Spokane Journal of Business

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Prioritizing pursuit of professional development

I recently had the opportunity to attend an amazing Women’s Business Conference right here in our own gorgeous city of Spokane. It was three intense days filled with inspiring speakers, thought leaders, engaging breakout sessions, and a ton of fantastic...

Employers should map course to navigate leave law

The coming year will usher in a new era in how Washington state companies handle employee leave. Washington’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Act established a statewide insurance program, which will issue payments to workers who need to take time off to...

Early childhood facility planned near Liberty Park

Predevelopment plans on file with the city of Spokane show a new $900,000 early childhood education facility is planned just south of Interstate 90, near Liberty Park....

The Journal’s View: Stadium site might not be slam dunk for school district

With the city’s Nov. 6 stadium advisory vote falling nearly 2-1 in favor of retaining the Joe Albi site in northwest Spokane for a high school football facility, rather than build new on the North Bank near downtown, public sentiment would seem abundant...

Editor’s Notebook: Honoring legends of business with Icons

At the Journal of Business, we spend a lot of time working to attract younger readers and to earn their business. It’s a worthwhile endeavor and an important one....

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Outsourcing with the blind and visually impaired

John Dubay started Strategic Contact Solutions Group Inc. about five years ago, almost by accident. A client with whom Dubay had previously worked reached out to Dubay to see if he’d be able to help with tasks such as performing outreach and customer...

Overhauling economic development

Overhauling economic development

Greater Spokane Inc. wants to turn its model for regional economic development on its head. Todd Mielke, CEO of the organization, says the previous model wasn’t conducive to collaboration...

The first flakes flew at Schweitzer Mountain Resort, north of Sandpoint, on the final days of October.

High Hopes on the Slopes

Inland Northwest ski resort operators say the early start to ski season last year has skiers eager to hit the slopes again, despite forecasts that an El Niño weather pattern is bringing a warmer and wetter winter season. ...

Jeff Wiberg

Home Care merges with West Side provider

Liberty Lake-based in-home care provider Family Home Care LLC has merged with Seattle-based Family Resource Home Care. The larger, combined entity will retain the Family Resource Home Care name, but it will be headquartered in Liberty Lake. ...

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A foothold on the sock market

Kyle Peterson and Zach Stensland were in high school when they started customizing their friends’ used socks in Peterson’s parents’ garage. The pair used a process called sublimation, which involves pressing dye into fabric using heat. ...

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