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Trades Night works to change construction-career narrative

Construction industry leaders are working to promote a career in the construction industry as equal to entering college, the military, or the general workforce, says Sarah Cottam, vice president of member services for the Spokane-based Inland Pacific...

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McQuilkin leads Whitworth into post-COVID era

Scott McQuilkin, Whitworth University’s new president, is taking the helm of the university at a time when Whitworth is focusing on its health and science programs, and while enrollment is dropping at higher education institutions throughout the ...

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Retirement home occupancy rates near pre-pandemic levels

Occupancy rates at some Spokane retirement complexes are keeping pace with national trends, which are steadily approaching pre-pandemic levels of occupancy, according to retirement home executives here....

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Student loan debt can complicate retirement savings for older borrowers

While student loan debt continues to rise and impact borrowers of all ages, the debt growth has been highest among older borrowers, says a report by AARP Public Policy Institute....

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Rockwood Lane’s resident demographics trend younger

Rockwood Lane Retirement Community residents have trended younger and more active in recent years, says Jason Finley, property manager and marketing representative....

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Resimercial concept emerges as design trend

A commercial design concept that incorporates residential elements is emerging as a trend in workspaces as employers try to entice new and existing employees into the office, experts here say. Resimercial design aspects were beginning to crop up in...

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Spokane-area breweries designed to showcase Inland Northwest Attributes

Two new breweries are scheduled to open soon in the Spokane area, and representatives say the design plans for both spaces will highlight the region and the brewing process. Some local breweries and an architectural firm here say current trends in ...

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Pacific Design Co. sees opportunities in change

Shaleesa Mize, owner and founder of Pacific Design Co., says what intrigues her the most about the commercial design landscape in Spokane is the number of new boutiques, quirky businesses, little restaurants, and coffee shops that she’s noticed popping ...

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Niche conventions expected to shine spotlight on Spokane

As Spokane reopens to in-person gatherings in 2022 after two years of canceled events, two conferences have the potential to shine national spotlights on the city: The Public Relations Society of America Travel & Tourism conference this spring, and...

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New amenities progress at Northern Quest Resort & Casino

The Kalispel Tribe of Indians is adding new amenities at its Northern Quest Resort & Casino, at 100 N. Hayford Road, in Airway Heights, with construction underway of three new dining venues on the property, a new mobile app for its recently ...

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