Spokane Journal of Business

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Whim Wine Bar planned at River Park Square

Whim Wine Bar is a new wine bar coming to the ground floor of River Park Square downtown mall, at 808 W. Main, next month. The shop is co-owned by Kori Henderson and husband Paul Blacketer, who have both worked in the food and service industries ...

Wanderlust Delicato coming to Spokane

A newly created artisan cheese, wine, and charcuterie shop called Wanderlust Delicato is taking shape in the former Wollnick’s General Store space, at 421 W. Main downtown. ...

The Journal’s View: Washington Legislature should strive to increase transparency

The Washington state Legislature needs to do more to increase transparency and give its constituents more opportunity to be involved in the legislative process. ...

Guest Commentary: Removing lower Snake River dams would be unwise

There are dams that should come down and those that shouldn’t. Hopefully, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts its review of the 14 federal dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers, that will become abundantly clear. ...

Avista CEO Scott Morris to retire

Scott Morris, CEO and chairman of the board of Avista Corp., will retire from the Spokane-based energy company effective March 1, 2020, the company announced this afternoon. Morris will continue to serve as the executive chairman of the board of direct...

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Stay Alfred bolsters its C-suite

Stay Alfred Inc., the aggressively growing Spokane Valley-based urban vacation rental company, has hired veteran business executive Steve Helmbrecht as its president and chief financial officer. Helmbrecht started in his new position May 1. ...

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Is Spokane’s apartment market on the brink of stability?

After years of historically low vacancy rates in the multifamily housing sector, some observers of the Spokane apartment market claim it’s on the brink of stabilization. ...

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$122 million dedicated to public projects in Spokane County

The recently passed state capital budget includes about $122 million for 65 projects in Spokane County that will get underway in the next two years. ...

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North By Northwest names new CEO

Spokane-based video production company North by Northwest Inc. has selected Kara Rowe to serve as the company’s new president and CEO. ...

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Atomic Threads: A mishmash of cute and weird

From the top of its mural wall to its glitter-infused floors, Atomic Threads Clothing Boutique is more than a business; it’s an experience, say co-owners Tina and Mike Brandvold. ...

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