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Back to (obedience) school: Demand for dog trainers increases

Demand for pet behavioral training services is higher than ever due to multiple factors, including an increase in pet adoptions and purchases in the pandemic era, canine training professionals here say. ...


Expiration of federal unemployment aid might cost employers

With the Sept. 4 expiration of federal pandemic unemployment assistance, employers may see higher unemployment insurance charges as more former employees transfer to regular unemployment benefits, according to the Washington state Employment Security ...


Stronger International spins off cybersecurity training company

Spokane-based cybersecurity expert Heather Stratford has created a subscription-based microlearning cybersecurity and compliance training software platform company called Drip7 Inc. Drip7 aims to train people on cybersecurity and regulatory compliance ...


2021 Journal of Business Rising Stars

The Journal of Business is proud to present its 2021 class of Rising Stars. The 10 women and men recognized this year have emerged as leaders in their respective fields. In some cases, they’ve established themselves as visionaries in the Inland ...


Eastern State Hospital steps up during pandemic

In the face of COVID-19, Eastern State Hospital, in Medical Lake, has been recognized by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for setting up separate wards for quarantined patients and COVID-positive patients, despite a temporary funding cutback. ...


Tamarack Aerospace emerges from Chapter 11 reorganization

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Washington has issued a final decree and closed the case in the voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization for Sandpoint, Idaho-based Tamarack Aerospace Group Inc. Tamarack pursued Chapter 11 ...


The Kitchen Engine plans expansion in Flour Mill

Eric Frickle, co-owner of cookware and cutlery store The Kitchen Engine, says he hopes to begin expansion on a full kitchen to increase space for culinary classes offered there. Frickle says he would like to see construction start this month at the space...


Parting Thoughts with LifeCenter Northwest’s Kevin O’Connor

Kevin O’Connor has announced his pending retirement from the position of president and CEO at organ and tissue procurement organization LifeCenter Northwest, which is based in Bellevue and has an office in Spokane. O’Connor, age 66, spent most of his...


2021 Rising Stars: Champion Empire’s Maayan Gordon

Where Maayan Gordon’s curiosity and passions lead her, she follows. The 30-year-old entrepreneur currently is involved in five businesses and maintains a thriving social media presence across several platforms. Her ventures here include business coach...


2021 Rising Stars: Crimson Medical Solutions’ Stephen Bone

Stephen Bone, the CEO and cofounder of Crimson Medical Solutions Inc. uses the word “stoked” to describe his excitement for the company’s simple but practical advance in intravenous safety equipment, called the IV Manager. “I’m so excited about...

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