Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

Combating elder fraud

With cases of elder financial fraud on the rise, Edward D. Jones & Co., one of the nation’s leading suppliers of financial services for individual investors, sent 85 employee volunteers to Washington, D.C., last month to meet with legislators to discuss...

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Spokane City Credit Union locks in on customer service

Gene Fitzpatrick, who now approaches the first full year of his tenure as president and CEO of Spoka...

Teaching financial literacy should become priority

In my life, I have often commented to myself, “I wish someone would have told me that when I was y...

When making investment strategy, know thyself

Being aware of trends and the successful identification of investment opportunities are quite small ...

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Father-son financial planners embrace tech tools

Financial planner Ted Demars founded what would become family-run Demars Financial Group LLC here in...

Poll results, economic performance are diverging

Since the end of the U.S. elections last November, survey measurements of how people feel about the economy and their personal situations have risen dramatically. The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index increased from a reading of 100.8 as of Oct...

Looming fiduciary rule could create ‘black swan’ event

When it comes to financial planning and preparing for the future, many people have the instinct to bury their heads in the sand to avoid the monetary realities of the future. According to a recent retirement study published by Financial Engines Inc., ju...

Take these steps to plan for your financial future

When it comes to financial planning and preparing for the future, many people have the instinct to bury their heads in the sand to avoid the monetary realities of the future. According to a recent retirement study published by Financial Engines Inc., ju...

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Spokane Business & Industrial Park’s occupancy peaks

Crown West Realty LLC executive Dean Stuart says the Spokane Business & Industrial Park’s current 98 percent occupancy rate is the highest he’s seen in his 17-year tenure with the company. SBIP, located at 3808 N. Sullivan, has a total of 5 million s...

Longtime produce seller to open store in Hillyard

Jack and Mary Green, of Spokane, have bought a 3,500-square-foot, single-story retail building at 4915 N. Market, in the Hillyard community, where they plan to open Green’s Fresh Market this month. The store initially will be a produce market, selling ...

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