performances from various productions of the upcoming season including the actual cast from Evita. All proceeds benefit the theatre's renovation project! Tickets are $10 at the door or in advance. For tickets and information call the box office at 208-667-1323.

LaunchPad presents Facebook Marketing 101.

Learn the secrets of Facebook marketing and get more fans for your business in a seminar presented by LaunchPad, Wednesday, August 18, 2010 from 11am to 1pm, at ITT Technical Institute, 13518 E Indiana Ave. Do you feel like you're missing something about Facebook, as you've struggled to market your business? Is it clear in your mind the difference between Facebook personal Profile vs. Facebook business page? If you're confused, then your friends and customers are confused about you too. Not good.

Determine if Facebook is right for your business using a checklist of 8 Yes/No questions. Discover the 4 phases of web marketing, and see where Facebook fits in the big picture, and find out what you may be missing. Learn 5 Facebook marketing techniques to magnetically attract your ideal customers. Taste the recipe of a social media marketing campaign to get your fans coming back for more. Registration is required. Go to webprofitengineer.com/dap/a/?a=29.

Freedom Health Group Moved to a Larger Facility.

Freedom Health Group has completed its move into a larger facility located at 13607 E. Sprague Avenue in Spokane Valley. Their new location is 4,500 square feet, twice the size of their previous location, and allows room for its expanding membership and services. The new location will also provide the much needed space for training and conference rooms for membership educational classes, and for possible future expansions into vision, hearing, and dental services.

Freedom Health Group is a local, membership-based clinic providing Spokane area businesses and individuals access to high-quality health care for a low monthly fee. For the cost of one E.R. visit members can receive an entire year of primary and urgent care services. While health insurance or prepaid health plans charge high monthly premiums, Freedom Health Group charges $75 per month for an individual membership, giving members access to a clinic of highly-trained staff capable of writing prescriptions, diagnosing and treating illnesses, and providing preventive, primary, and urgent care health services. Freedom Health Group is open to members Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday by appointment. Membership applications can be picked up at Freedom Health Group's location or downloaded at www.freedomhealthgroup.com. For more information about Freedom Health Group call 509-892-3113.

Spokane's NAC|Architecture 93rd in the nation.

Architectural Record recently published its Top 250 Firms annual ranking, with NAC|Architecture placing 93rd for 2010, up from 104th in 2009. 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 135+ professionals create sustainable environments for learning, healing and human development. For more information, visit www.nacarchitecture.com.

The Business Thought of the Week

"One day in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful."
Sigmund Freud.

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