Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

Use stimulus money for spring fun, but spend it here

Spring is here in the Inland Northwest, and after a year of this pandemic, change is our new normal. Most of us haven’t had a chance to respond to all the changes, and instead have only been reacting. ...

Pandemic has accelerated major transformations

With tulips blooming and vaccines being administered, the warmer days of spring promise renewal ahead, and none too soon for Americans who have endured the tragedy and isolation of COVID-19 for the past year. Under such unusual conditions, America’s co...

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Buying time in the commercial real estate market

As pandemic-related restrictions throughout Washington begin to lift, some attorneys here say commercial real estate attorneys could soon face a rise in disputes, including litigation related to force majeure clauses....

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Landlord-tenant issues held at bay for now in Spokane

Lawmakers have enacted extensive tenant protections since the start of the pandemic that lawyers here say will likely blunt a flood of evictions once the eviction moratorium, which was extended this month, ends....

The Great Wealth Transfer to slam financial advisers

There might not be enough advisers to handle the “great wealth transfer” anticipated to occur as baby boomers pass away and leave assets to their heirs, some in the Spokane-area financial planning industry say....

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INW nonprofits ramp up planned giving outreach

Planned giving is expected to increase in the coming years, and Spokane-area nonprofits are ramping up efforts to draw in long-term donors. The U.S. is barreling toward the largest wealth transfer in history, with baby boomers expected to transfer...

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Pandemic spurs unprecedented giving at Innovia

When Innovia Foundation CEO Shelly O’Quinn moved all office operations from an antiquated database server to a cloud-based system, she had no idea how big of a deal the decision ultimately would be....

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Downturn squeezes women financially

In Spokane, our community has been hit hard by the pandemic’s impacts due to our business demographics and population. According to the Washington state Employment Security Department, our economic engine in the Inland Northwest is a community of...

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Photon Biosciences looks to bring heart test home

A Spokane Valley-based startup founded by two Washington State University professors is looking to develop an in-home testing kit for heart failure and blood platelet contaminations....

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Heart monitoring technology improves

A cardiologist at MultiCare Health System’s Pulse Heart Institute, in Spokane, says a new combination of existing technologies allows patients and doctors to monitor cardiac activity in real time. Dr. David Cleary says Bluetooth-enabled implantable...

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