Spokane Journal of Business

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2021 Business Icons: Rich Hadley, of Greater Spokane Incorporated

As Rich Hadley and his wife of 50 years, Rita, got closer to their downtown Spokane destination from their home in Colbert, she began grumbling about the increase in vehicle traffic....


2021 Business Icons: Harold and Marcia Mielke, of Arbor Crest Wine Cellars

Dr. Harold and Marcia Mielke have spent their lives with feet planted in both the medical and winery...


2021 Business Icons: Judy Cole, of Avista Corp.

Judy Cole says it’s gratifying to see the fruits of her 35-year career at Avista Corp. continue to...


2021 Business Icons: Carol and Dick Wendle, of Wendle Motors

Dick and Carol Wendle, both 79, say they’ve made a good team throughout nearly 55 years of ...


2021 Business Icons: Marilyn Thordarson, of Sacred Heart Medical Center

Marilyn Thordarson, who was the voice of Sacred Heart Medical Center for nearly a quarter-century,...


EWU accounting program to become its own school

With just a little more than two months to go, nearly all the pieces are in place for the department of accounting to embark on becoming its own formal School of Professional Accounting. The formal designation is scheduled to take effect July 1....


NEWTech Skills Center looks to expand scope

At NEWTech Skill Center in northeast Spokane, about 700 students are enrolled in 14 programs, and administrators say new programs will offer additional opportunities to benefit students and employers. NEWTech, a technical skill center located...


Nightingale College expands nursing program to North Idaho

Salt Lake City-based Nightingale College has partnered with health care providers in North Idaho to establish a nursing training program hub in Coeur d’Alene....


$22.5M assisted-living facility envisioned on Spokane’s South Hill

A Denver-based health care facility developer is planning a $22.5 million assisted living and memory care facility on Spokane’s South Hill, according to predevelopment documents on file with the city of Spokane....


Reuniting retirement home residents with their friends, families

As long-term care facilities begin to reopen to visitors in the wake of climbing vaccination rates, administrators here say spaces at their facilities are in high demand....

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