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Rare Ayre: Bottling a sense of place

Rare Ayre: Bottling a sense of place

Newly established business owner Michelle Anderson describes herself as a kind of story teller, whos…

Combating elder fraud

Combating elder fraud

With cases of elder financial fraud on the rise, Edward D. Jones & Co., one of the nation’s leadin…

Challenge after ascent

Challenge after ascent

Following soaring sales growth in drone services reported by Hayden-based Empire Unmanned for 2016, …

Inland Northwest aerospace group looks to elevate its profile

Inland Northwest aerospace group looks to elevate its profile

Boasting a membership that extends from the Cascade Mountains to Bozeman, Mont., the Inland Northwes…

North Idaho College aerospace curriculum grows to meet demand

North Idaho College aerospace curriculum grows to meet demand

As Idaho’s aerospace industry continues to grow, so too do programs like those offered through North Idaho College’s Aerospace Center for Excellence, says aerospace director Patrick O’Halloran.“The future for aerospace jobs in this region looks …

Spokane City Credit Union locks in on customer service

Spokane City Credit Union locks in on customer service

Gene Fitzpatrick, who now approaches the first full year of his tenure as president and CEO of Spokane City Credit Union, says that since he took over, the institution’s focus has been on improving service for its existing customers rather than recruiti…

Father-son financial planners embrace tech tools

Father-son financial planners embrace tech tools

Financial planner Ted Demars founded what would become family-run Demars Financial Group LLC here in 1973, when he was still doing mostly insurance work, and the handheld electronic calculator was just coming onto the scene.Though such calculators initi…

Office, retail structure in Mead to be expanded

Office, retail structure in Mead to be expanded

Charles Gallagher, owner of the Institute for Physical & Sports Therapy, is developing a second phase of the multitenant commercial center, near Mead, in which the institute is a charter occupant.The 6,000-square-foot, two-story addition will be on the …