Spokane Journal of Business

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Property tax levy rates rise

Businesses and homeowners in the city of Spokane will pay a higher property-tax levy rate this yearafter five years of decreasesdue partly to heightened school construction activity and a slower rise in overall property values here. On in also...

LineSoft sees blitzkrieg growth

Quiet through most of its first decade of existence, LineSoft Corp., of Spokane, has more than doubled in size during the past two years, and hopes to grow even faster over the next four years.The specialty software and engineering consulting in...

Realtors debate on-line sharing

In the last year, John L. Scott Real Estates Internet site has gone from receiving about 1.6 million visits, or hits, a month to about 10 million hits, and that number still is increasing rapidly.Now, Lennox Scott, president of the Bellevue, a...

GU to add computer engineering program

Gonzaga University plans this fall to begin offering a bachelor of science degree in computer engineering, says Dennis Horn, the dean of the Spokane universitys School of Engineering.The four-year program will be offered in response to a for a...

Ambassadors tightens California operation

Ambassadors International Inc., the Spokane-based travel business, has consolidated its performance group, which is made up of about nine operating entities mostly in California, and established a headquarters for that unit in Newport Beach, the in...

Accounting firm, lender to buy downtown building

The Griffiths & Co. PS accounting firm and KDL Inc., which operates as Inland Mortgage, have agreed to buy the 10,000-square-foot Chamberlain Building, at 906 W. Sprague downtown, and hope to move into the two-story structure in May. Tom owner a...

Spokane trade mission to Britain set for June

The International Trade Alliance, a Spokane economic-development group, is organizing a 12-day trade mission to the United Kingdom in June in an effort to help businesses here make or enhance trade contacts in that European region.The Spokane is...

Buckeye Beans slashes staff, changes direction

Buckeye Beans & Herbs Inc., of Spokane, has fired nine employees, including its president, and has shut down all dried-soup and pasta production, as part of a decision to get out of the specialty-food market, says its CEO, George G. Van Houten, who...

Orthopedic network may build surgery center here

A managed-service organization formed three years ago to help small orthopedic practices in Spokane survive in a managed-care marketplace has taken on a new name and is studying the idea of opening its own surgery center here.The organization, a...

CVB looks at shifting its emphasis

In response to an alarming 10 percentage-point drop in hotel and motel occupancy rates here during the past two years and a nudge from the Spokane Hotel-Motel Association, the Spokane Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is looking at placing more a...

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