Spokane Journal of Business

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Building a business on ‘roots’

Roots are important things to sisters Monica Simeon and Marina TurningRobe, both cultural roots and the ones that you dig from the ground. It took both kinds to create their young Spokane business, Sister Sky.The tiny enterprise offers an line a...

Paving concern formed

James T. Tim Welsh, president of Spokane-based Garco Construction Inc., has bought the concrete-paving assets of the former Acme Materials & Construction Co., of Spokane, from CPM Development Corp. and has formed a new company here called Acme...

Health-care ‘cluster’ promising

A new report prepared for the Washington state Office of Trade and Economic Development concludes that the Spokane area has the potential to become the Northwest version of the Mayo Clinic, and that its a competitive site for biotech and last...

Harpers bustles amid slump

POST FALLSBucking two trends at once, the big Harpers Manufacturing office-furniture plant here isnt laying off workers as many manufacturers are, and is expecting sales growth, at a time when many of its competitors are suffering double-digit...

Light rail could trigger flurry of development

The proposed light-rail transit line that would run between downtown Spokane and Liberty Lake could spark private-sector development of more than 1 million square feet of commercial space and up to 4,200 residential units in neighborhoods stations...

Calvert Technologies closes doors

Calvert Technologies Inc., the 28-year-old West Plains automated-systems integrator and manufacturer, has closed its doors, and its owners, George and Judy Calvert, have filed under Chapter 7 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code to liquidate their couple in...

Hollister-Stier project doubles to $8 million

Hollister-Stier Laboratories LLC, the Spokane-based pharmaceutical manufacturer, has decided to double to $8 million the size of a planned upgrade thats aimed at enhancing its ability to produce drugs in commercial-sized which employs about 250 a...

Work halted on North Side center

Work has stopped for the time being on the planned Diamond Shopping Center on Spokanes North Side after a big tenant apparently dropped out of the project.That tenant, Kent, Wash.-based retailer World Lighting & Design Inc., no longer plans to...

Hospitality Associates re-franchises 30 hotels

Spokane-based Hospitality Associates Inc. has re-franchised 30 of the 50 hotels it owns and operatesincluding two hereunder an agreement reached recently with Dallas, Tex.-based La Quinta Inns Inc.As part of the transition to the new new the...

Helping U stop at the Xing

Brian and Kathy Mathis might well take a certain satisfaction from telling motorists where they can get off.Its not that either of them is prone to road rage. Its just that the need to tell drivers where to go and where not to go, and what &...

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