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Founded in Spokane, veterans estate planning clinic expands

The Washington Veterans Will Clinic, happening in October, has grown to include more cities around the state in this, its third, year. The first clinic took place in October 2012 in Spokane. Last year, a clinic was held in Wenatchee, Wash. as well as Sp...

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Kutak Rock LLP looks to expand quickly in Spokane

Having joined large national law firm Kutak Rock LLP and begun the process of winding down their 9-year-old practice, veteran Spokane bond attorneys Roy Koegen and Mary Edwards have their sights set on building a large branch with a broader range of legal...

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Environmental scientists group kicks off season

Ecological professionals and those who are passionate about environmental issues can find a home with the Society of Inland Northwest Environmental Scientists (SINES), a nonprofit environmental networking organization here. The society, which meets mont...

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Method Juice Café squeezes out a niche

Tyler Lafferty and Nick Murto, arguably two of Spokane’s busiest entrepreneurs, are intensely passionate about socially responsible business practices as well as sustainability and good health, a few reasons they opened Method Juice Café two years ago ...

Energy, water issues slated for discussion at green forum

Greater Spokane Incorporated’s sixth annual State of the Green Economy panel discussion will focus on what role Inland Northwest businesses can play in the world of green energy. The panel discussion and reception will take place Oct. 15 in the Georgi...

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Spokane co-op connections

Spokane natives Beth Robinette and Joel Williamson have launched two cooperatives here, called Local Inland Northwest Cooperative (LINC) Foods and LINC Farmers, to connect farmers with businesses here that are looking to buy produce and other agricultural...

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Spokane Seed stays strong in competitive market

Spokane Seed Co., a fourth-generation dried pea and lentil processor and distributor, has nurtured its markets and grown revenue in recent years despite increased competition from high-volume distributors in the last decade, says Andrew Fontaine, general ...

Northwest Taste show slated for November

Food and beverage vendors will have the opportunity this November to showcase their products here in what’s being touted as Spokane’s sampling show, called Northwest Taste. The show is owned and being organized by Ronda Swanson and Caroline Kloetsch...

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Farm-to-table food vendors find growing demand

The so-called farm-to-table food movement seems to have taken hold across the country as well as here in Spokane. Plentiful fresh local produce and other food can be purchased from a number of neighborhood farmers’ markets, and served the same night. Bu...

Restaurant revenues hit record, early figures show

Eating and drinking place sales totaled $47.3 billion in July, the strongest monthly volume on record and up 0.2 percent from June, according to preliminary figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.  Steady job growth and improving consumer confidence poin...

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