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Freightliner dealer here gets big project rolling

Freedom Truck Centers Inc., Spokanes Freightliner truck dealership, has kicked off site work on the West Plains for a long-planned sales and service facility thats expected to cost about $4.5 million to develop.The facility is to be on a the...

Big engineering concern opens Spokane branch

Consoer Townsend Envirodyne Engineers Inc., a large, Chicago-based engineering and consulting company, has opened a small branch office near downtown Spokane and plans to expand its presence here in the next few years.The company has leased and...

Plans for downtown office complex move ahead

The proposed development of an office-retail complex on the east side of downtown Spokane, which investors had said earlier they were considering, now appears poised to move ahead.Spokane real estate specialist Dick Edwards, one of the says call...

Getronics Wang debuts new banking software

Getronics Wang workers in Liberty Lake have developed new software that integrates banking systems used to provide customer service at branch locations, at call centers, and over the Internet, says Leni Selvaggio, Getronics marketing programs of is...

Indoor go-cart track being developed here

A new Spokane-based go-cart track development group plans to open an indoor facility here next month for racing.Called Nascart Indoor Speedway, the racetrack will be located in a leased, 30,000-square-foot warehouse space at 1224 E. Front, near...

Developers to expand Liberty Lake complex

Developers are moving forward with a $3 million expansion at Liberty Lake Town Center, motivated by a flurry of leasing activity for a shopping center under construction across the street.Design work already is under way on the expansion at Lake...

Women’s investor group buys Odd Fellows Hall

A newly formed investor group of women coincidentally named Odd Girls LLC has bought the 90-year-old Odd Fellows Hall at 1017 W. First with hopes of using it as a catalyst for redevelopment of that area of downtown Spokane.We have some plans a...

Restaurant project eyed for downtown property

Mission Property LLC, of Spokane, is negotiating with a national restaurant chain that hopes to build an eatery at the high-profile corner of Spokane Falls Boulevard and Browne Street, where the Union Gospel Mission building and another dilapidated...

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,...

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