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An expanded field of uses at Sandpoint’s signature park

In 2019, the city of Sandpoint, Idaho, sought to retain a team to perform a comprehensive parks and recreation master plan. Dell Hatch, landscape architect and principal at Spokane-based Bernardo|Wills Architects PC, who claims Sandpoint as his hometown...

Glover design reimagines middle school experience

Spokane Public Schools planned to replace three aging middle schools and add three new ones to address outdated ones. Once the new schools were complete, sixth grade would transition districtwide from elementary school into the new middle schools...

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Some nonprofits plan to preserve virtual element of fundraising events

Going on two years into the pandemic, local nonprofits still are having to decide if their fundraising events will be held in-person, virtually, or a combination of both in order to meet their campaign goals, representatives of some organizations here say...

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Joya prepares for move to Spokane’s University District next year

Joya Child & Family Development is preparing to move to a new facility next spring that executive director Colleen Fuchs says will increase the nonprofit’s capacity significantly for community participation, programming, and university partnerships....

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Doing WELL: Design accreditation gains popularity

A relatively young design certification that aims to improve the effects of a commercial environment on a building's occupants is gaining traction in the Inland Northwest. The Well building standard was created in 2014 by Paul Scialla, developer and ...

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509 Design plans new office on North Side

509 Design LLC plans to renovate the former Madison Elementary School, on Spokane’s North Side, for a new showroom and design studio, founder and interior designer Wendy Nolan says. The new space is located at 320 W. Dalke, one block south of Francis ...

Transblue franchise debuts in Spokane

Local entrepreneur and 20-year U.S. Marine Corps and Navy veteran Zach Simms is opening an exterior design and construction management company in downtown Spokane. Transblue LLC is headquartered in the greater Seattle area and began franchising in 2019. ...

Going West: Witherspoon Kelley expands to keep up with demand

A Spokane law firm older than the state of Washington is experiencing a growth spurt with a recent acquisition. Christopher Varallo, president of Spokane-based Witherspoon Kelley, says the acquisition of Yakima-based Lyon, Weigand & Gustafson PS ...

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Estates & Elders founder follows heart with advocacy

It has never bothered Jennifer Ballantyne that she was the oldest student in her graduating class at Gonzaga University School of Law. For this elder law attorney who eventually founded Estates & Elders Law PLLC, age is something to be honored, not ...

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Campbell & Bissell law firm value relationships over volume

Attorneys Richard Campbell and Mike Bissell started Campbell & Bissell PLLC with just three employees, including themselves, in 2005. The 16-year-old construction law firm has grown to nine employees, including six attorneys, as of this summer. However, ...

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