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Huckleberry Press Editor Val Mohney interviews Kevin Weir of Action Coach Business Coaching

By Huckleberry Press / May 10, 2023 /
Kevin Weir

In this interview, Val Mohney, the editor of Huckleberry Press, sits down with Kevin Weir, a seasoned business coach from Action Coach in Spokane.

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Spokanite Shares Roadside Reminders About Hope and Resilience

By Huckleberry Press / February 24, 2023 /
Aaron Reese

One individual has been spreading messages of hope and resilience one sign at a time. Aaron Reese is a Spokane local who stood at a roundabout near Five Mile Road in Spokane holding a sign with a positive message for passersby to enjoy every Monday morning for 52 weeks straight.

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Brandy Tarala and the Founding of United We Rescue

By Huckleberry Press / January 4, 2023 /
Brandy Tarala

Adrenaline and risk. These are the two ingredients that have driven Brandy Tarala’s life decisions, culminating in the founding of United We Rescue (UWR). United We Rescue is a non-profit organization committed to helping meet the mental health needs of first responders. While this venture was yet another one of Brandy’s risks, it’s a risk that matters, with the potential of helping countless helpers.

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Helping New Arrivals: Anna Bondarenko and Thrive International’s Aid to Ukrainian Refugees

By Huckleberry Press / January 2, 2023 /
Anna Thrive

Eight months ago, the first family seeking refuge from the war in Ukraine arrived in Spokane. That day changed Anna Bondarenko’s life. All of a sudden, every experience– from coming to Spokane as a child with her parents as refugees, to volunteer work in Ukraine– culminated in a way to help Ukrainians escaping war to resettle in Spokane. Anna’s life trajectory led her to the perfect position to help some of our community’s most vulnerable.

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Promise Soap: Born of a Desire to Give Back

By Huckleberry Press / November 16, 2022 /
Promise Soaps

Nationwide, small businesses give back to their communities in a myriad of ways, including donating essential needs to non-profit organizations.

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Dynamo in Difference-Making: Mariah McKay

By Huckleberry Press / November 9, 2022 /
SIMBA Networking Group

The dictionary definition of dynamite is a person having a spectacular effect. Dynamic means characterized by constant change, activity, or progress. A second definition is a person with a positive attitude full of energy and new ideas.

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Sinead Voorhees: Ireland’s Gift to Whitworth University’s MBA Program

By Huckleberry Press / September 30, 2022 /
Sinead Voorhees

by Amy McGarry Seeing potential is one of Sinead Voorhees’s superpowers. She’s found a perfect role to put that superpower to use as Whitworth University’s assistant dean of graduate studies…

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Tonya Murray: Making a Difference in the Fairchild Community

By Huckleberry Press / June 11, 2022 /
Tonya Murray

As a Huckleberry Press reporter, my greatest pleasure is meeting amazing people who are making a positive impact in their communities. Tonya Murray is one of those incredible people whose life calling is to help.

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