Stories tagged: Front & Center
Sun., April 23, 2017, 5:49 a.m.
Robin and Debbie Amend have owned Amend Music Center for nearly four decades. Besides selling instruments and sheet music, the Amend clan repairs more than 1,000 school band instruments each …
Sun., April 2, 2017
JEBCommerce has become a $110 million company. But it’s the culture of the company, more than the cash, that makes Jamie Birch most proud.
Sun., March 19, 2017, 5 a.m.
Front & Center: The long and fulfilling days of Addison Pemberton, president of Liberty Lake manufacturer Scanivalve
Addison Pemberton keeps one foot firmly in the future, the other planted in the past. By day he is president and co-owner of Scanivalve, a Liberty Lake manufacturer of sophisticated …
Sun., Oct. 2, 2016
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.
Sun., Sept. 25, 2016
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, …
Sun., Sept. 18, 2016
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 …
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016
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 …
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016
Denise Vickerman says kindness, dependability and free breakfast are keys to the successful Ramada at Spokane Airport hotel.
Sun., Aug. 28, 2016
Spokane County Fair director Rich Hartzell is ready to put on an event featuring agriculture, carnival rides, music and a tank full of sharks.
Sun., Aug. 21, 2016, 4 a.m.
Carl Strong oversees Spokane’s pools and discusses the qualities he looks for in lifeguard applicants, and what he’d like to do better.
Sun., July 31, 2016, 4 a.m.
Roger Trainor is executive director of the LandLord Association of the Inland Northwest, and offers insights and advice on becoming a landlord.
Sun., July 24, 2016, 4 a.m.
Rick Ripley, who spent 38 years as a newspaper reporter and editor, recently published his second book of regional history.
Sun., 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.
Sun., July 10, 2016, 4 a.m.
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 …
Sun., July 3, 2016, 4 a.m.
Otto Klein has been in the Spokane Indians’ lineup for 22 years.
Sun., June 26, 2016, 4 a.m.
Robin Hayes is young, confident and ready to take on her new role as the youngest attorney to lead the Washington State Bar Association.
Sun., 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.
Sun., June 5, 2016
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.
Sun., May 22, 2016, 4 a.m.
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.
Sun., May 15, 2016, 4 a.m.
Most businesses can be summed up in a few words. Not Skils’kin, a Spokane nonprofit as complex as its name is unusual.
Sun., May 8, 2016, 4:40 p.m.
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 …
Sun., May 1, 2016, 4 a.m.
What’s a home worth? The answer may differ, depending on whether you ask a buyer or seller.
Sun., April 17, 2016, 4 a.m.
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
Sun., April 10, 2016, 4 a.m.
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.
Sun., 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.
Sun., March 27, 2016, 4 a.m.
Washington’s senior-most UPS driver has logged 1.5 million accident-free miles.
Sun., March 20, 2016, 4 a.m.
Dick Jensen and his Inland Empire Tours staff will accompany some 2,000 travelers on 150 outings this year.
Sun., March 13, 2016, 4 a.m.
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 …
Sun., March 6, 2016, 4 a.m.
Baseball is embedded in Kenny Eilmes’ DNA as clearly as a Louisville Slugger brand on maple.
Sun., Feb. 28, 2016, 4 a.m.
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.