Spokane Journal of Business

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Credit union CEOs lead during era of growth

Leaders of Spokane Valley-based Numerica Credit Union and Liberty Lake-based STCU are helping grow and shape the influence of their respective financial institutions in the Inland Northwest. Ezra Eckhardt, president and CEO of STCU, says that while the...

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What’s Happening With: former New Jersey Mining Co.

Idaho Strategic Resources Inc., the Coeur d’Alene-based mining company formerly known as New Jersey Mining Co., sees its future in rare earth elements, says John Swallow, company president and CEO. The company took on its new name in late 2021. ...

American Manufacturing Solutions moves operations to Spokane Valley

American Manufacturing Solutions LLC, of Spokane, has leased 50,000 square feet of industrial space in a multitenant building in Spokane Valley, where the company plans to move from smaller quarters in Spokane, says Luke Ankenman, partner and general ...

Tahoe Network acquires Wisconsin Internet provider

Spokane based-Tahoe Network Infrastructure LLC, a fiber optic investment company focused on providing broadband internet service to underserved communities, has acquired E-Vergent, a Wisconsin regional fiber and fixed wireless provider, for $11.2 million....

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Email marketing can be cost effective, underused

One of the most cost effective, yet underutilized marketing tools for businesses is the almighty email. If you’ve been collecting customer emails for your business, fantastic. You’ve taken the first step. ...

In challenging times, health care leaders work to spur positivity

In the face of financial strain in the industry exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, three leaders in Spokane’s health care and biosciences industries say they’ve found emphasizing connection is vital for keeping employees motivated, delivering...

The Journal’s View: WA Cares Act should be repealed or revamped

Washington state legislators should make a priority of repealing the WA Cares Act during the current Legislative session. Short of abolishment, legislators should put the long-term care program on a statewide ballot and let voters determine its fate. ...

Guest Commentary: Unemployment benefits shouldn’t be easy pickings for scammers

Three years after crooks stole billions in unemployment insurance funds, federal and state officials are still scrambling to retrieve the money that was directed to the jobless and plug leaks in their systems. According to a recent Wall Street Journal ...

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CredHub plans expansion, hires new revenue officer

CredHub, a Spokane-based credit reporting startup, has hired a new executive, Michelle Flandreau, as chief revenue officer and is preparing to expand its operations and customer base in three western states this year, says Flandreau....

Fighting fraud must be priority for small business

Small business owners have a lot on their plate, but fighting fraud should be a priority. Fraudsters often pretend to be someone you can trust and create a sense of urgency to act quickly. For example, a fraudster could compromise a business email and ...

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