Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

Elder Law Group: Aging workforce, added clients

Lynn St. Louis, founding partner of Elder Law Group PLLC, says her Spokane-based law firm is poised to pick up additional clients in the coming years, as the need for estate planning and elder law services continues to increase. “Elder law is definite...

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Advice from financial advisers on living on a post-work budget

Spokane-based financial adviser Paul Viren says one of the strategies he employs with clients approa...

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Memory care center eyes on upper South Hill

Cascadia Development LLC, a rapidly growing Yakima-based developer and operator of senior residentia...

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North Star fully occupied; addition mostly reserved

North Star Retirement & Assisted Living Community, in Coeur d’Alene, has been full for the last ye...

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Opinions differ on Conflict of Interest Rule

In its desire to protect retirement savers better, the U.S. Department of Labor last year ruled all ...

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Keeping Spokane-area homebuyers in the game

In its desire to protect retirement savers better, the U.S. Department of Labor last year ruled all financial professionals working with retirement plans, or providing retirement planning advice, would be recognized as fiduciaries by the federal agency. ...

INB parent posts rise in net income for fourth quarter, year

Northwest Bancorporation Inc., the Spokane-based parent of Inland Northwest Bank, has reported fourth-quarter net income of $1.4 million, or 21 cents a diluted share, up from income of $726,000, or 11 cents a share, in the year-earlier quarter. For all ...

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Financial services group looks to grow membership

Having celebrated the 72nd anniversary of its founding last month, the Spokane chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals is looking to expand its membership and continue its efforts to educate consumers on financial services....

Community banks find role in private banking

Most people are reasonably familiar with both retail banking and commercial banking, but private banking remains an unclear concept to many. Private banking, quite simply, is personalized banking and financial management services for professionals and h...

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World affairs said to bode well for Patriot Portfolio

National and international trends bode well for the young Patriot Portfolio formed by Spokane-based Vorpahl Wing Securities, says portfolio manager Eli Petropoulos. The Spokane-based stock brokerage, which Petropoulos says manages close to $100 million ...

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