Spokane Journal of Business

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Hecla to acquire Revett Mining in $20 million transaction

Hecla Mining Co., of Coeur d’Alene, said this morning it has agreed to acquire Revett Mining Co., of Spokane Valley, in a stock transaction valued at $20 million. The transaction is scheduled to be completed late this second quarter and is contingent...

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Red Lion Hotels looks to go national

Having spent last year adjusting its business model, cleaning up its balance sheet, and ramping up t...

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Spokane-area golf season is off to early start

With an unusually warm winter and spring, several golf courses around Spokane have opened early or a...

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Spokane County’s property valuation nears record

The overall property value in Spokane County ticked upward in 2014 for the second consecutive year. ...

Inland Power & Light sees rise in net margins

Inland Power & Light Co., the Spokane-based electric cooperative, has posted net margins of $4.4 mil...

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Downtown Spokane Partnership places BID growth on back burner for now

Potential plans to expand downtown Spokane’s Business Improvement District with the annexation of the southwest portion of downtown have been put on hold, says Marla Nunberg, vice president of the Downtown Spokane Partnership. She says, however, the or...

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LaBreck Stainless Works LLC: Tapping stainless steel tanks

Brandon LaBreck, owner of LaBreck Stainless Works LLC, says his biggest concern for the company is keeping up with demand as he looks to expand. The three-year-old Hayden company’s mainstay is manufacturing and installing sanitary stainless steel tanks...

Sport Scope eyes $2 million in sales this year

Spokane Valley-based end-zone camera manufacturer Sport Scope Inc. has grown each year since its launch, and it’s hoping to hit $2 million in sales this year, says Derek Taylor, co-founder and general manager for the company. Sport Scope had about $1....

Pemco Insurance moves Spokane-area operations to big Valley space

Pemco Mutual Insurance Co., the Seattle-based insurance agency, has moved its Spokane operation to larger quarters in the River View Corporate Center, at 16201 E. Indiana, in Spokane Valley, says company spokesman Jon Osterberg. Pemco opened in its new, ...

Fred’s Appliance plans new store in Montana

Spokane-based appliance retailer Fred’s Appliance Inc. is planning to open a store in Billings, Mont., its third store in that state, says Troy Varness, the company’s general manager. Fred’s other Montana stores are in Missoula and Kalispell, Varn...

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