Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report


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. ...


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. ...


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...


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. ...


Haystack Heights hopes to bring first cohousing development to Spokane

A new community called Haystack Heights, which organizers say will introduce the cohousing lifestyle to Spokane, is about to take shape on a 3-acre property near Spokane’s South Perry District. ...


Cluster of projects bolster downtown Spokane’s west end

The $50 million in new projects first reported last year on the west end of downtown Spokane are being completed or are well underway. ...


Tate Technology prepares for move to new facility

Spokane-based electronics manufacturer Tate Technology Inc. plans to relocate to larger quarters in Spokane Valley in August, following the completion of a $800,000 renovation project at its new facility. ...


Two INW animal hospitals plan for new buildings

Two of the region’s well-established animal hospitals each have plans to start construction on new building projects in the coming months. ...

A first look at Canopy Credit Union’s new look

This rendering from HDG Architecture provides a first look at Spokane Federal Credit Union’s rebrand to Canopy Credit Union, which will take effect July 22. The credit union is constructing a new branch at 13015 E. Sprague, in Spokane Valley....

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