Stories tagged: Front & Center
SUNDAY, OCT. 2, 2016
Front & Center: Garco Construction’s Tim Welsh keeps building a successful company
Garco Construction weathered the recession and continues to be one of the region’s leading building contractors under the leadership of long-time owner Tim Welsh.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 25, 2016
Front & Center: Kay Meier brings her science acumen the next generation of WSU-trained pharmacists
Some people know Kay Meier for her award-winning tomato salsa and portrait photography, others for her champion Great Pyrenees dogs. They may have met her at Spokane County’s Interstate Fair, …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 18, 2016
Front & Center: From painter to president, Jack Heath has grown up with Washington Trust Bank
Jack Heath runs Washington Trust Bank, the 4th largest privately held bank in the country. He shares the terror of robbery, interest rates how to make a bank a great …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 11, 2016
Front & Center: Appraiser Ruby Stroschein keeps tabs on farms and forestry
Ruby Stroschein’s middle name is Miles – appropriate for a woman who logs nearly 20,000 of them each year. And whenever she sets out from her Moscow office, Stroschein is …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 4, 2016
Front & Center: Ramada makes Spokane a great place to wake up
Denise Vickerman says kindness, dependability and free breakfast are keys to the successful Ramada at Spokane Airport hotel.
SUNDAY, AUG. 28, 2016
Front & Center: Rich Hartzell has cultivated a successful Spokane County Fair
Spokane County Fair director Rich Hartzell is ready to put on an event featuring agriculture, carnival rides, music and a tank full of sharks.
SUNDAY, AUG. 21, 2016, 4 A.M.
Front & Center: Spokane aquatics director Carl Strong keeps the city’s pools splashy
Carl Strong oversees Spokane’s pools and discusses the qualities he looks for in lifeguard applicants, and what he’d like to do better.
SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2016, 4 A.M.
Front & Center: Roger Trainor, director of LandLord Association
Roger Trainor is executive director of the LandLord Association of the Inland Northwest, and offers insights and advice on becoming a landlord.
SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2016, 4 A.M.
Front & Center: Rick Ripley finds success writing books about regional history
Rick Ripley, who spent 38 years as a newspaper reporter and editor, recently published his second book of regional history.
SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016, 4 A.M.
Front & Center: WSU researcher Greg Belenky has spent a lifetime researching the importance of sleep
Greg Belenky, is the founder of WSU’s sleep research center in Spokane, where he studies sleep, and how lack of it can cause people to make poor decisions.
SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2016, 4 A.M.
Front & Center: Ken Marsh has built homes and a business with passion and a Skilsaw
Almost three decades ago, an article previewing the annual Spokane Home Show focused on the event’s relatively young participants – in particular, 32-year-old Ken Marsh. Having launched his own company …
SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2016, 4 A.M.
Front & Center: Otto Klein pitches the Spokane Indians to business success
Otto Klein has been in the Spokane Indians’ lineup for 22 years.
SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2016, 4 A.M.
Front & Center: Robin Haynes will be the youngest attorney to lead the Washington State Bar
Robin Hayes is young, confident and ready to take on her new role as the youngest attorney to lead the Washington State Bar Association.
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2016, 4 A.M.
Front & Center: John Waite says his love of literature, not lucre, behind his purchase of Auntie’s Bookstore
Six weeks ago, Auntie’s Bookstore wasn’t on John Waite’s radar. Today, he owns it.
SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2016
Front & Center: Spokane couple translates language into opportunity
The owners of River Linguistics discuss which languages are most difficult to translate, and why what they like most about their job is also what they like least.
SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2016, 4 A.M.
Front & Center: Max Kuney and the business of heavy construction
Recent Kuney Construction projects have included widening two and a half miles of I-90 just east of Snoqualmie Pass, and the rehabilitation of Spokane River dams.
SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2016, 4 A.M.
Front & Center: Nonprofit Skils’kin steps up for adults with disabilities
Most businesses can be summed up in a few words. Not Skils’kin, a Spokane nonprofit as complex as its name is unusual.
SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2016, 4:40 P.M.
Front & Center: Shirley Ennis keeps MusicFest humming along
This week, more than 1,000 young musicians, vocalists and dancers will demonstrate their artistic talent at Musicfest Northwest, the largest competition of its kind in the country. But were it …
SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016, 4 A.M.
Front & Center: Judy Haas discusses the art and science of home appraisals
What’s a home worth? The answer may differ, depending on whether you ask a buyer or seller.
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2016, 4 A.M.
Front & Center: Patrick Vollmer dishes up franchise advice
Vollmer talked about his commitment to teaching employees skills that will serve them well throughout life, and the advantages and limitations of owning a franchise restaurant
SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2016, 4 A.M.
Front & Center: P.Z. Pearce is the fix-it man for athletes
Dr. P.Z. Pearce has worked with the Seattle Seahawks, Spokane Chiefs and Olympians. He’s also an avid athlete and offers a few tips for a successful Bloomsday run.
SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2016, 4 A.M.
Front & Center: Rhonda Marks helps Convention Center blossom this weekend with home and garden ideas
Rhonda Marks, who runs this weekend’s popular Spokane Home and Garden Show, shares what it takes to be successful in the event-promotion business.
SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2016, 4 A.M.
Front & Center: Roy Oki has driven the short route to a long career with UPS
Washington’s senior-most UPS driver has logged 1.5 million accident-free miles.
SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2016, 4 A.M.
Front & Center: On tour with Dick Jensen
Dick Jensen and his Inland Empire Tours staff will accompany some 2,000 travelers on 150 outings this year.
SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2016, 4 A.M.
Front & Center: Jackie Neves booked the right hotel job
Jackie Neves recalls that when she was promoted to general manager of a Spokane Valley hotel more than three decades ago, she became one of only three women in the …
SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2016, 4 A.M.
Front & Center: Kenny Eilmes turned a strikeout into extra bases
Baseball is embedded in Kenny Eilmes’ DNA as clearly as a Louisville Slugger brand on maple.
SUNDAY, FEB. 28, 2016, 4 A.M.
Front & Center: Joe Zubaly climbed his way into business
Arborist Joe Zubaly shares his opinion on why some trees toppled and others didn’t during last November’s windstorm, and what concerned homeowners should do now.
SUNDAY, FEB. 21, 2016, 5 A.M.
Front & Center: Make-up artist Trista Jordan has a leading role
During a recent interview, Spokane make-up artist Trista Jordan share’s her start in glamour business, her brush with the Academy Awards, and why she’s so popular on Halloween.
SUNDAY, FEB. 7, 2016
Front & Center: Sylvia Dunn adds the extra touch for home sales
Sylvia Dunn stages homes for sale in a robust Spokane real estate market.
SUNDAY, JAN. 31, 2016
Front & Center: Business boot camp with Patrick Bisson
Patrick Bisson teaches aspiring entrepreneurs how to launch their own business.