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Kara Ereaux to open new floral design store at First and Stevens

If you've marveled at the stunning floral displays in the Davenport Hotel lobby over the years, you've seen the creativity of Kara Ereaux. She opened the flower shop at the Davenport and was the manager and lead floral designer until leaving in 2008. Now she is opening her own floral shop, Epiphany Floral, February 1 at the corner of First and Stevens just in time for Valentines Day. The shop will offer complete floral services from simple bouquets to elaborate wedding flowers. [View More]

Dick Denenny named Citizen of the Year by Spokane Valley Chamber

The Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce awarded Dick Denenny their highest honor Saturday night, The Harry E. Nelson Citizen of the Year Award, for his long time service to the community. Congratulations on this well deserved recognition.

Allyson Shoshana teams up with Design Spike

Allyson Shoshana has joined Design Spike as the company's new Communications Officer. She will be responsible for social media strategy, blogging, and web content for client websites as well as managing GoTeachIt (a website offering curriculum for grades K-12). She'll also providing general sales and marketing for the award winning web development firm. Allyson was previously at Spokane Civic Theatre where she was responsible for marketing, PR, fundraising, social media strategy, and analytics.

Founded in 2003, Design Spike, Inc., is an award-winning web development firm, known for creative and innovative designs that define the individuality of its clients. Design Spike specializes in the development of database-driven, custom-built, content-managed, and e-commerce websites that serve each client's specific Internet needs. Their wide range of skills, knowledge, and web development services help strengthen and expand business visibility by developing powerful websites. Design Spike, Inc. is located at 522 West 1st Avenue. The phone number is 509-252-5060 and the website is www.DesignSpike.com.

Spokane Ag Expo starts next week

The 2011 Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum is set to go February 1 - 3 at the Spokane Convention Center Complex. The largest farm machinery show in the Inland Northwest will host 250 exhibitors and conduct 36 educational seminars and forums relating to agri-business from large scale operations to small acreage farms and ranches. Exhibitors will range from large farm equipment manufacturers and service providers to businesses catering to small acreage and part-time farmers who hold down other jobs while also running their family farms. Spokane Ag Expo has been bringing agribusinesses and farmers together for over 34 years and is open to the public Tuesday, February 1 and Wednesday, February 2 from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and on the final day of the show, Thursday, February 3, from 9:00 .a.m.-3:00 p.m.

For all detailed information regarding the 2011 Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific NW Farm Forum, visit the new website at: www.agshow.org.

Artist Sandra "Sandy" Ayars passes away at age 58

Sandra June "Sandy" Ayars passed away January 14 after a courageous battle with cancer. She attended Spokane Falls Community College where she studied graphic design and then worked for several Spokane advertising agencies including Coons Shotwell Clark and Adams, Hamm, Mulcahy. She also had her own graphic design business as a freelancer and then worked as an illustrator for Debbie Mumm. She was also a fine artist who showed her work in many Spokane area galleries. Sandy is survived by her husband Lee and son Albert. Memorial services will be announced at a later date.

Nectar's Josh Wade reveals his social media success secrets

Josh Wade, owner of the new Nectar Tasting Room and Publisher of Spokane Wine Magazine, will walk you through the steps to plant a healthy vineyard of social media vines. Proper placement, planning and strategy can help your future harvest return a greater yield. Josh Wade knows the power of social media like few others. He transformed a social media presence on Facebook and a wine blog into a popular wine tasting room and a magazine. The seminar is presented by LaunchPadINW and will be held Wednesday, January 26 from noon to 2 pm at their new location, 120 North Stevens in the 1889 Building. For more information and to register go to www.LaunchPadINW.com.

Northern Quest and Masselow's win AAA Four Diamond Award

Northern Quest Resort & Casino has been awarded the prestigious Four Diamond Award from AAA for 2011. Joining the property's designation is Masselow's Restaurant, which has also received a stand-alone AAA Four Diamond Award.

Northern Quest and Masselow's join an illustrious group of just 26 lodgings and five restaurants in the entire state to receive this acknowledgement. And the 250-room luxury hotel is the only Native-owned property in the Inland Northwest to receive this recognition.

The restaurant is named for Chief Masselow, the Tribe's leader, who was pressured by the U.S. Government to move the Tribe away from their native homeland to a distant reservation. Under his steady and peaceful leadership, the besieged Tribe stayed together. Masselow retired in 1912, two years before the tribe received its reservation through an executive order by President Woodrow Wilson.

Spokane MARCOM presents "Information Explosion" workshop and breakfast.

J.D. McCartney, CEO of Xstatic Public Relations in New York, will discuss "communicating in the digital age" and how the information explosion has changed the world of marketing communications during the Spokane Regional MarCom Association's February meeting and special workshop.

The meeting and workshop will be Friday, February 4, in Gonzaga University's McCarthey Athletic Center Upper Foyer at 801 N. Cincinnati, and will be open to the public. Visit www.SpokaneMarCom.com to pre-register and pay by Friday, January 28.

GU to host forum on WikiLeaks "when does free speech become treason?"

The Northwest Alliance for Responsible Media will present a panel discussion and open forum titled, "WikiLeaks: When Does Free Speech Become Treason?" from 6-8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 28 in Room 101 of College Hall (formerly the Administration Building) at Gonzaga University. The event is free and open to the public.

Local journalists and philosophy professors will join together in a panel to discuss First Amendment rights, the role of journalism in society, transparency of public officials and the ethics of privacy and transparency. The panel members include Whitworth University journalism Professor James McPherson; Susan English, associate professor of journalism at Gonzaga; Gonzaga philosophy faculty Kirk Besmer and Tom Jeannot; and Ted McGregor, editor and publisher of The Inlander weekly newspaper.

After launching in 2006, the WikiLeaks nonprofit media organization continues to grow. WikiLeaks provides a secure and anonymous online platform for independent sources worldwide to leak information to journalists and the public. WikiLeaks maintains the anonymity of its sources while publishing material it claims is of ethical, political and historical significance. U.S. government officials have criticized WikiLeaks for exposing previously classified information, contending the releases harm national security and compromise international diplomacy. U.S. military leaders also have said the leaks put U.S. armed forces at greater risk.

The Northwest Alliance for Responsible Media, a partnership of Gonzaga and the University of Washington, is a regional center for excellence in media literacy. The organization also is part of the Gonzaga Master's Program in Communication and Leadership Studies, which recently earned the prestigious Innovative Program Award from the National Communication Association.

Its vision statement declares the organization is "committed to promoting media literacy by monitoring the influence of news and entertainment media on our society, educating the community about this influence, and working with media professionals to influence the media to act responsibly in helping create a thriving cultural environment for all."

For more information, contact the Northwest Alliance for Responsible Media at 509-313-3578, via e-mail at nw-arm@gonzaga.edu or visit its website.

Mobile Banking Now Available at Numerica

Numerica Credit Union just announced that mobile banking is available for members who use smart phones or who use web-enabled phones. Numerica members enrolled in Home Banking can now access their accounts from their web-enabled phone, smart phone, BlackBerry, Android, iPhone or iPad. Mobile banking is a free service that allows members to access account information, view transaction history, transfer funds, and find a branch location or ATM from their mobile device. Up to five mobile devices can be registered with Numerica mobile banking.

Security is assured with SSL encryption, which keeps you secure when connected to Numerica. Members will also go through the multi-factor authentication process when logging into Numerica Home Banking for the first time using their mobile device.

Members can download the Android app from the Android Market or download the iPhone/iPad app from the Apple App Store. All major phones are supported. A list of supported phones can be viewed at numericacu.com.

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"Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence." Vince Lombardi

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