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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. ...


Stay Alfred founder forms new venture

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


Spokane manufacturers expect long lead times into 2022

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


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...


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...


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 ...


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....


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....


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 ...


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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