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It's time to start 'Thinking'

Spokane Ad Fed is bringing in Cal McAllister for a presentation titled 'Thinking,' Wednesday, November 14, at NYNE Bar & Bistro, 232 W. Sprague. The reception and presentation is at 5:15pm. The cost is $10 members $15 nonmembers.

Cal McAllister is the co-founder and resident brand igniter from Wexley School for Girls, a Seattle-based kooky and amazing branding/marketing agency. Wexley works with companies like Microsoft, Rainier Beer, Nike, and the Seattle Sounders. Cal's presentation, 'Thinking' will surely leave you ready to conquer the advertising world. Go to www.aafspokane.com for more detailed information and to register for the event. Also, for more information on Wexley School for Girls, visit www.wexley.com.

Spokane Carpet One Floor & Home announces online video series

Spokane Carpet One Floor & Home helps customers find beautiful floors for their home every day, but through an online effort, they aim to help them create beautiful homes as well. Their 'Beautiful Design Made Simple' podcast series available through Carpet One Floor & Home's YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/carpetonefh provides customers tips and design advice. The most recent episode introduces Tracy Bross, Principal Stylist for Tracy Bross Decorating and Styling.

In her premiere 'Beautiful Design Made Simple' episode, Bross shares her secret for creating a room that her clients will love - finding the perfect inspiration. The episode includes tips on finding that perfect inspiration for a room and examples of how to turn inspiration into a beautiful design. Carpet One Floor & Home plans to release several more episodes with more advice from Bross throughout the remainder of 2012 and into 2013.

Spokane Carpet One Floor & Home is a locally owned flooring retailer serving the Spokane area. They are part of Carpet One Floor & Home, North America's leading floor covering co-op. Their 2 showrooms carry a broad selection of beautiful carpet, wood, laminate, ceramic, vinyl, and area rugs including exclusive brands like Bigelow and Lees. To find out more, visit one of their local showrooms at 15110 East Indiana and 9719 North Division. Or visit them online at spokanecarpetonespokane.com.

Promotions at RiverBank

Shelley Menne has been promoted to senior vice president/senior commercial banker and team leader. In addition, James Burke was promoted to senior vice president/commercial banker. They both have been with RiverBank since 2006.

Denise Vickerman GM of the Year

Denise Vickerman, general manager of the Ramada Spokane Airport and Indoor Waterpark has been named General Manager of the Year by the Washington Lodging Association.

Get ready for snow!

The Inlander presents the 'Snowlander Ski and Snowboard Expo and Mega Sale' at the Spokane Convention Center this Friday from 4 to 9pm & Saturday from 10am to 7pm.

The featured events are:

Bob Howard's Extreme Trampoline Show: Friday: 6pm, 7pm & 8pm; Saturday: 11am, 1:30 pm, 4pm & 6pm.

The Mega Sale: lowest prices of the season for Wintersport, Spokane Alpine Haus and Tri-State Outfitters, plus $6,000 in prizes from top snow retailers (drawings every hour).

Season Pass Photos for the local mountains including: 49 Degrees North, Mt. Spokane, Schweitzer, Silver Mountain and Lookout Pass.

Meet the Factory Reps: Over a dozen participating ski/snowboard reps will be featuring the latest gear and snow technology.

Snowlander Passport: Features exclusive coupons and deals only available at the show.

Kokanee Lodge Beer Garden: Relax and unwind during the show with Kokanee beer and Arbor Crest wine.

Tickets: $7.00 for both days, children 12 and under free with parent. $2.00 off discount vouchers available at 20 participating Conoco/76 Stations and Alpine Haus, Wintersport & Tri-State Outfitters.

Winston & Cashatt make Gardner, Grubbs principals

Winston & Cashatt Lawyers has named attorneys David Gardner and Erika Grubbs firm principals.

Mr. Gardner is a Trustee for Chapter 7 cases in the Coeur d'Alene Division of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. As such, his practice focuses on bankruptcy, receivership, creditor's rights and insolvency law. Mr. Gardner, who joined Winston & Cashatt in 2007 and practices out of the firm's Spokane and Coeur d'Alene offices, represents debtors, creditors, trustees, and receivers in all aspects of Chapter 7, 11, 12 and 13 bankruptcies and related state court insolvency proceedings. He also prosecutes and defends bankruptcy litigation. He is a graduate of Gonzaga University School of Law.

Ms. Grubbs, who joined the firm in 2011 and is based at the firm's Coeur d'Alene office, enjoys a general practice with her primary focuses being construction law, land use and development, and, real estate. She also routinely assists clients in the areas of business law, civil litigation, government law, and estate planning. She is a frequent presenter on employment law, risk management, and construction topics. She is admitted to practice in Idaho, Washington and Georgia. She earned her law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Northwest MedStar AAMS 'Program of the Year' Award

Northwest MedStar, our region's premier critical care transport program, was named 2012 Program of the Year by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) for exemplifying the best of the air-medical and critical care transport programs internationally.

"It is an honor for Northwest MedStar to receive this prestigious award from our peers and colleagues," said Eveline Bisson, Northwest MedStar program director. "Northwest MedStar works with health care providers in the region to bring the best care and highest level of professionalism to critically ill and injured patients. We are proud to serve the communities of eastern Washington, northern Idaho, western Montana and northeast Oregon."

Awarded by the industry's international association serving providers of air and ground medical transport systems, the AAMS 2012 Program of Year award recognized Northwest MedStar for demonstrating safety consciousness, patient care excellence, commitment to quality improvement, community service, strong leadership and visionary innovation. All AAMS air medical programs worldwide are eligible for the Program of the Year honor.

Also honored at the AAMS Award Banquet on Monday, October 22, 2012 was Northwest MedStar Communication Specialist Stephen Thompson who received the 2012 'Communicator of the Year' award from the National Association of Air Medical Communication Specialists (NAACS). Stephen's strong work as part of the Northwest MedStar communications team and his leadership over the Northwest MedStar safety committee made him standout among his peers.

For more information about Northwest MedStar go to www.nwmedstar.org.

Spokane Sweepstakes winner gets $5000 in window treatments

Spokane's Ann M. Deasy, is the happy winner of $5,000 in custom window fashions for her home, provided by Exciting Windows! national network of design professionals. Deasy entered the contest on Kriss Hook's Facebook page and was randomly chosen from more than 25,000 entries nationwide.

Kriss Hook, local Exciting Windows! designer, provided a consultation and window treatments that made Deasy's dreams come true. Hook has been a franchise owner with Exciting Windows! for more than five years, and serves scores of clients in the Spokane area.

The sweepstakes was sponsored by Exciting Windows! - a national network of independent, in-home window fashions decorators. Hook and Exciting Windows! provided a full styling and design consultation, plus fabric, labor, and installation by Whirlwind. It was a trouble free experience for Ann Deasy, who is a marketing and media professional.

Exciting Windows! is one of North America's leading window fashions experts serving 34 states and two Canadian provinces. Design consultants receive extensive training and adhere to high standards of customer service, providing an exclusive 4-Way guarantee of high quality standards, 10 year durability, and price assurance for national branded products. Find Exciting Windows! at www.ExcitingWindows.com/krisshook or info@excitingwindows.com.

Shriners Hospital hires Elizabeth Lutch

Shriners Hospital for Children Spokane has hired Elizabeth Lutch as public relations specialist. She is a Washington State University graduate with a bachelor's degree in communication with an emphasis in public relations.

Launch Spokane startup and entrepreneur forum Nov. 13

Join Launchpad and Launch Spokane for the Startup and Entrepreneur Forum Discussion and Networking Event, Tuesday, November 13, 4-6:30 pm at the Lincoln Center. In celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, Launch Spokane is hosting a panel discussion featuring Founders of Startups, Investors and Serial Entrepreneurs who will talk about various topics including: Finding and working with mentors. Understanding the Capital Game. Bootstrapping Your Way to Success. Elements of Building a Winning Team. Sales and Marketing Tactics for Startups.

Panelists are Bill Kalivas, Moderator; Rogers Weed, Director, WA State Dept. of Commerce; Lindsay Andreotti, CEO, and Brian Hilgendorf of Brilliance Enterprises; Terry Chambers, Network Training Director, WSBDC Export Readiness Center.

Cost is $10 at the door, free to students with ID and Launchpad Paid Members. You don't need to be a Launchpad member to attend. RSVP to Zan Deery, Launch Spokane Program Assistant, at zan@launchpadinw.com.

New tenant for Spokane Business & Industrial Park

Thermo Fluids, Inc. has leased approximately 4,000 square feet of space in Building 17 and approximately 17,000 square feet of land in the Spokane Business & Industrial Park at 3808 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. Their primary business is recycling of used oil, used oil filters and used antifreeze and other commercial and industrial waste services.

The Business Thought of the Week

"Talent is a dreadfully cheap commodity, cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one, is a lot of hard work and study." Author Stephen King

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