Spokane Journal of Business

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New Target draws retail focus to South Hill

The recently opened and already busy Target retail store at the Regal Plaza shopping center reflects the demand for new retail development on the South Hill, says prominent Spokane real estate developer Dave Black, who also notes that it took more than a ...

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Spokane art scene seeks spark

When it comes to the arts and culture in Spokane, arts organizers say there’s a large population w...

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New Greater Spokane Incorporated executive Steve Stevens aims to bolster economic development

Steve Stevens, new CEO of Greater Spokane Incorporated, arrived here on the last day of Hoopfest, ha...

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Old Washington Cracker Co. building remodel mulled in downtown Spokane

The new owner of the historic Washington Cracker Co. building hopes to convert the 33,700-square-foo...

Spokane Turbine Center secures lease rights at Felts Field

Spokane Turbine Center, a Spokane -based nonprofit that provides operational and mechanical training...

Lithia Motors said it had best quarter in its history

Reflecting the recent strength of the auto industry nationally, Medford, Ore.-based Lithia Motors, Inc., which operates four dealerships in the greater Spokane area, says it had the highest adjusted net income in its history in the second quarter. It rep...

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Irv Zakheim: Dishing on an animated career in manufacturing

Dish up a kids’ snack onto a plastic plate featuring the Frozen princesses or that goofy snowman they hang around with, and chances are good you’re using a project created by West Plains-based Zak Designs Inc. Thirty-eight years old, the company has...

Red Lion Hotels rolls out new room pricing tool

Red Lion Hotels Corp., of Spokane, is rolling out a new “revenue strategy” system from San Francisco-based hotel technology company Duetto Research, says Jason Thielbahr, senior vice president of revenue optimization and distribution services for Red ...

Coeur d’Alene assisted-living facility is adding third building

Owners of the Renaissance at Coeur d’Alene Assisted Living Community have begun work on the third of five planned 7,500-square-foot buildings there. The Renaissance is located at 2772 W. Avante Loop, a couple of blocks west of Woodland Middle School, i...

Wendy’s franchisee to test image remodel

Wenspoke Resources LLC, the Spokane-based franchisee for Wendy’s restaurants throughout the Inland Northwest, is undertaking a major remodel of its restaurant at 830 N. Division, says Jennifer Robson, Wenspoke’s vice president of marketing. The proje...

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