Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

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Boat, RV seller grows market in lender-owned inventory

Northwest Recreational Liquidators Inc., of Spokane Valley, has created its own niche in selling lender-owned boats, recreational vehicles, motorcycles, and all-terrain vehicles, says Doug Stephens, one of the business owners.The business works...

Hart Capital's stock index up 7 percent

Hart Capital Management Inc., a Spokane-based investment firm, says the stock value of 15 publicly traded Inland Northwest companies as measured in an overall index it compiles rose nearly 7 percent in the first quarter.Hart's index uses a to of...

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Some may wait to take Social Security

Spokane financial planners say the idea of tapping into an individual retirement account and delaying Social Security once someone reaches retirement age does hold merit, but it's an option that shouldn't be considered a one-size-fits-all Nord, for...

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Core competition

Downtown Spokane's large financial core soon will get bigger as three financial institutions are in position this year to launch new branches and expand business services there. Intermountain Community Bank, Spokane Teachers Credit Union, and in...

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Overlooking downtown Spokane - art only

Vandervert Construction Inc., of Spokane, is far along on a $1.5 million addition and facade upgrade at a Holiday Inn Express, located just north of downtown at 801 N. Division. Basalt Hospitality LP, a company headed by Spokane hoteliers Cal and...

Residential remodel activity, interest rising, study finds

Significantly more U.S. homeowners are moving forward with renovation projects compared with this time last year, a new study has found.Fifty-three percent of the homeowners surveyed in the second annual Houzz & Home survey said they also now is...

CNI lands big park job in Lake City

Site work is under way on the McEuen Park project near downtown Coeur d'Alene for which Contractors Northwest Inc., of Coeur d'Alene, recently landed a $14.6 million contract, says Tony Berns, director of Lake City Development Corp., that city's a...

Vet acquires land to develop larger clinic, move practice

A Spokane veterinarian has bought 4 acres of land in northwest Spokane and says he plans to develop a building there for the Indian Trail Animal Hospital PS practice.The veterinarian, Ryan Brown, who is a partner in the animal clinic, also heads...

Laborers' union considers replacing its office building

Laborers Local 238 is considering constructing a new, larger building at its current location north of downtown, says Dave Hawkins, the union's business manager.A 5,400-square-foot building would replace the current union building Local 238 owns...

Arena seat addition, upgrade set to begin in late summer

The Spokane Public Facilities District plans to start work late this summer on a project to replace all of the seating in Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena and to add a few hundred seats, which will bring the facility's capacity to just over Seating...

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