Spokane Journal of Business

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Team called in to help postal labor relations

The U.S. Postal Service has brought in a team of expert managers it hopes will improve relations between workers and management in the Spokane Postal District and end recent complaints about service problems, says Al DeSarro, a Denver-based for the...

Y2K doesn’t bug everybody

Late last year, Spokane-based Merck Familys Old World Christmas designed a champagne bottle-shaped Christmas ornament with fin de siecleend of the centuryon the label and a glittery year 2000 emblazoned across the front.Since then,...

New Light draws bead on ID cards

New Light Industries Ltd., an 8-year-old West Plains company that develops holography equipment, says it might be just a year or two away from completing development of a device that could be used to produce holographic portraits of people for and...

Private garage could serve convention project

An investment group thats considering developing twin high-rise towers on the downtown block across Spokane Falls Boulevard from the Opera House has proposed buildingand paying fora garage that would meet its parking needs and those of the an...

Three Airway Heights projects being readied

Three separate development projects that together have an estimated eventual value of more than $4.6 million are being planned for Airway Heights.The projects include a 60-room hotel, an eight-acre, mixed-used industrial park, and a storage Rudy...

Carried away with horses

Step up boys! Here we go, commands Cathy Andersen from the drivers seat of her covered carriage.Jimmy and Romeo, two of Andersens black draft horses, pull ahead, effortlessly gliding the 3,000-pound carriage, which at times is weighed by...

Cancer Care NW to expand

Cancer Care Northwest PS, which opened a $7 million cancer-treatment center southeast of downtown Spokane two months ago, now is readying plans to open a North Side facility.The expansion of the physician-owned enterprise could intensify among a...

Group studies Liberty Lake incorporation

Spokane developer Jim Frank says that he and about nine other people recently have begun meeting to study the viability and economic feasibility of incorporating Liberty Lake.Frank, president of Greenstone Corp. and a developer in the MeadowWood...

Office park planned on part of Birdies site

Brothers Dave and Kevin Guthrie, who both are vice presidents of Pacific Security Cos., of Spokane, have closed Birdies Golf Center, a 3-year-old, 17-acre golf practice facility they developed east of Northpointe Plaza shopping center.They plan...

WWP might eliminate up to 25 positions here

Washington Water Power Co., which soon will change its name to Avista Corp., is conducting a corporate optimization study that could result in some job cuts and other organizational changes next month.WWP spokesman Pat Lynch says the changes the...

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