Spokane Journal of Business

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Spokane-Coeur d’Alene area’s decline in public-company headquarters proves steep

The Spokane-Coeur d’Alene area has lost publicly-traded company headquarters at a greater rate than similar sized metropolitan areas, according to an analysis completed earlier this month by Spokane-based Hart Capital Management Inc. Nine publicly trad...

Stay Alfred to provide stock options to employees

Stay Alfred, the nationwide urban vacation rental company based here, says its full-time employees w...

Banner Bank closes its branch near NorthTown

Banner Corp., the Walla Walla-based parent of Banner Bank, has closed its branch in the Northtown Of...

WTB Financial’s earnings rise in second quarter

Fueled by continued strong loan growth, WTB Financial Corp., the Spokane-based parent of Washington ...

First Brightway Insurance agency in Washington state opens in Spokane Valley

Insurance broker Vays Sarwar has opened the first Brightway Insurance franchise agency in Washington...

INB parent posts dip in quarterly net

Northwest Bancorporation Inc., the Spokane-based parent of Inland Northwest Bank, has reported second-quarter net income of $1.05 million, or 16 cents a diluted share, down from income of $1.27 million, or 20 cents a share, in the year-earlier quarter. ...

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Washington Trust Bank projects highlight concierge concept

Spokane-based Washington Trust Bank is completing two major remodels and constructing a replacement bank branch here that will highlight the bank’s ongoing financial-concierge initiative. Washington Trust is investing nearly $2 million on the projects,...

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Kavadias Hall PLLC: Accounting for expansion

While the namesakes at the Spokane accounting and business consulting firm Kavadias Hall PLLC prefer the small-firm environment, prolonged strong growth has forced them to double their accounting staff so they can manage the workload. Jeff Kavadias, the ...

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Richards, Merrill & Peterson targets client diversity

The operators of the Spokane-based private investment firm Richards, Merrill & Peterson say they take great pride and pleasure not in the amount of assets it oversees, but in the diversity and size of its client base. The firm oversees more than $800 mil...

Suzanne Weathers: Consider tax implications early in business startups

There are so many things to consider when starting a business that it can boggle the mind. Having started out in private practice myself just over a year ago—walking away from a position after 10 years—I understand the vacillation between both exci...

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