Spokane Journal of Business

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Downtown Toyota plans to open Lexus dealership

Downtown Toyota Inc., of Spokane, has agreed to buy the assets of Lexus of Spokane from Appleway Automotive Groups owner, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Republic Industries Inc., and plans to move the dealership downtown.Before the move can must...

‘Hummingbird’ vials fan whir of growth at Unicep

Unicep Packaging Inc., of Sandpoint, is expecting big things from its small, squeezable vials.Demand has been so strong for its tiny MicroDose fluid and gel dispenserswhich some customers say look like hummingbirds, and which hold products to...

Nascart Inc. owners start manufacturer

The owners of Nascart Inc., a Spokane-based go-cart track operator, have formed a second company here called American Thunder Cart Inc. to manufacture go-carts and offer consulting services to other track developers.The new concern is operating...

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...

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