Spokane Journal of Business

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The Journal’s View: A fresh look at rental ordinance is necessary

The Spokane City Council was wise to delay action on its residential tenancies code, a sweeping proposed measure intended to provide more protections for renters while hoisting new fees and obligations onto landlords. ...

Guest Commentary: Entertainment venues, social amenities might help to save malls

Preliminary sales trends from Small Business Saturday show a continuing increase in purchases via smartphone, even among shoppers patronizing local merchants. According to the Associated Press, Adobe Analytics said purchase via smartphone made up over ...

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Spokane-area fabricators forge expansions

A trio of metals fabrication companies here are expanding. One is moving to a new facility, and two are building new structures. ...

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Realtors feel recoil of mayoral campaign support

Earlier this year, veteran Spokane Realtor Patricia O’Callaghan sat at a South Hill restaurant awaiting dinner with a large group of friends and acquaintances. ...

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Zombie Attack: Group looks to reduce number of abandoned ‘zombie’ homes

A loose group of Spokane professionals has begun working to relieve some of the pressure the area’s housing market is under by bringing “zombie homes” back to life. ...

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Q&A with Coeur d’Alene Casino’s Laura Stensgar

Laura Stensgar was named CEO of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe-owned Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel last month. The tribe has about 2,500 members, about 150 of whom work at the casino. ...

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Selkirk envisions $80 million Papillon Towers on North Bank

Spokane-based development company Selkirk Development LLC has set its sights on a new, two-tower project that founder and CEO Sheldon Jackson hopes will set a new standard for development in Spokane. ...

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Worksource’s Talent Solutions team evolve

In an ongoing shift to modernize, Spokane’s longtime employment and worker retraining agency WorkSource has revamped the duties of its former Business Engagement Team. ...

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Is #MeToo movement hurting attractive women?

Few could dispute that the #MeToo movement brought with it a tidal wave of empowerment and validation for women. Originally created by Tarana Burke in 2006, it eventually reached its media peak in 2017 with the sexual abuse allegations ...

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Fruits of labor at Pacific Fruit building

Workers are putting the finishing touches on the newly renovated office space in the Pacific Fruit & Produce building at 102 E. Main that will house Spokane-based financial company JMK & Associates. ...

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