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Childcare help is coming, but will it be enough?

A scarcity of child care options that worsened in 2020 has led to legislation that ultimately could increase the number of working women, child care providers here and industry organizations say....


Corporate America is at crossroads to retain women

Though employees everywhere report a host of pandemic-related challenges, women disproportionately are struggling, reporting less optimism about career prospects, decreased mental health, and increased stress and burnout....

Women leaders should assess communication habits

Women leaders bring tremendous strengths, insight, and value to the workplace. But let’s face it, we still confront a number of barriers. As a result of centuries of social and cultural programming, seeds individually planted as early as childhood...


Whitworth network looks to develop mentors

Recognizing a gap in its alumnae network, officials at Whitworth University say the formation of Women’s Leadership Network two years ago has helped fill that space and then some....


Artisans moves office, looks to increase employees

A spike in demand for employment services has led Spokane-based nonprofit Artisans to increase its North Side office space and bring on more staff. Work is underway on the organization’s new 3,000-square-foot location, at 220 W. Francis, where...


Many nonprofits stay afloat with PPP

Applying for a nearly $2 million federally backed Paycheck Protection Program loan to help cover payroll presented an unprecedented shift in The way Arc of Spokane operates, its executive director says....


Whitworth students develop Camp Kesem chapter

A Whitworth University student duo has founded a local chapter of a national organization that trains college students to create free, weeklong camps for children whose parents have cancer....


2021 Business Icons: Rich Hadley, of Greater Spokane Incorporated

As Rich Hadley and his wife of 50 years, Rita, got closer to their downtown Spokane destination from their home in Colbert, she began grumbling about the increase in vehicle traffic....


2021 Business Icons: Harold and Marcia Mielke, of Arbor Crest Wine Cellars

Dr. Harold and Marcia Mielke have spent their lives with feet planted in both the medical and winery worlds. The couple have contributed indispensable medical research, and they co-founded of one of Spokane’s oldest wineries, Arbor Crest Wine Cellars....


2021 Business Icons: Judy Cole, of Avista Corp.

Judy Cole says it’s gratifying to see the fruits of her 35-year career at Avista Corp. continue to flourish. Cole, former senior director of business and public affairs at the Spokane-based power company, says she’s watched as Avista’s corporate...

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