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Aviation museum takes flight again

After being grounded for most of a year, the Historic Flight Foundation is ready to ascend into Spokane’s events scene again. Sheila Geraghty, executive director of the Historic Flight Foundation, says that the facility is reopening to the public...

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MultiCare, Kootenai Health form behavioral health alliance

MultiCare Health System has partnered with Kootenai Health to expand behavioral health services in the Inland Northwest. The partnership builds on the health care organizations’ shared mission to provide comprehensive health care services, says Tim Hol...

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CenterPlace adds new West Lawn events space

The CenterPlace Regional Event Center’s recently renovated West Lawn, formerly an empty grassy knoll, has been transformed into a modern event space that managers of the facility say has the potential to draw new events to the region....

Spokane’s hospitality industry is positioned for comeback

The year 2020 started with so much promise. It felt like Spokane was poised to emerge from the shadow of bigger, trendy Pacific Northwest cities. Huge events like the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament were on the books in Spokane. With the possibility...

Mirabeau Park Hotel plots course to rise above pandemic

The Mirabeau Park Hotel & Convention Center was on track for one of its most successful years ever when the hospitality industry was derailed by a worldwide pandemic....

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VATA7 lights its path forward

Brian Jon Garvey seems to have a knack for turning life’s “light bulb moments” into innovative business ventures. The 55-year-old former Navy frogman is the CEO and founder of VATA7 Inc., a Spokane-based startup that creates motorcycle gear...

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Startup Spokane retools, plans library partnership

After a period of dormancy, StartUp Spokane is gearing up to return to action by expanding its services and partnering with Spokane Public Library. ...

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Sports Scope racks up points with streaming service

When high school football is responsible for 95% of your annual sales revenue and a global pandemic halts play across most of the U.S., what do you do? Launch a new project to generate revenue, despite limits and restrictions under which games are...

Gonzaga endeavors to advance entrepreneurship

With more than two decades of experience developing leaders through the Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Program, Gonzaga University is doubling down on preparing innovators in business, engineering, and science with a $49.7 million investment...

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In Charge: More electric vehicle charging stations planned in Spokane

The Spokane Regional Transportation Council, in partnership with several Spokane-based agencies, plans an electric vehicle infrastructure overhaul that will grow substantially the current number of charging stations in the county over the next few years. ...

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