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Self-employed professionals see more retirement flexibility

With Spokane’s booming entrepreneurial ecosystem, more people are stepping away from the traditional office into self-employment. With that comes not only more responsibility, but more flexibility when it comes to saving for retirement...

Rosauers to open first store in western Washington

Spokane-based Rosauers Supermarkets Inc. is expanding its reach geographically with the planned opening this weekend of a grocery store in the burgeoning city of Ridgefield, just north of Vancouver, Washington. ...


Worksource’s Talent Solutions team evolve

In an ongoing shift to modernize, Spokane’s longtime employment and worker retraining agency WorkSource has revamped the duties of its former Business Engagement Team. ...


Is #MeToo movement hurting attractive women?

Few could dispute that the #MeToo movement brought with it a tidal wave of empowerment and validation for women. Originally created by Tarana Burke in 2006, it eventually reached its media peak in 2017 with the sexual abuse allegations ...


Kindergarten readiness worsens in Spokane area

Both locally and statewide, the majority of kids aren’t entering public schools “kindergarten ready,” state data show, and the problem appears to be getting worse. ...


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...


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 ...


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. ...


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,...


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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