Spokane Journal of Business

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Accra-Fab execs buy out Valley fabricator’s stock

Accra-Fab Inc., a Liberty Lake-based precision sheet metal fabricator with 300 employees here, has been bought by its president and a company director, dismantling an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) that had owned most of the company for the a...

Vehicle dealers descend on I-90 at Liberty Lake

Attracted by high visibility, easy access, and increased development activity, vehicle dealerships have begun showing a keen interest in property along Interstate 90 near burgeoning Liberty Lake.RnR RV Center, which sells motor homes, travel a...

Farrier fixes focus on fit feet

Lyle E. Bergy Bergeleen has been kicked in the ribs, suffered numerous broken toes, and even had several of his front teeth and his upper jaw broken since becoming a horseshoer 30 years ago.Rather than making him callous or abusive toward a...

Another telco firm sets up here

McLeodUSA Inc., a fast-growing, Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based telecommunications company, is taking steps to join the handful of companies competing here for local phone-service customers.McLeodUSA, which provides local and long-distance telephone to...

From Eagle to e-hardware

A former Spokane boy is looking to make it easy for you to buy that cordless drill, lawnmower, or metric tool set youve been wanting, while sitting at home in your bathrobe and slippers.Sam Heerensperger, son of former Spokane businessman and...

Potential tower site clouds up

Spokane real estate developer Rob Brewster Jr. says he has decided against renewing an option to buy a site at Riverside Avenue and Howard Street downtown for a possible $35 million-to-$40 million skyscraper. Brewster says the project still is a...

CEO roundtable looks likely

Heavy hitters in the business community here are taking steps to form a CEO-led regional business roundtable that would tackle issues they say are impeding economic growth in the Spokane-Coeur dAlene area.The formation of such a group has from...

Daines sues Alcatel over tax liability

Bernard Daines, founder of Packet Engines Inc., of Spokane, has filed suit in U.S. District Court here against Paris-based Alcatel S.A. and Texas-based Alcatel USA Inc., the company that bought Packet last December.In his suit, Daines claims the...

Technet plans forums to boost venture capital

Technet, a Spokane support group for high-tech executives, plans to launch a forum that would help entrepreneurs here meet qualified investors who are willing to provide venture capital.Tentatively called the Technet Investors Forum, the new off...

Another teen center is being planned downtown

Another activity center for teen-agers is being planned in Spokane, and the effort to develop this onewhich is expected to teach teens how to operate a businessis being headed by Steve Livingstone, owner of Bumpers Fun Centers here, along is...

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