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SCC launches one-year transfer degree program

Spokane Community College is launching a one-year transfer degree which will allow students to complete a conventional two-year associate of arts degree in half of the time. ...

Offering wellness tools can help retain employees

As labor shortages continue to impact companies across industries, businesses are shifting their focus to employee retention. According to Bank of America’s recent Workplace Benefits Report, 46% of ...


Uptic Studios launches interior design company

Matthew and Julie Collins, principals of quickly growing Spokane architecture company Uptic Studios Inc., are starting a new interior design company. And soon, Uptic plans to move to a larger location and expand its team of architects and designers....


Parametrix’s pipeline challenge

The Spokane office of Seattle-based engineering company Parametrix Inc. is receiving more work than its staff here can handle and is having to share some of that work with its other offices. Roger Flint, chief operating officer at Parametrix, is based...


Ron Sims reflects on architecture career

After a 40-year career as an architect and 22 years into his retirement, Ron Sims, former principal of ALSC Architects PS, says he’s satisfied with the contributions he’s made to commercial, educational, and government projects in the Spokane ...

Residence halls designed to help students succeed

Living on a college campus is no longer just about a place to sleep between classes. Dormitories, once celebrated for their ability to pack students together efficiently, have been replaced by residence halls. ...


Inflation expected to perforate INW giving season

Nonprofit leaders here say that they expect individual donors will have less to give due to higher inflation and growing living expenses in the upcoming giving season, but they’re also prepared to overcome potential budget shortfalls with lessons...


Wish-granting nonprofits face backlog as costs rise

Nonprofit organizations that grant wishes to critically and terminally ill children here say that many wishes have become more expensive in the past two years, during which time a backlog of ungranted wishes grew. Hugh Severs, executive director of...


AHANA group’s mission revived during pandemic

Marvo Reguindin, executive director of multiethnic business and professional association known as AHANA, says a recent $1 million grant from Spokane County will help the organization expand its space, staff, and service capacities. The grant comes on the...


Financial strategies can optimize charitable giving

According to Giving USA, Americans contributed $466.23 billion to U.S. charities in 2021, and 67% of that—$326.87 billion—was given by individuals, not corporations. ...

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