Stories tagged: Front & Center
Sun., Feb. 7, 2016
Sylvia Dunn stages homes for sale in a robust Spokane real estate market.
Sun., Jan. 31, 2016
Patrick Bisson teaches aspiring entrepreneurs how to launch their own business.
Sun., Jan. 24, 2016
Rickey Harber attended Bible college with the intention of becoming a full-time minister. That calling never got off the ground.
Sun., Jan. 17, 2016
Sacred Heart chief executive Alex Jackson describes his role in leading the hospital and fulfilling its mission is ensuring health care providers have the focus and tools they need to …
Sun., Dec. 20, 2015
A licensing agreement for Star Wars product has positioned Airway Heights company Zak Designs to have its most “Luke-rative” year ever.
Sun., Dec. 13, 2015
Russ Davis has helped hundreds of authors realize their dream of publishing their own books of poetry, recipes, Western romance or crime novels – even if the print run is …
Sun., Nov. 22, 2015
Henryk Zowal has been helping customers look their best for 25 years, whether that means reattaching a shirt button or drastically altering lingerie to accommodate a large male physique.
Sun., Nov. 15, 2015
There are basically two types of businesses, says Mary Walker: those where the merchandise remains consistent and customers change, and those where the customers remain consistent and the merchandise changes.
Sun., Nov. 8, 2015
Next weekend’s 20th annual Folk Festival at Spokane Community College is a celebration of international music, handmade crafts, ethnic food … and volunteerism.
Sun., Nov. 1, 2015
James Tieken knows recycling alone can’t save the world. Humans are too good at consuming. But the numbers don’t discourage Tieken, the City of Spokane’s recycling supervisor. He loves his …
Sun., Oct. 25, 2015
Nurse midwife Margaret Lipton shares why many women in Spokane choose home over hospital for childbirth.
Sun., Oct. 18, 2015
Broken bones and race cars provided lessons that Jim Tipke modeled into business success. “We’re the company you call when other shops tell you something can’t be done.”
Mon., Oct. 12, 2015, 11:04 a.m.
Retired physician Judy Bell has discovered her creative side after a professional life of medicine and will be featured at the upcoming Annual Quilt Show.
Sun., Aug. 31, 2014
Early in his career as a composer and sound designer, Bill Byrne borrowed $25,000 and flew to Los Angeles, naively hoping to parlay a 15-second pinball simulation into a Hollywood …
Sun., Sept. 29, 2013
Despite an engaging smile and quick, self-effacing wit, Greg Presley was, by his own account, a shy youngster. So when he was invited to an all-city banquet honoring high-school scholars, …
Sun., Sept. 22, 2013
In January, Kent Adams and Tom McArthur went on the air with a new business-focused radio show, broadcast live from locations around Spokane. Both hosts, who are also the executive …
Sun., Sept. 1, 2013
Each September, tens of thousands of spectators flock to Nevada to watch precision pilots chase one another around pylons rising 50 feet off the desert floor. Matt Burrows made his …
Sun., Aug. 4, 2013
When people discover Jim Miller keeps bees, typically the first question they ask is, “How often do you get stung?” “I got stung a lot when I first started,” he …
Sun., July 14, 2013
LOON LAKE, Wash. – Bouncing along a trail that might give a lunar rover fits, Rich Sherman heads for a remote orchard of hardy white pines. Sherman’s client, a timber …
Sun., June 9, 2013
Coeur d’Alene’s Midtown neighborhood is known for a cluster of thrift stores operated as nonprofits that benefit a variety of causes, from animals to children to battered women. The new …
Sun., Nov. 25, 2012
Karen Fairlee’s childhood exposure to mail delivery was enough to dissuade most sensible people from considering a career with the U.S. Postal Service. “I grew up in Billings, Mont., where …
Sun., Jan. 22, 2012
Funny how certain gifts – a book, a banjo – can change the course of one’s life. Thirteen years ago, Larry Schoonover treated his wife, Jan, to a spa visit. …
Sun., Jan. 15, 2012
Sixty-two years ago, John Tormino borrowed $200 to start a business. His first product was a wood-frame storm door he built on the sidewalk outside his tiny shop. Tormino then …