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Equitability still sought in commercial lending

Equitability still sought in commercial lending

To serve minority-owned businesses seeking commercial loans more equitably, financial …

Oddities shop Petunia and Loomis opens in downtown Spokane

Oddities shop Petunia and Loomis opens in downtown Spokane

Oddities shop Petunia & Loomis, a newcomer to Spokane’s downtown retail scene, offers a bit …

Single-use serviceware law flusters restaurants

Single-use serviceware law flusters restaurants

Restaurant owners here say they’re struggling to adapt to a state law that regulates how …

Parting Thoughts with Downtown Spokane Partnership’s Mark Richard

Parting Thoughts with Downtown Spokane Partnership’s Mark Richard

After serving as president and CEO of the Downtown Spokane Partnership for nine years, Mark Richard…

Whatever Happened To: Mullen’s plans for a West Plains electric-vehicle manufacturing plant

Whatever Happened To: Mullen’s plans for a West Plains electric-vehicle manufacturing plant

Mullen Automotive Inc. appears to have left Spokane and Memphis, Tennessee both in its rearview mirror and now is planning to base its initial electric-vehicle production in Mississippi.…

Insights: Local-focused chefs can help to build regional identity

Insights: Local-focused chefs can help to build regional identity

Imagine getting to a restaurant without knowing the time of year, the location, or really anything about that restaurant. Just show up, be present and observe as food and drink are served. Now imagine you can tell by the items that you are served what…

Avista Edge enters broadband market

Avista Edge enters broadband market

A subsidiary of Spokane-based Avista Corp. is piloting a high-speed broadband project in partnership with the City of Cheney and plans to expand to 6,500 customers throughout at least two communities in the Inland Northwest.…

Freeform merges with Boise company

Freeform merges with Boise company

Spokane-based commercial furniture dealer and interior services company Contract Resource Group Inc., which does business as Freeform, has merged with a Boise company.Fernando Jauretche, Freeform’s principal and market president for the Inland…