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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Fairfield Inn & Suites opening this week in Spokane Valley

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott is to open a new location Thursday in Spokane Valley.

The hotel at 8923 E. Mission Ave. features the chain’s new decor pallete with a farmhouse table in the lobby, new photography in both the lobby and guest rooms, and modern chairs and window treatments in guest rooms.

The hotel will operate as a franchise, owned and managed by Sterling Hospitality Management, of Spokane Valley.

According to its website, Sterling Hospitality Management operates twelve properties in four states in addition to Washington – Idaho, Montana, Utah and Nevada. The company’s other franchise affiliations include Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, Quality Inn and SpringHill by Marriott.

BECU opens office focused on providing mortgage

BECU is marking the opening of its Home Loan Center in Spokane Valley with an event Tuesday, Aug. 14.

The 3,100-square-foot facility will be the credit union’s first mortgage-only retail operation, according to a company news release, housing local sales, fulfillment and underwriting personnel. The center will host classes and provide services to connect homebuyers and Realtors.

The Home Loan Center is at 12111 E. Mission Ave., Suite A. A grand opening event begins at 2 p.m., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

The Tuckwila, Washington-based credit union operates more than 45 locations in Washington, including three “neighborhood financial centers” in Spokane and two financial centers in South Carolina.

Creative service firm helveticka marks 30 years with exhibit

Helveticka, a Spokane-based advertising and creative services firm, is exhibiting artwork recognizing and looking back on its 30 years in business.

“CX30: Creative Experiences, Thirty Collaborators,” focuses on personal stories from 30 collaborators, including photographers, artists, programmers, animators, composers and others.

The exhibit was curated, designed, written and installed by CK Anderson, helveticka principal and creative director, and his team.

“We’ve spent the last three decades building relationships with talented specialists hired to help strengthen our company’s outcomes,” Anderson said“So we created an exhibit that celebrates unique perspectives from 30 of those people.”

The exhibit, available to view through August, is in the Terrain Gallery, 304 W. Pacific Ave. Hours are 5-7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.

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