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Jim and Ken

business partnership

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Labels and Life Change: A Business Partner Feature

Art and Kaleen Coffey are members of the community who have made the most of their position as leaders in business and faith. Through their...

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Pepper

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The Heart of Stewardship: A UGM Partner Feature

Don "Pepper" and Midge Smock of Coeur d’Alene are humble leaders in the community, encouraging generosity out of their desire to see the gospel go...

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How UGM Business Partners Change Lives

"I'm sold on it. I tell you I'm sold."

Mitchell Long, Chief Executive Officer at Northwest Ob-Gyn, took time out of his busy schedule to sit down...

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2020: A Year to Remember

2020 was a year for the history books, wasn’t it? We sure are glad you stuck with us through it all. In the end, because of the commitment of our...

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Residents in UGM programs are urged to connect their career path with their passions, something our Business Partners have made possible time and again. Meaningful work is a cornerstone of recovery.

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Business Partners Get People Back to Work

Work is a key ingredient of the process of ending homelessness one person, one family at a time. And while you’ll find current and former residents...

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Jason Had 3 Shoes. God Gave Him 3 Stores.

In the Business of Giving Back

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Jason McSteen gives where he does business.

Looking at him today – married, prosperous, the owner of a successful...

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4 Ways Your Business Can Partner with UGM

By Barbara Comito, Director of Marketing and Communications

(Edited from a Spokane MarCom blog post)

Some of UGM’s most prolific partners are...

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Recovery and Regaining Confidence

By Merrily Brast, Staff Writer

Sewing gave Glenda Gray confidence.

One year ago, Glenda was forming her own business sewing and selling tote bags....

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Business Bound: from crisis mode to self-sufficiency

Glenda's Journey

“My son had to literally peel my hands off the gate as I entered the Crisis Shelter,” says Glenda Bogart. “I was afraid and couldn’t...

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