Spokane Journal of Business

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All That And A Lack of Chips

Tate Technology Inc. President Scott Tate doesn’t consider himself to be an alarmist by any stretch. But for a number of months, the head of the Spokane Valley-based contract manufacturing company has been issuing warnings to his customers...


Virtual events are here to stay, some say

Online meetings, seminars, and fundraisers will remain a part of the post-pandemic...


Infusion of infrastructure funds anticipated

As President Joe Biden continues to lobby the public and pursue bipartisan support for his...


2021 Business Icons: Rich Hadley, of Greater Spokane Incorporated

As Rich Hadley and his wife of 50 years, Rita, got closer to their downtown Spokane destination...


2021 Business Icons: Harold and Marcia Mielke, of Arbor Crest Wine Cellars

Dr. Harold and Marcia Mielke have spent their lives with feet planted in both the medical and winery...


2021 Business Icons: Judy Cole, of Avista Corp.

Judy Cole says it’s gratifying to see the fruits of her 35-year career at Avista Corp. continue to flourish. Cole, former senior director of business and public affairs at the Spokane-based power company, says she’s watched as Avista’s corporate...


2021 Business Icons: Carol and Dick Wendle, of Wendle Motors

Dick and Carol Wendle, both 79, say they’ve made a good team throughout nearly 55 years of marriage. The Wendles say they have a passion for giving back to youth and the community. Those around them notice the ripple effects that continue to make ...


2021 Business Icons: Marilyn Thordarson, of Sacred Heart Medical Center

Marilyn Thordarson, who was the voice of Sacred Heart Medical Center for nearly a quarter-century, says she firmly believes it’s the hospital’s responsibility to make its story known in the community it serves....


Q&A with new Providence chief executive Joel Gilbertson

Joel Gilbertson became regional chief executive for Washington and Montana and executive vice president at Providence Health & Services on March 1. The 48-year-old East Coast native succeeds Elaine Couture, who retired last month after a decade...


Cornerstone Pentecostal buys former Ice World site, starts remodel

The Cornerstone Pentecostal Church has purchased the former Ice World facility in Liberty Lake, where the church plans to move from its current location following a $2 million remodel. The newly acquired facility is located at 21510 E. Mission,...

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