Spokane Journal of Business

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Paws N’ Claws moves to North Division space

Pet grooming salon Paws N’ Claws has moved to a new space at 9725 N. Division from its longtime location at 10220 N. Nevada. The business is co-owned by mother-daughter grooming team Irene and Brenda Jordan, who are also its only employees. Brenda Jor...

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Gesa Credit Union set to open fourth Spokane-area office

In response to a growing customer base in Spokane, Gesa Credit Union will open its fourth Spokane-area office next month. The Richland, Wash.-based credit union, celebrating its 65th anniversary this year, has enjoyed steady growth in the Lilac City sinc...

Volatile expectations call for market-risk mitigation

Equities are continuing their recent selloff and prices are showing more volatility. The S&P 500 is dropping close to its February lows—its first major pullback since early 2016. The U.S. economy currently is expanding at an annual rate of about 2.5 pe...

Insurance rider can help fulfill bucket list

Remember that funny movie, “The Bucket List,” with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman? Great movie, right? If you haven’t seen it, well … put it on your movie “bucket list.” Did you know that some life insurance policies offer what's called a...

The Journal’s View: Workforce development must be focus of entire community

The Inland Northwest is fortunate to have a talented labor pool, but the Spokane business community as a whole must take a proactive approach to workforce development to maintain depth—or in some sectors, to keep that pool from getting more shallow. Ot...

Guest Commentary: Access to opiate blocker would help save lives, lower ER visits

In February, the House and Senate announced a budget agreement that includes $6 billion over two years to address the opioid epidemic further. Reducing morbidity and mortality and its concurrent health and societal costs is a great investment for some of ...

Continuing education evolving with skills demand

The emergence of new competition and opportunities created through economic and workforce developments have ignited positive change in higher education through continuing education opportunities. Continuing education has evolved and grown over the last d...

Coaching, employee engagement keys to success

When studying the success of Fortune 500 companies or examining a list of the best companies to work for, there are many recurring themes. Some might describe owing their success to innovation or a complex acquisition strategy, but most also will includ...

Construction should invest more in people

It took mere months for the Great Recession to claim millions of American jobs. Now, as employers scramble to rebuild the workforce, they’re facing a dilemma: The labor pool is shrinking, and it could be decades before it comes back. Across the nation,...

New employment laws in wake of #MeToo

The Washington Legislature and the U.S. Congress passed new laws recently in the wake of the #Me Too movement. Gov. Jay Inslee signed three bills into law on March 21. Each of those will take effect on June 7. The federal law, concerning tax deductions, ...

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