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Spokane bar association garners increase in interest

When Julie Griffith was hired as executive director to head the Spokane County Bar Association, one of her immediate tasks was to grow membership. The organization’s investment in Griffith is paying dividends quite nicely. ...

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Still-young Piskel Yahne Kovarik law firm grows up, gets larger

They’re not 30-somethings anymore, but the principals of Spokane law firm Piskel Yahne Kovarik PLL...

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Rainier Patents takes patient approach

Paul Mitchell, patent attorney at Spokane-based Rainier Patents PS, has intentionally maintained a g...

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2019 Rising Stars: Sinead Voorhees

Sinead Voorhees, director of Whitworth University’s graduate studies in business program, ...

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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 lights up the room.” It’s easy to see why these words come without hesitation about the 31-year-old Lacy Crowder, though she’s more apt to describe...

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2019 Rising Stars: Lars Gilberts

Lars Gilberts has headed the nonprofit University District Development Association for more than two years. In that time, former U District board chairman Karl Otterstrom says, Gilberts has accelerated progress on several projects and goals, including ...

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2019 Rising Stars: Mary McDirmid

Mary McDirmid, managing director and special care planner at MassMutual Northwest, says nothing is more important to her than time, and that being able to set her own schedule is the key to her success. “Time is the most important thing to me right ...

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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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