Spokane Journal of Business

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URM grows west

Spokane-based wholesale cooperative URM Stores Inc. has purchased the former Northwest Bedding complex on the West Plains to accommodate ongoing growth, as the organization expands west of the Cascade Mountains. ...


Cowles Co. establishes new venture-capital arm

In an effort to diversify its corporate holdings and cement itself in the entrepreneurial ...


A bad year for good sleep

It’s a bad year for good sleep. Dr. Don Howard says many people are struggling with sleep ...


Parting Thoughts with Spokane Housing Ventures’ John Hancock

John Hancock has been embedded in Spokane’s nonprofit scene for years, though he didn’t work...


Economic volatility influences donor behaviors

In a year fraught with economic turmoil stemming from a pandemic, Inland Northwest nonprofits say...


Teletherapy’s popularity declines in era of isolation

While telemedicine services treating the body are increasing in popularity, isolation and the desire for human connection are driving those seeking mental health care services back into physical offices....


Mainstream Electric starts new nonprofit venture

Some businesses might struggle with an encore after earning mention in publications like the international daily business newspaper Financial Times and American business periodical Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest growing companies...


Tin Roof owners open new furniture store on Sprague

Longtime Spokane retailer Acme TV Home & Office Inc. has opened a new furniture store, Bide & Burgeon, in the Sprague Union District, east of downtown Spokane....


YWCA Spokane launches One Mission campaign

YWCA Spokane launched its One Mission Campaign in September with the goal of raising $275,000 to support services that provide resources to survivors of domestic violence....


New colleagues step into deanships together at WSU

After spending more than the past two decades with their previous employers, Mary Koithan and Mark Leid each saw an ideal opportunity when they accepted their positions as deans at Washington State University’s Health Sciences Spokane campus....

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