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SBA-backed lending starting strong in the Inland Northwest this year

U.S. Small Business Administration-backed lending has started strong in 2017, and demand for the guaranteed loans looks to remain steady, some top SBA lenders here say. Ted Schinzel, SBA’s Spokane branch manager, says, however, that although 2017 has s...

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Spokane-area credit unions looks to expand commercial lending

Following several years of increased demand for commercial lending services here, several credit uni...

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Home equity loan demand expected to rise here

Spokane-area lenders say they’ve recently been approving more applications for home equity lines o...

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Strategic Integrators: Integrating growth

Now at the start of its 11th year of operations, Spokane-based information technology company Strate...

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Kodiak is feeling secure as it starts its third decade

Nancy Connors still periodically laughs at herself when she thinks about the fact that not only does...

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Liberty Lake consultant generates backup plans

As New Jersey businesses struggled to recover from Superstorm Sandy in late 2012, Mark Jacobus says he felt motivated to launch a company to help businesses and organizations secure programs and systems to ensure they can rely on backup power when the gri...

Smartphones increase exposure of company information

The recent technology boom has given rise to a world where people check their smartphones an average of 150 times per day, and much of that activity happens within mobile and social apps that are connected to sensitive information. The younger workforce...

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Small cybersecurity company here looks to expand

Heather Stratford-Geibel is a rarity in her profession. She is CEO of IT Training Solutions, a Spokane-based company that specializes in cybersecurity, but also provides instruction and consulting in other facets of information technology. Research shows...

Hunger coalition sets farm fresh food fundraiser

The Colville, Wash.-based Northeast Washington Hunger Coalition will hold its third annual Local Farm Fresh Food Gala Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 11, in Colville. All donations and gifts from the gala, which will be at the Stevens County Ag and Trade Cente...

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Active in passive design

A Spokane architect is among local pioneers of an energy-saving design and construction standard known as passive house. Sam Rodell, a longtime architect, has been certified for three years as a passive-house consultant through Chicago-based Passive Hous...

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