Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

New rules for noncompete agreements take effect

Many business owners are either unaware of a new state law regarding noncompete agreements or are unaware of the scope of the law that went into effect Jan. 1, says Stephen Bergman, of Cooney Law Offices PS, of Spokane....


Witherspoon Brajcich McPhee strive for full service

The Spokane-based law firm of Witherspoon Brajcich McPhee PLLC prides itself on being the small...


Feltman Ewing adjusts expectations

Spokane-based Feltman Ewing PS has seen two years of steady growth following its merger and expected...


What to do before saying ‘I Do’

A wedding is typically a happy event, but what comes afterward can be anything but pleasant,...


Spokane’s service network tries to do more with less

Service organizations long have been a staple in the Spokane community, and despite dwindling member...


Older investors outnumber young with financial plans

Paul Viren, owner of the financial investing firm Viren & Associates Inc., in downtown Spokane, says two-thirds of his nearly 600 clients are Baby Boomers. The average age among all his firm’s clients is 56....


Redirecting gifts can make donors feel betrayed

Americans love donating to charities. Charitable giving continues to grow in popularity as online donation platforms make it easier than ever to give. In 2019, over $500 million was donated online in the U.S. on Giving Tuesday,...


Foundation connections can leverage contributions

How will you ensure your legacy leaves this community a better place? The legacy that each of us leaves isn’t entirely preplanned but written in part through our daily acts of kindness, hard work, and generosity....


Prioritizing can make multiple savings goals attainable

The sounds of coins clanking into a piggy bank are etched indelibly into our collective consciousness. Putting those pennies, nickels, and dimes into a ceramic sculpture felt good when we were 5 or 6 years old....


David Condon to lead effort to strengthen Premera’s position here

Before his second term as mayor of Spokane ended last year, David Condon did something he hadn’t in years – compiled his work history. “I hadn’t done a resume in 15 years,” says Condon, whose first day at work with Premera Blue Cross...

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