Spokane Journal of Business

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The Journal’s View: Downtown Spokane faces critical juncture, deserves focus

A confluence of events places Spokane’s downtown at a critical juncture, and it’s time for elected officials and business leaders to come together, regardless of political affiliations, and solve the problems that plague the core....

Guest Commentary: Traffic, fuel prices, safety might factor into return to work

With COVID-19 vaccines widely dispensed and masking requirements mostly lifted, will “work from home” end? Will workers return to downtown offices at pre-pandemic levels?...

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Journal names its 2022 class of Business Icons

The Journal of Business has selected its 2022 class of Business Icons, who will the honored at an in-person event on May 4. ...

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Property crimes rise in Spokane core

Commercial property crime is up in the downtown core, and property owners say they’re increasing protection measures. According to data from the Spokane Police Department’s crime report statistics, commercial burglary reports increased nearly 127% ...

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Transportation priorities shift

The state’s transportation priorities have shifted noticeably in the recently approved 16-year, $17 billion transportation bill, some local leaders and state transportation representatives say. While some traditional roadway preservation and ...

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Resimercial concept emerges as design trend

A commercial design concept that incorporates residential elements is emerging as a trend in workspaces as employers try to entice new and existing employees into the office, experts here say. Resimercial design aspects were beginning to crop up in...

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Building the Inland Northwest Magazine

The Journal news team has written a collection of stories on some of the biggest construction projects in the Inland Northwest, including the Spokane downtown sports stadium, Kalispel Tribe developments, middle school projects, the North Spokane Corridor,...

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Meet & Greet: Janice Jordan, CEO of Marimn Health

Janice Jordan assumed her new role as CEO of Marimn Health earlier this month after about five years in leadership roles for the Coeur d’Alene Tribe-owned health care organization based in Plummer, Idaho. Having first joing Marimn in 2017, Jordan had ...

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Interior remodel at SIERR Building is underway

Tenant improvements are underway at the historic SIERR Building, at 850 E. Spokane Falls Blvd., in Spokane’s University District, says Patrick Farley, principal at Emerald Initiative LLC, a representative of the building’s owner Great Northern Spokane...

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Seattle law firm Luvera expands into Spokane

Luvera Law Firm, a Seattle-based personal injury legal practice, has opened an office recently in Spokane, says managing partner Robert Gellatly. Luvera Law Firm’s Spokane expansion, its second office overall, has brought two longtime Eastern ...

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