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Women Helping Women adopts collective giving

Women Helping Women Fund has transformed its model to a collective-giving community, a model the organization says gives more power to its donor members....


Ben Small to lead Innovia’s LaunchNW initiative

Ben Small, longtime superintendent at Central Valley School District, will join the Innovia Foundation as executive director of a new program, LaunchNW, when he retires from CVSD at the end of the school year....


Larry Stanley’s gift honors hometown of Oakesdale

Regardless of how successful a businessperson Larry Stanley became in Spokane, his beloved hometown of Oakesdale was never far from his heart. That’s still true to this day....


Charitable giving strategies can soften tax bite

Anyone looking to sell appreciated stock is unfortunately going to trigger a tax on capital gains, whether long or short term. The current legislative and political climate has produced rumblings of a potential doubling of the long-term capital gains tax....


Icons 2022: Empire Ford’s Nate and Roberta Greene

Nate and Roberta Greene, both 78, say their lives revolve around family, faith, community, and education. Since they first moved to Spokane 36 years ago, the couple has worked to generate positive changes in those areas, striving to create a lasting...


Icons 2022: Hollister-Stier’s Anthony Bonanzino

Tony Bonanzino, former president, CEO, and part owner of pharmaceutical manufacturer Hollister-Stier Laboratories LLC, now Jubilant HollisterStier, has been a constant role model in life and business for people around him....


Icons 2022: Coopers & Lybrand’s Gordon Budke

The list of Spokane-based organizations Gordon Budke has been involved with over the decades contains many familiar names, including Momentum ’87, Leadership Spokane, the Spokane Area Economic Development Council, Eastern Washington University,...


Icons 2022: Clark Company’s Ed Clark

Driving around Spokane, Ed Clark says his mind is flooded with memories of the “tremendous number” of businesses and clients that he has worked with over his half-century long career as a “mad man.”...


Icons 2022: Bernardo|Wills’ Robert Wills

In a career that spanned close to 50 years, Robert Wills was never known for pompous presentations. Instead, the co-founder of Bernardo|Wills Architects PC won clients and colleagues over with a humble approach that conveyed layers of insight ...


Slingshot takes aim at career development

On a mission to help young people discover how their skills and interests can help decide which career to aim for, Spokane entrepreneur Tyler Lafferty has started Slingshot, a nonprofit professional training and coaching program....

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