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Petit Chat Bakery: The little cat gets bigger

Petit Chat Bakery: The little cat gets bigger

Petit Chat Bakery, an 8-year-old business located near the Whitworth University campus, has expanded…

Northwest Trustee looks to grow

Northwest Trustee looks to grow

After 27 years of operation, Northwest Trustee & Management Services, a Spokane-based professional t…

Powering drones at Vertical Partners Northwest

Powering drones at Vertical Partners Northwest

Though Rathdrum-based Vertical Partners West LLC has become a major supplier of batteries and charge…

Inland Northwest aerospace hiring expected to cool

Inland Northwest aerospace hiring expected to cool

Inland Northwest aerospace manufacturers and industry observers expect hiring within the sector to s…

Aerospace work outpaces other sectors at AccraFab

Aerospace work outpaces other sectors at AccraFab

Long known as a precision sheet metal fabricator, Liberty Lake-based AccraFab Inc. has spent the last few years working to expand its services to include other industries, with a particular focus on aerospace. AccraFab manufactures parts to serve variou…

 Umpqua Bank, partners bank on food as an academic energizer

Umpqua Bank, partners bank on food as an academic energizer

On a recent Friday afternoon, a handful of Spokane-based Umpqua Bank employees left the financial world to spend a few hours on a kids’ playground. Trading desks and teller stations to stand behind lunch tables, they staffed a mobile food bank to serve …

Thrivent takes slow, steady approach to its growth

Thrivent takes slow, steady approach to its growth

Thrivent Financial, a national, Christian-based financial services organization with offices here, says its financial health—regionally and locally—is stronger than ever despite a methodical approach to attracting new clients.For more than a century…

Rock City Grill to move to South Hill

Rock City Grill to move to South Hill

After 24 years of operating in downtown Spokane, the owners of Rock City Grill are moving the restaurant to the South Hill from the River Park Square shopping mall downtown, where it has been a fixture for 13 years. Jim Rhoades and his wife, Rose Rhoad…