Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

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Spokane housing markets begins counterintuitive trend

Despite being a strong sellers’ market, Spokane-area sales of single-family homes experienced a double-digit decrease percentagewise in March, according to the market snapshot released by the Spokane Association of Realtors. ...

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New Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center raises curtain

Gonzaga University will introduce The Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center to Spokane tonight, Thursday, April 25. After nearly two years of construction, “A New Season: A Celebration of Artistry, Place, and Potential” ...

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Ginno Construction sees continued growth

Executives with Ginno Construction Co. say their company has seen enough growth in recent years that it’s now considered to be the largest building contractor in Coeur d’Alene. ...

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Trust in Downtown: Washington Trust’s vision for its headquarters

While Washington Trust Bank has yet to release its first quarter financial results, the bank has made some big investments recently that will support its growth in 2019, says longtime President and Chief Operating Officer Jack Heath. ...

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PayTrace puts its focus on business merchants

PayTrace Inc., a company specializing in payment processing software for businesses, processed 52 million transactions involving a total amount of over $31 billion in 2018. “What our software does is help reduce those higher processing rates ...

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Student loan debt is substantial in Spokane, Coeur d’Alene

Roughly 40% of student loan borrowers are expected to default on their loans by 2023, according to an analysis by The Brookings Institution, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit public policy organization. In Spokane County, 18% of the population has...

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Kutak Rock to expand its presence in Spokane

The Spokane office of Kutak Rock LLP law firm is looking to expand both employee count and floor space. Currently at 10 lawyers in Spokane, including a three-person litigation team hired last fall, the firm is looking to grow eventually to 25 attorneys ...

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Winston & Cashatt reports growth with booming economy

Spokane-based law firm Winston & Cashatt Lawyers PS says it’s seen growth in both staff and business this year that appears to be fueled by the region’s current booming economy....

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Lee & Hayes highlights importance of asset protection

For the first time since the stock markets opened in the U.S. in 1817, most of the value of the top five S&P 500 companies is comprised of intangible assets, says Richard Denenny, president of Spokane-based intellectual property law firm Lee & Hayes PC. ...

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The Y now: Acquisitions boost revenues at the YMCA

The YMCA of the Inland Northwest’s annual budget has crested $20 million this year, thanks in large part to the addition of new facilities on Spokane’s South Hill and in Sandpoint. ...

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