Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

North Idaho community bank regains momentum

Idaho Independent Bank has maintained solid footing in a constantly changing banking landscape since it opened its first branch in Hayden in 1993, says Jack Gustavel, IIB’s chairman, CEO, and founding member. He also claims that while many of the bank...

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New high tech trading room aids collegiate investors

Every Thursday morning at 6:15 a.m., Whitworth University senior Ashley Sievers can be found on camp...

Benefits of lower oil prices outweigh any negatives

Reasonable people can disagree. I’ve learned that this truism is what, ultimately, drives markets...

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Development proposals percolate downtown

Major downtown construction projects such as the ongoing Davenport Grand Hotel and the recently comp...

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City of Spokane awards contract for downtown gateway project

The city of Spokane has awarded a contract for development of its long-awaited $598,000 Division Str...

Diabetic-friendly food store to open in Spokane Valley

Not So Sweet, a new diabetic-friendly grocery store, will debut this winter in Spokane Valley, says Michael Hall, the store owner. Hall has leased a 3,100-square-foot, single-story building at 302 S. Pines Road that formerly was occupied by Labor Ready a...

City of Liberty Lake award Appleway Avenue repaving job

The city of Liberty Lake awarded last month the contract for its planned $1.7 million repaving and improvement project on Appleway Boulevard, says Katy Allen, city administrator for Liberty Lake. “Appleway is a very important street in our city for bu...

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Historic Jenkins Building poised to add apartments

Demolition has started on the $2.2 million extensive remodel of the historic Jenkins building on North Monroe, says owner Mark Agee, Spokane business owner and developer, who purchased the building for $750,000 last May. ...

New multifamily trade group forms, starts chapter here

The Tukwila, Wash.-based Washington Multi-Family Housing Association, a nonprofit trade group representing the multifamily-housing industry, recently has established chapters in Spokane and in the Tri-Cities, says Jim Wiard, WMFHA executive director. ...

Canyon Creek Cabinets remodels Spokane Valley showroom

Monroe, Wash.-based Canyon Creek Cabinet Co. is ready to show off its retail sales showroom in Spokane Valley at 10221 E. Montgomery Drive, after a complete remodel, says Doug McIalwain, showroom manager. ...

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