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Inland Imaging broadens reach

Inland Imaging LLC, which touts itself as the Inland Northwests largest provider of radiology services, is taking steps on multiple fronts to upgrade or broaden those services even further.The Spokane-based enterprise is spending more than $1...

Economy didn’t slow exec pay

The economic slowdown apparently didnt staunch the flow of money to top-level Inland Northwest executives last year.Executives of publicly traded companies in Spokane and North Idaho, on average, saw their paychecks grow a hearty 7 percent in...

Coma recovery unlike in movies

In the movies, when people wake from a coma, they typically come to, blink their eyes a few times, then carry on with their lives as if nothing had happened.The reality is, unfortunately, harsher than that, says Janice White, service in...

Emerging treatment for fibrillation arrives here

Dr. Gerhard Muelheims, a cardiac electrophysiologist who joined Spokane Cardiology PS last month, soon will begin performing here an emerging catheter-based procedure for treating sufferers of atrial fibrillation, a potentially dangerous form of be...

Cancer Care Northwest pushes research hard

In an experimental treatment to direct the immune system to target prostate cancer, all of a patients blood is filtered three times to gather a half-cup of cells so potent theyre known as master cell gardens. Then, a growth factor is added...

Companies now training managers and leaders

Many companies train their employees to be better managers; nowadays, more and more are training their top managers to be better leaders. Itron Inc., for example, instituted an advanced leadership training program last year that it views as...

Program gives students taste of culinary careers

You dont have to go to college to learn your way around a kitchen.Nikki Sutton knew that. Since she always had wanted to be a chef and already was a pretty good cook, she didnt figure to go on in school after she completed high school. just...

Cook’s Dream acquires kitchen-equipment store

Cooks Dream, a cookware shop on the South Hill, has bought Jays Bosch Kitchen Center, in the Spokane Valley, and has renamed both businesses Cooks Dream, an Authorized Bosch Dealer.Rick Wilcox, president of Cooks Dream Inc., the parent...

Analyst cuts estimate of Avista’s net

D.A. Davidson & Co., a Great Falls, Mont.-based stock brokerage, has lowered its estimate for Avista Corp.s earnings for 2002, based on a recent court judgment against the Spokane energy company.In a report on Avista released last week, D.A....

Cantu buys Valley land, eyes new office building

Cantu Investments LLC, of Spokane, has bought just over an acre of vacant land along Mullan Road in the Spokane Valley and is considering developing of a new office building there.Commercial real estate broker Dan Cantu, who is part-owner of on...

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