Spokane Journal of Business

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Michaels to open store in former Best building

Michaels Stores Inc., a big Dallas-based retailer of arts, crafts, and home-decor items, plans to open a second Spokane-area store, this one in the former Best Products Co. building on North Division.Michaels has leased about 25,300 square feet...

National chain to erect long-stay hotel in Valley

Extended Stay America Inc., a Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based company that operates more than 190 extended-stay hotels nationwide, says it plans to build a 115-unit hotel in the Spokane Valley.Mariesa Capelli, a spokeswoman in Fort Lauderdale for of...

Firm here to handle Russian jobs

A small consulting firm here called Pacific Energy Research Associates Inc. has been awarded two contracts to conduct energy-related planning and feasibility studies in eastern Russia that could have major implications.Under one of the Pacific a...

Does Spokane lack engineers?

Last year, Spokane-based RAHCO International went for months without finding a single qualified engineering candidate to hire. It finally recruited one from South Africa. Spokane headhunter Jeannine Marx, who typically has sought seasoned for is...

Broadway Group expanding

Broadway Group, a Spokane-based company that owns a chain of truck stops and smaller fuel stop-convenience store outlets as well as other properties, is getting ready to expand again.It expects shortly to buy a truck stop, casino, motel, and at...

Harley Douglass buys Deer Park lots

Spokane home builder Harley Douglass has bought 45 residential lots near the Deer Park Golf & Country Club in Deer Park, 15 miles north of Spokane, and has begun building two model homes on adjacent lots there.The lots that he has purchased are...

K&N acquires competitor’s assets here

K&N Electric Motors Inc., a 56-year-old Spokane motor distributor and industrial-equipment service shop, has bought the assets of the former Spokane operation of Cleveland-based Grand Eagle Inc. and is moving into that companys facility.Grand...

Project Access would provide care to uninsured

Spokane physicians are exploring a program under which they and other health-care providers would offer free or low-cost medical care to low-income, uninsured residents here.The program, which is called Project Access and is modeled after of the...

Business coalition on health builds base

Dissatisfied with the continuing sharp upward trend in health-insurance premiums paid by businesses and their workers, an employer alliance has formed here to pursue a multipronged, locally focused strategy aimed at stabilizing health-care costs on...

Two SBIP projects to begin

Work is scheduled to start this week on two office-and-warehouse buildings, worth a combined about $5.3 million, in the Spokane Business & Industrial Park, in the Spokane Valley.Crown West Realty LLC, the 600-acre parks Spokane-based owner and...

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