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WSU Spokane firms up U-District health clinic project

WSU Spokane firms up U-District health clinic project

Washington State University Spokane plans to break ground in the spring for the planned $15 million …

Odom Corp.’s new digs

Odom Corp.’s new digs

The Odom Corp. expects to ship 5 million cases of beverages—mostly beer—this year through its ne…

North Idaho community bank regains momentum

North Idaho community bank regains momentum

Idaho Independent Bank has maintained solid footing in a constantly changing banking landscape since…

New high tech trading room aids collegiate investors

New high tech trading room aids collegiate investors

Every Thursday morning at 6:15 a.m., Whitworth University senior Ashley Sievers can be found on camp…

Joanie’s Magic Spoon classes deliver comfort food

Joanie’s Magic Spoon classes deliver comfort food

After raising two daughters, and having a successful career as an administrative assistant, Joan Jamison retired, but not for long. She decided to open Joanie’s Magic Spoon almost five years ago, teaching cooking classes from home in her dream kitchen o…

Small food businesses in West Central share space, ideas

Small food businesses in West Central share space, ideas

Mika Maloney and Karyna Hamilton, owners of Spokane small businesses Batch Bakeshop and Flora Yogurt Co., respectively, teamed up this month to share space and help promote each other and the Spokane small business community. Batch, which is located at…

Benefits of lower oil prices outweigh any negatives

Benefits of lower oil prices outweigh any negatives

Reasonable people can disagree.I’ve learned that this truism is what, ultimately, drives markets. Otherwise, why would we have sellers and buyers? If they all thought one price was good for everything, I’d say my job would be right up there with wat…

Exit-plan consultants use trade acumen to aid others

Exit-plan consultants use trade acumen to aid others

Two longtime Spokane businessmen, Ned Rumpeltes and Ray Lawton, are entering their fifth year as Rumpeltes & Lawton LLC, a business transition consulting firm. Lawton and Rumpeltes, who both have significant business backgrounds here with Spokane-based …