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Zaycon Foods sees sales soar with unusual business model

Started out of the back of a truck, Spokane Valley-based meat seller Zaycon Foods Inc. is growing quickly, selling substantially more meat out of an expanding fleet of trucks.Using an unusual business model in which it sells fresh meats on from...

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Gluten-free alternatives grow at Spokane-area restaurants

In 2008, shortly after Shallan Knowles was diagnosed with celiac disease, the co-owner of Out There Monthly magazine created the Gluten Free Spokane website to review restaurants that offered gluten-free dishes.Back then, Knowles says, few and a...

U.S. Bank reports $3.2 billion in community support in '12

ys it committed more than $3.2 billion last year to communities across the country through community development loans, investments, grants, corporate contributions, and nonprofit sponsorships.That funding, it asserts, helped breathe new life to...

Women found to donate less to charity in some cases

Given the chance, women are more likely than men to dodge an opportunity to donate to charity, a group of economists have found.The issue of which gender is more generous has been debated for years. A new field experiment conducted by scholars a...

Big Brothers, Big Sisters gets big boost

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, which claims to be the nation's largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, says it will be able to help mentor more young people thanks to $1.3 million raised through J.C. Penney Co.'s charitable...

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Gonzaga program works to equip future business managers

A Gonzaga University professional development program is aiming to help future Inland Northwest leaders through its nine-month intensive course in leadership that the school says has continued to be tapped by Inland Northwest businesses since it 41...

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Nonprofit Big Table cares for hospitality industry

Kevin Finch, a longtime Northwest food writer here, says Big Table, the Spokane Valley nonprofit he launched four years ago, is tapping into a growing number of Inland Northwest businesses to help restaurant and hospitality workers who need Table's...

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Physical therapist sees strides in women's treatment

Paula Dillon Mays, a longtime physical therapist and clinic owner here, says she's seen treatment and the role of the PT change over the years, markedly in women's health.Mays, who founded Paula Dillon Mays Physical Therapy 24 years ago, now in...

Identified gene said pivotal in spread of breast cancer

Metastasis in breast cancer and the risk of death are reduced when the function of a certain gene, known as HGMA2, is limited, says a new study by Dr. Kiran Chada, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology in the Robert Wood Johnson Medical a...

Less-educated women shown to have higher mortality

Less-educated white women were increasingly more likely to die than their better-educated peers from the mid-1990s through the mid-2000s, says a new study, which found that growing disparities in economic circumstances and health employment status...

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