Spokane Journal of Business

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EDC says its prospects include potential plums

Most businesspeople here would welcome a new insurance operation that employed 1,000 people, a communications company that hired 500, or an accounting and back-office operation that provided 450 jobs.Such active prospects are looking at the...

Lifestream plans to test Privalink system here

Lifestream Technologies Inc., of Post Falls, has enlisted a Spokane ambulance company and residents of assisted-living homes here to test its Privalink software in preparation for a national rollout of the product.Ed Siemens, Lifestreams chief...

Airport projects to proceed

Spokane International Airport will proceed with $9.5 million worth of capital improvement projects next year, despite having suffered revenue declines since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. It has put a temporary hold, however, on another $5.2 in of...

Chambers want to know just how full aquifer is

The Spokane Regional and Coeur dAlene Area chambers of commerce are considering launching a major new study of the regions underground aquifer that would carry a price tag of up to $1.5 million. Representatives of the two chambers have come...

Hollister-Stier to add freeze-drying capacity

Hollister-Stier Laboratories LLC, the Spokane-based pharmaceutical manufacturer, is planning a $4 million manufacturing upgrade at its East Spokane plant, says Tony Bonanzino, the companys president and CEO.The company is in the final stages a...

Adding a whodunit to your event

If someone you dont know sits next to you at your office holiday party, acts somewhat strangely, talks a little too loud, and gets into a confrontation, dont react too quicklyit could be an actor from Mystery Division Inc.For the past six...

Prominent attorney is farm ally

Sandpoint attorney Ford Elsaessers name pops up frequently, often in a major news story or in the context of a high-impact legal issue.It did when he argued an important legal point before the U.S. Supreme Court, and again when he testified on...

LineSoft to roll out new lines

LineSoft Corp., of Spokane, has grown rapidly in recent years by developing software for large energy companies nationwide. Now, its working to create a more standardized version of its products to sell to smaller utilities and Brown, LineSofts...

Software makers find niches

The legacy of the Spokane-area software industry includes companies that shot to the top by serving major industries or by capturing sizable chunks of national and international markets.Today, however, feisty smaller software developers here and...

Flat Spin Media moves into Visiontec’s building

Flat Spin Media LLC, a young Spokane multimedia company, has moved its operations into a 51,000-square-foot building owned by Visiontec Inc., a contract circuit-board manufacturer located at 10920 E. Sprague in the Spokane Valley.Craig Sorenson,...

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