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Private equity group buys big interest in Family Home Care

An East Coast private equity group has acquired a 70% ownership interest in Liberty Lake-based Family Resource Home Care. Jeff Wiberg, CEO of Geras LLC, which does business as Family Resource Home Care, says an investment partnership with ...

Ethan Stowell Restaurants to open restaurant in Old City Hall

In keeping with the building’s history of hosting an Italian restaurant, the Old City Hall will be home to a Seattle-based restaurateur known for his Italian cuisine.  Ethan Stowell, CEO and founder of Ethan Stowell Restaurants, is bringing his...

Spokane Valley internet provider buys Pend Oreille Valley Network

Spokane Valley-based Wired or Wireless Inc. has acquired Pend Oreille Valley Network and plans to upgrade the infrastructure to better serve the Newport, Washington-based company’s existing customers, says WOW president Bill Geibel Jr. Mike...

Vega Cloud secures $2.3 million in venture capital

Liberty Lake Cloud Inc., a Liberty Lake, Washington software company that does business as Vega Cloud, recently completed a $2.3 million round of investment funding. Vega Cloud CEO and co-founder Kris Bliesner says recent funding sources include the ...

Virtual fall home festival set to start Sept. 25

The Spokane Home Builders Association’s 16th annual Fall Festival of Homes is joining the ever-growing list of popular local events going virtual this year, as the trade group plans to host 3D virtual tours of its featured properties. The event is...

Washington Title & Escrow opens in Liberty Lake

California-based Mother Lode Holding Co. has established a new title company, Washington Title & Escrow Co., in Liberty Lake. Rick Brown serves as president of Washington Title & Escrow, which is located in 2,900 square feet of office space at ...

Cycle Bar fitness studio to open on South Hill

Jenny Lee, a co-owner of the indoor cycling studio franchise, Cycle Bar, says her goal is to be open for business in late November to early December. Her Cycle Bar studio will occupy 2,150 square feet of space at 2525 E. 29th, on Spokane’s South Hill. ...

Wiley’s Downtown Bistro owner to take over Prohibition GastroPub

Michael Wiley, owner and head chef of Wiley’s Downtown Bistro, at 115 N. Washington, will assume control over a second restaurant as the new owner of Prohibition Gastro Pub, at 1914 N. Monroe, effective Oct. 1. Husband-and-wife team John and Jill Leone...

Ten common mistakes in planning retirement

Do you think that the best sailors go into open water with no map or compass? The successful ones don’t. Your journey to retirement is no different, except it is more important than the outcome of any sailing trip. In my many years as a financial ...

The Journal’s View: Keeping our mental health will require resilience, hope

As business, community, and family leaders, it’s more vital now than ever that we demonstrate to others that hope and resilience will guide us through these difficult times. It’s been six months since Gov. Jay Inslee issued Washington state’s ...

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