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Banner Bank plans new branch near NorthTown

Banner Bank, of Walla Walla, Wash., is seeking federal regulatory approval to open its second Spokane branch, in the Northtown Office Building at 4407 N. Division.Banner hopes to open the branch in July, says Bill Endress, vice president and of...

Cold Stone Creamery returning to Spokane

Cold Stone Creamery Inc. is returning to Spokane, after an earlier brief debut here, and the Spokane couple in charge of developing Cold Stone franchisees in Washington and North Idaho say they foresee strong growth in this region for the national...

Road project at Seltice, Highway 41 set to begin

Work is expected to begin soon on an up to $2 million project in Post Falls to reconstruct the intersection of state Route 41 and Seltice Way and reconfigure on- and off-ramps to Interstate 90 there. The long-awaited project will satisfy raised...

Idaho Trust buys financial adviser firm

Idaho Trust Co., of Coeur dAlene, is reaching out to opposite ends of the investing spectrum with two recent moves, one targeting the very wealthy and the other, the trying-to-become wealthy. In the latter case, the independent trust company a...

Orthopedic group plans building at Northpointe

Orthopaedic Specialty Clinic of Spokane PLLC plans to develop a building in the Northpointe Medical Park and move there from a nearby leased space by early next year, says Dr. David Scott, one of the clinics owners.Scott, an orthopedic says is...

U.S. Cap Systems plans to expand, triple its sales

U.S. Cap Systems Corp., a Spokane maker of caps for plastic jugs and enhancements for plastic-jug making systems, is on course to triple its sales this year and expects soon to be producing more than 1 billion caps annually.The company currently...

Zess Technologies files for Chap. 7 liquidation

Zess Technologies Inc., which had hoped to turn a new type of heat exchanger into a $30-million-a-year business enterprise with help from the Spokane Intercollegiate Research and Technology Institute and Washington State University, has filed for 7...

Gentlemen, start your collecting

On a recent Saturday morning, Gil Peckham barely had turned the sign at his Spokane Valley shop to Open from Closed when a patron walked in. Got any Star Wars cars yet? the eager young man asked.The question might have sounded it...

Kellogg to get new hospital

The local health-care construction boom is echoing as far away as Kellogg, Idaho, where Shoshone Medical Center hopes to begin construction next year of a new, $18 million hospital. The facility would replace an aging, 25-bed hospital at 3 says...

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