Tom Jarms learned the hardware business from his father, Ron. “I’m probably famous among Ace dealers for ‘Ronisms’ – quoting my dad. Things like, ‘You’re going to make mistakes. Just hope they don’t cost you too much.’ ”
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 when he was 22, Marsh had survived the economically perilous early ’80s, when mortgage rates peaked at 18 percent, and he looked forward to retiring comfortably by age 47.
FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. – This time last year, Roxy Kasman was Gonzaga University’s controller, and her husband, Doug Kasman, was an architect with ALSC. Now they’re washing laundry and scrubbing toilets for strangers.
‘Boutique,” “artisanal” and “hand-crafted” are adjectives sometimes attached to small-scale wineries. Doug and Shelly Smith prefer a more modest label, jokingly referring to their Liberty Lake Wine Cellars as “garagesque.”
After 35 Bloomsdays, it’s safe to assume you know just about everything there is to know about the annual race – and running in general, for that matter. For instance, you already know the verb “run” has 645 meanings, more than any other word in the Oxford English Dictionary. (Examples: “Run a fever” … “run a bath” … “run an idea up the flagpole.”)
SANDPOINT – Stephen Meyer was so eager to break into the wine industry that he took the first job he found: catching gophers. “After I proved myself in the vineyard and they saw I had a good palate, they made me cellar master,” Meyer said.