Spokane Journal of Business

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2019 Best Places to Work in the Inland Northwest

On Oct. 9, 2019 some of the top employers in our region gathered at the Spokane Convention Center to celebrate their employees and what it means to have an engaged workplace culture. In the months preceding, many area companies participated in a program i...


Power Shift: Scott Morris reflects on career during final days as Avista CEO

Scott Morris started working at Washington Water Power Co. when he was 23 years old, wrapping water heaters in insulation as part of an energy-efficiency measure taken on by the company in the early 1980s. ...


Power Shift: Dennis Vermillion prepares for next era of leadership at Avista

As a born-and-raised Spokanite and a 34-year employee of Avista Corp., Dennis Vermillion has been embedded in the community and in Avista for most of his life. Combined with his deep industry knowledge, his career trajectory through Avista’s ranks...


Mullen Technologies seeks more time for West Plains plant

Brea, California-based Mullen Technologies Inc. continues its drive toward establishing its high-end electric-car assembly and research facility on the West Plains. ...


Touchmark cultivates young labor pool with new executive training program

The retirement community Touchmark on South Hill has an employee roll of nearly 300 people, but there is one position unlike any other. ...


Q&A with Leadership Spokane executive director Jaxon Riley

Leadership Spokane, a nonprofit organization that offers an annual civic leadership training program, was established in autumn 1982. Located on the second floor of the Spokane Regional Business Center...


Orchard Crest begins memory care expansion

Orchard Crest Retirement Community has started its next big expansion, a $17.5 million memory care facility located on its property at 222 N. Evergreen Road, in Spokane Valley. ...


Spokane bar association garners increase in interest

When Julie Griffith was hired as executive director to head the Spokane County Bar Association, one of her immediate tasks was to grow membership. The organization’s investment in Griffith is paying dividends quite nicely. ...


Still-young Piskel Yahne Kovarik law firm grows up, gets larger

They’re not 30-somethings anymore, but the principals of Spokane law firm Piskel Yahne Kovarik PLLC say their approach has remained largely the same as it was seven years ago when they started the firm--and it’s paid off. ...


Fatal fall rate in Spokane County is higher than state, nation

Spokane County’s rate of deaths from falls is more than double of that of the rest of the U.S. and Washington state as a whole, according to Spokane Regional Health District. ...

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