Spokane Journal of Business

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Visit Spokane’s CEO Meg Winchester: Selling the future

Meg Winchester has joined Visit Spokane, the region’s convention and visitor bureau, on a high note. As the organization’s new president and CEO, her job will be to carry that tune into the following years. ...

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The Y now: Acquisitions boost revenues at the YMCA

The YMCA of the Inland Northwest’s annual budget has crested $20 million this year, thanks in large part to the addition of new facilities on Spokane’s South Hill and in Sandpoint. ...

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Protecting scores with TV Jockstrap

Spokane’s Richard Pisani has created a fabric garment of sorts to block sports ticker scores for his wife, Theresa, who complained about game-score spoilers....

Fit Flavors meal-delivery service opens in Spokane

Longtime friends Judy Cash and Celeste Estrada have opened Fit Flavors LLP, a new service based in northwest Spokane that prepares and delivers fresh, made-from-scratch meals. ...

Essential Soap & Supply expands product line

Krista Sander opened Essential Soap & Supply LLC in November. Now, the soap shop owner and sole employee has reconstructed her soap line to include ingredients designed to be friendly to sensitive skin....

Spice & Tea Exchange brewing in Coeur d’Alene

The Spice & Tea Exchange, a franchise with headquarters in Palm Harbor, Fla., has opened at 2061 N. Main, in Coeur d’Alene’s Riverstone neighborhood. Occupying 1,260 square feet, the shop includes a tea bar, serving hot and cold teas....

Mango Tree restaurant sprouts downtown

The Mango Tree Indian Kitchen & Tap House is slated to open by May in the 5,300-square-foot space occupied until recently by the Hills Restaurant & Lounge, at 401 W. Main, says Casey Garland, Mango Tree operations manager....

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Delicious developments in Spokane’s doughnut scene

At the altar of our taste buds, it’s justifiable to sacrifice self-control. In the midst of a doughnut shop, for many, moderation becomes an enemy to be spurned at all costs, like an ex one wants to avoid. Eyeing an array of glucose coated circular ...

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Icons Larry Stanley: Beyond an empire of bolts and screws

Honesty and going the extra mile are at the heart of everything he does, says Larry Stanley, founder of Spokane-based Empire Bolt & Screw Inc. Stanley, who started the wholesale hardware company in 1972 says he discovered the value of a good work ethic ...

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Icons Harlan Douglass: Constructing a path to success

Spokane real estate magnate Harlan Douglass has been letting up on the reins a bit over the last five years, but he hasn’t exactly gotten off the horse. “I show up here all the time,” he says from a conference room at the Douglass Properties ...

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