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Begona Coffee to open in Bank of America tower lobby

A new coffee stand is set to open next month in the lobby of downtown’s Bank of America Financial Center, at 601 W. Riverside. Former stay-at-home mom Yelena Matsyplyuk says the stand is the first step toward fulfilling her dream of opening a downtown ...

The Journal’s View: INB acquisition reinforces need to help businesses grow

With the planned acquisition of Inland Northwest Bank parent Northwest Bancorp. by Billings, Mont.-based First Interstate BancSystem Inc., another Spokane-born company no longer will be headquartered here. Combined with Toronto-based Hydro One’s earlie...

Guest Commentary: Washington’s economy thrives on state’s exports

With the recent attention on renegotiating trade agreements and potential new tariffs, it’s worth remembering that Washington state’s economy thrives on trade and exports. Washington leads the nation in exports per capita and ranks third in overall...

On The JoB podcast: Spokane’s wine scene

Journal reporter LeAnn Bjerken discusses Spokane’s Cork District and how Spokane is being positioned as a destination for wine tourism....

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Spokane wine scene ripens

Spokane is beginning to earn a reputation as a destination for quality wine and wine-tasting events, industry experts say. In the last two years, at least five new tasting rooms have opened in downtown Spokane, including Terra Blanca, at 926 W. Sprague; ...

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Spokane Falls Blvd. configuration changes considered

Officials have started discussing how to handle the flow of traffic near a proposed pedestrian plaza to be constructed west of City Hall, along the 800 block of west Spokane Falls Boulevard next year. At least five options are being developed, one of whi...

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Seven-story, mixed-use structure envisioned in downtown Spokane

A $10 million-plus, seven-story multiuse building and a possible multistory parking garage are in early planning stages for a site along west First Avenue, just east of the Eldridge Building at the west end of downtown, says Spokane real estate broker and...

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Flexhibit expands, rolls out mobile STEM product

Spokane Valley-based IQ Smart Interactive LLC, which does business as Flexhibit, has launched Flexcart, a line of portable science center exhibits designed for hands-on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics learning in schools, says Coleen Qui...

PotlatchDeltic merger lifts Hart Capital composite

Thanks to the merger between Potlatch Corp. and Deltic Timber Corp. that was completed on Feb. 20, the composite value of the nine Inland Northwest-based publicly traded companies rose to $12.7 billion in the recently completed first quarter of 2018. T...

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Rock ‘n’ River City Guitars

Spokane’s vintage guitar enthusiasts have a rocking new hangout spot on Spokane’s South Hill, thanks to the efforts of local musicians and business partners, Bobby Kluss and Joe Chamberlain. The two friends last month opened River City Guitars, a ret...

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