Spokane Journal of Business

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MEISolutions.com signs deals that spur growth

MEISolutions.com Inc., a Spokane-based maker of software for retail transactions, has signed two agreements that could bring it millions of dollars in new sales and royalties over the next three years, says John E. Molloy, the companys chairman a...

Farmers-only market blossoms

A downtown parking lot might seem to be an unlikely place to find a taste of life on the farm, but twice a week from May to October, the First Covenant Church parking lot near the southwest corner of Division and Second fills with farmers and their...

Stoneway rides sales increase

Selling electrical parts to contractors and manufacturers has kept the lights on at Stoneway Electric Supply Inc. for years, but a recent surge in sales has given the Spokane-based company an even brighter outlook.Edward E. Ralph, CEO of the the...

Hotel industry on upswing

The Spokane-area lodging industry is enjoying a growth spurt thats producing increasing occupancy, rising average room rates, and growing room-tax revenues.Industry observers credit the improvement in part to strong convention business, a that...

Electronic sign maker rebounds

American Electronic Sign Co., which was forced to seek bankruptcy protection six years ago after losing an expensive patent-infringement lawsuit, shows clear signs of being back on a solid growth track.The Spokane-based maker of electronic and a...

Downtown Bon remodels, expands furniture gallery

The Bon Marche is remodeling the basement of its downtown Spokane store to provide a larger area for its furniture showroom. Store Manager Beth Lewis says the new furniture gallery, which is expected to open by the end of September, will offer a...

City plans road, bridge work on Freya corridor

Next year could bring the start of about $5 million worth of street and bridge improvements to help accommodate increasing traffic on Freya Street, in East Spokane. If federal and state funds are secured, design work will start in 2000 on a on a...

MEI to buy East Coast software firm

MEISolutions.com, a 15-year-old Spokane company formerly known as Micro Enhancement International Inc., says it has agreed in principle to acquire a New Hampshire software-development firm for $2.8 million in cash and stock.Company Chairman and...

Heilig-Meyers starts work on building

The anticipated construction of a new Heilig-Meyers Co. furniture store in the Spokane Valley is under way, and the subsequent demolition of the current store is expected to begin near year-end.The new Heilig-Meyers store is being built behind a...

SESCO buys electrical unit of Pullman concern

Spokane Electrical Services Co., the Spokane-based parent of Rods Electric, Power City Electric, and PowerCom, has acquired the electrical contracting division of Champion Electric & Lighting, of Pullman, a 13-year-old electrical contractor and a...

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