Spokane Journal of Business

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Parting Thoughts with Providence’s Elaine Couture

Elaine Couture has been with Providence Health & Services for 34 years, but she’s worked in health care for her entire career. Couture, now age 65, first joined Providence as director of the organization’s TotalHealth program. ...

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Chipotle Mexican Grill plans Spokane Valley restaurant

Chipotle Mexican Grill plans to open a new restaurant in Spokane Valley and is well underway in remodeling an existing structure at 209 N. Sullivan Road that once served as the home of a Tesoro gas station....

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Fatbeam, Ednetics buy Twin Falls tech company

Fiber optics company Fatbeam LLC, of Coeur d’Alene, and its subsidiary, Ednetics Inc., have purchased a Twin Falls, Idaho-based tech company that serves education-based organizations and local and state governments....

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Gonzaga ministry sells properties near campus

The Mater Dei Ministry Institute at Gonzaga University has sold its seven-property residential portfolio and is reevaluating how the nonprofit will serve students moving forward, says program director Shonna Bartlett....

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INW nonprofits ramp up planned giving outreach

Planned giving is expected to increase in the coming years, and Spokane-area nonprofits are ramping up efforts to draw in long-term donors. The U.S. is barreling toward the largest wealth transfer in history, with baby boomers expected to transfer...

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Honest In Ivory Bridal, Dearly Consignment move to larger space

In need of more space, Honest in Ivory Bridal Shop and Dearly Consignment have moved into 7,750 square feet of space at 123 E. Sprague, just east of downtown Spokane, owner Cassie Cleary says....

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Pandemic spurs unprecedented giving at Innovia

When Innovia Foundation CEO Shelly O’Quinn moved all office operations from an antiquated database server to a cloud-based system, she had no idea how big of a deal the decision ultimately would be....

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Downturn squeezes women financially

In Spokane, our community has been hit hard by the pandemic’s impacts due to our business demographics and population. According to the Washington state Employment Security Department, our economic engine in the Inland Northwest is a community of...

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COVID-induced business concepts urged for 2021

Many of us in the Spokane and North Idaho business community are seeing progress and momentum after the unexpected challenges we faced in 2020. As you plan for the months ahead, here are some recommendations to continue building resilience...

Coeur d’Alene Window, McVay Brothers move HQs

Spokane-based window manufacturer Coeur d’Alene Window Co. and sister company McVay Brothers Contractors Inc. have moved their corporate offices into a building at 2205 N. Woodruff, in Spokane Valley. Coeur d’Alene Window President Mark McVay says th...

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