Spokane Journal of Business

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Rising Star Latrice Williams: ‘Soft whisper’ leads to lucrative career

When Latrice Williams tries to explain what inspired her to pursue a career in real estate, she describes it as a “soft whisper” that came from within. “I know God drove me into real estate,” she explains. “I know that’s a hard way to ...

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Rising Star Jessica Atkinson: Prodigy learns recipe for success early on

When her mother folded Jessica Winfrey Atkinson into the early mix of personnel at Sweet Frostings Blissful Bakeshop at age 14, the business prodigy turned out to be the leavening agent for a company on the rise....

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Rising Star Justin Botejue: Pivot away from law proves to be healthy move

Justin Botejue, the 27-year-old provider relations liaison for Shriners Children’s Spokane, continues to defy the limitations of time. In addition to his full-time job at Shriners, Botejue is an STCU board member, an ordained elder at First...

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Rising Star Tim Ledford: Powering up a thriving tech startup

What began as a college project among three classmates at the University of Idaho in 2016 has turned into a company with annual revenue now in the millions. Tim Ledford, the 28-year-old CEO of Post Falls-based SafeGuard Equipment Inc.,...

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Rising Star Amanda Landreth: ‘Busiest year’ reaps its own rewards

Amanda Landreth, director of lending administration at STCU, says her drive to succeed has helped push her through the busiest year of her life. “I just want to get the next step done so I can be proud of what I’ve done and show my kids that you ...

Produce Supply Express acquired by competitor

Spokane-based Produce Supply Express Inc. has been acquired by a Blaine, Washington-based competitor. Kam-Way Transportation Inc. is now operating Produce Supply Express as its subsidiary, says Lom Hutchins. Previously vice president of Produce ...

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Parting Thoughts with Washington Grain Commission’s Glen Squires

After 30 years with the Washington Grain Commission, Glen Squires, its CEO, will retire effective Nov. 1. His successor will be Casey Chumrau, the current executive director of the Idaho Wheat Commission....

Progressions Credit Union plans North Side branch

Progressions Credit Union plans to construct a second stand-alone branch next spring at the northwest corner of Nevada Street and Jay Avenue, says Susan Vuong, the organization’s president and CEO....

Hops N Drops to move to old Pizza Hut building

The Hops N Drops bar and restaurant on Spokane’s North Side is moving to the Northpointe Plaza retail center. Kevin Eggen, CEO of the Bonney Lake, Washington-based restaurant chain, says the lease on the ...

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Final phase of Wandermere Heights marks final project for Craig Condron

Spokane-based Condron Homes LLC founder Craig Condron says the seventh and final phase of construction soon will begin at the Wandermere Heights neighborhood, almost 20 years after development first started there....

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