Spokane Journal of Business

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Columbia Banking to acquire Sandpoint-based IMCB

Columbia Banking System Inc., the Tacoma, Wash.-based parent of Columbia State Bank, has signed an agreement to merge into its operations Intermountain Community Bancorp, the Sandpoint-based company that operates Intermountain Community Bank and Panhandle...

Potlatch’s quarterly earnings decline

Potlatch Corp., of Spokane, reported this morning second-quarter net income of $16.3 million, or 40 ...

Clearwater Paper's net income rises

Clearwater Paper Corp., of Spokane, announced this afternoon second-quarter net income of $12.5 mill...

Sacred Heart plans $19.2 million expansion, remodel

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital announced this afternoon plans for a ...

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Inland Northwest executive pay growth cools

Total executive compensation at Inland Northwest publicly traded companies remained essentially the ...

Shawn Davis and Ryan Stemkoski, on screen, demonstrate how Zipline employees use teleconferencing tools to collaborate on projects from remote locations.

Chucking the punch clock with results-only work environment (ROWE)

Zipline Communications Inc., the Spokane-based website and mobile applications builder that does business as Zipline Interactive, has tossed the 9-to-5 workday and has liberated its employees from their office confines. Ryan Stemkoski, 31, who co-founded...

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Post-recession job numbers in Spokane still aren’t back to even

As the Spokane area continues to recover after the great recession, one indicator of economic improvement is lagging behind here: job creation. Spokane County lost a total of about 13,500 jobs in 2009 and 2010, but as of last year had recovered only abo...

Spokane County moves ahead with amending marijuana grower, processor, retailer regulations

The Spokane County Board of Commissioners voted late last month to continue the current interim zoning regulations for the production and processing of recreational marijuana, and to begin the process of amending the county’s permanent zoning codes. T...

Inland Northwest stock index rises faster than the S&P 500

Hart Capital Management Inc., a Spokane-based investment firm, says the combined stock value of 12 publicly traded Inland Northwest companies, as measured in an overall index it compiles, rose 6.3 percent in the second quarter of 2014, beating out the S&P...

June rains boost wheat crops; heat could hurt yields

Northwest wheat growers are expected to see a price drop again next year, after a decline to $6 a bushel in June from a peak of $7 a bushel earlier this year, a midyear report from Spokane-based Northwest Farm Credit Services says. While strong rainfall...

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