Spokane Journal of Business

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National chain to erect long-stay hotel in Valley

Extended Stay America Inc., a Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based company that operates more than 190 extended-stay hotels nationwide, says it plans to build a 115-unit hotel in the Spokane Valley.Mariesa Capelli, a spokeswoman in Fort Lauderdale for of...

Firm here to handle Russian jobs

A small consulting firm here called Pacific Energy Research Associates Inc. has been awarded two contracts to conduct energy-related planning and feasibility studies in eastern Russia that could have major implications.Under one of the Pacific a...

Does Spokane lack engineers?

Last year, Spokane-based RAHCO International went for months without finding a single qualified engineering candidate to hire. It finally recruited one from South Africa. Spokane headhunter Jeannine Marx, who typically has sought seasoned for is...

Broadway Group expanding

Broadway Group, a Spokane-based company that owns a chain of truck stops and smaller fuel stop-convenience store outlets as well as other properties, is getting ready to expand again.It expects shortly to buy a truck stop, casino, motel, and at...

Harley Douglass buys Deer Park lots

Spokane home builder Harley Douglass has bought 45 residential lots near the Deer Park Golf & Country Club in Deer Park, 15 miles north of Spokane, and has begun building two model homes on adjacent lots there.The lots that he has purchased are...

K&N acquires competitor’s assets here

K&N Electric Motors Inc., a 56-year-old Spokane motor distributor and industrial-equipment service shop, has bought the assets of the former Spokane operation of Cleveland-based Grand Eagle Inc. and is moving into that companys facility.Grand...

Project Access would provide care to uninsured

Spokane physicians are exploring a program under which they and other health-care providers would offer free or low-cost medical care to low-income, uninsured residents here.The program, which is called Project Access and is modeled after of the...

Business coalition on health builds base

Dissatisfied with the continuing sharp upward trend in health-insurance premiums paid by businesses and their workers, an employer alliance has formed here to pursue a multipronged, locally focused strategy aimed at stabilizing health-care costs on...

Two SBIP projects to begin

Work is scheduled to start this week on two office-and-warehouse buildings, worth a combined about $5.3 million, in the Spokane Business & Industrial Park, in the Spokane Valley.Crown West Realty LLC, the 600-acre parks Spokane-based owner and...

Sundance Plaza project gets going on North Side

Sundance Plaza LLC, of Spokane, has inked Albertsons Inc. as the supermarket anchor for the planned Sundance Plaza Shopping Center on Spokanes North Side, and after a years delay, is moving forward with the projects $5.2 million first site...

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