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Office Hours archive for Jan. 1, 2010

THURSDAY, OCT. 7, 2010


This year's Spokane Catalyst Award winners are...

Seven area groups and business leaders won Catalyst Awards Wednesday during a ceremony at the Lincoln Center. They were:Innovator of the year — Kim Zentz.Company of the year — Hotstart.Green company of the year — McKinstry.Organization of the year — Goodwill Industries Empowerment Zone.Green organization…

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TUESDAY, OCT. 5, 2010

MONDAY, OCT. 4, 2010

SUNDAY, OCT. 3, 2010

FRIDAY, OCT. 1, 2010

THURSDAY, SEPT. 30, 2010

Myst the Movie a step closer to the screen

We were directed to a recent post on, which mentions that Mysteria, a film company, has signed up two producers for a possible feature film based on "Myst," the groundbreaking game developed in north Spokane by Cyan Worlds.Back in 2008 we wrote, in an…

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Spokane Club names Pilcher its new CEO

The Spokane Club today named John Pilcher its new CEO. After a national search, the club's board chose Pilcher to move the athletic-social club forward. Pilcher has been serving as interim CEO for the past several months.“I’m thrilled to be asked to lead this historic…

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2010

Women not bringing home much bacon in Idaho

Women in Idaho are among the nation’s lowest wage earners, the Census Bureau reported this morning.Median earnings for Idaho women were $29,122 last year – 72 percent of the $40,440 median earnings for men. Women are paid less in just five states, including Montana.In Washington,…

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MONDAY, SEPT. 27, 2010

Money to start two export readiness centers

Spokane-area firms looking seriously at exporting products overseas will soon have a new "export readiness center" to assist them.With a $1.28-million grant from the state Community Economic Revitalization Board, WSU Spokane will host two such centers; one will be in the Seattle area, the second…

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 25, 2010

FRIDAY, SEPT. 24, 2010

Nice looking at you

Just in case you wonder what the front of the new Apple retail store in Spokane looks like.Doors open at 10 a.m. Saturday. And we note, there are strong supporters here of Strong Solutions, a Spokane Apple retailer. That group is holding a little counter-celebration…

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Hollister-Stier chosen as manufacturer of the year

The Association of Washington Business has awarded its 2010 Manufacturer of the Year designation to HollisterStier Contract Mfg.That's the contract manufacturing arm of Hollister-Stier Laboratories, LLC., the north Spokane operation that has been part of the community since 1920. Hollister-Stier is a subsidiary of Jubilant…

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 23, 2010


Mike Brede wins Apple opening contest

Fifteen people made guesses in our recent Office Hours contest to guess the opening date and time of the Spokane Apple store.Mike Brede (the first of those 15) got it right: it's 10 a.m. this Saturday. Three others said Saturday but none said 10 a.m.…

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