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Visitors spent more in Spokane area in 2013, study says

Visitors spent more in Spokane area in 2013, study says

Overall visitor spending in Spokane County was up last year by a little over 1 percent, and more tha…

Nothing Bundt Cakes: Let them eat … bundlets

Nothing Bundt Cakes: Let them eat … bundlets

Samuel Canty, 25, and his family were on their way to brunch with friends one Sunday when his mom, J…

Playing catch-up: retirement planning dilemmas for women

Playing catch-up: retirement planning dilemmas for women

Kathleen Cavender, 61, a part-time jazz singer and full-time artist in Spokane, had been married to …

Umpqua Bank has changes in ‘store’

Umpqua Bank has changes in ‘store’

Portland-based Umpqua Holdings Corp. now is operating Spokane-founded Sterling Bank under the Umpqua…

Family-run Fairwood thriving on resident referrals

Family-run Fairwood thriving on resident referrals

Fairwood Retirement Village & Assisted Living opened more than 26 years ago as a family-run facility, and directors there say they continue to strive to treat everyone at the community like family.Fairwood has 165 independent-living units and 55 assiste…

Coeur d’Alene elder law firm works to assist retirees in protecting assets

Coeur d’Alene elder law firm works to assist retirees in protecting assets

Issues faced by seniors and those preparing for retirement are more complicated than they were 30 years ago, says Michael Wytychak, who founded Wytychak Elder Law PLLC in Coeur d’Alene in 1984. Seniors need to prepare for the rising cost of living and h…

Firefighters Credit Union’s growth smolders

Firefighters Credit Union’s growth smolders

Founded in 1934, the Spokane Firefighters Credit Union is celebrating 80 years in business this year, serving more than 2,000 area firefighters and their families, says Todd Powell, CEO for the past 10 years and a full-time firefighter with the city of Sp…

STCU enhances its mortgage rate-lock policy

STCU enhances its mortgage rate-lock policy

Spokane Teachers Credit Union, the Spokane area’s largest credit union, has modified its home mortgage interest rate lock policy for conventional loans to make it more borrower-friendly, says Jeff Mularksi, STCU’s real estate manager for origination a…