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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...


2021 Business Icons: Carol and Dick Wendle, of Wendle Motors

Dick and Carol Wendle, both 79, say they’ve made a good team throughout nearly 55 years of marriage. The Wendles say they have a passion for giving back to youth and the community. Those around them notice the ripple effects that continue to make ...


2021 Business Icons: Marilyn Thordarson, of Sacred Heart Medical Center

Marilyn Thordarson, who was the voice of Sacred Heart Medical Center for nearly a quarter-century, says she firmly believes it’s the hospital’s responsibility to make its story known in the community it serves....


EWU accounting program to become its own school

With just a little more than two months to go, nearly all the pieces are in place for the department of accounting to embark on becoming its own formal School of Professional Accounting. The formal designation is scheduled to take effect July 1....

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