Spokane Journal of Business

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Bike Hub plans new store at site in Liberty Lake

Spokane-based retailer The Bike Hub LLC has purchased vacant land for a new retail store at 2210 N. Madson Road, in Liberty Lake, co-owner Chris Andreasen says....

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‘Zombie’ sites transformed into affordable homes

Habitat for Humanity-Spokane celebrated with two families as they received the keys to their newly rehabilitated homes on Sharp Avenue in the West Central neighborhood earlier this month, and the organization is planning two more such celebrations ...

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Merging interests at Inland Northwest banks and credit unions

Last month, a handful of credit unions and banks with a presence here announced two mergers and completed another. It’s part of a pattern of increasing consolidation in both the credit union and banking industries, some industry leaders here say....

Proposed IRS reporting threshold increased; Bankers still don’t like it

Weeks after proposing a plan to require banks to report on accounts with inflows and outflows of $600 a year over reported income to the Internal Revenue Service, Congress has raised the proposed reporting threshold to $10,000 and added several exceptions...

Required minimum distribution must be factor in planning

When the Individual Retirement Account was established in 1974, it was set up to be funded solely by pre-tax dollars, giving you the benefit of reducing your taxable income and letting your capital grow tax deferred, but with it came the required minimum...

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CUs present investment services via third party

Credit unions usually aren’t known for offering investment services to their members, however, separate partnerships between two local credit unions and a third-party broker-dealer intend to illuminate investment strategies and offerings available to ...

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Battling Burnout at Inland Northwest hospitals

Health care systems throughout the Inland Northwest are working against the effects of burnout on their staff, who continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Bryan Fix, chief human resources officer for the Washington and Montana regions for Providence...

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Spokane Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center builds new home

Spokane-based Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center is building a new $1.5 million facility at 371 E. Fifth, across Fifth Avenue from MultiCare Rockwood Clinic, on Spokane’s lower South Hill. The center will be moving from its current location ...

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Spokane Gastroenterology partners with Velocity Clinical Research

Velocity Clinical Research, a national corporation with 28 dedicated research sites, has partnered with Spokane Gastroenterology Clinic PS, marking the clinic Velocity’s entry into Washington state. Spokane Gastroenterology, established in 2016 ...

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Dental clinics urge patients to resume routine care

Patients shouldn’t put off their routine dentist appointments due to fears about exposure to COVID-19, some providers here say. “The dental office is one of the safest places to be,” asserts Dr. Stephen Davis, corporate dental officer for...

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