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2009-12-28 10:40:00

SPOKANE, Wash., Dec. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Northern Quest Resort & Casino's new 250-room hotel and spa opens its doors on December 31st, 2009. The contemporary hotel features sophisticated technology and a world-class spa in an urban lodge environment, making it one of the region's most unique destination resorts. The Resort and related infrastructure represent an investment exceeding $200 million, creating an economic bright spot in the region. Northern Quest Resort & Casino is...

2009-12-03 06:58:00

SPOKANE, Wash., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- People to People Ambassador Programs, the leader in global educational travel experiences, today named Steve Sampson, former U.S. World Cup, Costa Rica National Coach, Los Angeles Galaxy and Santa Clara University head coach, as Soccer Commissioner for the 2010 Sports Ambassadors travel season. Sampson, who has been actively involved with People to People Sports Ambassadors Programs for the past three years, will lead elite coaches and...

2009-11-20 07:30:00

SPOKANE, Wash., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- As the economy challenges more households who are struggling to put food on the table, Hirai Farms, Annie's Fun, Sodexo, Gonzaga University and McCain Foods teamed up on November 16th to help Second Harvest provide food for holiday meals. At a special event on Monday, November 16th at the McCarthey Athletic Center parking lot at Gonzaga University, Sodexo, Hirai Farms, Annie's Fun, Gonzaga and McCain Foods partnered to make a substantial donation to...

2009-11-19 06:58:00

SPOKANE, Wash., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- People to People Ambassador Programs, the leader in global educational travel experiences, joins together on a nine home project build for Habitat for Humanity®, Spokane on Friday, November 20th. The build at 1600 E. Boone in North Spokane, will produce a five-plex and two duplexes. . For the building projects, 70 employees have committed their time and manpower so that area families will have homes. "We are thrilled to partner...

2009-10-27 15:10:00

SPOKANE, Wash., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Avista (NYSE: AVA) has been chosen to receive a matching grant in the range of $20 million from the U.S. Department of Energy for a project to upgrade portions of the utility's electric distribution system to smart grid standards. Avista will contribute approximately $22 million to the project cost. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040128/SFW031LOGO) Depending on final grant terms, the project is expected to improve electric...

2009-10-27 15:15:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today announced that it has signed agreements to acquire Valley Honda and Valley Acura in Spokane, Washington. The stores will be renamed AppleWay Honda and AppleWay Acura after the completion of the transaction, which is expected to take place by the end of 2009, and they will become the 9th and 10th new vehicle franchises owned by AutoNation in Spokane. The two...

2009-09-10 17:00:00

DALLAS, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Southwest Airlines announced today that the airline will begin new nonstop service between Denver and Boston Logan; Denver and Spokane; and Denver and Reno/Tahoe. The new service will be open for sale today for travel beginning Jan. 10, 2010. To book travel, visit: www.southwest.com. "Denver has been, and will continue to remain a focus market for us, and we are committed to adding more flights to more places from the Mile High City," said...

2009-09-10 11:58:00

SPOKANE, Wash., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- People to People Ambassador Programs, the leader in global educational travel experiences announces an extension of the company's digital and social media offerings to better communicate with students and teachers before, during and after travel with the Student Ambassador, Leadership, Citizen or Sports Ambassador programs. New content includes regular video updates on timely topics like destinations, safety, community service or...

2009-09-04 13:44:00

SPOKANE, Wash., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Avista, in partnership with Inland Empire Oilseeds and Whitley Fuel, has begun testing the use of biodiesel on four service trucks in an ongoing effort to "green its fleet" by being more energy and fuel efficient. A new partnership has made the fuel available locally, and results so far show the clean-burning alternative fuel may be a successful long-term solution for Avista and others. (Logo:...

2009-08-11 07:00:00

SPOKANE, Wash., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- People to People Ambassador Programs, the leader in global educational travel experiences announces "Safe Travel 24/7," www.peopletopeople.com/safety a new blog from senior director of health and safety, Mike Bowers. The blog, a first for the educational travel industry, is designed to review new trends, procedures, methodologies and key learnings to help keep travelers safe while traveling abroad. Bowers, a seasoned professional that...


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