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Journal of Business publisher to retire

From Staff Reports

Gregory Bever will retire next month as publisher of the Journal of Business in Spokane. Operations Manager and former Assistant Editor Paul Read will succeed Bever as publisher.

Bever, 62, will retire Jan. 20 following 43 years with the Journal and Spokane’s daily newspapers. He has had leadership roles at the Journal and The Spokesman-Review. He has been the Journal’s publisher for 11 years.

“Greg has been an energetic and creative leader in all he’s done at Cowles Company and for the community at large and we are all going to miss him,” said W. Stacey Cowles, chairman of Northwest Business Press, the Journal’s publishing company. Northwest Business Press is a subsidiary of Cowles Company, which also owns The Spokesman-Review.

Bever will continue to serve as a board member of Northwest Business Press.

Bever joined the Journal as associate publisher in 1997, having served six years as operations and advertising manager of The Spokesman-Review’s Spokane Valley office. He joined Cowles as a district manager in The Spokesman-Review’s circulation department in 1968.