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2021 Business Icons: Marilyn Thordarson, of Sacred Heart Medical Center

Marilyn Thordarson, who was the voice of Sacred Heart Medical Center for nearly a quarter-century, says she firmly believes it’s the hospital’s responsibility to make its story known in the community it serves....


EWU accounting program to become its own school

With just a little more than two months to go, nearly all the pieces are in place for the department of accounting to embark on becoming its own formal School of Professional Accounting. The formal designation is scheduled to take effect July 1....


NEWTech Skills Center looks to expand scope

At NEWTech Skill Center in northeast Spokane, about 700 students are enrolled in 14 programs, and administrators say new programs will offer additional opportunities to benefit students and employers. NEWTech, a technical skill center located...


Nightingale College expands nursing program to North Idaho

Salt Lake City-based Nightingale College has partnered with health care providers in North Idaho to establish a nursing training program hub in Coeur d’Alene....


$22.5M assisted-living facility envisioned on Spokane’s South Hill

A Denver-based health care facility developer is planning a $22.5 million assisted living and memory care facility on Spokane’s South Hill, according to predevelopment documents on file with the city of Spokane....


Reuniting retirement home residents with their friends, families

As long-term care facilities begin to reopen to visitors in the wake of climbing vaccination rates, administrators here say spaces at their facilities are in high demand....


Advisers: It’s OK to hold on to stimulus money

Spokane-area financial advisers have some ideas on what those who received the third round of federal stimulus checks should do with them. Those ideas have less to do with ways to spend the payments of up to $1,400 a person authorized under the...


A new dynamic in the used-car market

Demand for used vehicles has increased significantly, and that’s unlikely to change until vehicle manufacturers catch up to demand for new cars and trucks, industry sources say....


Electric-vehicle purchases rise in Spokane, but hurdles remain

Electric vehicle purchases have been increasing steadily among Spokane County residents, but industry observers say there are still several hurdles to widespread adoption....


Idaho venues benefit from Washington’s gathering limits

Around the middle of last year, Beacon Hill Catering & Events co-owner Ellie Aaro announced the business was expanding its meal and delivery service, Beacon at Home....

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