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Spokane Arena’s birthday year, big acts

Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena is heading into its 20th year with a 2016 men’s NCAA tournament bid secured, a big musical act announcement, art projects, and more planned events, says Matt Gibson, the arena’s general manager. ...

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Northwest Specialty Hospital targets medical tourism market

Northwest Specialty Hospital, in Post Falls, is looking to capitalize on Canada’s growing medical ...

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Tourism conference on tap for North Idaho

Regional tourism professionals will gather in Coeur d’Alene next month to collect and share ideas ...

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Spokane Woman’s Club venue draws more activity, members

The Spokane Woman’s Club is experiencing what members hope are the first signs of a renaissance fo...

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Chateau Rive flourishes through collaboration

In the elevator-access-only, bottom level of the Flour Mill at 621 W. Mallon is an intimate, stone-w...

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Refis bounce back

Some Spokane banks and credit unions are reporting a mini-boom in home mortgage refinance loans in recent months due to another dip in mortgage interest rates. In the Spokane area, 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage rates had fallen to between about 3.69 perce...

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SBA lenders encouraged by rebound in volume

Some providers of U.S. Small Business Administration-backed loans here are anticipating a second consecutive year of loan growth after the dollar volume bounced upward in fiscal 2014 from a year-earlier decline. Last year, lenders in the SBA’s Spokane ...

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Ag loans remain gainful, expected to rise next year

While commercial and other kinds of loans have taken a hit over the years since the economic recession, agricultural loans have remained more robust, some industry leaders here say. Northwest Farm Credit Services, the Spokane-based agricultural lending ...

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Steadily rising

Phoenix Protective Corp., a Spokane-based provider of security services, had revenues of $10 million for 2014, up about 10 percent from the previous year, and is expecting more growth this year, says co-owner and President Sheila Leslie. ...

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Making security strides at Riverfront Park

Security calls at Spokane’s Riverfront Park have fallen as the park’s security department starts to plan for $2.8 million in public safety improvements—part of the $64.3 million master plan passed by voters in November, says Jeff Bailey, acting Rive...

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