Spokane Journal of Business

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Self-employed professionals see more retirement flexibility

With Spokane’s booming entrepreneurial ecosystem, more people are stepping away from the traditional office into self-employment. With that comes not only more responsibility, but more flexibility when it comes to saving for retirement...

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AROUND TOWN

Bend, Oregon-based SFP-E LLC has purchased as an investment the 5,000-square-foot retail center at 817 W. Third, formerly occupied by Troy’s Tires. Taylor Gibbons, of SVN Cornerstone, handled the transaction. ...

Stay Alfred acquires Chicago hospitality brand Dormigo

Spokane Valley-based short-term rental company Stay Alfred Inc. has expanded its portfolio with the acquisition of Chicago-based hospitality brand Dormigo. ...

Rosauers to open first store in western Washington

Spokane-based Rosauers Supermarkets Inc. is expanding its reach geographically with the planned opening this weekend of a grocery store in the burgeoning city of Ridgefield, just north of Vancouver, Washington. ...

Office furniture retailer One Workplace acquires OpenSpace

A Northern California-based commercial office furniture dealership has purchased a competitor with offices in Spokane and Seattle. One Workplace, of Santa Clara, California, has acquired OpenSquare at 126 S. Sheridan in Spokane, and OpenSquare’s ...

Ptera inks broadband contract with Cheney

Cheney City Council has approved a contract with Liberty Lake-based telecommunications provider Ptera Inc. that will allow the city government to lease inactive fiber-optic lines to the company in exchange for broadband service. ...

Magnolia American restaurant planned in new Hotel Indigo downtown

Patrick McLaughlin, the former food and beverage manager at the Davenport Hotel, says he’s developing what is scheduled to be the Magnolia American Brasserie restaurant on the first floor of Hotel Indigo, in downtown Spokane. ...

Lil' Sumthin Saloon to open in downtown Spokane

When you move to Spokane from Fort Worth, Texas it’s only fitting to bring a little taste of home to the saloon you plan to open. ...

Canopy Credit Union to host Ladder Coffee

Canopy Credit Union will open a 1,200-square-foot Ladder Coffee Roasters store this month in its Spokane Valley branch, at 13105 E. Sprague. Canopy opened the 3,600-square-foot branch in September with an open floor plan and room for an eventual partner....

Stillano Gelato set for Jan. 1 opening

Stillano Gelato, a frozen Italian dessert store, has plans to open starting New Year’s Day at 217 E. Sherman, in Coeur d’ Alene. Stillano Gelato owner Kathryn Stillert couldn’t be reached immediately for comment. ...

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