Spokane Journal of Business

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STA starts condemnation process for light-rail land

The Spokane Transit Authority has taken steps to condemn about 14 acres of land near the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center to use as right of way for a proposed light-rail line and as a site for a passenger station.STA filed a petition in late a...

WTB set to invade Seattle area

Spokane-based Washington Trust Bank plans to enter the Seattle market soon with a limited-service branch, says Lea Werner, the banks spokeswoman.Washington Trust plans to offer through the new branch customized business and personal financial...

Spokane Railway plans to become Numerica

Spokane Railway Credit Union plans to change its name to Numerica Credit Union to reflect the nature of its expanding membership base more accurately, says Robyn Baird, senior marketing specialist for the credit union.The new name will go into a...

Gonzaga to build housing on former law school site

Gonzaga University plans to raze in July the soon-to-be-vacated building that currently houses the library and classrooms for its School of Law, and build in the structures place three apartment buildings for student housing.The apartment will...

Tapping the bucks of the Irish

COEUR DALENE Ilene Moss suspects that theres a mischievous leprechaun loose in the land who steals Irish-wool knit hats.She sells such hats at her Coeur dAlene shop, All Things Irish; the funny thing is, she says, most of the people who...

Mixed-use project set for SBIP

Crown West Realty LLC, which owns and manages the 600-acre Spokane Business & Industrial Park in the Spokane Valley, plans to demolish an office building it occupies at the parks northern entrance and erect a larger, multitenant structure in its...

Stiffer health-plan hikes back

Inland Northwest businesses will find no relief this year from the now seemingly relentless rise in health-plan rate increases, with many employers here once again feeling the sting of double-digit premium hikes after a number of years in which of...

Vending machines go high-tech

Vending machines, which came on the scene in the 1920s to sell candy bars and tobacco products, now dispense everything from freshly brewed coffee to just-cookedand brownedfrench fries.The technology already exists to make vending machines a...

Longtime burial-vault maker broadens scope

Spokane Wilbert Vault always has been known as a burial-vault maker. Through the years, though, the company quietly has gained a regional reputation as a supplier of hundreds of different precast concrete products, ranging from water tanks to To...

Learning center opens in EWU facility here

Eastern Washington University has opened up its building in downtown Spokane to a consortium that plans to offer job assessment and training to employees who work in the downtown core and to people who are looking for entry-level positions.The a...

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