Spokane Journal of Business

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Chamber seeks money for high-tech info center

The Spokane Area Chamber of Commerce, which bought the former West One Plaza building downtown and is converting it into a Spokane Regional Business Center, now is seeking $1.7 million in donations to build a high-tech marketing and conference on a...

Key Tronic sails into new seas

Key Tronic Corp., the Spokane maker of keyboards and other computer-input devices, has steered into the promising waters of an industry segment called original design and manufacturing (ODM), and is preparing to churn up a wake.Although the the...

Move fuels hiring at Accra-Fab

In the last year, Accra-Fab Inc., a Spokane-based precision sheet metal fabricator, has had strong success on its home turf, but struggled at its West Side branches.Here, the company bloomed following its move last year into a brand-new, in Lake...

Spokane Valley Mall lands 10 more tenants

Three additional restaurants and seven new retailers have agreed to open outlets at the Spokane Valley Mall within the next seven months, and another four potential tenants are negotiating to sign leases, says Wendy LePiane, marketing director for...

Itronix Corp. considers consolidating facilities

Itronix Corp., the Spokane maker of rugged wireless computers, is considering whether to consolidate its Spokane offices and manufacturing operations into one facility.The company currently leases the 30,000-square-foot former IBM complex, at S....

Investor buys historic Holley Mason Building

Real estate investor and developer Rob Brewster Jr. says he has bought the long-vacant Holley Mason Building in downtown Spokane and plans to rehabilitate the historic six-story structure.Brewster, who grew up in Spokane but now lives mostly in...

$30 million in strip-mall projects set

A Spokane company called Sierra Development LLC, which is headed by prominent local developer Dick Vandervert, has just begun work on one retail development in Millwood and plans to start work on two othersone each in Cheney and Liberty spring. a...

Power City battles rival contractor here

Power City Electric Inc., a longtime Spokane electrical contracting company, is embroiled in a court battle with a rival company formed three months ago by two former employees. It has accused the new company of using confidential information to to...

Retail chains lease spaces in Valley

Two retail chains have leased new sites in neighboring buildings at the southeast corner of Sprague Avenue and Sullivan Road in the Spokane Valley.Hancock Fabrics Inc., a Tupelo, Miss.-based sewing and home-decorations retailer, has leased the &...

Big housing, industrial development proposed

A partnership that includes prominent Spokane real estate developer and broker Bob Tomlinson is proposing a big residential and industrial development for a 300-acre site near Liberty Lake. The development, called Liberty Lake Meadows, would 64...

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