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2023 Rising Star Matt Meyer: Rocking Spokane’s concert scene

Entertainment in Spokane has expanded to a varied and diverse range of options for patrons to enjoy in the 13 years since Matt Meyer, 39, joined the Spokane Public Facilities District, says Jessica Deri, facility director and director of sales at the Spok...


2023 Rising Star Cola Boyer: Program head shapes emerging leaders

Cola Boyer says she has far exceeded her own expectations. The 35-year-old administrator for The Kalispel Tribe of Indians Leadership Academy has an undergraduate degree in race and culture from Eastern Washington University, along with certificates in...


Spokane businesses rally to assist wildfire recovery

Uncontrolled wildfires near Medical Lake and Elk have compelled dozens of Spokane County businesses to come together to provide immediate support of relief and recovery efforts, resulting in about $1 million worth of donated funds and goods received at...


Itron’s fortunes rise with electrification trend

Itron Inc.’s revenue is growing with the demand for electricity—and more specifically, the demand for infrastructure capable of withstanding a push toward electrification in a current, climate-conscious environment. “The demand on electricity is ...


Accelerating CarbonQuest: Spokane tech firm selected for national program

Spokane Valley-based CarbonQuest Inc., a building decarbonization tech company, has been selected to participate in a 12-week, mostly virtual, business accelerator program with a global company. Out of 118 applicants, CarbonQuest was one of seven...


Meet & Greet with Spicelogy’s Darby McLean

Darby McLean, president of Spokane-based Spiceology Inc., has been appointed the spice company’s CEO as of July, cementing her position as the fast-growing company’s highest-ranking officer. She had assumed the role of president in August 2022 ...


After 35 years, Beacon Hill development to get water service

After 35 years of trying to get the Beacon Hill planned unit development off the ground, developer Pete Rayner says construction of up to 3,000 residential units at the East Spokane site can move forward now that water will be accessible to the site....


New warehouse projects rise in Spokane-Cd’A

Construction has started or is planned for multiple warehouse projects in the Spokane area, including projects at three properties owned by prominent Spokane developer Harlan Douglass. At Douglass Legacy Park, on the West Plains, interior work has...


Batten-Brett project near downtown gets environmental nod

NoDo Spokane LLC, a Spokane-based development company, has received a second environmental approval needed to proceed with planning for a mixed-use development northeast of the Rock Pointe Corporate Center. NoDo Spokane is led by a group of investors...


Houston TX Hot Chicken plans first Spokane restaurant

Houston TX Hot Chicken plans to turn up the heat at a former Sweeto Burrito location in north Spokane. Known best for its hot chicken sandwiches and Southern-inspired food, HHC plans to hold its grand opening at its first Spokane-area restaurant, ...

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