Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

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Upward and Onward: Susan Stacey helms Providence INW

Coming out of a pandemic that has put unprecedented strains on an already stressed health care system will provide plenty of difficulties to surmount. But where some might see those challenges as obstacles, Susan Stacey says she sees them as ...

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Upward and Onward: First MultiCare exec in Spokane reflects before departure

Dr. David O’Brien was largely responsible for overseeing MultiCare Health System’s entrance into the Spokane market in 2017, and has remained in a leadership position here since, guiding the health care network’s operations here. ...

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Ketamine therapy gains acceptance in Spokane, clinic owners say

The Ketamine Clinic of Spokane is seeing a steady rise in demand from patients with acute depression seeking microdosed infusions of ketamine, an anesthetic that also has a reputation as a mind-altering drug with hallucinogenic properties...

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Recruiting retirees becomes focus for some employers

Across the nation, businesses struggling to meet their staffing needs have started enhancing benefits and incentives to attract workers. Some employers facing labor shortages here, however, have incorporated an alternative approach to hiring by targeting ...

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Holman Gardens adapts to life during COVID era

Holman Gardens Retirement Community has endured recent hard times through creativity and flexibility, administrator Linda Hubble says. Most recently, employees at the 96-unit facility have been cross-trained in culinary duties in order to cover staffing ...

Positive actions needed in times of volatility

It is not the good times that define a person, but the tough times and how one chooses to react. The same can be said for the market and how we respond in the bad times. As I write this, we’ve seen the Nasdaq retreat about 14% year-to-date hitting ...

Guardian Angel to launch dementia care program

Guardian Angel Homes, a family-owned and operated retirement community established in Liberty Lake in 2003, plans to launch next month a new program designed to help slow cognitive decline. The program, called Enhance Protocol, will be available to all ...

Self-questioning should precede big changes in life

It seems I learn daily about a friend or client who is choosing to make an impactful choice in their lives. This pandemic has brought about a massive wave of people making changes in their careers, quitting or retiring from their jobs, changing homes...

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Equitability still sought in commercial lending

To serve minority-owned businesses seeking commercial loans more equitably, financial institutions should update lending guidelines, increase awareness of available loans, and serve in a mentorship capacity, some business owners and community observers...

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Housing affordability becomes greater concern in rising mortgage rate environment

Some real estate professionals here say anticipated increases in mortgage interest rates this year could price median-income homebuyers out of the market, while others say they don’t anticipate immediate widespread disruption in the current market....

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