Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

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Middle market companies are bullish

While companies are grappling with the effects of the current U.S.-China trade disputes—and many are concerned about automation and its effect on the workforce—most companies are feeling optimistic about the future, according to Umpqua Bank’s ...

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Insurance association looks to expand its reach in INW

The Eastern Washington regional chapter of the National Association of Insurance Financial Advisors is seeking to increase membership and plans to offer continuing education courses beginning this fall. ...

Inland Northwest banks report net profits

Banks with branches in the Spokane area report operating in the black during this year’s second quarter, according to their earnings releases. ...

Composite value of INW public companies rises

Spokane-based financial advising company Hart Capital Management Inc. says the composite value of the region’s seven publicly traded companies rose to $10.2 billion in the second quarter, an increase of 5.9%, or $566.8 million...

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Rockwood Retirement Communities’ big plans with Whitworth

Just three years after its $51 million redevelopment on Spokane’s South Hill, Rockwood Retirement Communities is turning its focus on the planned $69 million redevelopment of its North Side location, to be dubbed Rockwood at Whitworth. ...

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New technology program helps seniors reconnect

The Renaissance at Coeur d’Alene, an assisted living and memory care community in northwest Coeur d’Alene, has begun using a new technology engagement program called iN2L that’s designed to help its residents feel happier and more engaged. ...

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Music Therapy said to benefit patients with memory loss

Sara Jane Ruggles, life enrichment director at North Star Assisted Living, in Coeur d’Alene, says staff members became misty-eyed as they watched residents participate in their first music therapy session. ...

Itron tabs new CEO from within

Itron Inc., the Liberty Lake-based provider of energy and water resource management products and services, has named Tom Deitrich as its new president and CEO, effective Aug. 6. Deitrich was selected by the company’s board from within Itron’s ranks...

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Spokane contractors want to boost job-filling programs

The top executive for national construction trade group Associated General Contractors of America visited Spokane early this month not only to tout the strong construction market here, but to promote AGC’s initiative calling for more training programs ...

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As listing continue to decline, Spokane Realtors must compete

A hot residential real estate market has led to an increase in the number of Realtors in the Spokane area, while homes on the market has decreased simultaneously. ...

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