Spokane Journal of Business

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Many national tenants opt not to pay April rents

The commercial real estate sector is taking a hit as business shutdowns and significant cash flow declines force some companies to miss their rent payments, while some in the industry contend that businesses are choosing not to pay. ...

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Protecting paychecks in Spokane

Nearly $7 billion of the total $348 billion in Paycheck Protection Program loans offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration have gone to businesses in Washington, including a number of employers in the Spokane area. ...

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Incyte opens new clinical lab in Spokane Valley

Spokane Valley-based pathology services company Incyte Diagnostics has launched a new clinical testing laboratory to serve hospitals and clinics throughout the northwestern U.S. ...

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Q&A with cybersecurity expert Heather Stratford

In times of turmoil, there are always people who seek to exploit the chaos for their personal gain. That’s why cybersecurity is more important than ever, says Heather Stratford, owner and CEO of Spokane-based cybersecurity company...

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Quest for knowledge: Virtual learning gains popularity at Post Falls software company

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Quest Integration Inc. rarely offered online training. Now, the Post Falls-based company, which sells and provides support of manufacturing-design software and hardware, is providing all training ...

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Community colleges adapt to online curricula

The coronavirus outbreak has presented a number of challenges to every facet of life, as businesses shutter or adapt practices to keep serving their customers. ...

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Women largely absent from construction fields

A lack of promotion of the construction industry in schools has led not only to a shortage of workers, but a dearth of women in the industry, some women in construction and trades here claim. ...

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Worksource staff makes virtual transition

In just four days, Spokane’s employment and worker training agency WorkSource moved its entire staff of 125 workers home as coronavirus began its march across the state. ...

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Two medical office buildings planned in Spokane

Plans for two medical office buildings—one on Spokane’s lower South Hill and the other in the northwest part of the city—have a combined project valuation of at least $6.5 million, according to city permit applications. ...

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Record year in 2019 to help Kiemle Hagood weather COVID-19

The senior leadership team at Spokane-based real estate company Kiemle Hagood finds itself in a considerably more enviable position than many businesses that are suffering through, or have been claimed altogether, by the coronavirus nightmare. ...

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