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Helping caregivers understand dementia

Rick Bennett, administrator of the Bennett House adult day care center in Coeur d’Alene, says he’s about to start up a new business to help caregivers of people with cognitive loss. The new venture, to be called The Dementia Coach, is designed to hel...

State launches online retirement marketplace

Since the launch of the Washington Retirement Marketplace last month, the nation’s first state-verified online marketplace for low-cost retirement plans, its director, Carolyn McKinnon, says the program is receiving an encouraging number of calls and we...

Pension-maximizing options allow income flexibility

Do you have a defined-benefit pension plan? We’re not talking about 401(k)s or 403(b) deferred compensation accounts. We’re talking about an actual life-income pension that gives you a guaranteed income in retirement for the rest of your life. Ofte...

The Journal’s View: Best Places To Work provides a competitive advantage

Spokane-area economic experts might shy away from the term “full employment” when describing the Inland Northwest job market, but labor data, coupled with anecdotes from employers seeking qualified workers, suggest the term just might be relevant. ...

Guest Commentary: Streamlining regulations helps U.S. companies compete globally

President Trump campaigned on cutting taxes, streamlining regulations, and improving infrastructure. He also vowed to renegotiate our trade agreements, calling the North American Free Trade Agreement “the worst deal ever made.” The cost of regulati...

First Interstate Bank to acquire INB

Billings, Mont.-based First Interstate BancSystem Inc., has agreed to acquire Spokane-based Northwest Bancorporation Inc., parent company of Inland Northwest Bank, the companies announced this morning. First Interstate intends to continue operating all...

Schweitzer Engineering plans big new building in Midwest

Pullman, Wash.-based Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc. says it plans to build a 100,000-square-foot electrical power and research facility near Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. that could generate 300 or more jobs there. The Schweitzer ...

On The JoB podcast: Most in-demand professions of the future in Spokane County

Journal of Business reporter Samantha Peone discusses jobs that are expected to be in the most demand in Spokane in the future....

On The JoB podcast: Amazon of a project

Journal of Business deputy editor Mike McLean talks about a massive project that’s being proposed on the West Plains....

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Amazon of a project is in the works in Spokane area

The Spokane County Planning Department is reviewing conceptual plans for a massive distribution facility to be constructed near Spokane International Airport. While the name of the company that will operate the facility is conspicuously absent from the p...

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