Spokane Journal of Business

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Liberty Mutual to reduce Inland Northwest footprint in work-from-home shift

Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. plans to shed more than 100,000 square feet of office space in Liberty Lake this year as a portion of the company’s 1,150-person workforce here shifts to working from home permanently. ...

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Equitability still sought in commercial lending

To serve minority-owned businesses seeking commercial loans more equitably, financial ...

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Housing affordability becomes greater concern in rising mortgage rate environment

Some real estate professionals here say anticipated increases in mortgage interest rates this year...

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Higher loans rates could hurt small Inland Northwest businesses

Bankers in Spokane haven’t noticed a sharp change in behavior from prospective borrowers, ...

Wage-price spiral could extend risk of inflation

Trillions of dollars in new central bank and federal government stimulus added to an economy ...

Don’t become ‘house poor’ in overheated market

Real estate has been a hot asset class this past year since the demand is more significant than supply. Prices have been going up, up, up. With interest rates still low and lending so easy, it has helped to fuel this hot real estate market. ...

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Hispanic Business Professional Association steps up in pandemic

Oscar Escamilla, who co-owns Tacos el Sol restaurant with his wife, Irma Zuniga, says he considered closing the restaurant at 3422 N. Division, in Spokane, during the first month of the pandemic in 2020, as he put his staff of three on leave....

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Fire department plans new boathouse at north end of Lake Coeur d’Alene

The Coeur d’Alene Fire Department is building a boathouse for its fire boat at the foot of Tubbs Hill. Fire Chief Kenny Gabriel says the project will cost about $450,000....

Northwest Trustee to absorb Capstone Trust

Spokane-based Northwest Trustee & Management Services LLC, a professional trust and estate management company, has agreed to acquire Olympia, Washington-based Capstone Trust....

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HMA CPA acquires Kavadias accounting

Spokane accounting firm HMA CPA PS has acquired a smaller Spokane firm, Kavadias Group PLLC, and the combined firms will operate under the HMA name, says shareholder Kevin Sell. In the transaction, HMA has brought on all eight staff members from ...

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