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Greater Spokane Incorporated has promoted Cassidy Peterson to director of education and talent. She joined GSI in 2016 and has previously served as education and talent program coordinator and career connected learning program manager.


Daniel Stewart, professor of entrepreneurship and director of the Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Program in the Gonzaga University School of Business, has co-edited the book “Creating Private Sector Economies in Native America: Sustainable Development through Entrepreneurship.” The textbook is intended to be adopted in upper-division and graduate-level courses covering economics, business and tribal law.


The University of Washington School of Medicine and Gonzaga University jointly have hired Jake Deckert to teach medical students and Gonzaga undergraduates. He will teach first-year UW medical student courses in immunology, biochemistry and cellular physiology. In spring, Deckert will be a full-time instructor in Gonzaga’s human physiology program.

Life Care Center of Post Falls has rehired Stephanie Bonanzino as senior executive director. She served in the role previously, and worked most recently as senior executive director at Life Care Center of Coeur d’Alene.


The Association of Washington Business recently presented its top honors to six employers during its annual Evening of Excellence event, granting Avista the leading environmental practices award. The honor recognizes businesses for putting a priority on environmental improvement, education and outreach.

The Spokane Estate Planning Council has been awarded the highest honor available to an estate planning council affiliated with the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils, the Leonard H. Neiman and Walter Lee Davis Jr. Council of Excellence Award. The award recognizes councils that provide an exceptional member experience, work to grow their programs and services and are successful in providing a multidisciplinary environment for estate planning professionals within their community.

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