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INW financial planners counsel clients to think long term

Maybe you’re retired, or maybe you’re close to retirement, and the stock market, though fluctuating wildly in recent weeks, remains at an all-time high. Despite the appearance of volatility and uncertainty, Spokane-area financial planners say they’...

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Helping caregivers understand dementia

Rick Bennett, administrator of the Bennett House adult day care center in Coeur d’Alene, says he’s about to start up a new business to help caregivers of people with cognitive loss. The new venture, to be called The Dementia Coach, is designed to hel...

State launches online retirement marketplace

Since the launch of the Washington Retirement Marketplace last month, the nation’s first state-verified online marketplace for low-cost retirement plans, its director, Carolyn McKinnon, says the program is receiving an encouraging number of calls and we...

Pension-maximizing options allow income flexibility

Do you have a defined-benefit pension plan? We’re not talking about 401(k)s or 403(b) deferred compensation accounts. We’re talking about an actual life-income pension that gives you a guaranteed income in retirement for the rest of your life. Ofte...

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Courtney Law nurtures young UW-GU health partnership

Although she is already more than two years into her position as the director of the University of Washington School of Medicine-Gonzaga University Regional Health Partnership, Courtney Law says she’s really just getting started. “I’ve always enj...

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Jerry Post finds right equation with Mathnasium

Deer Park’s Robert Crawford brings his son, Shane, three times a week to Spokane’s South Hill to get him math assistance at Mathnasium of Spokane South, a math tutoring service for students ages K-12. “It’s a personalized environment. Students ...

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Nursing to be most in-demand profession in Spokane, forecast says

An annual occupational forecast from the Washington state Employment Security Department suggests that registered nurse will be the most in-demand occupation in Spokane County for jobs that requires at least a bachelor’s degree, says D. Patrick Jones, w...

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A peek at peak wedding season

As Spokane approaches wedding season, traditional Saturday slots for both ceremonies and receptions nearly have filled up at some popular venues, managers say. “Every year, it seems like people start booking further and further out,” says Bob Adolfso...

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Curran sees PFD as part of Spokane renaissance

From Stephanie Curran’s ground-level administrative office on the south side of Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, the new CEO of the Spokane Public Facilities District has an expansive view of the downtown construction activity that starts right across t...

Return customers drive success in hospitality sector

Between an ever-globalizing world that makes traveling to exotic locales easier and increased marketing, the tourism industry has changed dramatically in the last five years. Hospitality, travel, and tourism managers and marketers are now faced with the c...

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