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Post acquisition, Merriman Wealth mines for clients in Spokane

Traditionally, journalists haven’t been recognized as a financially savvy lot; however, one local financial adviser points to a one-time business columnist for the publication Barron’s Magazine as having helped him shape his long-term investment strat...


Advisors Mortgage duo embraces team approach

As the Spokane real estate market continues to heat up, lenders here at The Advisors Mortgage Co. say they’re preparing for added competition in mortgage loans. “The current market is definitely a seller’s market,” says Blaine Rolstad, branch ma...


WSU adds to research, innovation capabilities in Spokane

Washington State University’s Office of Commercialization has added a new position to the university’s Spokane campus, establishing its first point of contact here for researchers hoping to develop and market new technologies in life science fields. ...

Inland Northwest Bank parent’s acquisition to expand company’s footprint

Spokane-based Northwest Bancorporation Inc., the holding company of Inland Northwest Bank, soon will expand the bank’s footprint into the Columbia River Gorge and the Portland metropolitan area if all goes as planned, representing a significant geograph...


ICM Asset Management partners go separate directions as rumors swirl

A split between two former partners at a longtime, Spokane-based investment firm has led to the creation of a new firm here, with the previous company continuing to maintain $145 million in client investments under management. Jim Simmons, CEO of 35-year...


Washington Trust Bank parent posts strong growth in net income

WTB Financial Corp., the Spokane-based parent of Washington Trust Bank, has reported significant full-year growth, with increases in net income, loans, deposits, and assets, for 2016. The company reported net income of $52 million for last year, up from ...

Spokane CPA firm merges into Eide Bailly

Langenhorst & Self-Merritt, CPAs, PS, has merged its operations into the Spokane office of Fargo, N.D.-based Eide Bailly LLP, a regional certified public accounting and business advisory firm. Founding partner Hubert Langenhorst says following the merger...


Fulcrum Financial Group driven by clients’ goals

Sarah Carlson, a certified financial planner based in Spokane, says she’s highly motivated to provide long-term financial security, along with outstanding customer service, to her clients as the owner and operator of Fulcrum Financial Group. “Our cli...


Financial discipline serves Union Gospel Mission

In Spokane, the homeless population is served by several charities, including Union Gospel Mission, started in 1951. How does a 66-year-old charity survive? The answer lies in multiple revenue streams, a tightly managed foundation, a strong marketing ef...


Spokane investors launch Kick-Start III venture-capital round

Tom Simpson, a Spokane entrepreneur and angel-investing fund adviser and organizer, says he’s formed another startup fund, which already has begun investing in emerging companies in the Inland Northwest. Named after its predecessors, Kick-Start III has...

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