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Key to IT security: user training, monitoring

Your cell phone rings. It’s your office manager. Something has happened. An employee has a cryptic text file on their screen, something about all their files being gone and a demand of $500 ransom to get them back. ...

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Security system features, controls are going mobile

Advances in electronic security systems are bringing new capabilities into the mainstream, says Jay Hunt, president of Spokane-based Allied Fire & Security Inc. ...

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Odom Corp.’s new digs

The Odom Corp. expects to ship 5 million cases of beverages—mostly beer—this year through its new distribution center on the West Plains, says Dale Birchell, Odom’s regional operations manager. The company also projects 3 percent of growth in sales...

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Joanie’s Magic Spoon classes deliver comfort food

After raising two daughters, and having a successful career as an administrative assistant, Joan Jamison retired, but not for long. She decided to open Joanie’s Magic Spoon almost five years ago, teaching cooking classes from home in her dream kitchen o...

Port delays could hurt agricultural markets, Northwest Farm Credit Services report says

Northwest Farm Credit Services, the Spokane-based agricultural lending cooperative, says in a 2015 market outlook that lower fuel costs are good news for producers, but that many are experiencing higher transportation costs and slower sales due to shippin...

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Small food businesses in West Central share space, ideas

Mika Maloney and Karyna Hamilton, owners of Spokane small businesses Batch Bakeshop and Flora Yogurt Co., respectively, teamed up this month to share space and help promote each other and the Spokane small business community. Batch, which is located at...

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Women’s Health Connection Clinic expands

Dr. Debra Ravasia, Spokane gynecologist and founder of the Women’s Health Connection Clinic and the Ajuva Medical Spa in North Spokane, says she has opened an additional office in Spokane Valley to accommodate new patients, and soon will add another phy...

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Year-old infertility clinic in Spokane Valley finds strong demand

SRM Spokane, a reproductive endocrinology and infertility practice that opened in Spokane Valley in October 2013, is seeing healthy growth in demand for services from patients throughout the Inland Northwest, says Dr. Brenda S. Houmard, who helped launch ...

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Cd’A fly fishing club uses sport to help women heal

The North Idaho Fly Casters, a fly-fishing club based out of Coeur d’Alene, is using the therapeutic benefits of nature and fly-fishing to help women who have or formerly had breast cancer recover both physically and mentally. ...

Start charitable planning while you’re still working

Whether you’re enjoying your retirement now or you’re working hard to inch closer to it, there are a variety of planning questions you’re probably thinking about: How much money will I need to retire? Where will my cash flow come from in retirement?...

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