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Spokane Tops Realtor.com Market Watch List

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Realtor.com rated Spokane in the top 10 list of “10 U.S. metro housing markets to watch.” Spokane and Boise, ID were the only two Pacific Northwest metros on the list measuring highest inbound to outbound ratio. Markets with the highest … Read more

Regional Voices: Teri Zimmerman-Reynolds – Ray-Mont Logistics America

Teri Zimmerman-Reynolds is general manager for Ray-Mont Logistics America, a fully licensed freight forwarder and NVOCC. The company assists in shipments of peas, beans, lentils and soybeans to countries around the world. Ray-Mont Logistics helps customers maximize their time, workforce … Read more

Regional Voices: Teena Tainio – Tainio Biologicals

Athena “Teena” Tainio is president and CEO of Spokane-based Tainio Biologicals, which specializes in natural additives that enhance soil and boost productivity. She assumed leadership when her husband, company founder Bruce Tainio, died in 2009. Today, Tainio products are used … Read more

Regional Voices: Shahrokh “Shawn” Nikfar – Northwest Fair Housing Alliance, Caffe Affogato

Shahrokh “Shawn” Nikfar is an assistant director of the Northwest Fair Housing Alliance and owner of Caffe Affogato, a popular downtown coffee shop.  What brought him to Spokane: When I was a teenager growing up in Iran, my sister, who … Read more

Regional Voices: Marcelo Morales – A4Ventures

Marcelo Morales is the founder of A4Ventures, a Washington-based healthcare and life sciences venture creation firm. Through A4Ventures, he currently serves as president and of Allele Diagnostics, partner of Celere Talent, chief strategy officer of ChalkLabs, and serves on numerous … Read more

Regional Voices: Larry Soehren – Kiemle & Hagood

Larry Soehren is president and CEO of Kiemle & Hagood, a market leader among commercial real estate companies in the Inland Northwest and beyond. Kiemle & Hagood manages more than 7 million square feet of office, retail, medical, industrial and general … Read more

Regional Voices: Heather Rosentrater – Avista

Heather Rosentrater is vice president of energy delivery at Avista, responsible for the Spokane-based corporation’s electric and natural gas operations and engineering. “It’s a fascinating time to be involved in the energy industry,” Heather says. “New technologies are changing the … Read more

Regional Voices: Demitriy Oberemok – TDR Logistics

Demitriy Oberemok and his brothers Tim and Roman own TDR Logistics, a Spokane-based shipping company and fourth-party logistics provider with its own fleet of trucks. Among Dmitriy’s responsibilities are logistics operations, warehousing, transloading and marketing A new beginning: Our family emigrated from … Read more

Regional Voices: Darryl Potyk – University of Washington-Gonzaga University Regional Health Partnership

Dr. Darryl Potyk is in charge of medical education at the University of Washington-Gonzaga University Regional Health Partnership, and is a clinical professor at the UW School of Medicine (UWSOM). What brought him to Spokane: I moved here from Southern … Read more

Regional Voices: Bob Memmer – SmartRecruiters

Bob Memmer is senior vice president/commercial sales for software maker SmartRecruiters, a San Francisco-based company with offices in Spokane and other cities around the world. SmartRecruiters has more than 700 clients, include Visa and Skechers. “Companies love us,” says Memmer, … Read more