Business Talks: Guests Matt and Kim Davidson; Davidson Commodities

Siblings Matt and Kim Davidson return to discuss the growth and success of PNW Co-op Specialty Foods, Mighty Mustard, and share how much fun it can be to party with Lentils!

Matt and Kim own Davidson Commodities, a small family-owned business that is committed to preserving family farms with social and environmental responsibility.



Business Talks: Guest Brian N., Amy K., Leadership Spokane

Executive Director of Leadership Spokane, Brian Newberry, and Amy Knapton—Executive Director at the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery—are on Business Talks with Kent Adams!

Amy Knapton is a graduate of Leadership Spokane, talking with Kent and Brian about benefits of Leadership Spokane, the future, and stepping up to make a difference in community.


Business Talks: Guest Chelsea Maguire, Better Business Bureau

Ever had to deal with a scam? Or a company that wasn’t treating you fairly or legally? Chelsea Maguire is the Director of Communications at the Better Business Bureau. Reporting complaints, reviewing, and accrediting businesses. Listen to find out how to spot scams, or how to trust certain organizations.


Chelsea from the BBB (right) with Kent Adams on Business Talks (left)

Business Talks: Guest Linda Elkin, U.S Bank/Greater Spokane Incorporated

The Linda is the Regional President of U.S Bank in our area. She is also the first guest with Business Talks on Spokane Talks Online. She chats with Kent about:

  • Her journey to banking
  • What her position entails as Regional President in the community banking segment
  • Main objectives & initiatives of Greater Spokane Incorporated
  • Creating gateway downtown for entrepreneurs

Business Talks: Guests Mike Inman & Bob Davidson, Civil War at Deep Creek Reenactment Memorial Day Weekend

Mike and Bob are on Business Talks to discuss the upcoming Civil War reenactment that will be over Memorial Day Weekend this May. Full camps, two battles, and memorial service at end.

Hear the cannons, see the uniforms, feel the atmosphere that existed in 1860s.

Beyond a battle scene, Mike & Bob talk about the immense detail and authenticity that will go into this event. As well as the vast effort that is put into the reenactment to make it as educational as it can be.


Flyer for the event on Memorial Day Weekend being held down by and actual bullet from The Civil War given to Kent by Mike & Bob.

Business Talks: Guest Steve Tammaro, CEO fo YMCA Inland Northwest

Steve owns the mic with his Boston accent on this episode of Business Talks with Kent. Some of the topics discussed:

  • YMCA jobs helping community
  • Four pronged strategic plan that the YMCA has developed
  • Building a culture of philanthropy

Business Talks: Guest Cindy Hval, “War Bonds: Love Stories From the Greatest Generation”

It was a pleasure to have author, and staff member with The Spokesman-Review, on Business Talks with Kent Adams discussing her new book.

“[…] the guard pointed his bayonet at him—at the ring—and motioned for him to take it off. He said, ‘No, I promised I’m never going to take this ring off, and I won’t take it off.'”

We will be giving away a free copy of Cindy’s book soon! Watch the site or our social accounts for details.

Business Talks: Guests Dave Cotton & Jared Frank, C2 Digital Marketing

Special guests Dave Cotton & Jared Frank of C2, a digital marketing company, get Kent up to speed on their current business venture. Other topics covered include:

  • The digital marketing age
  • Experiences in the news, sales, and marketing industries
  • Benefits they offer to local companies wanting to better themselves online

Business Talks: Guest Alice Busch, City of Spokane Parks & Recreation

Alice Busch, Recreational Supervisor 1 at City of Spokane, appears on Business Talks to talk about her current position, spring recreation programs, partnering with the Special Olympics, and volunteering!

Business Talks: Guest Chris Cargill, STA Ballot

Kent talks about the STA ballot—on April 28, 2015—with Chris Cargill.

  • Costs increases
  • Downtown trolley
  • Why special election that costs approx. $3,000.