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Enterprising Spirit

Our new series Enterprising Spirit documents how businesses and workers are managing the economy’s slow return to life after its sudden shutdown in March – and adapting to new challenges ahead.


Gopher’s is keeping up with customers trying to keep up with yard work

Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

Dale LaBounty, owner at Gopher’s Shop, waits for customers to pick up, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Spokane. LaBounty said on major repair work he’s backed up six weeks. They are so busy it is taking 11 business days just for a tune up. He said this is one of the busiest years he’s ever had with everyone stuck at home.

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Spokane thrift store provides opportunities for vets during ‘World War C’


1889 Salvage Co. opens doors


Acupuncturist has kept practice open during pandemic


A simple decision to boost business may have saved Millwood Brewing Co.


Digital Imaging Solutions owner prepares for new normal of office supplies


Garland Theater receives massive scrub for 75th birthday


Paint-and-sip studio owner has kept customers creating despite shutdown


Paint-and-sip studio owner has kept customers creating despite shutdown


Owners of Baby Bar and Neato Burrito focus on domestic life while waiting for safer time to reopen


Clay studio owner fires community, even while struggling to keep business alive


Perry Street boutique Veda Lux innovates by returning to roots

Tyler Tjomsland - The Spokesman-Review

Summer Hightower, owner of Veda Lux poses for a photo on Monday, May 18, 2020, in Spokane. Hightower calls uses the vintage bags to make fashion deliveries to customers’ doorsteps in what she calls a Fashion Snack Pack and in her hand are online orders.

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Homebuilder Todd Sullivan finds hope, investor during shutdown


Haggerty’s Happy Hens makes a strong comeback


Spa Paradiso looks to bring back ‘intimate’ but safe experience


Uncle’s has puzzled together a pandemic business plan

Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

Kyle Kemble, president of Uncle’s Games, is photographed with puzzle inventory in the basement of the Liberty Building, Tues. May 12, 2020. Uncle’s Game’s is adapting to the pandemic by offering pick up and delivery of puzzles and board games. They also created a discord server with weekly tournaments, game night and hobby parties so that regulars who game at Uncle’s can continue to do so virtually.

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With no lessons and few sales, music store finds new way to stay busy

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