Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

Apartment project to rise in Bemiss neighborhood

A new three-story apartment building is planned at 2520 N. Regal, north of the Spokane River, in the Bemiss neighborhood, according to a building permit application on file with the city of Spokane....

Daines Capital sees strong growth

Steven Daines faced a quandary back in 2013 when working as leasing agent for the Liberty Lake Portal, a vast commercial hub featuring office space ranging from 115 square feet up to 9,000. The building had sold out of smaller offices, ...

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Rising rates to widen bank’s net margins

Anticipated federal funds interest rate hikes are expected to foster an environment of growth and diversified investment among banks. One of the key ways in which banks make money is through interest rates on funds the banks loan. ...

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SBA-backed lending surges in the Inland Northwest

U.S. Small Business Administration-backed lending had a strong year in 2021 and is keeping up pace so far this year, some SBA lending officials here say....

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Companies face a more digital working world now

As the effects of the coronavirus continue to reshape our world, several factors are accelerating the shift to a more digital, hybrid future in Spokane. ...

Now is time to start 2022 tax, wealth planning

We tend to be most aware of our specific income, charitable contributions, family gifts, and retirement savings or withdrawals as we gather our information for last year’s tax return preparation....

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SBA urges emphasis on racial, gender equity

Since the start of the pandemic, the U.S. Small Business Administration has worked to save the nation’s small businesses. In Washington state alone, the agency provided more than $11 billion worth of economic aid, and 178,000 loans and grants ...

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Seattle law firm Luvera expands into Spokane

Luvera Law Firm, a Seattle-based personal injury legal practice, has opened an office recently in Spokane, says managing partner Robert Gellatly. Luvera Law Firm’s Spokane expansion, its second office overall, has brought two longtime Eastern ...

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VK Mathisen Law serves growing refugee community

The immigration landscape in Spokane is larger than it seems, and there really aren’t many immigration lawyers here, says Vanessa K. Mathisen, owner of VK Mathisen Law PLLC. A common misconception is there isn’t diversity in Spokane, she says. ...

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Plan B Forensics seeks answers in death cases

Dr. Suzan Marshall says she didn't expect death to become her work. In fact, she had spent years working as a surgeon, trying to save the living. Now, she applies both her medical background and her personal experience with traumatic death to her work as...

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