Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

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SBA urges emphasis on racial, gender equity

Since the start of the pandemic, the U.S. Small Business Administration has worked to save the nation’s small businesses. In Washington state alone, the agency provided more than $11 billion worth of economic aid, and 178,000 loans and grants ...

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Seattle law firm Luvera expands into Spokane

Luvera Law Firm, a Seattle-based personal injury legal practice, has opened an office recently in Spokane, says managing partner Robert Gellatly. Luvera Law Firm’s Spokane expansion, its second office overall, has brought two longtime Eastern ...

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VK Mathisen Law serves growing refugee community

The immigration landscape in Spokane is larger than it seems, and there really aren’t many immigration lawyers here, says Vanessa K. Mathisen, owner of VK Mathisen Law PLLC. A common misconception is there isn’t diversity in Spokane, she says. ...

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Plan B Forensics seeks answers in death cases

Dr. Suzan Marshall says she didn't expect death to become her work. In fact, she had spent years working as a surgeon, trying to save the living. Now, she applies both her medical background and her personal experience with traumatic death to her work as...

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Bucket List Living emerges as financial planning trend

The past 18 months have brought on a shift in mindset which has made many people anxious, empowered, and energized to do things earlier than initially planned, says Michael Jackson, senior vice president and Spokane-Coeur d’Alene branch manager at D.A. ...

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Global Neighborhood Thrift adds trucking operations

Global Neighborhood Thrift has established its own trucking operation, executive director and founder Brent Hendricks says. Late last year, the nonprofit received authorization to operate as a trucking service from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety ...

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Spokane businesses work to feed, mentors kids through Bite2Go

When students at Longfellow Elementary School returned to in-person schooling in fall 2020, they received a surprise greeting from a dinosaur, a penguin, a flamingo, and several other larger-than-life characters, who welcomed the children into the ...

Krumble Foundation formed to help college students

After running a successful manufacturing company in Spokane for nearly three decades, Muriel and Burke Blevins stepped away with a desire to impact the community meaningfully. Recognizing the challenge of rising college tuition coupled with the hardships...

Financial conditions call for thoughtful reaction

This year has opened with a bang, with so much challenging news between inflation and the economic drama, a worldwide pandemic, and now, a war in Ukraine. None of us can escape the updates on negative news. Investors are currently on a wild ride watching...

Stock markets always survive uncertain times

It can feel pretty uncomfortable reviewing your investments when, after a few years of pretty good markets, all of a sudden you’ve got higher inflation coming into play, interest rates starting to move up, and now, add aggressive Russians all combining ...

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