Spokane Journal of Business

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STA plans $3 million transit station at SFCC

Plans are underway for a $3 million transit station at Spokane Falls Community College, says Spokane Transit Authority spokesman Brandon Rapez-Betty....

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Banking in a gig economy

With technology enabling people to complete their work from just about anywhere, a growing number of workers are turning to “gig work,” or income-earning activities outside of traditional long-term employment. ...

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Community gardening has increased sevenfold in Spokane area

When Patricia Munts, small farms and agriculture coordinator at Washington State University Spokane County Extension, began working with gardens in the city in 2008, there were at least eight community gardens, she recalls. ...

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Recruiting tax expertise to help with health plans

Robert Welk, licensed insurance broker and owner of Mead-based Welk Security & Trust, says it’s no longer enough for employers to choose health insurance plans perfunctorily. ...

Innovation Collective to expand

Coeur d’Alene-based business incubator Innovation Collective LLC plans to expand its programs into nine new communities and launch its new software, Reflect Space....

Family Resource Home Care acquires Cascade In-Home Care

Liberty Lake-based Family Resource Home Care has acquired Arlington, Wash.-based Cascade In-Home Care. Originally known as Family Home Care LLC, the company changed its name after merging with Seattle-based Family Resource Home Care last November. ...

Hart Capital moves Spokane office to larger space

Independent financial advisory firm Hart Capital Management Inc. has moved to recently upgraded office space with onsite parking on the third floor of the RLH Building, on the periphery of downtown Spokane, at 201 W. North River Drive....

Two Men & A Truck starts first Spokane office

Chris Jones, a new franchisee of Michigan-based moving company Two Men & A Truck, has opened his first office in Spokane Valley. Jones, 29, is basing the franchise in 5,000 square feet of leased office and warehouse space in the Vista Industrial Park...

Blue Zoo aquarium to open at NorthTown Mall

Blue Zoo, an interactive aquarium and zoo hybrid that will feature about 100 to 150 different species of animals, will open in July or August on the second floor of the NorthTown Mall, says Blue Zoo co-owner Jon Hepworth. ...

Spokane Valley hair salon moves, opens as Saffron

Saffron Salon Inc., originally known as First Avenue Studio Salon, has moved and reopened in larger quarters at 8423 E. Sprague, in Spokane Valley. Saffron Salon owner Tiana Walter says that when her lease was up in the First Avenue location...

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