Spokane Journal of Business

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Nonprofit makes most of big office building

Nonprofit outpatient mental health clinic Passages Family Support has expanded into the recently renovated third floor of the Sunset Pointe Business Park, at 1700 S. Assembly, says executive director Rebecca Bates. ...

Inland Northwest composite decline

Spokane-based Hart Capital Management Inc. says in its quarterly report that the composite value of eight Inland Northwest-based publicly traded companies fell to $11.2 billion in the 2018 third quarter ended Sept. 28...

Mind to Market funds first startups

Spokane-based Mind to Market LLC, an idea-stage accelerator and investment fund created to support startup companies, says it has provided its first $200,000 in funding to help grow five Inland Northwest startups....

Brick West brewery planned downtown

A new brewery, to be named Brick West Beer, is on tap on the west end of downtown Spokane at 1312 W. First. The project is being developed by two sets of brothers—Jordan and Joel Tampien, co-owners of 4 Degrees Real Estate, and Matt and Ryan Goodwin. ...

Boxfit gym moves into Wellesley space

Professional heavyweight boxer Chauncy Welliver has moved his fitness boxing gym, Hillyard Hammers Boxfit, to a new space at 126 E. Wellesley, across from the NorthTown Mall. Welliver co-owns the business with Jacob Ruffin, another former boxer ...

Cd'A cider maker plans new space

Coeur d’Alene Cider Co. plans to open a cider house and bottle shop east of downtown Coeur d’Alene early next year. Owner Jill Morrison says she started the company last year and currently operates a production cidery at 3909 Schreiber Way...

Cole's Bakery expanding soon

Cole’s Bakery & Café plans to expand its store at 521 E. Holland into the newly vacated neighboring space previously occupied by Italian restaurant, Lasagna's-On-Ya. Cole’s is a full-service restaurant that offers a breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu...

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A Bank inquiry scam tops list in recent BBB report

Bank card and credit card company imposters, fraudulent directory listing and advertising, fake invoices, fake checks, and technical support frauds are the top five small business scam risks identified in a study. ...

The Journal's View: Slow, conservative approach to wage requirements needed

Increases to wage requirements for salaried employees stand to affect businesses and nonprofits profoundly—arguably more so than minimum wage hikes. ...

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