Spokane Journal of Business

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2019 Rising Stars: Spencer Williams

One could question the validity of a person being called a rising star when they’re shooting up the ranks of a family business. But when the trajectory continues after the business is acquired and then merged with another company, well, such questions ...


2019 Rising Stars: Lacy Crowder

“A shooting star,” says Tom Simpson. “She travels fast, she’s bold, leaves a trail, and she lights up the room.” It’s easy to see why these words come without hesitation about the 31-year-old Lacy Crowder, though she’s more apt to describe...


2019 Rising Stars: Lars Gilberts

Lars Gilberts has headed the nonprofit University District Development Association for more than two years. In that time, former U District board chairman Karl Otterstrom says, Gilberts has accelerated progress on several projects and goals, including ...


2019 Rising Stars: Mary McDirmid

Mary McDirmid, managing director and special care planner at MassMutual Northwest, says nothing is more important to her than time, and that being able to set her own schedule is the key to her success. “Time is the most important thing to me right ...


2019 Rising Stars: Adam Jackson

Ask Adam Jackson, Mountain West Bank’s assistant vice president of professional and commercial lending, how he arrived at this place in his life and you’ll hear more about others than you will about him. Growing up on Spokane’s South Hill as the ...


2019 Rising Stars: Rosemary Warnick

Rosemary Warnick, owner and president of Premier 1031 Inc., says she became a business owner almost by necessity, after her mentor died, leaving a void in service providers for Spokane-area commercial real estate transactions known as 1031 exchanges. ...


2019 Rising Stars: Dan Wadkins

At age 35, attorney Dan Wadkins already has put in 10 years helping prominent Spokane-based law firm Lee & Hayes PLLC law firm broaden its corporate intellectual property services. “I’m technically the first person they hired as part of this ...

Spokane Business & Industrial Park plans first big expansion since 2012

The Spokane Business & Industrial Park is eying its next big expansion, says Dean Stuart, executive of Crown West Realty LLC, which owns and manages the park. The 45-building business park is planning a new $7.6 million, 120,000-square-foot office and ...

HomeStreet Bank sells three of its Spokane, Coeur d’Alene offices to HomeBridge

New Jersey-based mortgage lender HomeBridge Financial Services Inc. has acquired three HomeStreet Bank standalone home loan centers in the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene area as part of a larger transaction. In all, HomeBridge acquired 72 standalone home loan ...


Q&A with Canopy Credit Union CEO Charlotte Nemec

Canopy Credit Union — formerly Spokane Federal Credit Union — has seen some changes in the past year. Last summer, Charlotte Nemec became the Spokane-based credit union’s president and CEO. Around that time, the credit union announced it was ...

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