Spokane Journal of Business

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Losses due to event cancellations, postponements surpass $35M

By Friday, March 20, Spokane had lost more than $35 million in anticipated economic impacts as events that had been scheduled to take place in the Spokane area were canceled or postponed due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak....

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Cash flow concerns rise early in coronavirus era

The wooden tables are polished and gleaming, lined with red metal chairs waiting for customers...

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2020 Icons: Larry Brown

Spokane restaurateur Larry Brown, 75, got his entrepreneurial start early in life....

Two retail projects planned on West Plains

Plans are expected to go forward this spring for a North 40 Outfitters farm store on the west edge...

COVID-19 hits big West Plains employers

Coronavirus has affected two of the Spokane area’s largest employers, both based on the West Plain...

Kitty Cantina to aid feline placements

Justyn Cozza says he, his wife Tori, and their 4-year-old daughter aren’t cat lovers. “We’re cat freaks,” Cozza says. So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who knows them that the couple has set out to establish what they say will be...

CBD retailer moves to Spokane Valley

Bluegrass Hemp Oil, a family-owned CBD product company, has moved its retail store from northeast Spokane to Spokane Valley. The company, with a staff of three employees, had planned to host a grand opening today, March 12...

Arabesque Bakery gets new home in Medical Lake

Louise Tuffin has owned and operated her baking business out of her Spokane home for going on 20 years. “It’s been a farmer’s market business for all these years,” says the 69-year-old Tuffin of Arabesque Bakery. That will all change next month....

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Beer makers, researchers work to localize flavor, grains in craft brews

A flourishing craft beer industry in Eastern Washington has met a sagging barley market. And in the last few years, the two have become fast friends. The emerging partnership has those in the craft beer supply chain exploring the possibility of something...

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Q&A with Bryn West of River Park Square

Bryn West came to Spokane in 2008 to take a job as assistant marketing director for River Park Square LLC, the retail shopping center at 808 W. Main in Spokane’s downtown core. ...

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