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SiteCrafting helps Lutherhaven Ministries spruce up its camping website

Tacoma-based web design outfit SiteCrafting has provided a brand new website for Spokane's Lutherhaven Ministries.

The redesigned site, the fifth version in the nonprofit's history, can be seen at

Lutherhaven Ministires promotes Christian camping and retreat ministries. Those include operating Camp Lutherhaven on Lake Coeur d’Alene; Shoshone Base Camp up the North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River; 35 week-long day camps in communities around the region; and Idaho Servant Adventures, which brings hundreds of teens from around the nation to north Idaho each summer for community service and outdoor adventure. 

SiteCrafting has an ongoing Gear Grant program donating web services for qualifying nonprofits. The company also has a Spokane office, at 152 S. Jefferson, in downtown.

The new site gives Lutherhaven and its many summer and year-round programs a fresh, new look and easier access to information.

A SiteCrafting spokeswoman said the estimated value of the donated services comes to around $20,000.

Web firm SiteCrafting cited for excellence in workplace flexibility

SiteCrafting, a web design and web application development firm with offices in Tacoma and Spokane, was given a 2010 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility.

The award recognizes employers and worksites that encourage and foster flexibility as a strategy to increase workplace effectiveness and work-life balance.

“We are thrilled to be recognized as an excellent place to work,” said SiteCrafting President Brian Forth “We have a lot of very smart, technically minded people working here, but what's more important and worthy of recognition is the fact that we have incredible human beings working here and we want to support them.” 

The Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility are part of the national When Work Works project, an ongoing initiative of Families and Work Institute in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for a Competitive Workforce and the Twiga Foundation, with funding from the Sloan Foundation.

Business website shout-out:

ONE of an ongoing series of posts about useful area business websites.

Spokane and Inland Northwest business leaders and economic development folks are right in boosting the green economy that’s blooming in this area.

You can find a very healthy consortium of industries and researchers tackling clean energy, all the way from Itron Inc., to a number of promising startups.

The website — — is worth looking at to get an overview of efforts among members of that group.

The acronym stands for Consortium of Leading Energy Efficiency Northwest Companies. Area businesses are encouraged to visit the site and add their names to the directory.

We liked the site’s clean organization. The Spokane Web team of developed the site for Greater Spokane Incorporated, which is taking the manager role for SiteCrafting provided the work pro-bono, through a Gear Grant, awarded to nonprofits in town as a way to give back to the community.

SiteCrafting moving to downtown Spokane building

SiteCrafting, a Web development company with headquarters in Tacoma, will move its Spokane office to 152 S. Jefferson, in downtown Spokane. Company President Brian Forth said the move is expected to be done by May 1.

For the past year it’s occupied leased space in the Sirti Building at the Riverpoint campus.

Forth said the Spokane office has two fulltime workers. It may grow by another five later this year, he said.

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