Spokane Journal of Business

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Investors should be aware of what they can, should control

We can control limited things in our financial life, and focus is one of them. It is extremely important where we put our attention. Ideally, it should be at the intersection of what truly matters to us and what we can control....


HUB Sports Center envisions $24 million expansion

Liberty Lake-based HUB Sports Center is planning a $24 million facilities expansion, says Phil Champlin, executive director of the nonprofit sports venue. Champlin says plans for development are still in the early phases, and details will be...


Hotstart has hot start to 2023

Spokane Valley-based manufacturer Hotstart Inc., which does business as Hotstart Thermal Management, is planning for a big year of development and growth following its recent acquisition of Tampa, Florida-based engine heating company...


Refocusing on The Black Lens

Before Sandy Williams’ tragic death in a plane crash last September, the social activist, entrepreneur, filmmaker, and executive director of the Carl Maxey Center planned to relaunch The Black Lens newspaper this February....


Remembering Spokane businessman Dick Vandervert

People who worked and did business with prominent Spokane developer Richard “Dick” Vandervert remember him for being a sharp dealmaker and community leader who treated everyone with the same level of respect....


DEI Best Practices: Principles belong in all business operations

Businesses and nonprofits that implement diversity, equity, and inclusion practices should take steps to ensure that such principles are present throughout operations, some experts here say. Blending DEI into every facet of an organization ensures that...


Loft-style apartments planned near Spokane Arena

Plans to redevelop the 56-year-old Northwest Microfilm warehouse building, located at 441 W. Sharp, have changed to residential use from a bar and restaurant concept, says Jordan Tampien, a Spokane real estate developer and owner of 4 Degrees Real Estate....


SRM Development expands scope, staff, revenue

SRM Development LLC, a Spokane-based development and construction company that typically takes on projects far from home, has been steadily growing over the past few years. The 24-year-old company added SRM Interiors LLC in 2017, and an affordable ...


Northwest Farm Credit, California co-op complete merger

Spokane-based Northwest Farm Credit Services and Rocklin, California-based Farm Credit West have completed their mergers and created a new financial cooperative association, AgWest Farm Credit. The merger, finalized Jan. 1, completes a year-long ...


Is your refrigerator running (late)? Appliance scarcities plague some homebuilders, new homeowners

Supply-chain issues for major household appliances caused a domino effect of delays in getting people into new homes throughout the past year. While that pressure has lifted somewhat, market experts in Spokane say access to some products still presents ...

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