Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

An Affinity for home loans: HomeStreet’s employer-aided mortgage program

HomeStreet Inc., the Seattle-based residential lender with three Spokane-area offices, says it has seen strong growth in its employer-assisted mortgage lending program since the bank entered the Spokane market three years ago. ...

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Willamette Valley Bank to move its Coeur d’Alene home loan center

Oregon-based Willamette Valley Bank plans to move its Coeur d’Alene home-loan center by summer int...

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Washington Federal plans Spokane presence - Art Only

Seattle-based Washington Federal Inc. is constructing a $3.5 million building on Spokane’s North S...

Former Spokane banking executive joins PacWest Bancorp

Former Spokane banking executive Patrick J. Rusnak, who was credited here with helping to bring Amer...

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Craft3 opens Spokane office

Craft3, a nonprofit lender based in the southwestern Washington city of Ilwaco, has opened a Spokane...

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U.S. Bank invests in training its private bankers

U.S. Bank’s private banking department is providing enhanced educational support for its financial representatives, including here, that it believes will enable them to better serve its larger-balance customers. ...

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Cheney credit union’s membership rises after charter change

Cheney Federal Credit Union has added 600 members to its field of membership since April, 2013 when its charter was expanded to include anyone who lives within the Cheney and Medical Lake school districts, which includes Airway Heights, says JoAn Sanders,...

Michael Maehl: Don’t start with numbers with planning retirement

It’s been my experience over my career that people often will spend more time and effort planning for their annual two-week vacation than they will a 30-plus year retirement. My goal with this article is to help you consider parts of the proverbial bigg...

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Townhome project looks to bring green

Spokane real estate developer Roger Fruci is planning a multimillion-dollar, 87-unit townhome development on the southeastern edge of Spokane called Bella Terra, which aims to offer natural living without rural sprawl, he says. ...

Wetzel buys remainder of real estate support unit

Scott Wetzel, president and CEO of Windermere Services Mountain West, says he has taken over sole ownership of that Spokane-based real estate support services provider, after buying out the interests of three former co-owners....

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