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Out-of-town SBA lender enters Spokane

Commerce Loan Co., a division of San Diego-based Bank of Commerce, has opened a loan-production office in the Spokane Valley.The office, at 2510 N. Pines, is the 23rd location for Commerce Loan, which has received a preferred lender designation...

Sacred Heart to spin off share of surgery center

Sacred Heart Medical Center plans to shift the ownership of its ambulatory surgery center, located in the Sacred Heart Doctors Building on the hospital campus, to a new limited liability corporation that will be owned by Sacred Heart and surgeons a...

Shop offers stitch in time

For three generations, Darrell Smiths family has sold sewing machines from a shop at the corner of Sprague Avenue and Napa Street in East Spokane. In the decades since Smiths grandfather, William Boyd, and Boyds partner, Jay Walker, Co. a...

Property tax levy rates rise

Businesses and homeowners in the city of Spokane will pay a higher property-tax levy rate this yearafter five years of decreasesdue partly to heightened school construction activity and a slower rise in overall property values here. On in also...

LineSoft sees blitzkrieg growth

Quiet through most of its first decade of existence, LineSoft Corp., of Spokane, has more than doubled in size during the past two years, and hopes to grow even faster over the next four years.The specialty software and engineering consulting in...

Realtors debate on-line sharing

In the last year, John L. Scott Real Estates Internet site has gone from receiving about 1.6 million visits, or hits, a month to about 10 million hits, and that number still is increasing rapidly.Now, Lennox Scott, president of the Bellevue, a...

GU to add computer engineering program

Gonzaga University plans this fall to begin offering a bachelor of science degree in computer engineering, says Dennis Horn, the dean of the Spokane universitys School of Engineering.The four-year program will be offered in response to a for a...

Ambassadors tightens California operation

Ambassadors International Inc., the Spokane-based travel business, has consolidated its performance group, which is made up of about nine operating entities mostly in California, and established a headquarters for that unit in Newport Beach, the in...

Accounting firm, lender to buy downtown building

The Griffiths & Co. PS accounting firm and KDL Inc., which operates as Inland Mortgage, have agreed to buy the 10,000-square-foot Chamberlain Building, at 906 W. Sprague downtown, and hope to move into the two-story structure in May. Tom owner a...

Spokane trade mission to Britain set for June

The International Trade Alliance, a Spokane economic-development group, is organizing a 12-day trade mission to the United Kingdom in June in an effort to help businesses here make or enhance trade contacts in that European region.The Spokane is...

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