Spokane Journal of Business

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Inland Northwest Bank names new CEO

Inland Northwest Bank said this afternoon it has hired Russell A. Lee as its new president and CEO. Lee, who previously had been president and chief operating officer at Burlington, Wash.-based Skagit Bank, will start with INB on June 29. Lee will repl...

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Reopened Omak mill hits its stride

Omak Wood Products LLC has ramped up production and increased its workforce a year and a half after ...

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Downtown Spokane’s West Main energy expands

You know that downtown Spokane area west of Division that doesn’t have a name? It’s called ever...

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Ignite Northwest sets its strategy to jumpstart startups

Billing itself as business accelerator, Ignite Northwest recently formed in Spokane with the goal of...

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Pitney Bowes keeps focus on growing its base

Pitney Bowes has brought in 200 new hires to its Spokane operation in the last year, but it says not...

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Ruby Suites rolls out phased opening

Ruby Suites, a new extended-stay hotel, has opened one building in its complex on the former Burgans Block north of downtown, and the other building is expected to open next month. The four-story north building, which is the larger of the two buildings a...

Spokane Public Facilities District posts increase in operating costs for 2014

The Spokane Public Facilities District, the quasi-governmental agency that owns and operates the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, the INB Performing Arts Center, and the Spokane Convention Center, reports that net operating profit, revenue, and attendance...

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Party Enchantments: Princess Profits

The physical resemblances and mannerisms are very accurate. So much so that if you closed your eyes and heard them talk it would be hard not to think you’re in a fairy tale. Passersby wave and take pictures. Meanwhile, moms driving children home from s...

Desautel Hege rebrands to reflect changes

Desautel Hege Communications Inc., a 25-year-old marketing and public relations firm based in downtown Spokane, says it has rebranded itself to highlight its growth and additional design skills the firm now offers in-house. Michele Hege, the company’s...

Liberty Lake aims to grow within its current city limits

The city of Liberty Lake doesn’t want to expand beyond its current city limits, says a planning official involved in the process of updating the city’s comprehensive plan. She says the city wants to have its revised comprehensive plan submitted in 20...

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