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Wish-granting nonprofits face backlog as costs rise

Nonprofit organizations that grant wishes to critically and terminally ill children here say that many wishes have become more expensive in the past two years, during which time a backlog of ungranted wishes grew. Hugh Severs, executive director of...

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AHANA group’s mission revived during pandemic

Marvo Reguindin, executive director of multiethnic business and professional association known as AHANA, says a recent $1 million grant from Spokane County will help the organization expand its space, staff, and service capacities. The grant comes on the...

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Financial strategies can optimize charitable giving

According to Giving USA, Americans contributed $466.23 billion to U.S. charities in 2021, and 67% of that—$326.87 billion—was given by individuals, not corporations. ...

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Family business: Locally-owned car dealership emphasize succession plans

Two Spokane-area auto dealers say they’re prepared to remain family owned for generations to come, despite current challenges in the auto industry and a growing volume of dealership acquisitions here and nationwide. ...

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Cyber liability emerges as area of concern for execs, directors

Representatives of some cybersecurity-focused organizations here say that cyberattacks are becoming more complex and sophisticated, and the impact of those cyberattacks can put executives and board members of victim organizations at risk of legal ...

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Lukins & Annis focuses on growth, works to attract young attorneys

Lukins & Annis PS, one of the largest law firms in the Inland Northwest, has been working on the firm’s culture and diversity as its staff trends younger, says president and principal Mike Maurer. “We have a program where we hire law students between...

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Fig. 1 Patents law firm grows

Fig. 1 Patents PLLC, a patent preparation law firm established in 2020, is growing quickly, with a projected annual revenue growth of 20% this year, says Patrick Walsh, co-founder of the firm. Located in the historic Cold Storage Warehouse building at ...

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Rising Star Drew Henry: Industry disruption is his cup of tea

Drew Henry and his wife, Cerina, founded Revival Tea Co. in 2018 with the intention of disrupting an industry that was ready for change. “I realized, oh my goodness, tea is so boring and stagnant and has not gone through this craft revolution like ...

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Rising Star Cally King: Captaining customer engagement in Cd’A

Current and former colleagues alike say Cally King has expert-level marketing knowledge combined with a contagious enthusiasm in all she does. King, 28, is currently the director of marketing at Coeur d’Alene-based Hagadone Marine Group and Lake ...

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Rising Star Chad White: Foodie finds success by keeping plate full

Chad White, former contestant on the “Top Chef” TV show, says he initially hated working in the culinary world. Now, he can’t slow down....

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