Stories tagged: Front & Center
Sun., Sept. 15, 2019, 5 a.m.
Scott Richter, resident used-book expert at Auntie’s Bookstore in downtown Spokane, recently discussed treasure hunting, troublemakers and “the dude.”
Sun., Sept. 8, 2019, 5 a.m.
Front & Center: Having the ride of his life: Born into the business, carnival amusements company owner is on the road nine months of the year
Jesse Bogue spent his first summer on Earth snoozing in a cardboard box beneath the counter of a carnival game booth.
Sun., Sept. 1, 2019, 3 a.m.
Kumiko Love, an accredited financial counselor, founded
Sun., Aug. 25, 2019, 5 a.m.
Rich Vaughan discovered his passion for fireworks 36 years ago when he and a buddy attended a Fourth of July celebration in Kettle Falls.
Sun., Aug. 18, 2019, 5 a.m.
Jim Cahill says his “being in the wrong place at the wrong time” led to the right career. But he doesn’t recommend that route.
Sun., Aug. 11, 2019, 5 a.m.
“This business couldn’t have existed 20 years ago,” said Jason Marburger, the driving force behind Fireball Tool. Practically speaking, Marburger was still a teenager back then.
Sun., Aug. 4, 2019, 5 a.m.
WINTHROP, Wash. – Part of the fun of running a nightly-rental booking service is conjuring memorable monikers for vacation cottages. “A good name is worth a lot,” according to Kyrie …
Sun., July 28, 2019, 5 a.m.
Most people choose careers. “I was shoved into mine,” jokes full-time security guard and part-time bar bouncer Anthony Viramontes.
Sun., July 21, 2019, 5 a.m.
Amber Williams was named one of 50 “movers and shakers” by Library Journal, a 143-year-old trade publication founded by Melvil Dewey (inventor of the Dewey decimal book classification system).
Sun., July 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
Since launching his Lincoln Build Works a decade ago, Cody Rodenbough has found eager customers all over the United States for his repurposed industrial machinery.
Sun., June 30, 2019, 5 a.m.
Judging by the number of “ER”-type TV shows in syndication, trauma is a popular topic. But much has changed since George Clooney donned scrubs as Dr. Doug Ross a quarter-century …
Sun., June 9, 2019, 5 a.m.
A.J. Seitz prides himself on offering teens vivid accounts of what can go wrong if they don’t pay attention when they get behind the wheel.
Sun., June 2, 2019
Doug Pineo has been honing his craft for more than half a century – “long enough that I have name recognition like Gucci,” he observes.
Sun., May 26, 2019, 5 a.m.
Beth Mort’s earliest memory of gardening may have been planted. “I swear I remember Mount St. Helens – being outside in the garden, the ash, and my parents’ reaction,” she …
Sun., May 19, 2019, 5 a.m.
Front & Center: Patience and tissues were premium assets for State Farm’s first female agent in Spokane
Kathie Doyle-Lipe discussed her tearful initiation to the profession, her biggest claim settlement and ways to lower insurance premiums.
Sun., May 12, 2019, 5 a.m.
Learning as they went, toiling seven days a week, Doug and Roxy Kasman lifted a San Juan Island to national prominence.
UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 11:03 a.m.
Don Kardong talks about success, failure and why some people still call him “Dingy.”
Sun., April 28, 2019, 5 a.m.
Front & Center: Andrew Maher of Porsche of Spokane took a roundabout route to find his passion for selling luxury automobiles
By the time he was 16, now Andrew Maher, global brand ambassador for Porsche of Spokane, already had a Toyota pickup, and a BMW he bought from a friend’s father. …
Sun., April 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
When Dave Uddman was 16, his dad bought him an engraving machine. “He was a traveling salesmen who dealt with lots of jewelers,” Uddman recalled, “and they all needed engraving. …
Sun., March 31, 2019, 5 a.m.
Tim Kohlhauff discusses how urban horticulture has evolved, which question his volunteers hear most often and how
UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 10:45 a.m.
Front & Center: Visit Spokane’s new leader seeks to enhance metro area’s appeal as a destination city
Meg Winchester, who became president and CEO of Visit Spokane in late January, is focusing on put the Lilac City on the map as a destination for tourists and convention …
Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 4 a.m.
Charlotte Nemec has been at the helm of Spokane Federal since June. She rose up the ranks from human resources specialist to overseeing the credit union, which has more than …
Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 7 a.m.
During a recent interview, Costco general manager Greg Schatz discussed clues hidden in Costco prices, the company’s return policy and poker.
Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 7 a.m.
During a recent interview, Spokane Airports CEO Larry Krauter discussed baseball, airline speed dating and wristwatches.
Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 7 a.m.
Doug Wordell, Spokane Public Schools Nutrition Services director, discusses how today’s cafeteria fare differs from what he grew up with in Spokane 40 years ago.
Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 7 a.m.
Northeast Washington Fair manager Lori Matlock keeps the fairgrounds open year-round for everything from New Year’s Eve celebrations and Easter egg hunts to weddings and class reunions.
Sun., Aug. 5, 2018, 7 a.m.
Keaton Mitchell flies a $3 million turboprop Fire Boss air tanker for Minnesota-based Dauntless Air, which contracts with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources to assist in fighting wildfires.
Sun., July 29, 2018, 7 a.m.
David Fitzgerald was running the family sawmill operation by 14 and helping neighbors build their homes, but then the artist in him side took hold.
Sun., July 15, 2018, 7 a.m.
Latisha Hill wanted a job that paid well. So as a teen, she started in telemarketing. From there, she quickly moved to retail sales, public relations and urban development.
Sun., July 15, 2018, 7 a.m.
Since 1999, Eco Depot has installed more than 1 million watts of solar power – the equivalent of more than 3,000 rooftop photovoltaic panels.