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 ...


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. ...


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. ...


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. ...


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. ...


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. ...


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. ...


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 ...


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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