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Courtland Place strives to convey luxury, intimacy

Jim Coghlan says he would put Courtland Place, an independent senior living facility in the Spokane Valley, up against any upscale retirement complex in the area. He’s so confident of how well it would match up that he compares the facility to a luxury ...

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Spokane International Academy to open this fall

Spokane International Academy, one of two free charter schools authorized by Spokane Public Schools to open this fall, is putting the finishing touches on the 1914 building in Hillyard that will house its first students, says Travis Franklin, the schoolâ€...

AgForestry program seeks new candidates

The Washington Agriculture and Forestry Foundation, which has its main offices in Spokane, says it’s seeking qualified candidates statewide for up to 24 fellowships in Leadership Class No. 38 of its AgForestry Leadership Program. ...

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SBDC research intern program: Going beyond borders

The Washington State University Small Business Development Center’s research internship program is giving college and graduate students real-life research experience while also helping Washington businesses with export market research. ...

Smokers found increasingly expensive to employ

Hiring a smoker could cost business owners nearly $6,000 extra per year. That was the finding of a recent study comparing the cost of employees who smoke with nonsmokers, published in the peer reviewed journal Tobacco Control. This cost includes increa...

WSU program looks to fulfill hospitality training

Spokane has long enjoyed strong-rooted success in community involvement and with marquee local events such as Hoopfest and Bloomsday, both of which draw national participation. Add to this the construction underway at the Davenport Grand Hotel, and it’s...

Community colleges prioritize entrepreneurship

Inland Northwest community colleges are beginning to take on a business ownership angle in some of their course offerings. Both Spokane Community College and North Idaho College have entrepreneurship programs into which Spokane-based Avista Corp. has inve...

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Spokane Arena’s birthday year, big acts

Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena is heading into its 20th year with a 2016 men’s NCAA tournament bid secured, a big musical act announcement, art projects, and more planned events, says Matt Gibson, the arena’s general manager. ...

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Northwest Specialty Hospital targets medical tourism market

Northwest Specialty Hospital, in Post Falls, is looking to capitalize on Canada’s growing medical tourist market by bundling some of its surgical procedures with a stay at the Coeur d’Alene Resort....

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Tourism conference on tap for North Idaho

Regional tourism professionals will gather in Coeur d’Alene next month to collect and share ideas on how to further strengthen one of North Idaho’s top industries, says Christina Petit, director of sales and marketing at the Best Western Plus Coeur dâ...

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