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2020 Icons: John Stone

Now on his third attempt at retirement, longtime real estate developer John Stone says he has no intention of slowing down. “He’s just one of those who will always need something to do,” says Nikole Cummings, of Riverstone Holdings LLC....


2020 Icons: Tom Tiffany

People who know Tom Tiffany describe him as a science enthusiast with a knack for strategizing, traits that served him well in his career in the medical laboratory industry. “I was always enamored with the sciences,” he says....


All Systems Go at Hotel Indigo

After a decade of standing vacant and more than two years of remodeling and renovating, the former Otis Hotel building will once again host hotel guests next month, this time under the name Hotel Indigo Spokane. ...


Silverscout duo brings venue-management experience to venture

Primed and ready for their next challenge, longtime Spokane Arena management duo Matt Gibson and Becca Watters are turning their combined creative firepower from venue management to event creation and execution with their new endeavor, Silverscout...


WSU Hospitality program garners high ranking

It’s ironic, but a strong economy in recent years is believed to have a played a role in a slight enrollment decline at Washington State University’s School of Hospitality Business Management. ...


Northwest Entrepreneurship Competition evolves

New organizers have taken over the annual Northwest Entrepreneur Competition, with a vision for expanding the competition and increasing participation from students outside the Spokane area. ...


Having survived crypto winter, Krambu thrives

A 3-year-old startup based in Dalton Gardens has been making waves in the supercomputing industry, growing so rapidly in its short existence that it has expanded with a new location in northeast Washington. ...


TidyHut looks to stir the pot in portable toilet field

Erik Nelson can’t contain himself when he’s asked to discuss his “passion project.” He’s been hard at work for the last couple of years as he prepares to try to enter a $2 billion industry. Nelson thinks his creation – the TidyHut – has the...


Clean energy jobs become more prevalent in INW

More than half of all jobs in Washington’s energy industry are in clean energy, according to a report released in December by Washington, D.C.-based industry group Environmental Entrepreneurs. ...


Teen leads ReProduce 81 food waste-reduction program

Food has always been a passion for Josh Hechtman, a senior at Lewis and Clark High School, in Spokane. “Growing up, food was a big part of my family and culture,” he says. “Cooking food, eating it, and sharing it with others is a big part ...

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