Spokane Journal of Business

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Etailz looks to regain its stride following transition

Spokane Valley-based online marketplace retailer etailz Inc., the one-time poster child for startup success in the Inland Northwest’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, expects to increase its sales and market presence this year after a brief era of transition....

Maxwell House tavern changes hands

It’s only fitting that a former Gonzaga University basketball player, a local physician...

Meeting House café prepares to open in Perry District

Nina Booth, operations manager for the Meeting House, in Spokane’s South Perry District...

Sweet World bakery opens on North Side

Irina Ustimenko is direct when asked why she started a bakery business. “It was my dream, and I l...

New Leaf Café moves to larger space

Transitions, a Spokane-based program that works to end poverty and homelessness for women ...

Hampton by Hilton unveils new hotel

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Spokane Downtown-South has opened a new, six-story hotel on the lower South Hill that has more than 100 rooms and several amenities for guests. ...

Bardic Brewing debuts in Spokane Valley

Business owners Mark and Courtney Haney have unveiled their Bardic Brewing & Cider tap room, located at 15412 E. Sprague, in Spokane Valley. The 1,000-square-foot tap room, located in the Sullivan Square Shopping Center, opened at the end of November. ...

Outlaw Woman to be converted to Spokane COPS shop

Despite its name, the Outlaw Woman retail store at 1720 N. Ash has always been on the right side of the law. Though her formal education and training was in advertising and finance, business owner Tamra Brannon says she’s always had compassion for the ...

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Variety of factors could affect Spokane retail sales in 2020

An ongoing trade war with China, an attempt to impeach President Trump, and a presidential election within the next 12 months have the potential to influence the economy and retail sales growth in 2020. Grant Forsyth, chief economist for Spokane-based ...

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Q&A with Spokane Boxing’s Rick Welliver

Boxing is in Rick Welliver’s blood. The owner of Spokane Boxing Gym LLC, at 115 S. Jefferson downtown, grew up watching his father and uncles boxing in Spokane gyms. Raised in the Hillyard neighborhood, he learned that boxing could keep disadvantaged ki...

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