Spokane Journal of Business

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Making medallions from scratch

A tiny Spokane Valley company is providing a unique product to the automotive worldcustom grill and truck medallions and data plates for antique (and sometimes not so antique) vehicles.Owner Jerry Turner says he knows of no other source for as...

Rahco hit hard, but optimistic

Pounded by depressed metals prices and the Asian contagion, Spokane industrial manufacturer Rahco International Inc. has suffered substantial hits to both its revenues and employment level in the past 18 months. Down but not out, the longtime in...

Convention campaign fires up

Now that the Washington Legislature has provided a financing package for a proposed expansion of the city of Spokanes convention facilities, proponents of the project are working feverishly to organize a campaign to win voter approval of the by a...

Potlatch positioned for payoff

When Potlatch Corp. shareholders convene today for the Spokane-based forest-products companys annual meeting, all eyes will be on the future.And theyre hoping sunglasses will be needed.Potlatch, which employs 6,800 people and has annual a...

Group Health to close its Maple Street clinic

Group Health Northwest, the Spokane-based health maintenance organization, plans to close its 22-year-old Maple Street clinic by this fall, which would be the second facility it has closed here this year. Theres a lot of history there, the...

Shea to start in August on $25.5 million project

Shea Construction, of Spokane, the general contractor and construction manager for the health sciences building thats to be built at the Riverpoint Higher Education Park, will start the $25.5 million construction project in August.Bill Gray, a...

West Plains may start chamber of commerce

The West Plains Business Association and the Cheney Chamber of Commerce are considering forming a new chamber of commerce that would represent the business interests of western Spokane County.Although theyre still in the early stages of the at...

Another big subdivision proposed for Five Mile

The Five Mile Corp., of Spokane, has proposed developing a 287-lot subdivision, to be called Falcon Ridge, on almost 122 acres located on Five Mile Prairie, where neighbors have contested several recent subdivision proposals.The proposed would a...

Sacred Heart offers to buy Fifth & Browne

Sacred Heart Medical Center has made an offer to buy the Fifth & Browne Medical Center, a busy 66,000-square-foot complex at 104 W. Fifth at the base of the South Hill.We made the offer because of the location, says Sacred Heart spokeswoman...

Itron to build new data collection system here

Itron Inc., of Spokane, is developing a radio-based data collection system for the meters of commercial and industrial energy users, and expects to begin producing the equipment here during the second half of this year.Mima Scarpelli, Itrons a...

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