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2019 Rising Stars: Sinead Voorhees

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Sinead Voorhees, director of Whitworth University’s graduate studies in business program, characterizes herself as an underdog and a workhorse. Voorhees, age 34, was born and raised in Ireland, where her family often struggled to make ends meet. ...

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2019 Rising Stars: Spencer Williams

One could question the validity of a person being called a rising star when they’re shooting...

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2019 Rising Stars: Lacy Crowder

“A shooting star,” says Tom Simpson. “She travels fast, she’s bold, leaves a trail, and she ...

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2019 Rising Stars: Lars Gilberts

Lars Gilberts has headed the nonprofit University District Development Association for more than two...

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2019 Rising Stars: Mary McDirmid

Mary McDirmid, managing director and special care planner at MassMutual Northwest, says nothing ...

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2019 Rising Stars: Adam Jackson

Ask Adam Jackson, Mountain West Bank’s assistant vice president of professional and commercial lending, how he arrived at this place in his life and you’ll hear more about others than you will about him. Growing up on Spokane’s South Hill as the ...

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2019 Rising Stars: Rosemary Warnick

Rosemary Warnick, owner and president of Premier 1031 Inc., says she became a business owner almost by necessity, after her mentor died, leaving a void in service providers for Spokane-area commercial real estate transactions known as 1031 exchanges. ...

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2019 Rising Stars: Dan Wadkins

At age 35, attorney Dan Wadkins already has put in 10 years helping prominent Spokane-based law firm Lee & Hayes PLLC law firm broaden its corporate intellectual property services. “I’m technically the first person they hired as part of this ...

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2019 Rising Stars Bee Simonds

Bee Simonds credits the success of her natural skin-care line to following her passion. While she launched H Is for Love LLC in Spokane in 2015, her journey began about 10 years ago, when a family member was diagnosed with a serious illness that require...

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2019 Rising Stars James Krejci

It’s not just about the numbers for banker James Krejci. It’s about the relationships. “You have to be able to manage the interaction with customers and the people side of it, but in order to do it very well, you have to understand the numbers side...