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InkLab Screen Print Studio gears up in Post Falls

Richard Larkins decided it was time for a change. After nearly a decade of working in the financial collections sector, much of it in California, he’d had enough, says his wife, Jennilea Larkins. “He was done with it. Absolutely done,” she says. ...

Commentary: Paid leave is sound business practice

Offering paid parental leave for all employees isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s also a sound business practice. As the co-owner of one of the fastest growing law firms in Idaho, I’m hyperfocused on how to recruit and retain top talent at ...

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Work starts at new site for Cd’A elementary school

Construction crews have started work on a new, $12.5 million elementary school building in Coeur d’Alene that will replace an antiquated K-5 elementary school building in nearby Hayden. The new Northwest Expedition Academy building, which will have ...

Douglass sets sights on $10 million industrial park

Douglass Properties has set its sights on its next big development, a two-building, 193,000-square-foot industrial park on the southwest corner of Magnesium Road and Crestline Street. A representative of Douglass did not respond immediately to requests ...

Inland ABC chapter plans Construction Career Days

The Associated Builders and Contractors Inland Pacific Chapter is gearing up for its 2019 Construction Career Days, to be held Oct. 23 and 24 at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. Sarah Cottam, vice president of member services at ABC Inland ...

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OAC Services focuses on client, employee relationships

When Jeff Jurgensen opened the Spokane office of Seattle-based construction and project management company OAC Services Inc. in 2006, he noticed a distinct lack of project management companies here, he says. Jurgensen, senior associate of construction ...

CarePartners plans memory-care facility on Spokane’s North Side

A 60-bed memory care facility is planned for Spokane’s North Side, says Kelley Smith, CarePartners Management Group LLC vice president of sales and marketing. Spokane Special Care Community, owned and operated by Mercer Island, Washington-based ...

Union Gospel Mission plans two new stores

Union Gospel Mission Association of Spokane plans to expand its thrift store operations by adding two new outlets in the next few years. Dean Bitz, director of operations for the nonprofit, says the projects are still in the early planning stages, but ...

East Central center adds Head Start space

The East Central Community Center is adding space to its building to serve an Early Head Start program. Carolina Lopez, executive assistant at the Martin Luther King Family Outreach Center, which operates the community center, says work to renovate three...

The Journal’s View: Community starts to reap benefits of medical schools

The Spokane business community is reaping the benefits now of years of persistent diligence in its pursuit of more medical education, and Washington State University, the University of Washington, and Gonzaga University should be applauded for fully ...

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