Spokane Journal of Business

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Hecla agrees to acquire Canadian silver mining operation

Coeur d’Alene-based Hecla Mining Co., which is the largest silver producer in the U.S., has agreed to acquire all outstanding stock that it doesn’t already own in Alexco Resource Corp., in a transaction that potentially will make Hecla also the larges...


Infill on the outskirts: More homebuilders look to small towns for available land

Small towns that are within an hour’s drive of Spokane are seeing an increase in new home starts ...


Slate Dental startup to launch flossing device

A Spokane-based company has raised a total of $800,000 in funding for an electric flossing device...


121 home lots proposed on prime Moran Prairie plot

A residential development is proposed just south of the envisioned YMCA of the Inland Northwest...


Avian flu exacerbates rising poultry, egg prices

Consumers can expect their chicken wings and egg salad to cost a little more this summer...


Physically demanding: Physical therapy clinics hire, expand to meet patient needs

Inland Northwest physical therapy clinics have been busy trying to keep up with patient demand for rehabilitation services now that elective surgeries are underway again at Spokane-area hospitals. The capacity of most clinics to meet the steady need...


Liberty Ciderworks, Copeland Architecture go in on new location

Liberty Ciderworks plans to move its tasting room and facility to a 7,000-square-foot building near downtown that it will share with a design-build architecture and construction company. ...


Six restaurant projects planned, underway in Spokane

Construction is planned or underway for six new restaurants in Spokane with expected openings starting this summer and continuing through mid-2023....


Parting Thoughts with HSSA’s Susan Ashe

Susan Ashe, executive director of the Health Sciences and Services Authority of Spokane County, has announced her retirement, effective by the end of this year. She is 72 years old. ...

Five business lessons learned in 40 years of banking

This year, Washington Trust Bank celebrates its 120th anniversary, and 2022 also marks my 40th year at Washington Trust—an achievement that has offered many lessons in banking, business, and community along the way....

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