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Woodward to propose six-month transition period for utility payments in Spokane

Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward on Monday will propose six more months of a pause on city utility shutoffs. A statewide moratorium on all utility disconnections, enacted by Gov. Jay Inslee in March 2020, is set to expire at the end of the month. As the pandemic drags on, the city has more than 7,500 utility customers in arrears, with an outstanding debt totaling $6.5 million.
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Utility Shutoff Moratorium Ends On Sept. 30

Kirstin Davis, Communications Manager - Public Works & Utilities, 509.625.7773. The City of Spokane is reminding its utility customers that the statewide moratorium on water shutoffs and late fees expires on September 30; the moratorium had been in place since March 2020. The City remains committed to assisting customers while...
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Former Itron employees create new software startup

A trio of former Itron Inc. employees has launched Treasury4 Inc., a financial-technology software startup aimed at serving large corporations. Steve Helmbrecht, Nathan Brown, and Ed Barrie quietly incorporated Treasury4 in July 2020. Last month, the company closed on $3.4 million in financing. Next, the young company will focus on...
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Made in the Northwest: Revival Tea Company

SPOKANE, Wash. – Revival Tea Company is one of the fastest growing tea companies in the United States, but it was almost a whiskey distillery. Drew Henry and his wife, Cerina, planned to open a distillery until Henry, the company’s teamaker and founder, realized, “Nobody did tea well over here. And so, we were like, ‘What if we do craft tea?’ Kind of like craft beer or craft whiskey.”
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LunchboxWax Brings its Inclusive Speed-Waxing Concept to Spokane

September 22, 2021 // Franchising.com // SPOKANE, Wash. - LunchboxWax®, the luxury full-service waxing salon, opened its second Washington salon in Spokane. The newest salon is conveniently located at 2525 E. 29th Ave Suite 7 in the bustling South Hill neighborhood. LunchboxWax multi-unit franchisees, Brandie and Mike Chapman, are the...
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Gonzaga School of Business celebrates 100 years of success

The Gonzaga School of Business has just celebrated its 100th anniversary. With a long standing history, the school has come a long way from being in the basement of the Administration Building helping accountants, bankers, journalists and economists go on their way to building their professional careers. The school was...
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Take a look at these homes on the market in Spokane

Whether you’re looking for a new home on acreage or a fixer-upper close to amenities, you can probably find a listing here to suit you: Whitworth area duplex in a cul-de-sac just blocks from Holmberg Park and walking distance to Whitworth. Well maintained and clean 2bed/ 1 bath in
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Spokane Journal of Business

Taxing Concerns: Spokane bankers question proposed IRS reporting mandate

Spokane-area community banks and credit unions are unified in opposition to proposed federal legislation that would require them to report to the IRS on the deposits and withdrawals of all business and personal accounts with a balance of more than $600. Executives here say such a requirement would significantly impact...
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Baldwin Sign owners plan commercial complex in northeast Spokane

Two new 18,000-square-foot buildings with parking and amenities are planned on adjacent parcels of commercial land on Spokane’s North Side. JNW Properties LLC has filed a State Environmental Policy Act application with the city of Spokane to develop the Rosewood Commercial Park, to be located four blocks east of Nevada Street and one block north of Francis Avenue, on the north side of Rosewood Avenue between Helena and Pittsburg streets.
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Spokane Journal of Business

Working-class housing planned in Logan neighborhood

A new 36-unit apartment complex is in planning stages at 3028 N. Madelia by Spokane-based Modre Ventures LLC, a real estate investment fund and development company founded by 22-year-old CEO Richard Kennedy. The development site is five blocks east of Gonzaga Preparatory School, in Spokane’s Logan neighborhood. Kennedy says the...
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Spokane Journal of Business

Tax proposals said to affect retirement decisions

Inland Northwest financial experts have observed an increase in people retiring slightly earlier, and some say the potential for an increase in certain federal taxes is playing a role. John Kessler, senior vice president with Spokane-based Washington Trust Bank’s wealth management division, says the bank has been keeping a close...
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Spokane Journal of Business

Former Itron employees form Treasury4 fintech startup

A trio of former Itron Inc. employees has launched Treasury4 Inc., a fintech software startup aimed at serving large corporations. Steve Helmbrecht, Nathan Brown, and Ed Barrie quietly incorporated Treasury4 in July 2020. Last month, the company closed on $3.4 million in financing. Next, the young company will focus on...
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August Job Numbers Paint Picture of Complex Recovery

16,800 more jobs in Washington were filled in mid-August, a strong showing but a slowdown from June and July. Statistics from the state Employment Security Department also show the state’s unemployment rate has settled around five percent, lower than the peaks of 2020 but slightly higher than pre-pandemic averages. Together,...
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Spokane Journal of Business

Going West: Witherspoon Kelley expands to keep up with demand

A Spokane law firm older than the state of Washington is experiencing a growth spurt with a recent acquisition. Christopher Varallo, president of Spokane-based Witherspoon Kelley, says the acquisition of Yakima-based Lyon, Weigand & Gustafson PS represents the firm’s desire to serve more of the Inland Northwest. “We see ourselves...
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Campbell & Bissell law firm value relationships over volume

Attorneys Richard Campbell and Mike Bissell started Campbell & Bissell PLLC with just three employees, including themselves, in 2005. The 16-year-old construction law firm has grown to nine employees, including six attorneys, as of this summer. However, Campbell says the firm’s size matters less than the relationships they’ve developed with...
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Spokane-based sustainability company Resource Synergy expands into Seattle market

Resource Synergy LLC, a Spokane-based energy consultant, has agreed to pilot a waste-reduction program within five schools on Seattle’s west side, says Erik Makinson, the company’s founder and president. Through the agreement with Seattle Public Schools, Resource Synergy will place cameras alongside the schools’ dumpsters and monitor what is being...
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Spokane-based Resource Synergy expands into Seattle market

Resource Synergy LLC, a Spokane-based energy consultant, has agreed to pilot a waste-reduction program within five schools on Seattle’s west side, said Erik Makinson, the company’s founder and president. Through the agreement with Seattle Public Schools, Resource Synergy will place cameras alongside the schools’ dumpsters and monitor what is being...
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Spokane Journal of Business

It’s time to heed lessons from Roaring Twenties

The U.S. economy is experiencing expansive economic growth as the stock market is setting record highs. Does that sound like a reasonable statement for the current market condition? It is actually a description from the Roaring Twenties that happened almost a hundred years ago. Pretty wild, huh?. The 1920s was...
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