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Diamonds in the Ruff: All dogs, new tricks

Diamonds in the Ruff: All dogs, new tricks

When Carol Byrnes, co-owner of Spokane dog training business Diamonds in the Ruff, first entered the…

 Columbia Bank stakes an Idaho foothold

Columbia Bank stakes an Idaho foothold

Tacoma-based Columbia Banking System Inc. and Sandpoint-based Intermountain Community Bancorp have s…

Hewescraft fishing boat maker preps for facility expansion

Hewescraft fishing boat maker preps for facility expansion

Hewes Marine Co., the Colville, Wash.-based manufacturer of Hewescraft aluminum fishing boats, is in…

A sewing resurgence

A sewing resurgence

After years of contraction in the sewing manufacturing industry, some remaining sewing manufacturers…

Art barrier planned to hide downtown lot

Art barrier planned to hide downtown lot

City, community, and arts leaders are combining efforts to improve a vacant lot at Third Avenue and Division Street—currently filled with rebar, bits of broken concrete foundation, and dried-out weeds—by putting up a portable, 420-foot plywood fence t…

Edward Jones in growth mode in the Inland Northwest

Edward Jones in growth mode in the Inland Northwest

Edward D. Jones & Co. is expanding its presence in the Spokane market as part of a five-year national push to open more offices. Pete Blackwell, a certified financial planner who operates an Edward Jones office at 6319 N. Maple, on Spokane’s North Sid…

Financial centers work to protect elderly from scams

Financial centers work to protect elderly from scams

In late June, the American Bankers Association and AARP announced a two-year partnership to study and help prevent the financial exploitation of elder Americans. Locally, financial institutions are using employee training and customer education to try to …

Ex-Im bank supporters weigh reauthorization

Ex-Im bank supporters weigh reauthorization

The fight over whether to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, the government’s export credit agency that helps foreign companies buy U.S. goods, is frustrating to some Spokane-area manufacturers and business owners. They support the reauthorization of t…