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THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2010

One year of T1 service equals $5,000 and up 

A minor addition to our earlier post about Integra Telecom offering a free year of T1 connectivity for a qualifying Spokane nonprofit organization. The post ran on June 30.Melissa Moore, a spokeswoman for Portland-based Integra Telecom, said the value of the service is between $5,000…

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2010

TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2010

MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2010

FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2010

Pirillo event moved to the Bing

One more adjustment in the Chris Pirillo visit to Spokane was announced this week by the event host, LaunchPad Inland Northwest.Pirillo will be visiting town to talk about social media and marketing on June 29, next Tuesday.But the venue has changed. It's now scheduled at…

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MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2010


FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2010

Business website shout-out: CLEENNW.org

ONE of an ongoing series of posts about useful area business websites.Spokane and Inland Northwest business leaders and economic development folks are right in boosting the green economy that's blooming in this area.You can find a very healthy consortium of industries and researchers tackling clean…

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THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2010

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2010

TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 2010

THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2010


Potlatch names Scott as general counsel

Spokane-based Potlatch Corp. has named Lorrie D. Scott vice president and general counsel for the company. Scott, notably, holds a doctor of law degree from Harvard and a master's degree in Old World Archaeology from the University of Chicago, plus a B.A. in anthropology from…

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 2010

2010 Agora Award winners announced

Seven area organizations on Wednesday were given Agora Awards during an annual ceremony hosted by Greater Spokane Incorporated. Winners were:Small Nonprofit: Spokane Humane SocietyLarge Nonprofit: YMCA of the Inland NorthwestLarge Business: Advantage IQSmall Business: Catered for YouMedium Business: Nystrom Olson Collins, Inc. Entrepreneurial Spirit Award:…

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TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 2010

GU series covers investing, future of health care

A UBS Financial Services manager, Mike Ryan, will be guest speaker for tomorrow's (June 3) Gonzaga University Business Dean's Breakfast Forum.Ryan (shown in photo) will cover the impact of two major market collapses over the last decade on the investment environment. Breakfast starts at 7…

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THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2010

TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2010


FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2010

Pear Tree Inn is out of Manito Shopping Center

Many rumors drifted across the metro in recent weeks prior to Thursday's announcement about the new tenant in Manito Shopping Center.We heard it would be good ol' Trader Joe's, the trendy California food and beverage retailer, who has toyed with our affections before. (see this…

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MONDAY, MAY 17, 2010

Tom Sowa
Tom Sowa covers technology, retail and economic development and writes the Office Hours blog.