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Icons Bill and Judi Williams: Telect founders build business for the generations

Bill and Judi Williams have always been a dynamic duo, supporting and encouraging one another in both their careers and in raising a family. The couple, who met in Alaska in 1962 and married after just two months of dating, are the founders of ...


Icons Dave Clack: An accidental but beneficial career in banking

Looking back on the high points from a career spanning more than four decades that has earned him broad praise in business and civic leadership circles here, Spokane’s David A. Clack seems uneasy dwelling on personal achievements. ...


Icons Harlan Douglass: Constructing a path to success

Spokane real estate magnate Harlan Douglass has been letting up on the reins a bit over the last five years, but he hasn’t exactly gotten off the horse. “I show up here all the time,” he says from a conference room at the Douglass Properties ...


Icons LeRoy Nosbaum: Engineering a Spokane-area tech manufacturer to success

In a career that spanned more than 40 years in the utilities industry, LeRoy Nosbaum spent about 17 years at Liberty Lake-based energy and water technology and services company Itron Inc., including two separate periods as the company’s CEO. ...


Icons Paul Redmond: Persistent job seeker rises to top

Paul Redmond, former CEO, president and chairman of Spokane-based Washington Water Power Co., says he was warned that people would soon forget him after he retired following a 33-year career with the energy company now known as Avista Corp. ...


Gravity Labs hopes to bring matchmaking to the masses

Spokane entrepreneurs Robbi Katherine Anthony and Patrick McHugh have partnered to create Gravity, a new dating app where instead of choosing your matches, other users choose for you....


Glucose Revival prepares product for market

Three-year-old Spokane startup company Glucose Revival is preparing its product, the Thrive glucose necklace, for an initial soft launch this month, says owner Kris Maynard....


Life Connect designs app to reduce addiction relapse

Life Connect, an app created through Spokane-based Life Recovery Solutions Inc., is designed to connect those struggling with mental illness, drug addiction, or homelessness with their personal support groups and professionals....


Out of the bag: Grocers prepare for potential plastic ban

Retailers throughout Washington state soon could be banned from offering customers single-use plastic bags, in an effort to reduce plastic waste and better protect the environment....


Avista program sparks charging station trend

Spokane-based Avista Corp. has partnered with more than 50 Washington businesses to install 136 electric vehicle charging stations throughout the state as part of a pilot program....

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