Spokane Journal of Business

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Brookdale Place at Harbor Crest taps need

Brookdale Place at Harbor Crest aims to enrich the lives of residents at the retirement community by ensuring they have opportunities to make the best of each day, says Sandra Bachmeyer, sales manager at the South Hill complex. ...

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Wading through Social Security survivor options

Understanding the Social Security system can be a challenge regardless of marital status, but if you...

Washington Trust Bank’s Jeff Schlenker: Maximize Social Security benefits with key steps

What can you do to make Social Security work better for you? Don’t take it for granted. Although i...

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Courtland Place strives to convey luxury, intimacy

Jim Coghlan says he would put Courtland Place, an independent senior living facility in the Spokane ...

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Spokane International Academy to open this fall

Spokane International Academy, one of two free charter schools authorized by Spokane Public Schools ...

AgForestry program seeks new candidates

The Washington Agriculture and Forestry Foundation, which has its main offices in Spokane, says it’s seeking qualified candidates statewide for up to 24 fellowships in Leadership Class No. 38 of its AgForestry Leadership Program. ...

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SBDC research intern program: Going beyond borders

The Washington State University Small Business Development Center’s research internship program is giving college and graduate students real-life research experience while also helping Washington businesses with export market research. ...

Smokers found increasingly expensive to employ

Hiring a smoker could cost business owners nearly $6,000 extra per year. That was the finding of a recent study comparing the cost of employees who smoke with nonsmokers, published in the peer reviewed journal Tobacco Control. This cost includes increa...

WSU program looks to fulfill hospitality training

Spokane has long enjoyed strong-rooted success in community involvement and with marquee local events such as Hoopfest and Bloomsday, both of which draw national participation. Add to this the construction underway at the Davenport Grand Hotel, and it’s...

Community colleges prioritize entrepreneurship

Inland Northwest community colleges are beginning to take on a business ownership angle in some of their course offerings. Both Spokane Community College and North Idaho College have entrepreneurship programs into which Spokane-based Avista Corp. has inve...

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