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Lifestream Technologies’ quarterly sales up sharply

Lifestream Technologies Inc. says its second-quarter sales were dramatically higher than theyve been during any other quarter in its history, and the Post Falls-based maker of cholesterol-testing devices says it expects double-digit sales growth...

200-seat restaurant and nightclub eyed in Cd’A

Two longtime restaurateurs from Northern California have bought a building in downtown Coeur dAlene and are spending $1 million to convert it into a 200-seat restaurant and nightclub to be called Brix.The restaurateurs, Bill and Janet Scott, a...

AmericanWest to close two store branches

AmericanWest Bank, of Spokane, plans within the next three months to close two bank branches located inside Rosauers Supermarkets Inc. stores here in a shift away from such in-store branches.AmericanWest, formerly known as United Security Bank,...

Spokane metals company opens third retail branch

The Coeur dAlenes Co., a Spokane-based metals distribution, processing, and fabrication business, this week opened a CdA Metals retail metal distribution center in Dalton Gardens, Idaho, just north of Coeur dAlene.The company is similar in...

Crown West acquires Arizona office building

Crown West Realty LLC, the Spokane-based company that owns and operates the big Spokane Business & Industrial Park, has bought a Tempe, Ariz., office building for $20 million.The newly acquired structure, called the Elliott Corporate Center, is...

Building a business on ‘roots’

Roots are important things to sisters Monica Simeon and Marina TurningRobe, both cultural roots and the ones that you dig from the ground. It took both kinds to create their young Spokane business, Sister Sky.The tiny enterprise offers an line a...

Paving concern formed

James T. Tim Welsh, president of Spokane-based Garco Construction Inc., has bought the concrete-paving assets of the former Acme Materials & Construction Co., of Spokane, from CPM Development Corp. and has formed a new company here called Acme...

Health-care ‘cluster’ promising

A new report prepared for the Washington state Office of Trade and Economic Development concludes that the Spokane area has the potential to become the Northwest version of the Mayo Clinic, and that its a competitive site for biotech and last...

Harpers bustles amid slump

POST FALLSBucking two trends at once, the big Harpers Manufacturing office-furniture plant here isnt laying off workers as many manufacturers are, and is expecting sales growth, at a time when many of its competitors are suffering double-digit...

Light rail could trigger flurry of development

The proposed light-rail transit line that would run between downtown Spokane and Liberty Lake could spark private-sector development of more than 1 million square feet of commercial space and up to 4,200 residential units in neighborhoods stations...

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