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North Idaho looks to accommodate influx of retirees

Kootenai County has experienced an influx of retirees moving into the region over the last decade, and builders have struggled to keep up with the demand for housing, some observers say. ...


Market volatility presents opportunity for investors

Retirees and those planning to retire soon may have been shaken by the volatile behavior of the U.S. stock market in recent weeks, but experts here say it’s not time to panic. ...


2020 Icons: Larry Brown

Spokane restaurateur Larry Brown, 75, got his entrepreneurial start early in life. At age 12, his mother said to him, “You’re old enough to start paying your own way.”...


2020 Icons: Phil Kuharski

Phil Kuharski, the former Fidelity Mutual Savings Bank executive long known as the leading economic authority on the Spokane real estate market, says he’s been working with numbers since he was 6 years old....


2020 Icons: Pam Senske

Though founded by a man in the predominantly male world of manufacturing, West Plains packaging equipment manufacturer Pearson Packaging Systems has a long history of being run by women. And arguably, none played a more influential role than Pam Senske...


2020 Icons: John Stone

Now on his third attempt at retirement, longtime real estate developer John Stone says he has no intention of slowing down. “He’s just one of those who will always need something to do,” says Nikole Cummings, of Riverstone Holdings LLC....


2020 Icons: Tom Tiffany

People who know Tom Tiffany describe him as a science enthusiast with a knack for strategizing, traits that served him well in his career in the medical laboratory industry. “I was always enamored with the sciences,” he says....


All Systems Go at Hotel Indigo

After a decade of standing vacant and more than two years of remodeling and renovating, the former Otis Hotel building will once again host hotel guests next month, this time under the name Hotel Indigo Spokane. ...


Silverscout duo brings venue-management experience to venture

Primed and ready for their next challenge, longtime Spokane Arena management duo Matt Gibson and Becca Watters are turning their combined creative firepower from venue management to event creation and execution with their new endeavor, Silverscout...


WSU Hospitality program garners high ranking

It’s ironic, but a strong economy in recent years is believed to have a played a role in a slight enrollment decline at Washington State University’s School of Hospitality Business Management. ...

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