Spokane Journal of Business

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Encouraging learning promotes health culture

There is much written that outlines how a strong, highly functioning organizational culture values learning and growth. Here, we will explore how the inverse is true as well. When organizations place a high value on growth and development and actively...

Inclusive design benefits special education students

As an educational design-focused firm, NAC has observed a growing interest among school districts to embrace the inclusion of special education students with the general population. Designing for inclusion benefits those with learning disabilities by...


Multipronged plan can help fund child’s education

As higher education costs continue to rise, it’s important to consider how best to fund your child’s or grandchild’s education. I propose a multipronged approach to use tax-advantaged 529 plans, trusts, and term-life insurance. The 529 plan ...


Spokane real estate mogul Harlan Douglass dies

Prominent Spokane developer and real estate magnate Harlan Douglass died at his home early Nov. 27 at the age of 86, his attorney Steven Hassing has confirmed....


The need for Mead: Over $1 billion in developments planned

Over $1 billion worth of residential and commercial developments are planned in the Mead area, in north Spokane County, as developers expand their focus from residential subdivision projects to a mix of both residential and commercial development, some ...


Handful of hotels change hands in Spokane in recent months

Three Spokane hotels—the Madison Inn, the Courtyard by Marriott, and the Wingate by Wyndham—have changed hands in the past few months. The recent string of hotel sales is more of a coincidence than a trend, however, contends Jerry Dicker, president...


What’s happening with: Safeguard Equipment Inc.

Safeguard Equipment Inc., the Post Falls maker of personal devices that detect electrocution hazards, has upgraded its core product to provide additional safety features and is expanding its markets both beyond utility-industry customers and into new ...


Latinos En Spokane preps homeownership cooperative

Latinos en Spokane, a nonprofit serving the Latino population, has assembled a 75-family cooperative development community that intends to create homeownership—and ideally, generational wealth—for its residents, says Jennyfer Mesa, the ...


Downtown Rite Aid set to close Dec. 6

The downtown Rite Aid store located at 112 N. Howard, neighboring the Parkade Plaza parking garage, will close permanently on Dec. 6, says the store’s supervisor, Katy Nielsen. Nielsen adds that, until then, the store will be closed on weekends and...


Pyramid dream: Old Global CU headquarters converted to neurological facility

Dr. David Greeley, a neurologist and owner of Northwest Neurological PLLC, is converting the pyramid-shaped, concrete office building on the west side of downtown Spokane into a comprehensive neurological center. “We needed a center of excellence...

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