Stories tagged: Front & Center
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, …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 11:53 a.m.
Bill Fix has raised millions for Whitworth University and others in the community through financial management and investments.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 5:25 p.m.
Front & Center: For Steve Trefts, integrity, diligence and compassion are musts in his asset management realm
Steve Trefts loves solving puzzles. Not the jigsaw variety.
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 7 a.m.
What makes Coleen Quisenberry’s products unusual is that they easily can be reconfigured to offer patrons fresh experiences – hence the company’s name, Flexhibit.
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 7 a.m.
Owner of Post Falls-based Pointe Pest Control got his introduction to the business via door-to-door sales in college.
Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 7 a.m.
National Barricade & Sign owners Brian and Kathy Mathis talk about typos, roboflaggers and which signs tend to disappear.
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 7 a.m.
NEWPORT – Morgan Joy drills for water. Fortunately for clients, his wells are rarely as dry as his humor.
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 7 a.m.
Front & Center: A benefactor to creativity – nonprofit co-founder helps people use science, technology and engineering to complete self-directed projects
When Dan McGee was a youngster, he liked building things. He also enjoyed destroying things.
Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 5 a.m.
In the early ’90s, after failing to land a customer service job with AT&T in Boston, Hu moved to Los Angeles to be near friends. She was reduced to the …
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 6 a.m.
Heather Rosentrater joined Avista during her sophomore year at Gonzaga University. Less than two decades later, she became one of the private utility’s 12 vice presidents.
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017
This year alone, his Discount Aircraft Salvage has acquired almost two dozen aircraft, either to refurbish and sell, or dismantle for usable parts.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 9:27 a.m.
Early in life, Matt Piekarski discovered he enjoyed working with his hands. He went on to launch his own construction business and now runs North Idaho College’s carpentry program.
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 6 a.m.
Doug Weeks’ duties include helping St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute’s medical staff write grant applications, design research methodologies, recruit and screen subjects, analyze data and disseminate the results.
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 6 a.m.
Super glue is Donna Godes’ first choice for keeping husband-cum-logging partner Gary patched together. But Gary credits his wife with being the human super glue holding together the couple’s varied …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Terri and Mark Charbonneaus’ home shares a common wall with their store, so neighbors occasionally call up after closing time wanting to buy something when friends drop in unexpectedly.
Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 6 a.m.
Last week, Hewes family members gathered to discuss a succession plan that will allow Bill and his brother Dave, both of whom have already cut back their hours, to hand …
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
At 83, customer-service specialist Lois Schulte is a trendsetter. During the past decade, the number of Americans 65 and older still working rose more than 60 percent, from 5.6 million …
Sun., July 23, 2017, 6 a.m.
Terry Judge is CEO of Hotstart, a Spokane-based manufacturer of engine preheating systems and accessories with customers in 180 countries. The company is celebrating its 75th anniversary this weekend.
Sun., July 16, 2017, 6 a.m.
She’s earned two master’s degrees, started her own consulting business and last year, was hired by Spokane County to spearhead an initiative to improve customer service, financial stewardship, public engagement …
Sun., July 9, 2017, 6 a.m.
Jarrod Carter, owner of Origin Forensics LLC in Liberty Lake, recounts his unlikely transformation from jock to expert witness, which vehicles are safest and why learning an unpleasant truth is …
Sun., June 18, 2017, 6 a.m.
Growing up in Norway, Hans Tveten dreamed of living the cowboy life in faraway Montana. At first, his mother adamantly opposed the notion. But eventually she relented, and even made …