Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

Spokane Valley housing developments ramp up

Three new housing projects totaling over 500 living units have been proposed or are underway in Spokane Valley. In north central Spokane Valley, Renton, Washington-based Ruffhouse Development LLC has proposed 36 townhomes ...

Pride Prep starts fourth phase of its expansion

Pride Prep Schools has begun work on its fourth and final expansion and renovation phase at 811 E. Sprague, on the southern edge of the University District, says superintendent and founder Brenda McDonald. ...

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Heritage Health’s Big Lift in North Idaho

Coeur d’Alene-based nonprofit health care provider Heritage Health has witnessed a six-fold increase in the number of patients it serves annually during the past decade. ...

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Inland Northwest construction industry combats opioid use

It has long been the mantra of construction workers to adhere to the proverbial “tough guy” image, those who believe showing weakness is unacceptable, and talking about feelings is unimaginable. ...

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Health care consultant Eleven8 grows from humble start

For many professionals, being notified that their jobs are to be eliminated would cause alarm and stressful uncertainty. For Lori Gibson and Jennifer Offereins, it provided the impetus to launch an entrepreneurial venture. ...

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Connecting high tech and high touch in banking

In the face of the rising dependence on smartphones, more banks are developing apps that work to build relationships with customers and offer on-the-go financial advice. ...

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Proposed bills could protect cannabusiness bankers

Washington financial institutions and regulators say they’re watching closely several pieces of federal legislation regarding cannabis that could impact how banks and credit unions handle banking for the cannabis industry. ...

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Mountain America Credit Union enters North Idaho market

Mountain America Credit Union has taken its first step to expand into the Inland Northwest. The Sandy, Utah-headquartered credit union now has a total of 14 branches in Idaho, having just opened its first North Idaho branch in Post Falls early this month...

For late retirement savers, best time to start is now

Not long ago, I was driving with my son. As I flipped through the radio stations, he noticed that I only listened to music from the ‘70s and the ‘80s. He asked me why I didn’t listen to music from the ‘90s. I explained to him that during the ‘70...

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Spokane housing market undergoes a remodel ramp-up

Spokane-area inventory of homes for sale has declined steadily over the past five years, and since then, the number of major home renovations has increased, say local experts. ...

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