Spokane Journal of Business

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Riverview eyes large project in Liberty Lake

Riverview Retirement Community, of Spokane, is studying whether to develop a large retirement complex in the Liberty Lake area.Riverview, which has operated a senior-living development in Spokane for 43 years, has hired Santa Monica, Services a...

Beehive Homes’ owners build second Cd’A facility

COEUR DALENEThe owners of Beehive Homes, an assisted-living center here, have broken ground on the $2 million first phase of a similar facility that will be located at the east end of Sherman Avenue. Beehives owners, Gary Ghramm and his a...

Technology changes face of bookkeeping here

To keep their businesses afloat in an era of do-it-yourself software, an increasing number of independent bookkeepers here have adjusted to meet the needs of tech-savvy business owners. Quickbooks and other accounting software, such as Mas 90 a...

Taxpayers can act now to benefit from new laws

Income-tax relief passed in 2001 is beginning to bear fruit this year, and Spokane-area tax accountants say taxpayers still can take action to benefit from the measures now and in the future.The Economic Growth & Tax Relief Reconciliation Act a...

Land Rover secures site downtown

The Bellevue, Wash.-based company that owns Land Rover Spokane has bought a former Cadillac and Infiniti dealership site on the west side of Adams Street between Second and Third avenues and plans to move its sport-utility vehicle dealership there...

Battery chain set to enter Spokane area

Spokane natives John Keegan and Lynette Byrne say they have entered into a franchise agreement with Batteries Plus, a Wisconsin-based retail chain, and plan to open three Batteries Plus stores here over the next two years.The franchisees say of...

Health care is bigger in Kootenai’s economy

Kootenai County may be most commonly known as a tourist destination, but its economy increasingly is bolstered by the health-care industry.Health-care jobs account for one of the biggest chunks of the countys total payroll, far exceeding the...

City begins long process to create a ‘street utility’

The city of Spokane quietly has begun building a case for a dramatically different way to fund street repairs here.Spurned last spring by voters, who overwhelmingly rejected a property-tax-supported bond issue to fix the streets, and dubious to...

Intec finds second role in economy

Representatives from a German energy company and a Quincy, Wash., dairy farm met last month at the downtown Spokane offices of the Inland Northwest Technology Education Center, or Intec, to hash out a plan to turn cow manure into electrical power a...

WSU-Spokane proposes big new nursing facility

Washington State University at Spokane says it will ask legislators to approve pre-design funds for a new facility for its College of Nursing, the second of three academic buildings the school hopes to construct at Riverpoint Higher Education Park...

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