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Spokane-area hospitals look to improve financials

Hospitals across the state of Washington suffered a total of $2.1 billion in operating losses in 2022, data compiled by the Washington state Hospital Association shows. The two largest health care organizations that operate in the Inland Northwest...


Long-anticipated recession now expected by year-end

Inland Northwest economists are predicting a recession will set in toward the end of this year—later than had been previously anticipated—yet there isn’t consensus regarding projections for the length or depth of a long-anticipated economic...


Multifamily multiplying: Permit data shows surge in what was already a bustling apartment construction market

Apartment construction isn’t letting up anytime soon, if building permit activity from the first five months of 2023 is any indication. From January to the end of May this year, three municipalities issued 57 multifamily permits that will add...


Women find success in INW automotive industry

Some women serving in executive positions at three regional auto dealerships started their careers in the industry through family connections, however growing up around their family’s businesses didn’t guarantee an easy career, they say....


Sister entrepreneurs support each other’s ventures

Entrepreneurial sisters Emily Elizabeth Johnson and Jenny Cashion say that although they own distinct small businesses, they frequently lean on each other for support and advice. “We always say we’re in the same boat, but we’re in different water...

Women are making gains in finance, small business

Women are increasingly taking charge of their finances and future. While we move toward gender equality and equitable economic opportunity, we can see the outcomes of generations of hard work when we look at the increasing numbers of women...


Salvation Army considers affordable housing development

The Salvation Army Spokane Citadel Corps has evolved and adapted its services to meet the needs of the community for over a century, and now leaders from the charitable organization hope to build workforce housing that leads to permanent homeownership....


Employee generosity grows with expanded options

Employers in a variety of industries say philanthropy is embedded within their company’s culture, and learning what inspires employee giving can result in increased financial support. Workplace fundraisers at some companies in the Spokane area have ...


Careful giving strategies can have tax advantages

A carefully developed charitable-giving strategy empowers individuals and families to support meaningful causes, while also benefiting from tax advantages. An important place to start is to consider the area or areas you want to impact, such as mental ...


Inland Northwest Land Conservancy opens office in Cd’A

The Inland Northwest Land Conservancy recently opened an office in downtown Coeur d’Alene at 418 E. Lakeside Drive. The Spokane-based organization’s physical expansion into the Lake City is expected to boost efforts to acquire natural lands for...

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