Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

Spokane Realtor plans to launch Washington Real Estate School

Spokane-based real estate broker Bryan Gwynn is in the process of establishing a continuing education school that he says will have an emphasis on technology. Gwynn is the founder of the Washington Real Estate School, a business that he established at ...

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PrimeSource Credit Union starts renovation of University District branch

PrimeSource Credit Union, of Spokane, is working on a full renovation of its branch at 428 E. Third, east of downtown Spokane. Permits have been issued for the project, and work has begun, says Annettee Babb, CEO of PrimeSource. Demolition of some ...

Prairie Crossing mixed-use project moves forward

A 50-acre Post Falls development more than a decade in the making appears to be moving forward. The Prairie Crossing development, which is expected to include multifamily residential, retail, medical office, and other commercial uses, is proposed at the ...

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Public charter school planned in Post Falls

A charter school specializing in career technical skills is on track to open in north Post Falls in time for the 2022-23 school year. Dubbed Elevate Academy North, the year-round career public charter school offers a variety of options for students and ...

Dry Box builds West Plains facility

In an effort to keep up with its growing demand across the Inland Northwest, Chehalis, Washington-based shipping and storage container company Dry Box Inc. has broken ground on a new location in west Spokane. Dry Box’s Post Falls-based branch manager ...

East Greenacres Irrigation District sees strong residential growth

Despite robust residential growth on the Rathdrum Prairie, the district manager for the East Greenacres Irrigation District remains optimistic about the district’s capacity to oversee the distribution of water within its boundaries in future years. ...

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Banking AI in the Inland Northwest

Two Inland Northwest credit unions are turning to artificial intelligence to make credit and loan decisions, a move representatives say will make the process more accurate and efficient, while opening up employees to more engagement with customers. ...

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Financial institutions thrived in first half of 2021

Some bank and credit union executives here say that while they’re wary of the effects of the COVID-19 variants and of the threat of inflation, 2021 has so far been a year of growth in most product areas....

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Washington Trust puts focus on women in leadership

With a combined 78 years of experience in the banking and finance industry, Katy Bruya, Alicia O’Mary, and Carolyn Stewart of Washington Trust Bank all say that if it’s up to them, they’ll never have another employer....

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Long-Term Insurance, Short Term Confusion

Some long-term care insurance providers here say Washington state has placed them in a confusing and financially risky position with the impending implementation of the Long-Term Services and Supports Trust Program, also known as the WA Cares Fund. ...

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