Spokane Journal of Business

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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 state here. Called Brightway, The Sarwar Agency, the office is located in a 1,000-square-foot space at 2901 N. Argonne Road, Ste. 3, in Spokane Valley, ...

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...

Michael Maehl: Well-performing stock market met with reluctance

According to the Wall Street Journal, “America’s largest companies are on pace to post two consecutive quarters of double-digit profit growth for the first time since 2011, helped by years of cost-cutting, a weaker dollar, and stronger consumer spendi...

Inland Northwest stock composite bounces back in second quarter

Hart Capital Management Inc., of Spokane, says the composite value of the 10 publicly traded Inland Northwest companies increased to $11.1 billion in the second quarter of 2017, an increase of $248 million, or 2 percent, from the previous quarter. In the...

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Q&A with Washington Trust Bank’s Peter Stanton and Jack Heath: Banking on Spokane

Peter F. Stanton, chairman and CEO of Washington Trust Bank, points out that the bank he leads is the only one still operating out of all of the banks that appeared on the Journal of Business’ first Banks List in the mid-1980s. Founded in 1902, Washi...

World Financial Group relocates its Spokane office

Georgia-based financial services company World Financial Group Inc. is relocating its Spokane office this week from shared office space with Vorpahl Wing Securities, at 421 W. Riverside, to its own space. Dycelia Weiss, one of two financial agents curr...

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