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Businesses gain from culture that supports women

Much of my career has been spent writing and speaking to the value of creating a strong, highly functioning internal culture. It should be implicit in building that strong culture that it be one that is inclusive and supportive....

Subtle sexism may hamper employee retention

The “Great Resignation” has created a strong job market for workers and a competitive environment in which employers must work hard to attract and retain talent. In an environment in which “We’re Still Hiring” signs and sign-on bonuses have ...

Women are urged to take seat at table for change

This female is moving toward change. Spokane has gone through a lot of change during the pandemic, and it’s easy to get caught up in all the uncertainty, from inflation to global conflict and instability....

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INW nonprofits capitalize on a trend

Businesses, organizations, and individuals didn’t stop giving to local nonprofits in support of capital campaigns throughout the pandemic, as evidenced by at least four nonprofits who are in the midst of construction or have recently completed ...

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Women Helping Women adopts collective giving

Women Helping Women Fund has transformed its model to a collective-giving community, a model the organization says gives more power to its donor members....

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Ben Small to lead Innovia’s LaunchNW initiative

Ben Small, longtime superintendent at Central Valley School District, will join the Innovia Foundation as executive director of a new program, LaunchNW, when he retires from CVSD at the end of the school year....

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Larry Stanley’s gift honors hometown of Oakesdale

Regardless of how successful a businessperson Larry Stanley became in Spokane, his beloved hometown of Oakesdale was never far from his heart. That’s still true to this day....

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Charitable giving strategies can soften tax bite

Anyone looking to sell appreciated stock is unfortunately going to trigger a tax on capital gains, whether long or short term. The current legislative and political climate has produced rumblings of a potential doubling of the long-term capital gains tax....

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Icons 2022: Empire Ford’s Nate and Roberta Greene

Nate and Roberta Greene, both 78, say their lives revolve around family, faith, community, and education. Since they first moved to Spokane 36 years ago, the couple has worked to generate positive changes in those areas, striving to create a lasting...

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Icons 2022: Hollister-Stier’s Anthony Bonanzino

Tony Bonanzino, former president, CEO, and part owner of pharmaceutical manufacturer Hollister-Stier Laboratories LLC, now Jubilant HollisterStier, has been a constant role model in life and business for people around him....

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