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Community colleges work to meet demand for skilled trades in Spokane

Faculty at Community Colleges of Spokane say that in recent years, they’ve been working harder to establish relationships with employers that will enable them to train students for high-wage jobs in skilled trades. ...


Groups band together to revamp Access2Experience

Access2Experience LLC, a platform for connecting business professionals with students and teachers, has been updated and streamlined to make it easier to build connections. ...


Underutilized worker rate likely has declined in Spokane area

As unemployment rates have dropped in recent years, the underutilized workforce appears to have declined with it, Spokane-area labor experts say. At the county level, however, it’s hard to say conclusively. ...


Wolff Co. launches new brand of independent-living centers

The Wolff Co. has launched its own senior independent-living community brand, Revel, and has opened its first such facility in the Spokane-area at 16807 E. Mission Parkway, in Spokane Valley. Wolff Co. is a private equity and development company ...


Retiring seniors may face dilemmas in dental care

While it’s no secret that medical care is one of the biggest expenses for retirees, dental care is another health cost seniors might not be aware they should be saving for, some providers here say. Although Medicare covers health expenses like hospital...


Rose Pointe Assisted Living plans $3 million in upgrades

Rose Pointe Assisted Living, a care facility at 13013 E. Mission, will undergo a $3 million renovation project this summer that’s expected to take two years. Jessica Yaeger, executive director at Rose Pointe, says she agreed to take on her current ...


On a fast track: Spokane attracts more national, regional sporting events

This year already has been a big one for sporting events here in Spokane, and it’s about to get bigger, says Eric Sawyer, CEO and president of the Spokane Sports Commission....


Experiential tourism takes hold in the Inland Northwest

Experiential travel is a growing trend as more people place a priority on experiences, and Spokane-area adventure company operators say they’re reaping the rewards....


Centennial hotel renovations is two-thirds complete

Spokane-based Worthy Hotels Inc. is nearly two-thirds complete with a $15 million renovation project at the 401-guestroom, former Hotel RL at the Park it acquired last year. ...


Icons Larry Stanley: Beyond an empire of bolts and screws

Honesty and going the extra mile are at the heart of everything he does, says Larry Stanley, founder of Spokane-based Empire Bolt & Screw Inc. Stanley, who started the wholesale hardware company in 1972 says he discovered the value of a good work ethic ...

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