Spokane Journal of Business

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Another industrial park eyed

A new 21-acre industrial park is being proposed along Sullivan Road in the Spokane Valley, adding to recent and envisioned development activity along that burgeoning north-south arterial.Bob Bonuccelli, of Village Square Realty Inc., is seeking...

SESCO fans its wildfire growth

Spokane Electrical Services Co. (SESCO), the Spokane-based parent of Rods Electric, Power City Electric, and PowerCom, plans to hire more than 50 additional workers and acquire at least one more companyboth by the end of this yearand is...

State plans Valley call center

The Washington state Employment Security Department says it plans to open a new 80-employee call center in the Spokane Valley late next year, where it will handle unemployment insurance claims by telephone, primarily for Eastern and Central a...

Chapter Eleven plans to close two locations

Spokane restaurateur Jim Becker and his partner, Jim Eagle, of Yakima, plan to close the Chapter Eleven restaurants here at 9304 N. Division and 7720 E. Sprague by Labor Day. The Chapter Eleven restaurant at 105 E. Mission will remain three a...

Book & Game Co. eyes options for two stores

The Book & Game Co., of Spokane, which owns and operates a small chain of retail stores, including Aunties Bookstore downtown, has discussed possible sales of two of its operationsMerlyns Science Fiction-Fantasy Store and the Paper who...

Cheney concern opens office in Osaka, Japan

AutoPatch, a division of Cheney-based XN Technologies Inc. that makes audio, video, and digital signal switching and routing equipment, has opened a sales and customer support office in Osaka, Japan.The two-person office opened last month,...

Abercrombie & Fitch mulls Spokane store

Abercrombie & Fitch Co., the venerable Columbus, Ohio-based retailer of mens and womens casual clothing, says it is considering opening a store in the Spokane area.Lonnie Fogel, a Columbus-based spokesman for the company, says & Fitch...

Zess Technologies Inc. plans Spokane plant

A young Portland company called Zess Technologies Inc. that is marketing a new type of heat exchanger with purportedly wide-ranging commercial and industrial applications plans to open a small testing and assembly facility here.Company Jim...

Veterinary services boom here

Thirty years ago Blackie, Lucky, Shadow, and Spot were common names for the family dog. Nowadays, mans best friend is more likely to be dubbed Lucy, Jimmy, or Samnames usually reserved for human members of the family. The names reflect...

Venture fund gets key license

A Spokane venture-capital fund that has its roots in the Momentum economic-development movement has received a federal license that gives it access to $22 million in additional investment fundsincreasing the pool of capital that it and a to...

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