Spokane Journal of Business

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Schweitzer Engineering plugs into rapid growth

Pullman-based Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc., is growing quickly around the world, although it also remains committed to its home base, says company CEO Luis D’Acosta. The company recently broke ground on two buildings in which it plans to ex...

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Parental-leave plans expand for select few

Kristin Wardwell faced the dilemma millions of working women have faced through the years. She beli...

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Stricter rules on design precede Spokane’s new comprehensive plan

Following an increased interest in development in certain neighborhoods here in recent years, the ci...

City takes lead on Regal retail development plans

The city of Spokane is preparing to take over planning jurisdiction for a $12 million retail develop...

Expense-reporting software company starts its first test

Obloco Inc., a Spokane-based startup that has developed expense-reporting software, began initial be...

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A PAK mentality

PAK9 Dog Training co-owners Brittney Katterfeld and Monique Smith share a business-slogan philosophy: molding dogs, training humans. Through their Deer Park-based company, they offer group classes and private lessons regionally for canine obedience, trai...

Small Business Watch

Gamers Arcade Bar, a bar offering a variety of video games, has opened in a 1,000-square-foot leased space at 321 W. Sprague, says Adam Norwest, co-owner of Tacoma, Wash.-based parent company Bark Entertainment LLC. Norwest, whose company also owns Spoka...

BECU set to open first two Spokane-area branches

Two of the three branches here that Boeing Employees Credit Union announced plans for earlier this year are scheduled to open next month. The organization still is looking for a location for a third branch. The new branches will be the credit union’...

BNSF starts grading for automotive facility in Spokane Valley

BNSF Railway Co. has begun grading work for a planned $10 million automotive unloading facility here, says Gus Melonas, Seattle-based spokesman for BNSF’s Northwest territory. The new facility will be located at 4510 E. Wisconsin, on the west side of t...

Chinese billionaire now largest investor in Community Health Systems

Chinese billionaire Tianqiao Chen and a group of companies in which he is sole or majority owner reported in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing earlier this month that they now own about 11.3 million shares, or 9.9 percent, of Community Health Sy...

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