Spokane Journal of Business

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Mind to Market: Filling a startup funding gap in Spokane

A handful of Spokane-area investors, including a mix of organizations and individuals, has developed Mind to Market LLC to invest in early-stage startups—and to fill a gap in the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Steve Trabun, Avista Corp.’s reg...

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Vandervert Construction receivership sends ripples through industry

Coeur d’Alene-based Innovative Electrical Solutions LLC owner Aaron Kayser laid off four employees...

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West Plains Chamber poised for growth

Newly appointed West Plains Chamber of Commerce executive director Toby Broemmeling says the organiz...

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Dick’s Sporting Goods plans store on Spokane’s North Side

A new Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. retail store is planned in the Northpointe Plaza shopping center ...

Vinegar Flats Public Market project re-envisioned

The developer of a newly proposed five-story, $4.5 million mixed-use building on the lower South Hil...

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Cole’s Bakery & Café: Gluten-free goodies

When Jeanine Smith set out to open an entirely gluten-free and peanut-free bakery and restaurant in Spokane, she wanted to offer food anyone would like, no matter their food sensitivities. “Our goal really is to get families in that can enjoy a meal to...

Fairchild Air Force Base plans to build $10 million dormitory

Fairchild Air Force Base is in the design phase of a planned three-story, 79,400-square-foot dormitory to be used by students of the Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape course. Plans for the building include 150 double-occupancy, dorm-style rooms, ...

Skechers shoe store planned in Spokane Valley

Nearly two years after opening its first Spokane-area store at 9324 N. Division, California-based shoe giant Skechers USA Inc. is making plans for a second outlet, near the southeast corner of Sprague Avenue and Evergreen Road in Spokane Valley. The Skec...

New Taco Bell restaurant in the works at Five Mile, records say

A new Taco Bell is in the works at 6404 N. Ash, and preliminary site plans submitted to the city of Spokane suggest it would displace the longstanding Five Mile Heights Pizza Parlor building, at 6409 N. Maple, a predevelopment application with the city of...

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