Spokane Journal of Business

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Benson takes the helm of GSI

Greater Spokane Incorporated, the region’s business development organization, announced this afternoon that Alisha Benson has replaced Todd Mielke as its CEO....


Spokane Mayor David Condon plans to finish strong

As David Condon approaches his last 100 days in office, Spokane’s first two-term...


Exbabylon IT Services rises from small-town start

With a population of just more than 2,000, the small northeast Washington town of Newport...


110-acre Abbott Grove Commerce Park eyed on West Plains

Cheyenne, Wyoming-based Mons Terram LLC is eying a new 110-acre light industrial park, tentatively ...


Establishing a health care corridor in Coeur d’Alene

The city of Coeur d’Alene is considering forming an urban renewal district to help create a health...


2019 Rising Stars: Sinead Voorhees

Sinead Voorhees, director of Whitworth University’s graduate studies in business program, characterizes herself as an underdog and a workhorse. Voorhees, age 34, was born and raised in Ireland, where her family often struggled to make ends meet. ...


2019 Rising Stars: Spencer Williams

One could question the validity of a person being called a rising star when they’re shooting up the ranks of a family business. But when the trajectory continues after the business is acquired and then merged with another company, well, such questions ...


2019 Rising Stars: Lacy Crowder

“A shooting star,” says Tom Simpson. “She travels fast, she’s bold, leaves a trail, and she lights up the room.” It’s easy to see why these words come without hesitation about the 31-year-old Lacy Crowder, though she’s more apt to describe...


2019 Rising Stars: Lars Gilberts

Lars Gilberts has headed the nonprofit University District Development Association for more than two years. In that time, former U District board chairman Karl Otterstrom says, Gilberts has accelerated progress on several projects and goals, including ...


2019 Rising Stars: Mary McDirmid

Mary McDirmid, managing director and special care planner at MassMutual Northwest, says nothing is more important to her than time, and that being able to set her own schedule is the key to her success. “Time is the most important thing to me right ...

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