Spokane Journal of Business

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Zenbivy LLC: Sleeping bags, camping beds are a sleeper hit

Michael Glavin says he’s seeking to turn both the sleeping bag industry and the retail world on their heads with his camping gear company, Spokane-based Zenbivy LLC. The company’s primary product is a combined sleeping bag and camping bed that...


2018 Journal of Business Rising Stars

In the five years that Brooke Baker Spink has worked for Baker Construction & Development Inc., she's helped secure more than $40 million in construction work. But it was work in another industry in which Baker Spink, 32, learned how to build sales. Af...


Advanced demand for nurse practitioners

Health care educators here say the demand for advanced practice nurses continues to grow, as physician shortages loom and rural residents face declining access to care. Anne Mason is the director of Washington State University’s doctor of nursing...


PacWest Machinery to start work on new Spokane Valley dealership

Kent, Wash.- based PacWest Machinery LLC is constructing a new Volvo Construction Equipment Dealership at 3515 N. Sullivan Road, in Spokane Valley. PacWest Machinery CEO Andrew Wold says construction crews broke ground last month, and the company plans...


Townhomes are being developed in downtown Coeur d’Alene

Construction is underway in downtown Coeur d’Alene on five of 10 planned new townhome units, says Eric Hedlund, owner of Eric Hedlund Design LLC, which designed the project. The 10 townhomes, each with roughly 2,000 square feet of floor space, are...


100-bed Inland Northwest Behavioral Hospital prepares to open

Spokane soon will have another resource for those in need of behavioral health care. An Oct. 1 soft opening is planned for the $34 million, 100-bed Inland Northwest Behavioral Hospital, says director of business development Lonna Smith. Those interested ...


Otis Hotel project’s asbestos, lead woes to be resolved soon

Following months of delays, the Otis Hotel redevelopment project has been cleared of lead contamination concerns by the Washington state Department of Ecology, says Portland, Ore.-based developer Curtis Rystadt. Additionally, the Washington state...


Northwest Pediatric Ophthalmology: Focusing on the eyes of youth

Spokane-based niche eye clinic Northwest Pediatric Ophthalmology PS is projecting it will be able to see up to 80 patients a day in its new, larger medical office at 842 S. Cowley, says Rachelle Zimmerer, the practice’s manager. That’s roughly 10 to ...


South Hill Goodwill to be expanded, remodeled

A $1.25 million, 7,000-square-foot warehouse addition is planned for the Goodwill retail store at 2927 E. 27th, says Clark Brekke, Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest president and CEO. The existing 10,000-square-foot retail building also will...


Around Town

Milestone Decisions Inc., a Moscow, Idaho, provider of care for people with developmental disabilities, has leased 2,000 square feet of office space in a multitenant building at 1221 W. Ironwood Drive, where it moved its Coeur d’Alene office from 3700 N...

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