Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

Some small businesses sell to locals, continue legacies

Selling a business is a major component of a retirement strategy recently for some Spokane-area business owners, who are also happy that the new ownership has remained local and retained their employees, in some cases. ...

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Ecological options emerge for end of life

Funeral industry workers here say alternative burial methods are slowly gaining acceptance among...

Most near retirement have time for market return

You’ve worked diligently and saved and invested for retirement. You put in 40 to 60 hours per week...

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Learning the publishing business in retirement

This year, Stephen Lalonde, a retired high school teacher, published his fifth book, “Anissi,” ...

Chronic optimism is rational opinion on stocks

As I write this, the U.S. stock market is off by the largest amount since the COVID bottom. The fear...

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In housing shortage, mobile home values soar

Manufactured homes historically haven’t been known for appreciating in value. That’s no longer the case, Spokane-area lot owners and real estate agents say....

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Spokane-area permit activity maintain brisk pace

Overall permit activity in the first half of the year has kept pace with the first six months of 2021. While residential permitting has slightly declined, commercial permit volumes have boosted the overall totals, according to officials with ...

288 residential units envisioned in Liberty Lake development

A mixed-used development, tentatively named Neighborly Ventures Apartments, is planned in the city of Liberty Lake, says Allyson Andrade, marketing communications coordinator for Whipple Consulting Engineers Inc., the project applicant. ...

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Seattle developer plans 160-unit apartment building at Iron Bridge

A four-story, 160-unit multifamily building is proposed on the Iron Bridge Office Campus on the east edge of Spokane’s University District, says Jake McKinstry, principal of Spectrum Development Solutions LLC, of Seattle. ...

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Old Masonic Temple to be remodeled into Bison Bar, events center

A 30,000-square-foot building in northeast Spokane’s Hillyard neighborhood formerly used as a Masonic Temple is undergoing a makeover to become a restaurant, bar, and events center....

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