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Glucose Revival partners with SNAP to offer glucose gel necklaces for medical emergencies

Under the partnership, SNAP’s Ride to Health drivers – who are trained community health workers that transport clients to medical appointments – will carry glucose gel necklaces in the organization’s …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

Inc. magazine: Spokane among top cities nationwide to start a business

Spokane ranks 31st on business magazine’s list of top 50 cities to start a business in 2020.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Vacation rental company Stay Alfred cuts workforce by 10 percent

The company confirmed the layoffs Thursday, stating it frequently assesses areas to function more efficiently amid its growth across 33 markets.


Coworking space geared towards women entrepreneurs to open in Coeur d’Alene

Cassidy Bones, Melinda Cadwallader and her daughter, Delia, aim to create


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

Seattle-based Remitly opening second Washington office in downtown Spokane

Seattle-based Remitly, an online international money transfer company, is expanding to Spokane, with plans for a second Washington office in the Bennett Block building.


Stay Alfred to add vacation rentals at the Fruci Building in downtown Spokane

Stay Alfred is adding to its vacation rental portfolio with addition of several new units at the Fruci Building in downtown Spokane.


Inland Northwest companies share their success stories at Triangle Venture Expo

Kimberly Manning, senior brand director at Sandpoint-based Kochava, was one of the speakers at the Spokane event, which showcased several area companies including APANA, Vaagan Timbers, Tedder Industries, Spiceology, Safeguard …


Glucose Revival restocks medical emergency necklaces for diabetics

After running out of product a month following its June launch, Spokane-based Glucose Revival has increased inventory of its glucose gel necklaces to assist diabetics in medical emergencies.


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019

‘Uber for lawn care’ app expands to Spokane

Nashville-based startup GreenPal is aiming to make lawn care easier for Spokane homeowners by connecting them with local landscaping professionals. GreenPal, described as the “Uber of lawn care,” by co-founder …


UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019

Stay Alfred picks former Itron executive as new president

Spokane Valley-based Stay Alfred announced Monday it has named former Itron executive Steve Helmbrecht as its new president and chief financial officer.


Photo startup Snappr to start bookings here

California-based startup Snappr, an on-demand professional photography service, is expanding into the Spokane market with an official launch Monday.


Startups can lead kids to water but it’s harder to make them drink

Most kids don’t drink enough water, according to a 2015 study in the American Journal of Public Health. But they’re so accustomed to sugary drinks that they find clear, unsweetened …


Startups shook up the sleepy razor market. What’s next?

Insurgent brands are shaking up the way people buy everything from mattresses to prescription acne remedies, eating into the market share of big consumer product companies and leaving them scrambling …


UPDATED: Sun., July 1, 2018

The startups waging war against superbugs

The Indian government has begun to provide early research funding, advice and support to startups like Bugworks. It also funds the startup incubator that Bugworks shares with 21 other biotech …


Here’s how scooter startups solved the Segway problem

Why are scooters suddenly and inexplicably the Next Big Thing? I talked to some investors in the field to get a sense for the math.


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018

Idaho Senate votes to dump non-compete law that gave state a black eye

The Idaho Senate voted 29-5 on Monday in favor of legislation to reverse a 2016 change in Idaho law that made it easier for employers to sue former employees over …


CdA tech startup Rohinni starts getting national attention

Rohinni, a LED lighting manufacturing company based in Coeur d’Alene, is starting to get some national attention and is looking to raise $15 million in capital during the first quarter …


UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017

Seattle tech leaders frustrated as Trump administration blocks ‘startup visa’

The Trump administration’s delay of a rule intended to make it easier for international entrepreneurs to start up and build companies in the U.S. has Seattle tech leaders frustrated by …


A great majority of our nation’s small business owners are old, white men

Two weeks ago the Kauffman Foundation, a well-regarded non-profit group that specializes in entrepreneurism, released its annual State of Entrepreneurship report – and at least in one respect, the news …


How much marijuana was sold in 2016? A lot!

In 2016, sales of legal marijuana in North America totaled $6.7 billion—an increase of more than 30 percent—according to a report from Arcview Market Research. The number is projected to …


A Target store offers ‘quiet hours’ for its autistic customers

To accommodate its customers who suffer from autism (or are on the spectrum), Target opens its doors from 6 a.m.to 8 a.m. every Saturday and provides a peaceful place to …


Enterprising baby boomers fuel new crop of startups

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — Every passing month and unanswered résumé dimmed Jim Glay’s optimism more. So with no job in sight, he joined a growing number of older people and …


Starting up the future

The Spokane-area job picture is still shaky, with unemployment hovering near 10 percent. But in spite of the gloom, several startups are buzzing along, creating dozens of jobs and attracting …


Startup sees opportunity in free wireless broadband

WASHINGTON – For the past three years, a startup called M2Z Networks has been figuring out a way to blanket the nation with a free wireless broadband network to ensure …