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Post merger, AgWest Farm Credit embraces change

AgWest Farm Credit, the newly formed agricultural lending association, will focus its resources to ...


Inland Northwest bankruptcy filings trend downward—for now

Bankruptcy filings in 2022 continued the downward trend of the past several years in Eastern Washing...


Credit union CEOs lead during era of growth

Leaders of Spokane Valley-based Numerica Credit Union and Liberty Lake-based STCU are helping grow a...


CredHub plans expansion, hires new revenue officer

CredHub, a Spokane-based credit reporting startup, has hired a new executive, Michelle Flandreau, as...

Fighting fraud must be priority for small business

Small business owners have a lot on their plate, but fighting fraud should be a priority. Fraudsters often pretend to be someone you can trust and create a sense of urgency to act quickly. For example, a fraudster could compromise a business email and ...

Investors should be aware of what they can, should control

We can control limited things in our financial life, and focus is one of them. It is extremely important where we put our attention. Ideally, it should be at the intersection of what truly matters to us and what we can control....


DEI Best Practices: Principles belong in all business operations

Businesses and nonprofits that implement diversity, equity, and inclusion practices should take steps to ensure that such principles are present throughout operations, some experts here say. Blending DEI into every facet of an organization ensures that...


Northwest Farm Credit, California co-op complete merger

Spokane-based Northwest Farm Credit Services and Rocklin, California-based Farm Credit West have completed their mergers and created a new financial cooperative association, AgWest Farm Credit. The merger, finalized Jan. 1, completes a year-long ...


Parting Thoughts with Numerica Credit Union’s Lynn Ciani

Lynn Ciani, chief risk officer and general counsel for Spokane Valley-based Numerica Credit Union, retired from a 40-year career in law and banking on Jan. 2. Ciani grew up in Southern California and received a bachelor’s degree in political science ...

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