Spokane Journal of Business

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Calvert Technologies closes doors

Calvert Technologies Inc., the 28-year-old West Plains automated-systems integrator and manufacturer, has closed its doors, and its owners, George and Judy Calvert, have filed under Chapter 7 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code to liquidate their couple in...

Hollister-Stier project doubles to $8 million

Hollister-Stier Laboratories LLC, the Spokane-based pharmaceutical manufacturer, has decided to double to $8 million the size of a planned upgrade thats aimed at enhancing its ability to produce drugs in commercial-sized which employs about 250 a...

Work halted on North Side center

Work has stopped for the time being on the planned Diamond Shopping Center on Spokanes North Side after a big tenant apparently dropped out of the project.That tenant, Kent, Wash.-based retailer World Lighting & Design Inc., no longer plans to...

Hospitality Associates re-franchises 30 hotels

Spokane-based Hospitality Associates Inc. has re-franchised 30 of the 50 hotels it owns and operatesincluding two hereunder an agreement reached recently with Dallas, Tex.-based La Quinta Inns Inc.As part of the transition to the new new the...

Helping U stop at the Xing

Brian and Kathy Mathis might well take a certain satisfaction from telling motorists where they can get off.Its not that either of them is prone to road rage. Its just that the need to tell drivers where to go and where not to go, and what &...

Ashley Gardens is defunct

Ashley Gardens at Northpointe, a 2-year-old dementia-care facility at 12420 N. Ruby, on Spokanes North Side, closed its doors last month, laying off 23 workers and forcing eight residents to find other accommodations.Two other dementia-care to...

Workplace stress: Deal with it

In a ruling with potentially broad implications for employers, the Washington state Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of a civil lawsuit brought by a Spokane worker who claimed she developed a stress disorder and quit her job because of an and...

Avista eyes healing remedies

After sustaining deep financial wounds in 2001, Avista Corp. is aiming to take some important steps in the first quarter toward recovery.First, though, the Spokane company, hurt over the last two years by precipitous wholesale energy prices and...

Schweitzer owner details long-term development

Schweitzer Mountain Resort is embarking on an aggressive development program that includes marketing some of its 7,000 acres of property to other developers; increasing air-travel access to Sandpoint; and engaging in joint marketing efforts with to...

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