Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

Inland Northwest bankers navigate low interest rates, slim margins

Zero-percent benchmark interest rates have sparked unprecedented loan demand for Spokane-area banks and credit unions. They also have pinched profit margins and shifted focus to noninterest revenue streams, in some cases. ...

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Sustained mortgage activity swamps credit unions

As the real estate market in the Spokane area remains scorching hot, so does the mortgage lending...

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Spokane native leads BECU’s growth here

Growing up on a Valley farm, Steve Hauschild tackled arduous jobs like clearing rocks from ...

Use stimulus money for spring fun, but spend it here

Spring is here in the Inland Northwest, and after a year of this pandemic, change is our new normal....

Pandemic has accelerated major transformations

With tulips blooming and vaccines being administered, the warmer days of spring promise renewal ahea...

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Buying time in the commercial real estate market

As pandemic-related restrictions throughout Washington begin to lift, some attorneys here say commercial real estate attorneys could soon face a rise in disputes, including litigation related to force majeure clauses....

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Landlord-tenant issues held at bay for now in Spokane

Lawmakers have enacted extensive tenant protections since the start of the pandemic that lawyers here say will likely blunt a flood of evictions once the eviction moratorium, which was extended this month, ends....

The Great Wealth Transfer to slam financial advisers

There might not be enough advisers to handle the “great wealth transfer” anticipated to occur as baby boomers pass away and leave assets to their heirs, some in the Spokane-area financial planning industry say....

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INW nonprofits ramp up planned giving outreach

Planned giving is expected to increase in the coming years, and Spokane-area nonprofits are ramping up efforts to draw in long-term donors. The U.S. is barreling toward the largest wealth transfer in history, with baby boomers expected to transfer...

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Pandemic spurs unprecedented giving at Innovia

When Innovia Foundation CEO Shelly O’Quinn moved all office operations from an antiquated database server to a cloud-based system, she had no idea how big of a deal the decision ultimately would be....

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