Spokane Journal of Business

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Ignite Northwest, Limelyte launch job search tool

Ignite Northwest has launched a tech jobs search tool to match those seeking employment in the greater Spokane area with open employment positions here. Tom Simpson, president and CEO of the nonprofit life sciences and technology business accelerator...


Q&A with Ron McIntire, of Super 1 Foods

Ron McIntire was 33 years old when he started his first grocery store, Ron’s Thrift Store, in Hayden. He and his wife, Joanne, had just moved to the small North Idaho town, which had a population of less than 800 at the time. ...


Paine Hamblen accelerates major office remodel

Spokane-based law firm Paine Hamblen LLP has started a two-phase renovation project at its offices in the Washington Trust Bank building downtown, that firm representatives say will allow for more collaboration. The remodel has been several years in the ...


110-unit senior-living complex to be built in Spokane Valley

Olympia-based RJ Development LLC is planning a new 110-unit senior-living community in Spokane Valley. Ron Hastie, partner and president of the company, says the multistory community will have 80 units of traditional assisted living and 30 units ...


Advance directive demand

As COVID-19 has swept through the U.S., some attorneys here say they’ve seen an uptick in clients who want to complete their estate plans, including documents that guide health care providers should the clients become unable to make their own health car...


Is the force majeure with you?

A portion of contract law is moving into the commercial law spotlight as businesses come to terms with being unable to carry out their contracts fully because of the COVID-19 pandemic or related government-imposed restrictions. A force majeure clause is ...


New Touchmark manager rises through ranks

It wasn’t her first stint as interim executive director of Touchmark on South Hill, but the second, that left Michaela Thompson thinking that she was capable of doing the job full time. Thompson briefly served as interim executive director from ...


Elizabeth Kelley dedicates career to defending those with developmental disabilities

Elizabeth Kelley hails from a family of attorneys. But even with a law degree herself, she had no aspirations of practicing after earning her juris doctorate, and she certainly never imagined she’d end up being a criminal defense attorney representing ...


Pure Wax Bar opens in Spokane Valley

Nellie Allen, owner and operator of Pure Wax Bar, has opened a full-service body waxing boutique at 325 S. Sullivan, in Spokane Valley. Allen, and business associate Megan Baker, have a deceptively spacious and cool boutique equipped with six private ...

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