Spokane Journal of Business

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Mercer’s Mission: Cross-laminated timber maker plans $50M in upgrades

Less than a year after buying the shuttered Katerra plant in Spokane Valley, Mercer Mass Timber LLC plans to invest $50 million in capital projects at the cross-laminated timber factory over the next two years....


Inland Northwest grocers ramp up remodels

At least five stores that sell groceries in Spokane County are moving forward with plans to update ...


Flight 509 indoor amusement park to land in Spokane Valley

Initial site work has begun on what will be a 22,000-square-foot indoor family amusement park in ...


OpenEye experiences eye-opening growth

OpenEye, a Liberty Lake-based video-surveillance technology manufacturer and software development ...


INW nonprofits capitalize on a trend

Businesses, organizations, and individuals didn’t stop giving to local nonprofits in support of...


Coeur d’Alene Window is among fastest-growing companies

Coeur d’Alene Window Co. is growing quickly as it expands into new markets, say brothers Mark and Mike McVay, the president and director of sales, respectively, of the Spokane-based window manufacturer....


Kootenai Humane Society builds new shelter

Kootenai Humane Society is constructing a new $8 million, 20,000-square-foot facility at 10276 N. Atlas Road, in Hayden. Construction began in November at the 10-acre site just west of the Coeur d’Alene Airport, says Vicky Nelson...


Parting Thoughts with Whiz Kids’ Jan St. George

Jan St. George has decided to retire after 17 years of working, managing, and ultimately owning and operating the Whiz Kids toy store located on the third floor of River Park Square Mall. She recently turned 63 years old....


Women Helping Women adopts collective giving

Women Helping Women Fund has transformed its model to a collective-giving community, a model the organization says gives more power to its donor members....


Ben Small to lead Innovia’s LaunchNW initiative

Ben Small, longtime superintendent at Central Valley School District, will join the Innovia Foundation as executive director of a new program, LaunchNW, when he retires from CVSD at the end of the school year....

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