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Northwest Entrepreneurship Competition increases its reach

Organizers, supporters, and participants in this year’s Northwest Entrepreneur Competition are eager to see who will join the ranks of past winners that have become successful Spokane companies, such as etailz Inc. and Photoboxx. Typically, between 70 ...

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Ignite Northwest’s sixth startup class underway

Spokane-based startup accelerator Ignite Northwest has begun its sixth round of business-growth education and coaching with 11 companies based here. CEOs from the companies began their 13-week session on Feb. 6, says Ignite Northwest CEO Bill Savitz. In ...

The Journal’s View: Bridge should be named for U District visionary Dave Clack

The University District wouldn’t be what it is today without the early work of Dave Clack. Consequently, honoring his work by naming the new U District pedestrian bridge after him is the best option. His wife, Mari, also has been instrumental in furt...

Guest Commentary: Carbon tax isn’t working for friends to the north

In Olympia, Gov. Jay Inslee is pushing lawmakers to enact a new tax on carbon gas emissions before the Legislature adjourns on March 8. Inslee wants Democrats, who now control the Legislature, to approve a $20 metric ton levy. He says it’s necessary to...

Global Credit Union shuts its two offices in Tri-Cities

Spokane-based Global Credit Union has closed two Tri-Cities branches and a home loan center there. The credit union shuttered in-store branches at the Pasco and Kennewick Yoke’s Fresh Market supermarkets on Jan. 31. Global Credit Union’s 1,600 T...

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EWU commits to envisioned Catalyst Building

Eastern Washington University President Mary Cullinan said this morning that the university plans to move three academic departments to the $50 million, Avista Development-proposed Catalyst Building, in Spokane’s University District. Construction o...

Vandervert Construction placed in receivership

Prominent Spokane-based general contractor Vandervert Construction Inc. is facing a financial crisis, and control of the company has been placed under receivership. Spokane-based law firm Davidson, Backman, Medeiros PLLC was appointed to serve as the g...

On The JoB: Home prices and foreclosure trends in Spokane

On The JoB: Home prices and foreclosure trends in Spokane

Journal of Business reporter Kevin Blocker talks about rising home sales and declining foreclosures in the Spokane housing market....

On The JoB: The need for LEED in Spokane

On The JoB: The need for LEED in Spokane

Journal of Business reporter LeAnn Bjerken talks about a decline in demand for LEED certification in the Spokane market....

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