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2019 Rising Stars James Krejci

It’s not just about the numbers for banker James Krejci. It’s about the relationships. “You have to be able to manage the interaction with customers and the people side of it, but in order to do it very well, you have to understand the numbers side...


Avista moves toward carbon-free future

Avista Corp. has been focused on environmentally sustainable practices for most of its 130-year history, Avista president and incoming CEO Dennis Vermillion argues, and the Spokane-based utility provider intends to invest heavily in renewable energy ...

Millennials said to value sustainable apartment features

In an industry where trends come and go with the seasons, Spokane-area real estate experts say sustainable apartments are here stay. ...


Spokane Solid Waste asks public for help in battery disposal

Garbage from across Spokane arrives in one truck after another at the city of Spokane’s Solid Waste Disposal center on the west edge of town at 2900 S. Geiger Blvd. During the summer months, up to 800 tons of trash a day is delivered ...


Rohinni’s bright future: Products featuring company’s LED tech to hit market

A laptop featuring Rohinni technology could be waiting under the tree this Christmas. That’s what Matthew Gerber, CEO of Coeur d’Alene-based tech engineering company Rohinni LLC, says the company’s new joint venture Luumii hopes to accomplish...


Spokane-area printers adapt to changing times with new presses

As demand increases for digital communication and advertising as well as online printing services, two companies here say there’s still a need for commercially printed materials as well. ...


Production Academy celebrates class graduation

The Production & Manufacturing Academy graduated its inaugural class of 20 high school students this month. The academy, which started in July, is an intensive training program for students across Spokane and Kootenai counties to gain first-hand ...


Nonprofit thrift store revenues rise

Spokane-area thrift stores associated with nonprofit organizations say donations are increasing and sales are up, meaning more funding is going to the organizations and causes those stores benefit. ...


Vitalant looks to expand donor outreach program

Faced with an increasingly depleted donor pool and a critical need for blood, Vitalant, formerly the Inland Northwest Blood Center, is considering an update to its donor outreach technology in hopes of drawing in younger donors. ...


Charity Founder fosters community of kindness

Kindness for a Cause is a newly formed Spokane-based charity that seeks to cultivate kindness in the community by providing birthday and holiday events and donations for underprivileged children. ...

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