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Environmental scientists group kicks off season

Ecological professionals and those who are passionate about environmental issues can find a home with the Society of Inland Northwest Environmental Scientists (SINES), a nonprofit environmental networking organization here. The society, which meets mont...

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Method Juice Café squeezes out a niche

Tyler Lafferty and Nick Murto, arguably two of Spokane’s busiest entrepreneurs, are intensely pass...

Energy, water issues slated for discussion at green forum

Greater Spokane Incorporated’s sixth annual State of the Green Economy panel discussion will focus...

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Spokane co-op connections

Spokane natives Beth Robinette and Joel Williamson have launched two cooperatives here, called Local...

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Spokane Seed stays strong in competitive market

Spokane Seed Co., a fourth-generation dried pea and lentil processor and distributor, has nurtured i...

Northwest Taste show slated for November

Food and beverage vendors will have the opportunity this November to showcase their products here in what’s being touted as Spokane’s sampling show, called Northwest Taste. The show is owned and being organized by Ronda Swanson and Caroline Kloetsch...

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Farm-to-table food vendors find growing demand

The so-called farm-to-table food movement seems to have taken hold across the country as well as here in Spokane. Plentiful fresh local produce and other food can be purchased from a number of neighborhood farmers’ markets, and served the same night. Bu...

Restaurant revenues hit record, early figures show

Eating and drinking place sales totaled $47.3 billion in July, the strongest monthly volume on record and up 0.2 percent from June, according to preliminary figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.  Steady job growth and improving consumer confidence poin...

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Hewescraft fishing boat maker preps for facility expansion

Hewes Marine Co., the Colville, Wash.-based manufacturer of Hewescraft aluminum fishing boats, is in the architectural planning stages of a $2 million facility expansion, says Tim Baris, the company’s operations and finance director. Garco Constructi...

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A sewing resurgence

After years of contraction in the sewing manufacturing industry, some remaining sewing manufacturers here are seeing a resurgence in sales and employment growth, and others are looking at setting up operations in the Inland Northwest, some industry source...

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