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Interest in Gonzaga’s Women Lead initiative grows

The women came from as far away as Virginia and from as close as Spokane’s South Hill. They gathered for one purpose – to learn how to identify personal behaviors that hold them back from advancing in the workplace. ...

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Growing volunteerism with Spokane Gives

The Spokane Gives initiative, a program that Mayor David Condon says started as a friendly challenge to become a more compassionate city, continues to grow as it nears its fifth year of operations as a city-wide effort to improve volunteerism...

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Spokane Guilds’ School rebrands with Joya name

Clunky, outdated, and misleading are three words capital campaign manager Teresa Conway uses to describe the Spokane Guilds’ School & Neuromuscular Center name, on top of being a mouthful, which recently led the nonprofit to rebrand...

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Hutton Settlement sustains founder’s mission

When Idaho mining mogul Levi Hutton established the Hutton Settlement in Spokane Valley 100 years ago, he set up a business model that he hoped would sustain the home for orphaned children for at least 250 years. ...

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Growing Project Beauty Share collects cosmetics for a cause

Since its inception in 2010, Spokane nonprofit Project Beauty Share has grown exponentially, founder and executive director Julie Farley says. ...

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The challenging fix in aerospace maintenance

The demand for aircraft maintenance technicians is at an all-time high, but Spokane Community College aviation maintenance technology instructor Andy Dodson says curriculum hasn’t kept pace with technology....

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Community colleges work to meet demand for skilled trades in Spokane

Faculty at Community Colleges of Spokane say that in recent years, they’ve been working harder to establish relationships with employers that will enable them to train students for high-wage jobs in skilled trades. ...

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Groups band together to revamp Access2Experience

Access2Experience LLC, a platform for connecting business professionals with students and teachers, has been updated and streamlined to make it easier to build connections. ...

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Underutilized worker rate likely has declined in Spokane area

As unemployment rates have dropped in recent years, the underutilized workforce appears to have declined with it, Spokane-area labor experts say. At the county level, however, it’s hard to say conclusively. ...

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Wolff Co. launches new brand of independent-living centers

The Wolff Co. has launched its own senior independent-living community brand, Revel, and has opened its first such facility in the Spokane-area at 16807 E. Mission Parkway, in Spokane Valley. Wolff Co. is a private equity and development company ...

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