Spokane Journal of Business

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The Journal's View: While economic slowdown will come, reasons for optimism exist

Spokane-area economists have warned Inland Northwest businesses to prepare for an economic slowdown in the second half of 2019. ...

Guest Commentary: Family-owned businesses susceptible to regulatory pains

During the 1992 presidential campaign, then-candidate Bill Clinton famously intoned, “I feel your pain,” reassuring voters he understood what they were going through. Since then, similar statements of empathy have become a staple for politicians....

For late retirement savers, best time to start is now

Not long ago, I was driving with my son. As I flipped through the radio stations, he noticed that I only listened to music from the ‘70s and the ‘80s. He asked me why I didn’t listen to music from the ‘90s. I explained to him that during the ‘70...

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Hecla faces potential class-action lawsuit, disputes validity of claims

A pair of shareholders has filed a lawsuit against Hecla Mining Co. accusing the 128-year-old Coeur d’Alene-based company of violating federal securities law. ...

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Spokane-area foreclosures decline further

Recent data released by Irvine, California-based real estate research company Attom Data Solutions show foreclosure rates for Spokane County, already at a historic low, continued their downward trend for the first quarter of 2019, a trend Spokane market ...

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Spokane housing market undergoes a remodel ramp-up

Spokane-area inventory of homes for sale has declined steadily over the past five years, and since then, the number of major home renovations has increased, say local experts. ...

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Little Photo Bus Company: Major demand for a microbus

Deanna Haggerty and her daughter, Kyla, have always loved vintage Volkswagen Type 2 buses. “Whenever we’d see one, we’d say, ‘It would be so cool to own one of those.’ But there was never really a reason to have one,” Kyla says. ...

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Growing number of leadership groups help women support one another

Several women’s leadership and business networking groups have sprung up in the Spokane area as more women seek positions of influence within their businesses or as they establish new businesses. ...

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Emerging groups aim to inspire women to break barriers in STEM fields

Two Spokane-area women are working to teach young women about the value of empowering themselves and other women to be their best selves and break through industry barriers. ...

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Women shape tribal enterprises in the INW

Women in leadership roles in two Spokane-area Native American economic development organizations say their tribes are recognizing the benefit of diverse voices, and they anticipate more women will be filling executive positions soon. ...

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