Ignite Northwest Accelerator program will soon call roll on their 2016 Spring Class. CharityCheckin, a philanthropic Facebook advertising network for retailers and brands, and a passive fundraising tool for charities by their supporters, was selected. Popular local spice mavens, Spiceologist, also made the list. Congratulations to the whole class. You can see the full class roll at www.ignitenorthwest.com.
Women Supporting Women Making an International Impact
MILLIANNA is the joint fashion venture of Sharmilla Persaud and Arianna Brooke. They create jewelry that is statement-driven yet timeless, comfortable yet sophisticated. Each piece is intricately handmade by skilled artisans in Spokane. MILLIANNA works with women who arrived in Spokane through the World Relief Organization, which resettles refugees escaping persecution in their homelands. www.millianna.com
Itron Launches Idea Lab and New Platform
Local meter supply powerhouse, Itron recently revealed the launch of Itron Idea Labs, to focus on accelerating innovation by being agile; testing new, cutting-edge solutions; engaging with customers early in the process to determine their business needs; and delivering new, strategic solutions at a faster pace. The result will be an ecosystem of Internet of Things partners and applications for the OpenWay Riva network. OpenWay Riva is Itron’s new communications platform, the only one of its kind delivering both Adaptive Communications Technology and distributed intelligence to meters, grid devices and sensors at the edge of the network. www.itron.com
Reinvented Digs for an Inventive Brokerage
In 2013, Robert and Cambria Henry decided to apply their real estate experience and their passion for leadership training and personal development as foundational principles in a new brokerage firm. This concept, combined with a unique agent package, has given Haven Real Estate Group substantial success in the past few years. Haven recently unveiled inventive new offices in the Cracker Box Building at 304 West Pacific in downtown Spokane that will allow for expected growth. They plan to expand from 12 to 45 agents by this time next year.
Paddleboard Rentals in Downtown Spokane
Spokane Parks and Recreation recently opened a new Spokane River access point on the south side of the Spokane River, under the Division Street Bridge near the Spokane Convention Center. Fun Unlimited, a Post Falls equipment rental company, has just announced they will be the exclusive stand up paddleboard (SUP) renter at the new site. Fun Unlimited is excited to be a part of the Spokane River Access offering in Spokane. They offer a mini training with every rental. You can follow them on Facebook for calendars and updates.
River Linguistics Gets a Boost from SBA
The language services provider announces its official certification award to participate in the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8(a) Business Development Program. River Linguistics is a Native American Woman-Owned Small Business offering global operations support to businesses and U.S. Government agencies by providing translation, interpreting, multi-media and process management consulting services. www.riverlinguistics.com
Anastasi, Moore & Martin Find New Home Downtown Spokane
Anastasi, Moore & Martin, PLLC (AM&M), has recently moved to the 6th floor of the historic Hutton Building at 9 South Washington, Suite 600. Reminiscent of the original builders of the Hutton Building, the partners at AM&M have built their business from humble beginnings. Paul Anastasi and James Moore co-founded the firm in 2003, Scott Martin joined the firm in 2012, and Steve Coleman joined the firm in 2010, becoming a partner in January 2016. Together, they have grown the firm to the largest locally owned accounting firm in Spokane. They provide audit, accounting, individual and business tax preparation and consulting, business valuation, litigation support, and business brokerage services. www.am-cpas.com
EWI Spokane Announces Hosting 2016 National Conference
Congratulations to EWI of Spokane on being named the 2016 host of Executive Women International’s Leadership Conference & Annual Meeting (LCAM). LCAM will be held at the Davenport Grand Hotel from September 22-24, 2016, and will feature Academy of Leadership courses open to public enrollment as well as EWI Member firms. EWI was founded in 1938, and is an international organization of diverse businesses focusing on connections, careers, and community. EWI of Spokane is a thriving Chapter, providing scholarships to women in transition and local high school juniors in excess of $15,000 annually. For more information on EWI and LCAM, visit ewispokane.org.
St. Luke’s Expands Services in Spokane Valley
Community members now have additional access to occupational rehabilitation and outpatient therapy services. St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, in collaboration with Providence Occupational Medicine has opened a new outpatient therapy and occupational rehabilitation clinic in Spokane Valley at the Providence Medical Park located at 16528 East Desmet Court, Suite 1600.