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Visit Spokane to lobby for flexibility in hotel fee

Regional tourism marketing nonprofit Visit Spokane, in partnership with the Spokane Regional Sports Commission, is seeking the ability to raise the Tourism Promotion Area assessment fee on hotel stays, says Visit Spokane CEO and president Meg Winchester. ...

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Financial institutions, customers endure trade disputes

As trade disputes between the U.S. and some foreign nations persist, a couple of financial institutions here say they and their customers are weathering the storm. ...

Spokane economist named to state Community Economic Revitalization Board

Spokane economist Vange Ocasio Hochheimer has been appointed to the Washington state Department of Commerce Community Economic Revitalization Board. Her three-year volunteer term began Sept. 3. ...

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Beacon of progress at Beacon Hill

For nearly 31 years, the Beacon Hill development has been a dream of Spokane developer Pete Rayner. After years of bumps and stalls, the 200-acre development near Spokane’s Hillyard neighborhood appears to be becoming a reality. Located on a...

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Spokane Mayor David Condon plans to finish strong

As David Condon approaches his last 100 days in office, Spokane’s first two-term, strong mayor is in a full sprint to the end. Condon says he’s hardly reflecting on all his administration has accomplished in the last eight years. ...

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2019 Rising Stars: Lars Gilberts

Lars Gilberts has headed the nonprofit University District Development Association for more than two years. In that time, former U District board chairman Karl Otterstrom says, Gilberts has accelerated progress on several projects and goals, including ...

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Group led by Bobby Brett, Chris Batten buys Normandie Complex

Seeing an “opportunity to do something special,” Spokane developer Chris Batten says he, Bobby Brett, and a few others have purchased the 5½-acre Normandie Complex from the city of Spokane. ...

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One year later, Monroe Corridor road diet draws mixed sentiments

A year after the North Monroe Corridor road diet, some business owners along the slimmed-down thoroughfare in North Spokane say they’re thriving. Many of the project’s original skeptics, however, say the project has increased congestion...

Coeur d’Alene considers changes to downtown parking fee structure

The city of Coeur d’Alene is considering changes to its parking fee structure for the McEuen Park and Memorial Field parking lots near the city’s central business district. ...

Spokane offers construction pre-apprenticeship programs

The city of Spokane has launched a grant program aimed at providing training to prepare more women, minorities, and veterans for careers in the construction industry. Jason Sandobal, contract compliance and business standards officer ...

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