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Extreme Expeditions Northwest LLC: Research Sasquatch in style

When imagining the pursuit of bigfoot, most people don’t envision five nights on a yacht in Canada, accompanied by a scenic helicopter flight, hiking, fishing, and First Nations history and cultural exposure. But Spokane-based tour company Extreme Expe...


Data protection law might have far reaching impact

Some cybersecurity experts are focusing their attention on the European Union’s soon-to-be-implemented General Data Protection Regulation, which could have a big effect on how businesses worldwide handle data privacy. “I believe that the majority of ...


$5 million multiuse structure proposed in city’s core

Spokane-based developer and contractor Gerald Kofmehl has proposed constructing a roughly $5 million multiuse building on the northeast corner of Second Avenue and Bernard Street in downtown Spokane, says Brian Butler, spokesperson for the project and co-...


Courtney Law nurtures young UW-GU health partnership

Although she is already more than two years into her position as the director of the University of Washington School of Medicine-Gonzaga University Regional Health Partnership, Courtney Law says she’s really just getting started. “I’ve always enj...


Jerry Post finds right equation with Mathnasium

Deer Park’s Robert Crawford brings his son, Shane, three times a week to Spokane’s South Hill to get him math assistance at Mathnasium of Spokane South, a math tutoring service for students ages K-12. “It’s a personalized environment. Students ...


Nursing to be most in-demand profession in Spokane, forecast says

An annual occupational forecast from the Washington state Employment Security Department suggests that registered nurse will be the most in-demand occupation in Spokane County for jobs that requires at least a bachelor’s degree, says D. Patrick Jones, w...


Program aims to reduce unbanked populations in North Idaho

In an effort to build better basic financial education, Coeur d'Alene-based United Way of North Idaho has partnered with nearly two-dozen regional community and financial partners to institute a program for unbanked and underbanked residents of North Idah...


INB plans growth around customers, community

Inland Northwest Bank CEO Russell Lee says the last few years have brought periods of growth for the bank, as it works to expand its territory and add products that meet the needs of new customers and markets. “Banking may be one of the oldest kinds ...


STCU to expand physical presence into Tri-Cities

Liberty Lake-based Spokane Teachers Credit Union plans to open one branch in each of the three cities collectively known as Tri-Cities by the end of next year, says Sean Watt, vice president of retail delivery for the nonprofit financial cooperative. T...


Around Town

Fast food restaurant franchisee CLC Spokane LLC has leased a 25,000-square-foot parcel that’s currently occupied by a building that houses Five Mile Heights Pizza Parlor, at 6409 N. Maple. A new Taco Bell restaurant is expected to be constructed there. ...

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