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GoJoe Patrol to franchise

Major Bambino is a retired Washington State Patrolman who once served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. Harry Sladich is a 30-year veteran of the hospitality industry and currently is executive vice president of sales, marketing, and distribution for Spo...


UI center aims to teach cybersecurity specialists

The University of Idaho has launched its Cybersecurity Training and Operations Center, in Post Falls...


Lack of banking options exposes marijuana industry

The number of identity fraud victims in the U.S. increased by 3 percent, to 13.1 million consumers, ...


Pilgrim’s Market to grow its own produce

Joe Hamilton, owner of Pilgrim’s Market and a pioneer in Coeur d’Alene’s natural and organic f...


Wind energy loses some of its breezy allure

While the flurry of wind farm creation that occurred across the Pacific Northwest for the better par...


New Avista program helps small businesses conserve

Spokane-based Avista Corp. reports that its small-business program, having already saved enough energy in its first six months to power 100 homes for one year, is well on its way toward a much larger conservation goal that will help its entire service com...


Working out niches

Among the popular fitness trends in recent years—including in the Spokane area—is a growing number of personalized fitness studios, or boutique gym settings. ...


Using ‘language of music’ as therapeutic tool

Kim McMillin describes music as her language, one she has helped others become fluent in through her business, The Center for Music Therapy. ...


St. Luke’s increases role of Pilates in its rehab regimens

St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, at 711 S. Cowley, has incorporated more Pilates-related training into rehabilitation regimens for patients in recent years. ...


Star Financial’s widening range

Melissa Williams, owner of Star Financial & Insurance Services Inc., says getting people to talk about money is a difficult and often emotional process. “Finances are very personal and stir up all kinds of emotions,” says Williams. “That’s why ...

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