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Clarifying roles enhances employee engagement

When studying highly successful companies, a common priority observed is the importance of building a highly functioning team of engaged employees. Clarifying the employee’s role and the expectations of each position or role is a key precipitating fact...

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Whitworth’s continuing studies program adapts over 100 years

This year, the School of Continuing Studies at Whitworth University turns 100 years old. The university’s catalogue from the school’s founding year describes the program as tailored “for those whose college career has been interrupted, and who now ...

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Putting the tech in architecture

The flood of technology over the past 10 years has changed the day-to-day operations of Inland Northwest architecture firms, and up-and-coming technology advances have the potential to change the industry even more, experts say. ...

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EWU looks to fix ‘leaky’ STEM pipeline with 100 Women Strong

The national average for women undergraduate students majoring in engineering and computer science is 20%, while the percentage of women students in those majors at Eastern Washington University trails even that low rate at 10%, says Leslie Cornick,...

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Innovia launches initiative to keep more wealth in Inland Northwest

Recognizing the chance to seize on an “unprecedented opportunity,” leadership at the Innovia Foundation, which oversees targeted endowments, local grants, and scholarships, has started an awareness campaign across the 20-county region it serves. ...

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Global Neighborhood Thrift moves, doubles retail space

Spokane nonprofit Global Neighborhood Thrift started eight years ago with just two employees and a vision of helping refugees settle into the U.S. ...

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Post Falls nonprofit Newby-Ginnings serves veterans in need

Newby-Ginnings of North Idaho founder Theresa Hart is following a path she says is guided by her late son, Nicholas Newby, an Idaho National Guardsman who was killed while serving in Baghdad in 2011. ...

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Returning independence to the visually impaired

For nearly 50 years, Spokane-based Lilac Services for the Blind has offered training, tools, and support for blind or visually impaired Eastern Washington residents. ...

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Spokane bar association garners increase in interest

When Julie Griffith was hired as executive director to head the Spokane County Bar Association, one of her immediate tasks was to grow membership. The organization’s investment in Griffith is paying dividends quite nicely. ...

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Still-young Piskel Yahne Kovarik law firm grows up, gets larger

They’re not 30-somethings anymore, but the principals of Spokane law firm Piskel Yahne Kovarik PLLC say their approach has remained largely the same as it was seven years ago when they started the firm--and it’s paid off. ...

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