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Etailz Evolution: Online retailer is growing post acquisition

Nearly two years after it was acquired by Trans World Entertainment Corp. for $75 million, Spokane-based online retailer etailz Inc. is expanding its offerings, adding employees, and increasing its sales. “While much has changed over the years, we’ve...

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Proposed silicon smelter near Newport brings out FANSS, CANSS

A Canadian company’s proposal to construct a silicon smelting facility on a 188-acre site about...

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Zenbivy LLC: Sleeping bags, camping beds are a sleeper hit

Michael Glavin says he’s seeking to turn both the sleeping bag industry and the retail world on...

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2018 Journal of Business Rising Stars

In the five years that Brooke Baker Spink has worked for Baker Construction & Development Inc., she'...

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Advanced demand for nurse practitioners

Health care educators here say the demand for advanced practice nurses continues to grow, as...

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PacWest Machinery to start work on new Spokane Valley dealership

Kent, Wash.- based PacWest Machinery LLC is constructing a new Volvo Construction Equipment Dealership at 3515 N. Sullivan Road, in Spokane Valley. PacWest Machinery CEO Andrew Wold says construction crews broke ground last month, and the company plans...

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Townhomes are being developed in downtown Coeur d’Alene

Construction is underway in downtown Coeur d’Alene on five of 10 planned new townhome units, says Eric Hedlund, owner of Eric Hedlund Design LLC, which designed the project. The 10 townhomes, each with roughly 2,000 square feet of floor space, are...

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100-bed Inland Northwest Behavioral Hospital prepares to open

Spokane soon will have another resource for those in need of behavioral health care. An Oct. 1 soft opening is planned for the $34 million, 100-bed Inland Northwest Behavioral Hospital, says director of business development Lonna Smith. Those interested ...

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Otis Hotel project’s asbestos, lead woes to be resolved soon

Following months of delays, the Otis Hotel redevelopment project has been cleared of lead contamination concerns by the Washington state Department of Ecology, says Portland, Ore.-based developer Curtis Rystadt. Additionally, the Washington state...

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Northwest Pediatric Ophthalmology: Focusing on the eyes of youth

Spokane-based niche eye clinic Northwest Pediatric Ophthalmology PS is projecting it will be able to see up to 80 patients a day in its new, larger medical office at 842 S. Cowley, says Rachelle Zimmerer, the practice’s manager. That’s roughly 10 to ...

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