Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

Columbia Bank stakes an Idaho foothold

Tacoma-based Columbia Banking System Inc. and Sandpoint-based Intermountain Community Bancorp have similar corporate cultures that will assist integrating the two banks following a planned acquisition that will mark Columbia Bank’s long-envisioned entry...

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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 nationa...

D.A. Davidson program puts emphasis on young recruits

D.A. Davidson’s Individual Investor Group is starting a financial advisor apprentice program. Wit...

Evaluating when to board your financial lifeboat

If you’ve ever gone on a cruise or been aboard a vessel that’s going to be out at sea for a whil...

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Financial centers work to protect elderly from scams

In late June, the American Bankers Association and AARP announced a two-year partnership to study an...

Partnerships, balance can boost business growth

The Inland Northwest economy has come a long way in the last five years, and has been growing steadily, most notably in the last 15 months. As reported in this journal back in December, the total value for permitted construction in Spokane for the first 1...

SEC mulls ruling that could thin out angel investors

Although the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) hasn’t yet proposed an increase in the financial resources required for an individual investor to be accredited, the Angel Capital Association (ACA) fears such a move may loom ahead and has been pres...

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Low-income senior housing projects dry up

Recent high-profile, low-income senior housing projects here valued at some $34 million mark a brief surge in such developments before an impending drought, people involved in the projects say. The project pipeline for low-income senior housing projects ...

Staying tax efficient in retirement should be priority

For those approaching retirement with an established nest egg, the next challenge lies not just in continuing to grow your investments but in ensuring that the dollars you’ve put away last. Many factors should be taken into consideration, including the ...

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