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Streaming the Beam

When Seattle-based OAC Services Inc. first introduced a remotely controlled, moveable robot that enabled the user to visit with people in its Spokane office, employees weren’t sure what to do with it. “At first, it was, well this is kind cool, but...


Spokane Architect aims for consistent oversight

Rex Anderson, owner and principal of Fusion Architecture PLLC, says the name of his firm has everything to do with his approach to architectural design. “My skill set really does blend a beginning-to-end type of oversight for projects,” Anderson says...


Landmarks commission receives national recognition

The Spokane Historic Landmarks Commission has received a national award for its work on an inventory of midcentury modern architecture here. The Commission Excellence Award, which honors outstanding efforts and achievements by local preservation...


College Success Foundation: Building a pathway for underserved students in Spokane

The College Success Foundation, a Bellevue, Wash.-based nonprofit organization, has elevated its Inland Northwest presence and established a strong philanthropic base of support here since opening a Spokane-area office in 2014. The foundation provides an...


Donor-advised funds see increased popularity

Financial advisers here say that since the implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act earlier this year, taxpayers have become more conscious of the various methods of charitable giving as they look to maximize their 2018 returns. As has been previously...


Spokane-area nonprofit services join to roll out mobile food bank

Several Spokane-area organizations and businesses have come together to provide a new avenue to free fresh food for the residents of some Spokane neighborhoods. Second Harvest, the Smith-Barbieri Progressive Fund, The Zone Project, Spokane Transit Author...


Farm to Phone at Share.Farm

Two entrepreneurs from Whitworth University are launching a free app that they claim could change the way farmer’s market vendors and customers interact. Vince Peak, CEO of Share.Farm Inc., teamed up with Eric Kobe, the company’s chief security offi...


LINC Foods approaches sustainability

When Beth Robinette and Joel Williamson started Local Inland Northwest Cooperative Foods in 2015, the business founders operated out of the back of Williamson’s Toyota Scion and rented some cold storage space in a hotel, says Robinette. Now, the worke...


Vets on the Farm expands beyond Spokane County

Since the Spokane Conservation District founded the Vets on the Farm program in Spokane County in 2015, the program has expanded into six other counties in Washington and worked with roughly 200 veterans in some capacity. The program also recently partn...

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