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Restaurateur Juli Norris plans speakeasy on North Bank

Lorèn, a French-inspired speakeasy and restaurant tucked away in the basement of Spokane’s Papillon Building, is expected to open in mid-September, says chef and owner Juli Norris. Once open, Lorèn will be the third restaurant in the Papillon ...


Maddie’s Place secures $5.5M for operations, research

Visitors to Maddie’s Place likely will see staff members caring for infants in a Moby Wrap—a cloth that wraps around the caretaker and secures the baby close to their keeper’s chest. “Hearing a heartbeat and having that warmth and skin-to-skin ...


MultiCare buys land for future development

MultiCare Health System has purchased 30 acres of vacant land just north of Spokane. Kevin Maloney, Inland Northwest media relations manager for the Tacoma, Washington-based health care provider, says the site eventually will be home to a project that...


Meet & Greet with Wishing Star Foundation’s Katie Prugh

Katie Prugh has taken the helm as the new executive director of the 40-year-old, Spokane-based Wishing Star Foundation. Prior to stepping into this role, Prugh was the director of finance and mission advancement for All Saints Catholic School Spokane....


Outgoing Tide: Employee recruitment, retention urged in silver tsunami era

As many older workers are turning 65 and considering or entering retirement, employers are experiencing labor shortages that could impede production growth, increase inflation, incentivize automation, and hurt social services that are funded through ...


YMCA posts record-high grant, fundraising figures

Spokane-based YMCA of the Inland Northwest, a nonprofit organization that offers health and wellness programs, youth sports leagues and clinics, child care, workout facilities, and various other programs, is coming off its three most successful...


Cd’A Tractor expands with new Colville location

Coeur d’Alene Tractor Co. has opened a new Adams Tractor store in Colville, Washington, about 65 miles north of downtown Spokane. The new agricultural equipment and services store is in an old LaDuke & Fogle Equipment Inc. building on 4 acres along ...


Drinks and charitable donations mix in the Inland Northwest

Fundraisers are back in person after turning virtual due to the pandemic, and now charitable event organizers have stiff competition for donors who want to contribute to causes in fun and festive environments. As a result, drinks and donations seem to ...

Lydig chosen for $22.8M Avista Stadium project

Spokane County Commissioners have selected Lydig Construction Inc., of Spokane, as the general contractor for the $22.8 million renovation project at Avista Stadium, says Chris Duff, president of the Spokane Indians Baseball Club. ...


Spokane Refillery moves out of downtown Spokane

Spokane Refillery, the household goods refill store, has relocated to 7413 E. Trent, in Spokane Valley, inside of The Plant Project retail store. Hannah Nelson, owner of Spokane Refillery, says that the homelessness issues in downtown Spokane led to...

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