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Ex-Im bank supporters weigh reauthorization

The fight over whether to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, the government’s export credit agency that helps foreign companies buy U.S. goods, is frustrating to some Spokane-area manufacturers and business owners. They support the reauthorization of t...


Amy Doneen: Curbing cardiac events

Amy Doneen is a nurse practitioner, an author, an international speaker, and a business owner. She is in the business of preventing heart attacks, strokes, and diabetes. She is also co-founder of the Bale/Doneen Method of heart attack, stroke, and diabe...


Federal rules update pregnancy-discrimination safeguards

Recent enforcement guidance issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission signals that the federal agency is targeting pregnancy-related discrimination as an area of emphasis, say knowledgeable observers, who add that Washington state also has rob...


North Side OB-GYN clinic embraces less invasive trend

Associates for Women’s Health, a general obstetrics and gynecology practice here, is seeing trends of women wanting less invasive treatments with quicker recovery time, says Dr. Robert Milligan, a partner at the practice. ...


Avista-led effort works to entice engineers

Spokane-based power company Avista Corp. has ramped up its student and post-graduation engineering development programs in the last few years, enabling students and graduates to experience working in different engineering departments within the company be...


Collaboration ignites educational initiative here

A group of educational, business, and nonprofit partners—brought together through an innovative civic model—will collaborate with Spokane Public Schools to expand efforts to help at-risk middle school students in northeast Spokane. The goal is to inc...

State L&I’s ‘Stay at Work’ program hits milestone

A state effort to help bring injured workers back to work as quickly as medically possible is making a real difference, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries claims. Last month, the program known as “Stay at Work” marked a milestone, ...

GU computer science students develop text-reply app

Recognizing that many people nowadays expect an immediate response to text messages, Gonzaga University seniors Collin Walker and Tyler Doster have developed a new app called Text Secretary that automatically replies to text messages. ...


Elea Sprinkle: Leading Bureau’s Business Boom

Elea Sprinkle, president and CEO of the Spokane-based Better Business Bureau of Eastern Washington, North Idaho, and Montana, says the organization has experienced significant growth in multiple areas in the last few years. “Everything is up,” she sa...

Jared Webley, an associate with Gallatin Public Affairs, and Kristen Paul, of the Gonzaga Graduate School of Business, are both members of the Spokane Young Professionals group.

Spokane’s emerging leaders seeks support

Ask any three people what constitutes leadership and you will probably get three very different answers. It turns out the subject of leadership is on the minds of many in Spokane, both on the part of established business people who have lived and done b...

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