Spokane Journal of Business

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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...

Wheatland Bank sends up shoots

A dew-covered sprig of wheat reaches for the sun on Wheatland Banks recently released annual report, which proclaims the seeds are planted.The message is on the money, for Wheatland has put up a number of promising new seedlings, more than...

Offices seen at Thudpucker’s

Spokane developer Mick McDowell has bought the site of the former Thadeus T. Thudpuckers restaurant on downtown Spokanes east end and plans to build a five-story, 60,000-square-foot Class A office building there.The 1.25-acre site is located...

Outlaw.com boosts sales for decoy maker here

Outlaw Decoys Inc., a 10-year-old Spokane-based maker of duck decoys and duck-hunting boats, has broadened its strategy from advertising its own products via a mail-order catalog to offering thousands of outdoorsy products on an e-commerce Web the...

County OKs expansion of landfill here

Graham Road Recycling & Disposal Facility recently received two conditional-use permits from Spokane County, moving it a step closer to proceeding with a multimillion-dollar expansion of its 40-acre landfill just west of Fairchild Air Force Road is...

Mooney & Pugh to get part of big military pact

Mooney & Pugh Contractors Inc., of Spokane, is one of three companies chosen by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to share a five-year, $225-million construction contract for military projects in 14 states. Mooney & Pugh was selected from among a...

Auto-related strip mall planned at Wandermere

Wandermere Investments LLC, of Spokane, plans to develop an auto-related strip mall on the northern portion of a 17.5-acre parcel north of Wandermere Mall, a shopping center at the northeast corner of U.S. 395 and Hastings Road.Wandermere there...

Liberty Lake Comfort Inn is being built

A new hotel-development company here called JGDR LLC is developing a 71-unit Comfort Inn hotel in the Liberty Lake area.Site work for the project started a few months ago, and the entire three-story structure is expected to be completed and open...

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