Tanya Conklin

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  • Guest Column:
    Trustworthiness

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    Start with trust. It’s Better Business Bureau’s tagline, and consequently, the first of eight of BBB’s Standards of Trust. Trust is a buzzword, easily tossed around and much harder to define. But, it is at the core of much of what we do on a daily basis. Consider this: It’s Tuesday, and you’re driving around, […]

  • World Character Day
    Poster Contest Winners

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    World Character Day and Poster Contest Winners World Character Day is Coming! Mark your calendars for September 26th! And stay tuned for more information on how you can be involved with our community’s celebration of this day. We are pleased to announce the winner of our WCD poster contest: Audrey Marcel from Summit School! Congratulations! And congratulations […]

  • PACE Awards:
    Register Here

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    Please click here to register guests for the 2019 PACE Awards. What are the PACE Awards? Each of the 50 schools that partner with PACE in Spokane Valley and Tekoa select ONE student to be recognized for outstanding character throughout the entire school year.

  • Guest Column:
    Diligence

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      To be consistent at anything in life, the characteristic of diligence must be present! To care and act as such, one must have diligence at a foundational level. This characteristic has multiple ways to describe its definition. The partial definition of the word as an “energetic effort” certainly stood out because of its close […]

  • Guest Column:
    Honesty

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      Growing up as a child in the Spokane Valley in a large family of six siblings, sincerity and love for the truth didn’t always win out. With the occasional sibling scuffle and subsequent blame and denials that followed, I must confess the drive of my own self-interest stretched the truth at times. Fortunately for […]

  • Honesty…Teaching your kids

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    Learning is more fun if it is a game! Thank you to simpleathome.com for this lesson: “A classic game of go fish required honesty from players on whether they have the card asked for. Ask each child how they would feel if one of the other players lied about the cards they had? Then challenge […]

  • Guest Column:
    Fairness

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    The definition of fairness can be paraphrased as: the state, condition or quality of being fair, marked by impartiality and honesty, free from self-interest, prejudice or favoritism. In short, fairness is doing the right thing, at the right time for the right reason. Fairness is all around us. Externally, fairness affects the way we do […]

  • Guest Column:
    Caring

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    Caring for our Community Can you believe it? December has arrived and 2018 is just around the corner! We’ve reached that proverbial point in time when we reflect back and set new goals for the future. By this time, most of us are fully engaged in the holiday season and have made valiant attempts to […]