CME once again honored with the “When Work Works” award


June 13, 2017                                           

Traci Logan-Demus

Community-Minded Enterprises

(509) 960-7455


For the 5th Consecutive Year Community-Minded Enterprises is Recognized for Innovative and Effective Workplace Practices

Spokane, Wash.  — Community-Minded Enterprises (CME) has once again been honored with the “When Work Works” award for exemplary workplace practices by the Society for Human Resource Management.

The award recognizes employers that offer flexible scheduling and transition to parenthood programs as well as opportunities for learning, a culture of respect and trust, and job autonomy.

Community-Minded Enterprises was singled out for its workforce flexibility with 2/3 of its staff regularly working in the field. CME also scored high for its benefits package and employee satisfaction.

“We are thrilled to receive this award for the fifth time,” said Executive Director Kathy Thamm. “We are committed to providing a work environment that supports our staff personally and professionally.”

In applying for the award, Community-Minded Enterprises was evaluated on factors associated with employee health, well-being and engagement: opportunities for learning; a culture of trust; work-life fit; supervisor support for work success; autonomy; and satisfaction with earnings, benefits and opportunities for advancement.

When Work Works is a national initiative led by the Society for Human Resource Management. To learn more go to

Community-Minded Enterprises is a Spokane based non-profit with 54 employees. CME has four offices in Spokane and one in Pasco. Programs include:

  • Community-Minded Television (CMTV14) providing low cost video production and free program submissions
  • Early Achievers helping early learning teachers improve classroom quality
  • Access to Recovery (ATR) assisting people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction
  • Plan to Work helping people receiving social security benefits get a job
  • Community Living Connections offering free information to the elderly and people with disabilities

For more on CME’s programs go to

Air your video on CMTV14 – FREE

Go Beyond Facebook and YouTube

Air your video on Community-Minded Television FREE!

Since 2008, Community-Minded Television (CMTV14) has been a place where local video storytellers could share their work, their passion, their point of view. We are dedicated to providing cable access to the people of Spokane.

Right now, we’re accepting video submissions. And we need you! We’re looking for videos that:

  • Entertain
  • Inform
  • Educate
  • Uplift

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can submit a video?  Anyone. You will need to fill out a little paperwork.

What kind of videos are you looking for? Here are some examples, but don’t be limited by this list.

  • Documentary 
  • Historical footage or interviews
  • Original movie or music video
  • Sporting event or concert
  • Public event
  • Lecture
  • How-to video
  • Personal or family stories

 Any restrictions? We cannot accept video with a call to action, profanity or nudity.

What format? We accept videos as MOV files or on DVD.

How long? CMTV14 will accept any length of video. We prefer, 30 second videos, 30 and 60 minute videos.

What is the reach of CMTV14?  CMTV14 can be seen on Comcast channel 14 with a reach of more than 107,000 households in the greater Spokane-area.

How long will this offer last? Normally CMTV14 charges a fee to submit a video for broadcast but we are waiving the fee until the end of 2017.

Get started.

Contact Ben Cabildo at (509) 960-7458 or

Community-Minded Television (CMTV14) Opens State of the Art Studio to the Public and Expands Class Offerings in Partnership with AltLens


March 8, 2017


Jill Johnson

Community-Minded Enterprises

(509) 960-7459

Community-Minded Television (CMTV14) Opens State of the Art Studio to the Public and Expands Class Offerings in Partnership with AltLens

Spokane, Wash.  — CMTV14, Spokane’s nonprofit community access television station has a new home. CMTV14 recently moved into a custom-built production studio, located at 104 West 3rd Avenue on the corner of Third and Browne in Spokane.

The move coincides with the launch of new classes offered by AltLens. Low cost workshops begin March 15. “We’re very excited to be working with CMTV14,” said Rebecca Chadwell the Program Director of Women in Art Media, who heads up the new trainings.

AltLens is funded in part by a grant from the Inland Northwest Community Foundation.  “We are grateful for the Inland Northwest Community Foundation’s support of this work,” said Kathy Thamm the Executive Director of Community-Minded Enterprises, home to Community-Minded Television.

CMTV14 has been serving Spokane since 2007, providing low cost digital media services. Programs air on Comcast channel 14, reaching roughly 100,000 homes in the Spokane area. 

Membership includes:

  • Access to CMTV14 studio and editing facilities
  • 30 minute consultation with a CMTV14 staff member
  • Equipment checkout
  • Online classes
  • Ability to submit video for broadcast on CMTV14

For information on AltLens go to: or contact Rebecca Chadwell at

For information on CMTV14 contact Ben Cabildo at (509) 960-7458 or