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WSU to debut senior-living major

About a decade ago, some of the nation’s leading senior care providers began reaching out to Washington State University’s School of Hospitality Business Management about establishing academic courses in their field. ...

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Some employers here make 401(k) adjustments

Americans already were struggling to save for retirement, and the pandemic has only made the situation worse, reports show. Local industry observers say, however, some Spokane employers largely have stayed on track with retirement plans, while others ...

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Salvation Army Spokane sees food requests soar

The Salvation Army Spokane distributed nearly 4 million pounds of food to individuals and families in need last year. As a result of temporary furloughs and permanent layoffs due to economic lockdown imposed in the state’s response to the COVID-19 ...

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Refugee Connection Spokane pivots services

Refugee Connections Spokane’s flexible setup left it well-positioned to pivot its services when the COVID-19 outbreak spread here, says Marijke Fakasiieiki, the nonprofit’s executive director. Over the past year, the organization, which was created ...

Journal selects Rising Stars

The Journal of Business has selected 10 Spokane-area young professionals as its 2020 class of Rising Stars. Those future leaders will be honored at a virtual event on Sept. 10. This year’s honorees include five women and five men, all of whom are ...

Public companies rebound with market

The seven publicly traded companies in the Spokane area rebounded from earlier volatility in the second quarter, according to an analysis by Spokane-based Hart Capital Management Inc. The overall composite value of the seven companies increased ...

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Around Town

Spokane-based Kancor LLC has purchased the 1.5-acre Bowdish RV Storage facility at 503 N. Bowdish Road as an investment. Rob Kannapien, of Coldwell Banker Commercial Schneidmiller Realty, and John Leland, of Re/Max Inland Empire, handled the transaction. ...

Former 2nd Watch colleagues start Vega

A one-time co-founder of a cloud-based software company in Liberty Lake says he recently started another software venture near his old digs. Kris Bliesner, along with five other former co-workers from 2nd Watch Inc., has launched Liberty Lake Cloud Inc....

Olive Garden restaurant moves forward in Valley

Orlando, Florida-based Italian restaurant chain Olive Garden is planning a new 7,800-square-foot restaurant near the Spokane Valley Mall, at the site of the former Hong Kong Buffet restaurant, which closed in mid-March. ...

Top Stories

Mullen, S3R3 sign letter Public development authority S3R3 Solutions extended a letter of intent with electric car maker Mullen Technologies Inc. for an envisioned 1.3 million-square-foot manufacturing plant on the West Plains. Mullen’s CEO said...

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