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Ignite Northwest’s sixth startup class underway

Spokane-based startup accelerator Ignite Northwest has begun its sixth round of business-growth education and coaching with 11 companies based here. CEOs from the companies began their 13-week session on Feb. 6, says Ignite Northwest CEO Bill Savitz. In ...


The Need For LEED

The popularity of LEED certification programs has diminished in recent years as building and energy codes have strengthened, some Spokane-area engineers and architects say. LEED, short for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a certification p...


Waste Connections Inc.: Connecting the county to recycling, composting

With the bustling economy and plethora of resulting construction projects, Waste Connections Inc.’s two Spokane County transfer stations have seen a steady increase of the amount of municipal solid waste dropped off, says Bill Stansberry, district manag...


Taking the wastefulness out of water usage

Recent growth in Washington state’s potato industry has helped to fuel an increase in demand for the services provided by the Spokane Valley office of Cascade Earth Sciences, says Steve Venner, the Washington regional manager based here. Last year’...


Providence boosts its outpatient stroke care

While the symptoms of a stroke in men and women are generally consistent, there is frequently a profound difference in the way members of each gender handle their recovery after the fact, says Dr. Beth Walz of Providence Health Care. “I saw this just...


Tech helps moms to be

Even as the future of health care remains uncertain, the industry continues to develop technology designed to make managing health easier. While it might seem like there’s a new phone app or do-it-yourself test for everything, Dr. Lacey Marks, an OB-GY...


Natural Awakenings focuses on nontraditional health

A college job at Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute translated into a passion for intercultural communication for Amber McKenzie, and that passion led her around the world and back again. In September, McKenzie, 42, launched Natural Awakenings Inland North...


Retirement savings catch-up said possible, not ideal

Children. Divorce. Medical expenses. Unemployment. Grandchildren. There’s a long list of reasons American’s in their later working years cite as to why they aren’t more aggressively saving—if even saving at all— for retirement. And it’s on...


Idaho Trust Bank builds on strength

Now in its 23rd year of operations, Idaho Trust Bank, which bills itself as one of few banks in the Gem State to offer both commercial banking and wealth management services, says it looks to continue to grow, while maintaining its focus on client success...

WSU offers new online senior-living certificate

To meet the needs of the rapidly expanding senior living industry, Washington State University has added an online senior-living certificate program to its hospitality business management curriculum. The certificate will benefit those interested in gaini...

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