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Meridian Construction wins E. Central Community Center contract

Meridian Construction and Development has won the contact for more than $2.1 million in new construction and renovation at the East Central Community Center at 500 East Stone Street. The work will add five new classrooms and renovate three existing classrooms to the center.

Meridian's website is meridian.com.

2020 Fiske Guide to Best Colleges Includes Gonzaga

Gonzaga University is among the 323 'best and most interesting' U.S., Canadian, British and Irish colleges and universities featured in the 'Fiske Guide to Colleges 2020,' a respected independent college guide for 36 years. This marks the fifth consecutive year Gonzaga has been included in the publication.

Compiled by Edward Fiske, the former education editor for The New York Times, the publication offers what it calls an 'insider's look' at what it's like to be a student at the top schools in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and Ireland.

There's more Irish coming to Spokane

Seattle-based Shawn O'Donnell's American Grill and Irish Pub, is opening this fall in the longtime home of Milford's Fish House at Broadway and Monroe. O'Donnell's flagship location is in Seattle's historic Smith Tower in Pioneer Square. They also have locations in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood and Everett.

They'll be serving traditional Irish fare and more here in Spokane; corned beef, fish and chips, burgers, shepherds pie, bread pudding and lots of beer and whiskey.

The website is shawnodonells.com.

STCU Expands Senior Leadership Team

STCU has expanded its senior leadership team from seven positions to 11, with the promotion of four longtime employees to newly created vice president positions. At the same time, four existing senior leaders also have received promotions.

The changes come during a period of prolonged growth for the Spokane-based credit union, which later this year expects to exceed 200,000 members. Expanding the leadership team will ensure that STCU keeps pace with members' expectations for service and product development, including rapidly changing expectations for digital platforms, said Ezra Eckhardt, STCU president and CEO.

The new senior leaders, who have a combined 75 years of experience at STCU, are:

Robyn Galtieri, promoted to vice president of retail services. Galtieri holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Western Governor's University Washington and is a graduate of CUNA (Credit Union National Association) Management School.

Brian Scott, promoted to vice president of accounting and finance. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and finance from Washington State University.

Rich Lentz, promoted to vice president of consumer lending. Lentz holds an MBA and a bachelor's degree in finance and economics from Eastern Washington University.

Scott Rabe, promoted to vice president of digital development. He holds a bachelor's degree in information systems management from Eastern Washington University and an MBA from Gonzaga University. He graduated from CUNA Management School in 2018.

In addition, four vice presidents have been promoted to new positions within the senior leadership team:

Patricia Baughman, chief development officer. Baughman, who holds a bachelor's degree from Indiana University and is a Certified Treasury Professional, will continue to oversee strategy and product development, with increased responsibility for the digital experience and development.

Tammy Fleiger, senior vice president of operations. She has an MBA from Western Governors University and a bachelor's degree from Eastern Washington University.

Laura Wood, senior vice president of human resources. Wood has a master's degree from Gonzaga University and a bachelor's degree from Whitworth University.

Patricia Kelly, senior vice president of information technology. She has an MBA from Western Governors University and a bachelor's degree from Park University in Missouri.

Rounding out the STCU leadership team are Ezra Eckhardt, Chief Lending Officer David Flood, and Chief Financial Officer Lindsey Myhre, whose titles are not changing. Two remaining positions, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Retail Experience Officer, will be filled after a nationwide search.

Hello Sugar says hello to Spokane Valley today

Hello Sugar, the popular mini doughnut shop that shares space with Indaba Coffee at 419 N. Nettleton in Kendall Yards, opened a second location today in Spokane Valley's Ponderosa Village, near the corner of 40th and Dishman-Mica Rd.

Hello Sugar makes their doughnuts to order while customers watch and they are sold by the half-dozen and by the dozen. They offer six standard flavors including s'more, Dutch baby, Cocolala, sugar, maple and strawberry shortcake, plus special options. As a tribute to the new Lion King movie, bakers have developed the 'Circle of Donuts' with a menu of donuts, each named after a character or scene in the movie.

Toppings include powdered sugar and edible sparkles. Gluten-free versions are also available.

Get more information at hellosugarspokane.com.

Spokane Score workshop on Marketing & Sales Essentials July 24

Spokane Score Chapter 180 presents this week's workshop, Marketing & Sales Essentials: How to Find Customers and What to do with them. Gain insights into how to identify your prospective customers, how to attract them to your business, and how to get them to buy your products and services. Workshop is this Wednesday, July 24 from 8:30am-12:30pm, at SBA Training Room, 801 W Riverside, Suite 444.>br/>
For more information and to register, visit spokane.score.org.

The Business Thought of the Week

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