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Spokane-area small businesses look to benefit from CARES Act

Spokane-area small-business owners are looking into taking advantage of aid offered to them through the CARES Act, says Sheryl McGrath, Spokane-based associate state director of the Washington Small Business Development Center....

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2020 Icons: Phil Kuharski

Phil Kuharski, the former Fidelity Mutual Savings Bank executive long known as the leading economic ...

State investigates former financial planner in Spokane

The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions has opened a formal investigation into...

Survey launched by chambers, others shows some businesses are tentative about finances

In a new, continuing survey of Spokane-area business owners and operators, 45% say...

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What to do before saying ‘I Do’

A wedding is typically a happy event, but what comes afterward can be anything but pleasant,...

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Spokane’s service network tries to do more with less

Service organizations long have been a staple in the Spokane community, and despite dwindling membership numbers, they are still hard at work giving back to the community, with well over $500,000 in donations given in 2019. ...

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Older investors outnumber young with financial plans

Paul Viren, owner of the financial investing firm Viren & Associates Inc., in downtown Spokane, says two-thirds of his nearly 600 clients are Baby Boomers. The average age among all his firm’s clients is 56....

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Redirecting gifts can make donors feel betrayed

Americans love donating to charities. Charitable giving continues to grow in popularity as online donation platforms make it easier than ever to give. In 2019, over $500 million was donated online in the U.S. on Giving Tuesday,...

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Foundation connections can leverage contributions

How will you ensure your legacy leaves this community a better place? The legacy that each of us leaves isn’t entirely preplanned but written in part through our daily acts of kindness, hard work, and generosity....

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Prioritizing can make multiple savings goals attainable

The sounds of coins clanking into a piggy bank are etched indelibly into our collective consciousness. Putting those pennies, nickels, and dimes into a ceramic sculpture felt good when we were 5 or 6 years old....

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