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Retiring seniors may face dilemmas in dental care

While it’s no secret that medical care is one of the biggest expenses for retirees, dental care is another health cost seniors might not be aware they should be saving for, some providers here say. Although Medicare covers health expenses like hospital...


Rose Pointe Assisted Living plans $3 million in upgrades

Rose Pointe Assisted Living, a care facility at 13013 E. Mission, will undergo a $3 million renovation project this summer that’s expected to take two years. Jessica Yaeger, executive director at Rose Pointe, says she agreed to take on her current ...


On a fast track: Spokane attracts more national, regional sporting events

This year already has been a big one for sporting events here in Spokane, and it’s about to get bigger, says Eric Sawyer, CEO and president of the Spokane Sports Commission....


Experiential tourism takes hold in the Inland Northwest

Experiential travel is a growing trend as more people place a priority on experiences, and Spokane-area adventure company operators say they’re reaping the rewards....


Centennial hotel renovations is two-thirds complete

Spokane-based Worthy Hotels Inc. is nearly two-thirds complete with a $15 million renovation project at the 401-guestroom, former Hotel RL at the Park it acquired last year. ...


Icons Larry Stanley: Beyond an empire of bolts and screws

Honesty and going the extra mile are at the heart of everything he does, says Larry Stanley, founder of Spokane-based Empire Bolt & Screw Inc. Stanley, who started the wholesale hardware company in 1972 says he discovered the value of a good work ethic ...


Icons Bill and Judi Williams: Telect founders build business for the generations

Bill and Judi Williams have always been a dynamic duo, supporting and encouraging one another in both their careers and in raising a family. The couple, who met in Alaska in 1962 and married after just two months of dating, are the founders of ...


Icons Dave Clack: An accidental but beneficial career in banking

Looking back on the high points from a career spanning more than four decades that has earned him broad praise in business and civic leadership circles here, Spokane’s David A. Clack seems uneasy dwelling on personal achievements. ...


Icons Harlan Douglass: Constructing a path to success

Spokane real estate magnate Harlan Douglass has been letting up on the reins a bit over the last five years, but he hasn’t exactly gotten off the horse. “I show up here all the time,” he says from a conference room at the Douglass Properties ...


Icons LeRoy Nosbaum: Engineering a Spokane-area tech manufacturer to success

In a career that spanned more than 40 years in the utilities industry, LeRoy Nosbaum spent about 17 years at Liberty Lake-based energy and water technology and services company Itron Inc., including two separate periods as the company’s CEO. ...

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