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Global Neighborhood Thrift moves, doubles retail space

Spokane nonprofit Global Neighborhood Thrift started eight years ago with just two employees and a vision of helping refugees settle into the U.S. ...

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Post Falls nonprofit Newby-Ginnings serves veterans in need

Newby-Ginnings of North Idaho founder Theresa Hart is following a path she says is guided by her late son, Nicholas Newby, an Idaho National Guardsman who was killed while serving in Baghdad in 2011. ...

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Returning independence to the visually impaired

For nearly 50 years, Spokane-based Lilac Services for the Blind has offered training, tools, and support for blind or visually impaired Eastern Washington residents. ...

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Spokane bar association garners increase in interest

When Julie Griffith was hired as executive director to head the Spokane County Bar Association, one of her immediate tasks was to grow membership. The organization’s investment in Griffith is paying dividends quite nicely. ...

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Still-young Piskel Yahne Kovarik law firm grows up, gets larger

They’re not 30-somethings anymore, but the principals of Spokane law firm Piskel Yahne Kovarik PLLC say their approach has remained largely the same as it was seven years ago when they started the firm--and it’s paid off. ...

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Rainier Patents takes patient approach

Paul Mitchell, patent attorney at Spokane-based Rainier Patents PS, has intentionally maintained a gradual rate of company growth that he contends lends itself to better client interactions - and eliminates the need for formal staff meetings. It’s a m...

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2019 Rising Stars: Sinead Voorhees

Sinead Voorhees, director of Whitworth University’s graduate studies in business program, characterizes herself as an underdog and a workhorse. Voorhees, age 34, was born and raised in Ireland, where her family often struggled to make ends meet. ...

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2019 Rising Stars: Spencer Williams

One could question the validity of a person being called a rising star when they’re shooting up the ranks of a family business. But when the trajectory continues after the business is acquired and then merged with another company, well, such questions ...

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2019 Rising Stars: Lacy Crowder

“A shooting star,” says Tom Simpson. “She travels fast, she’s bold, leaves a trail, and she lights up the room.” It’s easy to see why these words come without hesitation about the 31-year-old Lacy Crowder, though she’s more apt to describe...

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2019 Rising Stars: Lars Gilberts

Lars Gilberts has headed the nonprofit University District Development Association for more than two years. In that time, former U District board chairman Karl Otterstrom says, Gilberts has accelerated progress on several projects and goals, including ...

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