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Lawton Printing Services Celebrates 75 Years!

The average life of a business is 40 years; and for family-owned businesses only 3-5% survive into the fourth generation. This year Lawton Printing Services celebrates 75 years in business, and four generations of a family legacy. The company’s beginning philosophy — to become a complete-service printer for each of their customers — is as valid today as it was then: they exist to be a valuable resource for customers in all aspects of marketing. Lawton strives to offer customers new opportunities that will enhance and diversify their business, and yours. Take a look at where it all began, by visiting their photo archives lawtonprinting.com/our-story.

Central Pre-Mix Awarded 2015 Clean Air Award

The Spokane Regional Clear Air Agency (Spokane Clean Air) recently presented the 2015 Clean Air Award to Central Pre-Mix in recognition of renovations and improvements made to their Sullivan Road Gravel Plant. Central Pre-Mix implemented changes that greatly reduced dust emissions, created operational electricity efficiencies equaling a savings of approximately $32,000 annually, conservation efforts that lessened haul truck miles that equate to an annual fuel savings of approximately $35,000 and fleet vehicle maintenance plans that increase fuel efficiency. Read more about the award and additional changes made by Central Pre-Mix here.

Junior Achievement Selects New Hall of Fame Members

Junior Achievement of Washington, serving Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, said it plans to induct four people into its Business Hall of Fame. To be recognized for their business innovations and civic involvement, the inductees are: Elizabeth A. “Betsy” Cowles, Douglas V. “Doug” Hawkins, Edward W. Hawkins Jr., and Clarence H. “Bud” Barnes. An induction ceremony is to be held on Wednesday, May 13, at the Davenport Hotel‘s Grand Pennington Ballroom. GSI applauds the hard work and dedication of these worthy inductees.

Quality Inn Downtown 4th Avenue Receives Gold Award

Quality Inn Downtown 4th Avenue was recently the Gold Award from Choice Hotels. This award is given once a year to the top 10% of hotels in the brand. The ranking is based on a year’s worth of data collected from hotel guests when they fill out the surveys on sites such as ChoiceHotels and TripAdvisor. Rankings such as Cleanliness, Staff, Likelihood to return and other categories are taken into consideration. The hotel was recently renovated, the location is convenient to downtown and the hospital district, and there’s an on-site restaurant and bar, fitness center and business center.

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