Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

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Golden Sherpa platform planned to help people find senior living

When faced with the decision of finding aging parents a care facility, adult children might find themselves navigating a seemingly insurmountable process of contacting referral companies, elder care management companies and even the facilities themselves ...

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Riverview Retirement plans memory-care group homes

Spokane-based Riverview Retirement Community plans to build three memory-care duplexes at the southeast corner of North Crescent Avenue and Stone Street, east of its current facilities, according to preliminary plans filed with the city of Spokane. ...

Roth investing could curb future tax exposure

Do you have, or are you considering using a traditional or Roth Individual Retirement Account or 401(k) to help fund your retirement? Do you ever wonder which is best or makes the right sense for you? Is it better to go with the Roth concept and make...

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Rooted in Spokane area, Wheatland Bank expects to grow

With several Inland Northwest banks in the area becoming acquisition targets in recent years, Spokane-based Wheatland Bank is steadfast to remain independent, asserts Susan Horton, CEO and president of the bank. ...

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Banking in a gig economy

With technology enabling people to complete their work from just about anywhere, a growing number of workers are turning to “gig work,” or income-earning activities outside of traditional long-term employment. ...

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Recruiting tax expertise to help with health plans

Robert Welk, licensed insurance broker and owner of Mead-based Welk Security & Trust, says it’s no longer enough for employers to choose health insurance plans perfunctorily. ...

Most investors don’t know what they pay for funds

If you were asked to make a purchase for a friend, one of the first questions they would undoubtedly pose upon delivery is, “How much did you pay for it?” This is a reasonable question given that most consumers want to ensure they’re getting...

Bear market might not be finished with its hibernation

We’re dealing with a number of issues, including computer generated algorithms, bearish rhetoric, political discourse, and of course trade issues—primarily with China....

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Off site, on point

With rising labor costs and a shortage of construction workers, off-site construction is becoming more widely used as a method for Spokane-area contractors and subcontractors to save money and boost project efficiency...

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Public projects to carry Spokane building sector

More than $412 million in new public construction projects are slated across Spokane County this year, including work on the next phase of the North Spokane Corridor, the start of the Hamilton Street Corridor Enhancement Project, bridge improvements...

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