Spokane Journal of Business

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GranTree re-enters market

GranTree Furniture, of Portland, has re-entered the Spokane market, opening a store at the northwest corner of Second Avenue and Bernard Street, and plans to open two more stores here within the next 12 months.Once GranTree has opened three it a...

New nonprofit pitches Valley sports complex

Spokane businessman Kert Carlson has formed a nonprofit corporation named Sports USA through which he hopes to develop and operate an $8 million-to-$10 million sports complex in the Spokane Valley. The project is in the predesign stage, and the...

Rockwood eyes another expansion

Spokane United Methodist Homes Inc., a nonprofit corporation that operates Rockwood Retirement Communities here, plans to develop a $6 million-to-$7 million addition to its Rockwood Forest Estates independent-living subdivision on Spokanes South...

Douglass to build center on Diamond Bowl site

Spokane developer Harlan Douglass plans to begin work this month on a 124,000-square-foot North Side retail center that will include a World Lighting & Design store, among other tenants.World Lighting is the newest retail chain being launched by...

Fruci Financial Services merges into Portland firm

Fruci Financial Services Inc., a Spokane-based medical management and billing company with 86 employees, has been merged into Portland-based Anesthesiologists Associated Inc. (AAI) and has assumed the AAI name.Fruci Financial, which was founded...

Taking design to the extreme

Jim Koch claims he has always worked in a very corporate world, but its hard to tell that from the markets he serves, which range from extreme sports and rock music to custom cars and trick bikes.The 34-year-old Spokane artist owns an Jim...

Cd’A Tribe eyes vote on gaming

The Coeur dAlene Tribe is considering asking Idaho voters to decide the fate of its casino operations via a statewide ballot initiative.That comes in the wake of the Idaho Senates defeat last week of a bill that would have ratified a new the...

Industry is tough on Potlatch

Two years ago on the eve of their annual meeting, officials at Spokane-based Potlatch Corp. believed the big forest-products company was positioned to begin reaping the rewards of a massive capital-improvement program, new corporate efficiencies, a...

Garco lands $10 million Fairchild job

The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers has awarded a $10.2 million contract to Garco Construction Inc., of Spokane, to build a second KC-135 hydrant-based aircraft-fueling system at Fairchild Air Force Base and to expand the bases current fueling began...

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