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Lee & Hayes acquires Atlanta patent-law firm

Lee & Hayes PLLC, a Spokane-based intellectual property law firm, announced today that it has acquired Atlanta-based Hope & Baldauff LLC. The Georgia patent-law firm has 11 attorneys, two patent agents, and six support staff members, all of whom have j...

State minimum wage to increase by 15 cents an hour in 2015

The minimum wage in Washington state will increase to $9.47 an hour beginning Jan. 1, up 15 cents fr...

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Gold Reserve awarded $740 million in Venezuelan mine dispute

Gold Reserve Inc., the Spokane-based mine-exploration company that sued the Venezuelan government af...

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Spokane-area school bond measures could top $480 million

A number of Spokane-area school districts are looking to put bond measures before voters early next ...

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Niche machine shop in North Idaho eyes further expansion

Northwest Swiss Inc., a Hayden, Idaho, precision parts manufacturer that expanded operations just la...

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Gravity Jack doubles sales, looks to add more offices

Gravity Jack Inc., the Liberty Lake custom mobile application and augmented reality software developer, has doubled its revenues thus far in 2014, and is expecting to do it again in 2015, says co-founder Jennifer Richey. “I know we doubled this year, ...

WSU’s University District Health Clinic gets green light

The Washington State University Board of Regents has approved the sale of up to $16.25 million in revenue bonds, to be used for the design and construction of its planned University District Health Clinic, east of downtown Spokane. The two-story, 42,000...

State loan, grant fuel job growth in Airway Heights

The Washington state Community Economic Revitalization Board has approved a loan and a grant totaling $538,000 to construct infrastructure to expand one steel supplier and to bring another supplier to the Inland Northwest market. Together, the companies ...

Duane Fladland to head up Small Business Development Center

The Washington State Small Business Development Center Network, the Spokane-based statewide business advisory organization, has named Duane Fladland as its director. Anson Fatland, Seattle-based associate vice president for economic development and exter...

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Celeste Shaw: Business from the heart

Celeste Shaw spent much of her childhood on a farm near Wolf Point, a tiny town in northeastern Montana. From an early age, she says, she was torn between being out with the cowboys where the action was, and being inside with the women, whose job it was t...

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