Business and Careers

Even a Superhero Needs a Fresh Resume

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 6:00 am

Close-up Of Young Businesswoman Reading Resume At Desk By Aileen Luppert Last year I was lucky enough to participate in a grant studying career development strategies. The training I received included a review of recent resume trends. So much has changed in the last ten years—enough to make me blush and blanch about my own outdated resume. When was the last time you refreshed your resume? If […]

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Crowdfunding Success Stories: Q&A with Transolar Galactica Producer Adam Boyd

Posted on May 7, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_CrowdFunding2 By Brian Vander Veen Back in March, I posted a Q&A with comics artist Manny Trembley, who had successfully funded the publication of several graphic novels on Kickstarter (and has since raised more than $14,000 on Kickstarter to fund his next book, Victoria Jr.). But publishing projects, of course, aren’t the only thing on Kickstarter. […]

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Nonprofit Spokane: Q&A with Sam Evans of KYRS

Posted on May 5, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_nonprofit By Jane Baker Every Saturday morning from 9–10am, Sam Evans spotlights a nonprofit organization, director, volunteer, or board member on his radio show at KYRS. Nonprofit Spokane‘s purpose is to connect listeners with nonprofit organizations and make a positive impact in the community. I was fortunate to spend some time chatting with Sam […]

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Resources for Starting Your Own Small Business

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 6:00 am

Owner Of Gift Shop Standing In Doorway By Aileen Luppert Have you ever considered starting your own small business? Most of us have fantasized about being our own boss—maybe more often than we care to admit. We aren’t alone. The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Advocacy reports: Small businesses make up 99.7% of U.S. employer firms (a small business is d […]

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Crowdfunding Success Stories: A Q&A with comics artist Manny Trembley

Posted on March 11, 2015 at 6:00 am

Icon of Money in the Hand on Digital Background. By Brian Vander Veen Launching a creative endeavor or a new business usually requires money. Traditionally, acquiring such funding has meant the need for taking out a loan, finding an investor, borrowing from friends or family, or spending your own hard-earned nest egg. In recent years, we’ve seen yet another option emerge. It is one […]

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My Office Yogi (a Q&A and Office Yoga Session with Erin Wert)

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_yoga By Aileen Luppert While we first met over 30 years ago, it wasn’t until our daughters became friends that Erin Wert became a dear friend of mine. Now our girls are nearly the age as we were when we met. Over these last five years I have watched Erin’s sincere passion for yoga grow and […]

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Becoming Nontraditional: Books & resources for returning to school 

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 6:00 am

successful and unsuccessful choices - concept By Jane Baker When my son graduated from high school there was no way he was stepping on the college train the following fall. He had spent the most of his childhood education struggling to conform to the public school system. He’s a smart kid, just not one who learns best under the traditional American […]

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Ready For Work

Posted on January 12, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_ReadyforWork Opportunity knocks Pick up valuable employment skills without leaving your community! The Spokane County Library District and WorkSource are providing workshops geared toward job seekers and the current workforce in Otis Orchards, Deer Park, Medical Lake, Fairfield, and their surrounding areas. (Childcare will be provided for children ages 3 and ol […]

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Library Hack: Book a Librarian

Posted on January 7, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_LH_BookLibrarian By Kelsey Hudson With the holidays wrapped up and the New Year just starting, we see a lot of people in the library needing a bit more assistance than usual. Between new devices they received for Christmas, and New Year’s Resolutions, a lot of people have extra questions at this time of year. We’re always […]

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Navigators Are Back!

Posted on December 31, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_Navigators_2015 By Aileen Luppert What a difference a year makes. After a rough start, health insurance marketplaces created under the Affordable Care Act, opened last fall and enrolled over 8 million people in the United States. In Washington, over one million residents enrolled through the state’s online marketplace, the Washington Healthplanfinder. About […]

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