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Post merger, AgWest Farm Credit embraces change

Post merger, AgWest Farm Credit embraces change

AgWest Farm Credit, the newly formed agricultural lending association, will focus its resources to …

Inland Northwest bankruptcy filings trend downward—for now

Inland Northwest bankruptcy filings trend downward—for now

Bankruptcy filings in 2022 continued the downward trend of the past several years in Eastern Washing…

Gameplan Apps startup receives $500K investment

Gameplan Apps startup receives $500K investment

Gameplan Apps, an app-creation startup with ties to the Inland Northwest, has garnered a $500,000 …

Meet & Greet with HSSA’s Erin Williams Hueter

Meet & Greet with HSSA’s Erin Williams Hueter

At the start of the year, Erin Williams Hueter began her duties as the new executive director of the…

Beard Papa’s cream puff shop opens in Spokane Valley

Beard Papa’s cream puff shop opens in Spokane Valley

A Spokane franchisee for Japan-based cream puff franchise Beard Papa’s has opened its first Inland Northwest store at 4808 E. Sprague, in Spokane Valley.Marc Bryant and Sawako Hiraoka, who are husband and wife, are owners of the store through …

Servpro buys old Western States facility on Trent

Servpro buys old Western States facility on Trent

After searching for a new headquarters facility for 1 1/2 years, Servpro of Spokane County is moving into the former Western States Equipment Co. site at 4625 E. Trent, in East Spokane, says Jess Hockett, director of sales and marketing at Servpro.Ste…

Credit union CEOs lead during era of growth

Credit union CEOs lead during era of growth

Leaders of Spokane Valley-based Numerica Credit Union and Liberty Lake-based STCU are helping grow and shape the influence of their respective financial institutions in the Inland Northwest.Ezra Eckhardt, president and CEO of STCU, says that while the…

What’s Happening With: former New Jersey Mining Co.

What’s Happening With: former New Jersey Mining Co.

Idaho Strategic Resources Inc., the Coeur d’Alene-based mining company formerly known as New Jersey Mining Co., sees its future in rare earth elements, says John Swallow, company president and CEO.The company took on its new name in late 2021. …