Stories tagged: Front & Center
Sun., July 15, 2018, 7 a.m.
Since 1999, Eco Depot has installed more than 1 million watts of solar power – the equivalent of more than 3,000 rooftop photovoltaic panels.
Sun., July 15, 2018, 7 a.m.
Latisha Hill wanted a job that paid well. So as a teen, she started in telemarketing. From there, she quickly moved to retail sales, public relations and urban development.
Sun., July 8, 2018, 7 a.m.
As a faculty member of Washington State University’s School of Design and Construction, Paul Hirzel encourages students to explore relationships between buildings and their surroundings.
Sun., July 1, 2018, 7 a.m.
Patty Allen’s parents didn’t go to college. Her grandparents left school after eighth grade.
Sun., June 24, 2018, 7 a.m.
Libby, Montana, resident Adam Montgomery and two partners launched Sherpa Trailers with the same aspiration – cheaper, easier travel.
Sun., June 10, 2018, 7 a.m.
Boots certified by the National Fire Protection Association are tested for flame resistance, seam strength, cut and puncture resistance, radiant protection and cleaning shrinkage. One thing they’re not tested for …
Sun., June 3, 2018, 7 a.m.
Since he was a lad, Michael Spilker has devoted himself to the life of a “brickie.”
Sun., May 27, 2018, 7 a.m.
WestCoast’s Eric Katzer discusses soap, solitaire and his succession plan.
UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 10:21 a.m.
Front & Center: Transitioning from marketing career to moving company owner, Sabrina Jones looked to stand out
Sabrina Jones’ business – Movher – has thrived, boasting six consecutive Angie’s List super service awards.
Sun., May 13, 2018, 7 a.m.
In 1978, Bob Mauk accepted a job at Northwest Seed & Pet with no intentions of sticking around very long. Forty years later, Mauk not only hasn’t left, he owns …
UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 10:16 a.m.
It’s Bloomsday, which means thousands of local residents will participate in an activity they do only once a year – riding a Spokane Transit Authority bus.
Sun., April 29, 2018, 7 a.m.
During a recent interview, Negative Split’s Ryan Hite discussed the hidden costs of staging a footrace, the inevitable complaints and what Bloomies should and shouldn’t do next Sunday.
Sun., April 22, 2018, 7 a.m.
Cathy Nystrom owns Edwards LaLone Travel in Spokane, which is among the top 50 agencies in a North American consortium.
Sun., April 15, 2018, 7 a.m.
Front & Center: Owning Harley-Davidson dealership has been a sound investment for Lone Wolf’s Greg Ernst
Lone Wolf Harley-Davidson has grown steadily since Greg Ernst launched the business a decade ago, earning 10 consecutive Gold Bar and Shield Circle of Excellence awards given by Harley-Davidson to …
UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 12:40 p.m.
Andy Smith, a partner at Edwards Smith Construction, encourages clients to put quality ahead of quantity – a philosophy that led him to earn certification with the Passive House Institute …
Sun., April 1, 2018, 7 a.m.
Co-owners of Elite Auction in Coeur d’Alene, Rose and Matt Backs of are among the best, most in-demand auctioneers in the country.
Sun., March 25, 2018, 7 a.m.
Based on 18 years of experience, Dr. Tony Lundberg believes rural physicians “do better medicine than most places.”
Sun., March 18, 2018, 7 a.m.
During a recent interview, flight instructor Dan Arch discussed KC-135 tankers, two-way radios and the thrill of soloing for the first time.
UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 3:01 p.m.
Front & Center: Craig Goodwin finds his work as a pastor and nature photographer help hone his focus on both
During a recent interview, pastor and nature photographer Craig Goodwin he discussed cancer, cursing and chasing the moon.
Sun., March 4, 2018, 7 a.m.
Warren Stout retired a decade ago to help his wife through a difficult illness. Once she recovered, Stout went looking for a new purpose and discovered it volunteering with SCORE.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 9:14 a.m.
When Cheryl Oliver started working for Washington State University 17 years ago, her job was to transfer written applications to a new online system. “We had to read people’s handwriting, …
Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 7 a.m.
Luke Gordan says a new approach has paid “huge” dividends at the physical therapy clinic his father, Robert, started three decades ago and could do likewise at most customer-service businesses.
Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 7 a.m.
Chrissy Davis Jones grew up aspiring to become a pediatrician. Having distinguished herself both academically and athletically in Denver, she received multiple scholarship offers. She chose the University of Wyoming …
Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 7 a.m.
SCRAPS Regional Director Nancy Hill discusses the right and wrong reasons to own a pet, retirement and how cuteness can trump common sense.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 11:42 a.m.
When Trisha Wolford was growing up, no one told her she couldn’t someday be a firefighter like her uncle and cousin.
Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 7 a.m.
Thirty years ago, Craig Grossman started Evergreen Fancy Foods in his South Hill garage. He sold just one product to retailers – elaborate chocolate roses. That’s changed.
Sun., Dec. 24, 2017, 7 a.m.
Nothing seems simple this time of year – particularly at a small Spokane Valley gift-basket purveyor called Simply Northwest.
Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 7 a.m.
Catered For You owners Romeo and Linette Herrera transformed business and weathered recession before receiving BBB accolades.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
During almost 40 years in education, Mary True has amassed her share of certifications, including principal credentials. “I thought maybe I’d go into administration,” she recalled. “But that just wasn’t …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 12:55 p.m.
Ed Gowin once was offered $25,000 to fly (presumably not via sleigh) to Hawaii for six weeks’ worth of ho-ho-ho’ing in a mall. He declined because of the time commitment, …