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Spokane Industries forges ahead

The new owners of Spokane Valley-based foundry Spokane Industries Inc. say the company is responding positively to changes they’ve made since purchasing it earlier this year from brothers Greg and Tyrus Tenold. Pat and Lisa Turner claim that ...


StanCraft Boat diversifies, sees strong growth

Hayden-based StanCraft Boat Co. has been experiencing strong growth with a 30% increase in total sales since the start of the pandemic, says Jory Schmeling, vice president of manufacturing at the handmade wooden boat manufacturing company. ...


Taylor’d Containers pivots to firefighter-training modules

Taylor Rowan is bringing the heat to the shipping container market with the fabrication of custom-made, compact, mobile firefighter training modules, that the industry refers to as props, that are designed for fire departments to have access to a training...


Believe In Me foundation expands mission

Believe in Me, formerly the Morning Star Foundation, has increased its fundraising efforts and its distribution of funds to Inland Northwest children’s charities since changing its name in November, says the foundation’s CEO Julie Wukelic. ...


Favored Few charitable fund focuses on Fairchild

The Favored Few Support Crew Fund has been established recently at Innovia Foundation to support military service members and their families at Fairchild Air Force Base, an effort for which businesses and individuals have been quick to show ...

Hispanic Business Professional Association gains momentum with community support

The Hispanic Business Professional Association of Spokane, once an organization grassroots in nature, now has support from beyond the Hispanic community it was originally designed to serve. ...


My Turn Theater offers spotlight to disabled actors

After successfully launching a theater company for disabled actors in Coeur d’Alene, Wendy Carroll is working to establish a similar organization, My Turn Theater, in Spokane. ...


According to Plans: Spokane Regional Plan Center reports rise in demand

The Spokane Regional Plan Center has been providing access to commercial construction project documents to members for nearly 80 years, and the nonprofit membership organization’s leaders say its services are in higher demand than ever. ...


Avista engineers grid updates in downtown Spokane

With an ever-increasing customer demand for electricity, Spokane-based Avista Corp. is updating and modernizing the electrical grid that powers the city, says Heather Rosentrater, of Avista. Rostentrater is senior vice president of energy delivery and ...


New Joya facility custom designed to fit mission

For more than 60 years, Joya Child & Family Development adapted to its spaces, including a church basement and an old, surplus school building. But Joya now has a custom-designed facility that accommodates specific needs of children and families it ...

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