Spokane Journal of Business

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Harvard Park GM counters retirement home misperceptions

Harvard Park Retirement Residence LLC general manager Dave Workman has occupied his current position at the South Hill retirement home for 21 years. The 68-year-old Workman says he has a simple message for families and potential residents considering ...

In planning, focus on controllables; ditch ‘what ifs’

There is always something to hold us back, someone telling us there’s too much risk involved. We can’t control the outcome enough. What if we fail? The game of “what ifs” can turn into a death spiral if we let it. Learning to control the ...

Staff vaccinations below goals at nursing homes

One in five nursing home facilities throughout the U.S. meets the threshold of having at least 75% of staff fully vaccinated, AARP has found. According to AARP’s latest release of its Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard, which incorporates new data on...

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The Path to Completion at the Ridpath

A project that’s been more than a decade in the making is well on its way to wrapping up, as developers at the Ridpath start work on the final two floors of the building. ...

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Habitat For Humanity-Spokane shifts to home rehabilitations

Habitat for Humanity-Spokane has pivoted from constructing new homes to rehabilitating existing homes as availability of construction materials and labor tightens and costs rise....

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Saltese Flats learning center project to start this fall

Spokane County hopes to break ground soon on a $2 million project that will serve largely as an environmental education center for students from across the Inland Northwest....

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At 90, Realtor Pat Kenney see no reason to retire

Having been a real estate agent in Spokane since 1953, 90-year-old Pat Kenney says he’s never seen the residential housing market as hot as it is now. The present market even exceeds the strong markets of the mid and late 20th century, he says....

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Three new Spokane-area townhome projects in the works

Three townhome-style projects with construction values totaling $5 million are planned or underway in the Spokane area. Will Clark, owner of Union Townhomes at 1724 N. Union Road in Spokane Valley, says work on the first phase of a two-phase...

MacDonald-Miller expands into Spokane market

Mechanical contractor MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions Inc. has established an office in Spokane, its second in the Inland Northwest. Based in Seattle, MacDonald-Miller provides energy efficient building systems, mechanical repairs,...

Spokane Public Schools to wrap up conceptual plans for two middle schools

Spokane Public Schools is finalizing the schematic designs for the new Carla Peperzak Middle School project and the Sacajawea Middle School replacement project....

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