Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

Spokane-area low-income homes updated with grant

Dublin, Ohio-based Options for Supported Housing will complete a redevelopment project involving four separate Spokane-area houses to be leased to low-income people with developmental disabilities, says Jacob Pollowitz, housing developer and asset manager...

Spokane-area contractors hire former Vandervert workers

Thanks largely to a strong economy, a couple of Spokane-area construction companies say they immediately hired several workers who lost their jobs when Spokane-based Vandervert Construction Inc. went out of business earlier this year. Control of Vander...

$2.4 million storage complex taking shape in Hayden

Hayden-based Blackstone Properties LLC is constructing five storage buildings at 3027 W. Hayden, in the North Idaho city, says Tony Benway, managing member of the company. The estimated project cost is $2.4 million, and the buildings will have a total of...

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Construction crews spring into action

Road crews have closed Trent Avenue between Hamilton & Helena for the purpose of building a roundabout at Perry and Trent streets. The roundabout will assist in facilitating traffic flow from Martin Luther King Jr. Way to the University District....

Volatile expectations call for market-risk mitigation

Equities are continuing their recent selloff and prices are showing more volatility. The S&P 500 is dropping close to its February lows—its first major pullback since early 2016. The U.S. economy currently is expanding at an annual rate of about 2.5 pe...

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INB plans growth around customers, community

Inland Northwest Bank CEO Russell Lee says the last few years have brought periods of growth for the bank, as it works to expand its territory and add products that meet the needs of new customers and markets. “Banking may be one of the oldest kinds ...

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STCU to expand physical presence into Tri-Cities

Liberty Lake-based Spokane Teachers Credit Union plans to open one branch in each of the three cities collectively known as Tri-Cities by the end of next year, says Sean Watt, vice president of retail delivery for the nonprofit financial cooperative. T...

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Longtime Spokane law practices merge to form Feltman Ewing

Seasoned Spokane law firms Feltman, Gebhardt, Greer & Zeimantz PS and Ewing Anderson PS merged earlier this year to form Feltman Ewing PS, says J.P. Diener, shareholder attorney and member of the executive committee. The practice also is expanding its of...

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Intellectual property law firm Lee & Hayes projects record revenue

Spurred in part by customer growth in China, as well as securing more work from U.S.-based companies doing business in China, Spokane-based intellectual property law firm Lee & Hayes PLLC has experienced record annual revenue in each of the last couple of...

Public policy can complicate firing at-will workers

The general rule in Washington is that an employee who isn't subject to an express contract of employment can be terminated at any time, without cause. There are, however, several exceptions to that rule. The terms of an employee handbook or specific tre...

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