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Vax On, Mask Off: Employers adapt to mask rules, vaccination monitoring

Employers find themselves treading a narrow path when it comes to confirming employee vaccination status while keeping within state guidelines, some employer representatives here say. ...

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Stay Alfred founder forms new venture

Jordan Allen, founder and CEO of the now-defunct vacation rental company Stay Alfred, is starting...

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Spokane manufacturers expect long lead times into 2022

Some manufacturers here say that demand for their products remains high, but they expect to...

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Sticker Shock: Steep construction costs likely to persist this year

Contractors here have seen staggering material cost increases over the past year as surging demand...

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Parting Thoughts with Panhandle Health District’s Lora Whalen

ora Whalen is leaving Panhandle Health District after serving as its director for a decade. Whale...

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Inland Northwest banks, credit unions keep branching out

Last month, Richland, Washington-based Gesa Credit Union opened a new branch in Spokane Valley located at 13506 E. 32nd. Meanwhile, Numerica Credit Union of Spokane Valley is about two months into a complete overhaul of a branch located at 303 E. Lyons ...

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Exio business brokerage eyes Spokane businesses for next big boom

Baby boomers looking to sell their businesses have created a hot market for those looking to acquire companies, and a Coeur d’Alene-based brokerage claims it’s positioned well to handle that heat....

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Jubilant HollisterStier broadens its expansion plans in East Spokane

Jubilant HollisterStier plans to invest $92 million to expand its existing facilities in North Spokane and double its capacity, broadening the scope of an expansion the company first disclosed late last year....

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Chaos Arcade opens on Spokane’s North Side

Beverly Lee admits she’s built a business that she’s designed for self-preservation. Lee recently debuted Chaos Arcade, a video and virtual gaming arcade in a spacious 13,000-square-foot suite located at 1020 W. Francis, at the northwest corner ...

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Creating opportunities for female credit union CEOs

In February, Spokane Media Federal Credit Union President and CEO Debie Keesee became one of 13 founders of a group that provides support for female leaders of small-asset credit unions....

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