Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

Using 'key employee' insurance to protect your business

One way to use life insurance in the business scene is in the area of "key employee" protection. It's a strategy under which an employer takes out a life insurance policy on a key employee so the business is protected financially, should something...

Inland Northwest M&A activity is likely to increase

As the country continues to emerge from the Great Recession of 2008 to 2010, we're seeing a promising resurgence in the merger-and-acquisition market in the United States. The gradual improvement in the economy, together with increased stock and...

Study: Workers more optimistic about nation's outlook

More American workers feel secure about the country's overall economic outlook, judging by new research from the Principal Financial Well-Being Index.More than a third of workers (35 percent) who took part in the survey described their economic...

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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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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...

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...

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...

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...

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