Spokane Journal of Business

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Potlatch agrees to buy timberlands for $384 million

Potlatch Corp., of Spokane, reported this afternoon that it has agreed to buy 201,000 acres of timberlands in Alabama and Mississippi for $384 million. The land, which Potlatch is acquiring from affiliates of Resource Management Service LLC, will expan...

INB parent posts increase in earnings

Northwest Bancorporation Inc., the Spokane-based parent of Inland Northwest Bank, reported today thi...

AmericanWest Bank to acquire Bank of Sacramento

AmericanWest Bank announced this morning that it plans to acquire Bank of Sacramento. The acquisi...

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Telect offspring Weckey launches app

Telect Inc., the Liberty Lake-based developer and manufacturer of communications networking equipmen...

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Court win bolsters Avista Foundation

Avista Corp.’s recent contribution of $6.5 million to the Avista Foundation brings the total endow...

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Proposed abandoned property law stirs debate

City leaders say a proposed registry of vacant, single-family Spokane homes in foreclosure would hold companies and banks accountable for keeping the properties in good condition, but a mortgage lending association representative says many mortgage lender...

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Washington Health Benefit Exchange adds staff for next rush

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange and its customer-service contractor here are bulking up their staffs in anticipation of the next open enrollment period for plans offered through Washington Healthplanfinder, says Richard Onizuka, CEO for the exchang...

Spokane Club to retain its Valley athletic facility

The board of trustees of the Spokane Club, the longtime, members-only social-and-athletic club here, has voted to allow the real estate listing for its Valley location to expire. The Valley facility, located at 5900 E. Fourth, has been for sale since Jun...

Buffalo Wild Wings might build at NorthTown

Buffalo Wild Wings, a national chicken-wing restaurant and sports bar chain, plans to open its third Spokane-area outlet in the NorthTown Mall, predevelopment documents on file with the city of Spokane show. The restaurant would face Queen Avenue, on the...

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Prairie Dog Pet Mercantile: Happy, holistic pets

Amy Barker, co-owner of South Hill pet-supply shop Prairie Dog Pet Mercantile, has a house full of dogs and cats, including some very young ones—but she’s not complaining. “Our house is a zoo right now,” she laughs. Barker and her husband and ...

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