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Ace to lay off 86 at former Jensen Distribution facility

Ace Hardware Corp., the Oak Brook, Illinois-based hardware retailers’ cooperative that acquired Spokane-based Jensen Distribution Services in 2015, plans to lay off 86 employees here, according to a notice filed with the Washington state Employment Secu...


Point Breakthrough: Nearly $100M in projects planned at Mirabeau Point

Years into its development, the Mirabeau Point area of Spokane Valley is now home to nearly $100 ...


GSI, partners launch Believe Spokane initiative

Greater Spokane Incorporated and community fund partners have raised $3 million ahead of schedule to...


Cookie Crunch: Girl Scouts council here sets goal to sell 1 million boxes despite supply-chain disruption

The Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho council has been building its annual cookie...


What’s happening with the old McKinley School project

Spokane-based InterUrban Development LLC recently has submitted updated building permit applications...


Tampien-led group buys Peyton Building downtown

The historic Peyton Building, located at 10 N. Post in downtown Spokane, has been purchased by a group of investors led by developer Jordan Tampien, who plan to convert the seven-story structure from office use to 96 residential units....


Ellie Mental Health franchise launches in Cd’A

Franchisees Jamie and Melissa Major have brought Ellie Mental Health to Coeur d’Alene. The new mental health outpatient clinic, Ellie Mental Health of North Idaho, is one of more than 300 franchises the St. Paul, Minnesota-based franchising company...


Marandos owner to restart Otis Orchards eatery

The kitchen will soon heat back up at the location of the former Otis Grill restaurant. The new eatery, to be called the Otis Restaurant, is expected to open this month at 21902 E. Wellesley, in Otis Orchards....


Journal selects its 2023 Icons winners

Seven professionals from the real estate, education, and professional fields will be honored in the Journal’s class of 2023 Icons. This year’s Icons are: • Cher and Jim Desautel, founders of what’s now the DH public relations firm. ...


Parting Thoughts with Lydig Construction’s Mark Bray

Mark Bray, 61, retired from his chief financial officer role from Spokane Valley-based Lydig Construction Inc. on Dec. 31. Bray joined Lydig Construction in June of 1994 as the company’s controller. In 1998, two years after the company’s founder...

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