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HiTest Sand shifts gears in site search

Edmonton, Alberta-based HiTest Sand Inc. is working on Plan C in its search for a site to develop a $300 million silicon smelter in northeastern Washington HiTest Sand now is looking at a site south of Newport, says Colin Willenbrock, general manager of ...

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Investors enticed by snow cycling manufacturer MotoTrax

Randy Gentry always hated putting his dirt bike away for the winter as a child. And he was never imp...

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Spokane VA hospital halts behavioral health project

Mann-Grandstaff Veterans Affairs Medical Center, in northwest Spokane, has halted a nearly $8 millio...

Big Silver Lake Mall space being remodeled for call center

SPi CRM, a Philippines-based subsidiary of Japanese business process outsourcing company Relia Inc.,...

Merkel Sports Complex to host national BMX race event

Spokane Sports Commission President and CEO Eric Sawyer says the city of Spokane could reap $2.3 mil...

West Side hauler buys Lile Moving in Valley

Lakewood, Wash.-based Golden Services LLC says it has acquired the Spokane Valley operations of Lile Moving & Storage, located at 11016 E. Montgomery. Golden Services branch manager Matt Cortez says the acquisition occurred on June 30. Cortez says he doe...

First Brightway Insurance agency in Washington state opens in Spokane Valley

Insurance broker Vays Sarwar has opened the first Brightway Insurance franchise agency in Washington state here. Called Brightway, The Sarwar Agency, the office is located in a 1,000-square-foot space at 2901 N. Argonne Road, Ste. 3, in Spokane Valley, ...

Florida company acquires Spokane Valley-based software developer Configio LLC

Florida-based Community Brands LLC has acquired Spokane Valley-based Configio LLC, a software development company, making Configio one of four companies Community Brands has purchased since April. Configio, located at 1421 N. Mullan Road, has an employee...

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Out There Monthly: Getting out there

Out There Monthly, a Spokane-based publication focusing on the Inland Northwest’s multiple outdoor activities, has expanded in more than page count since a couple took over as owners four years ago. Husband and wife Derrick and Shallan Knowles bought t...

INB parent posts dip in quarterly net

Northwest Bancorporation Inc., the Spokane-based parent of Inland Northwest Bank, has reported second-quarter net income of $1.05 million, or 16 cents a diluted share, down from income of $1.27 million, or 20 cents a share, in the year-earlier quarter. ...

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