Spokane Journal of Business

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Executive Pay sees double-digit increase

Executive pay at Inland Northwest-based publicly traded companies increased by double digits during the pandemic year of 2020, a Journal of Business analysis has found. The surge in total compensation for executives occurred during an unusual ...

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Medical diagnostics developer prime for growth

Before the arrival of COVID-19, privately held Spokane-based biotechnology company GenPrime Inc. sta...

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Long-Term Insurance, Short Term Confusion

Some long-term care insurance providers here say Washington state has placed them in a confusing and...

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Parting Thoughts with Rosauers CEO Jeff Philipps

Jeff Philipps has spent nearly 50 years in the grocery industry. Originally from Great Falls, ...

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Magnolia American Brasserie restaurant finally in full swing

Hotel Indigo developer and owner Curtis Rystadt is still gleeful of his creation and is perpetually ...

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Harvard Park GM counters retirement home misperceptions

Harvard Park Retirement Residence LLC general manager Dave Workman has occupied his current position at the South Hill retirement home for 21 years. The 68-year-old Workman says he has a simple message for families and potential residents considering ...

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Decolonizing nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations are beginning to look inward when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion, some observers here say. Tara Ramos, owner of Spokane-based Redfox Consulting and a member of the Iñupiat Alaskan Native group, says demand for her ...

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Continuous Composites secures $17M in financing

Coeur d’Alene-based additive manufacturer Continuous Composites Inc. has secured $17 million in funding that CEO Tyler Alvarado says will help the company double its workforce and bring its product to market within the next year. The financing round ...

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Spokane economy grew for some in pandemic year

What a difference a year makes. In May 2020, U.S. employment had slipped over 25 million from its February 2020 peak. The nation was lurching toward the largest quarterly drop in gross domestic product in history with a 32% decline. Washington state’s ...

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Communities in Schools serves through COVID-19

Once housed in 400 square feet of diminutive office space in downtown Spokane, the nonprofit Communities in Schools of Spokane County in early 2020 moved to three times that amount of space in the Tapio Office Center. It hasn’t even been 18 months ...

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