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Demand Unleashed: Spokane veterinarians report jump in business

While the Inland Northwest health care industry is reporting millions in losses since the coronavirus outbreak, care providers who serve mankind’s four-legged friends are struggling to keep up with demand. ...


Pet boom benefits Paw Print Genetics

Paw Print Genetics owner Lisa Shaffer is on the path to building another big company...


Contact tracing becomes more prevalent occupation in Spokane

The number of contact tracers has risen in Spokane County along with the spread of COVID-19. ...


Q&A with Spokane Regional Health District’s Dr. Bob Lutz

Dr. Bob Lutz was thrust into the spotlight shortly after COVID-19 reared its ugly head. ...


2020 Rising Stars: attorney Natasha Hill

Natasha Hill, sole practitioner of Natasha L. Hill PS, says she has a passion for helping families a...


2020 Rising Stars: The Great PNW’s Joel Barbour

Joel Barbour, owner and creative director of The Great PNW Inc., spent his youth in Spokane skateboarding, riding dirt bikes, and surrounded by art. Combining those interests with his love for the Pacific Northwest led Barbour to create...


2020 Rising Stars: Downtown Spokane Partnership’s Elisabeth Hooker

Elisabeth Hooker, marketing director for the Downtown Spokane Partnership and 39-year-old Rising Star, says she feels blessed to show up at work every day, doing what she loves in her hometown. “I’m happy to be part of something larger...


2020 Rising Stars: West Plains Chamber of Commerce’s Toby Broemmeling

“You always want to have that leader that you rally to in the center of a whirlwind,” says Brian Newberry of 38-year-old Toby Broemmeling, the executive director of the West Plains Chamber of Commerce....


2020 Rising Stars: Multifab’s Rochelle Marsh

Rochelle Marsh’s most vivid childhood memories of going into Multifab Inc., the company her father Tim Smith founded in the 1980s, involve hanging out at her favorite pop machine and riding forklifts around the warehouse. ...


2020 Rising Stars: Medcurity’s Joe Gellatly

Joe Gellatly has what he calls a “heart for entrepreneurship.” “The most rewarding part of my job is being part of the start-up community here in Spokane,” he says. “I’m always excited to meet, interact with, and encourage people who ...

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