Spokane Journal of Business

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Baker Construction’s succession plan takes shape

Barry Baker, president and CEO of Spokane-based Baker Construction & Development Inc., has named three new shareholders to the company—Brian Valliant, Lucas Holmquist, and Brooke Baker Spink—who represent the next generation of owners in...

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Spokane-based Eventuris to launch basketball tournament on the West Side

Two former Hoopfest executives, Rick Steltenpohl and Aaron Magner, will host a 3-on-3 basketball tournament in downtown Everett this July through their Spokane-based sports events and production company Eventuris LLC....

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McQuilkin leads Whitworth into post-COVID era

Scott McQuilkin, Whitworth University’s new president, is taking the helm of the university at a time when Whitworth is focusing on its health and science programs, and while enrollment is dropping at higher education institutions throughout the ...

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Oaks Classical Christian Academy reengages plans for new structure

The Oaks Classical Christian Academy plans to build a new school building in Spokane Valley, at 11711 E. 24th, says the current head of the school Charlie Dowers....

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Parting Thoughts with Communities in Schools’ Chuck Teegarden

Chuck Teegarden became the executive director of Communities in Schools in 2015 at the age of 62, bringing with him over 30 years of leadership experience. Now, for the next year, he will be training Debra Raub, the organization’s funding ...

Great Floors sells five properties

Coeur d’Alene-based retailer Great Floors LLC has recently sold five store buildings with about 176,000 square feet of retail space combined, including one store in Spokane Valley and one in Coeur d’Alene, says Clayton Brown, Seattle-based managing...

A To Z Rentals plans West Plains store

A new equipment rental store, A to Z Airway Heights, is proposed on the West Plains, according to permit documents on file with the city of Airway Heights....

Whatever Happened To: Spokane Gun Club’s range relocation plans

The Spokane Gun Club’s plans for a new trap-and-skeet range on the West Plains have ricocheted between superior courts and now could be headed to state appeals court, with a filing deadline looming....

Employers play roll in future of affordable health care

Optimizing benefit costs begins by exploring the current forces that drive them. A basic understanding of how they interrelate prepares employers to think more critically about spend allocations for benefits ...

Rind & Wheat spinoff opens shop in old Fery’s Catering spot

A spinoff of bread and cheese shop Rind & Wheat has opened on the southeast edge of downtown. Morsel by Rind & Wheat, which had been scheduled to open earlier this week, primarily offers sandwiches, salads, and pastries, says owner and chef Ricky Webster...

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