Spokane Journal of Business

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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 after that country seized the company’s primary mining property, has been awarded $740.3 million in compensation for the loss, says company President Doug ...

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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 develop...

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 re...

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...

Esthetician plans to open Skin Studio Academy here

Skin care is one of the fastest-growing sectors within the beauty industry, according to Washington State Employment Security figures, says Dana Ware, a master esthetician who plans to train students in the Spokane area in all phases of skin care with the...

Spokane medical-benefits broker to add new division

Spokane medical benefit broker VEBA Service Group is planning to open a call center division here on Jan. 1, says Mark Wilkerson, area president for VEBA. The company, located in 8,400 square feet of space at 906 W. Second downtown, will be hiring six c...

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