Spokane Journal of Business

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New heart procedures arrive

Heart surgery here and around the nation is going through a revolution.In some cases, surgeons now are using a variety of much smaller incisions to get to the heart, rather than opening up the entire chest, and are avoiding the use of a machine...

Sylvan Furniture will move downtown store

Soon, the familiar old radio and TV jingle for Sylvan Furniture Co.s downtown Spokane store no longer will be applicable. The 56-year-old store is moving to a two-level, 19,000-square-foot building at 1233 N. Division from its three-story, at...

Plan would create new city center in Post Falls

POST FALLSSpokane developer Harry Greens vision for the former Louisiana-Pacific Corp. mill site here involves nothing less than forging a new city center, complete with a town square, a relocated City Hall, and a shoreline park.At a public...

Convention center design firm sought

The Spokane Public Facilities District recently invited firms interested in providing architectural and engineering services for the proposed expansion and remodeling of the Spokane Convention Center to submit qualifications.The district in an a...

Texas investor acquires Valley office complex

James F. Cotter, a San Antonio, Tex.-based real estate investor, has added the Argonne West I & II office complex to his recently startedand fast-growingportfolio of Spokane-area properties.Cotter bought Argonne West I & II, which is located...

DOT still wants to trade property for construction

An unusual offer by the Washington state Department of Transportation to exchange almost four acres of property on North Ruby Street for the construction work on two projects has failed to produce any offers acceptable to DOT. The projects include...

Parrott Mechanical closes; suits pending

Parrott Mechanical Inc., a longtime North Idaho heating, plumbing, and electrical contractor that once employed more than 400 people companywide, has closed its Coeur dAlene office and laid off most of its employees. A Boise-based heating and...

Communicating with vision

With cameras and tape recorder in hand, Bob Rowan boarded a plane last week for rural Holmes County, Ohio, to spend seven days among the Amish.It was one of countless trips that Rowan, who creates multimedia productions of photos, words, and for...

Portions of Avista unit may be sold

Avista Corp. says its working on the possible sale of part of its majority-owned Avista Communications subsidiary to that units CEO and part-owner, Greg Green, and other minority shareholders.Avista Communications spokeswoman Annette Miller...

Chambers in Spokane, Cd’A establish regional task force

The Spokane and Coeur dAlene chambers of commerce have established a group called the Joint Regional Issues Task Force to tackle topics that affect the business communities in both cities. The task force includes 16 peopleeight from the Area...

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