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First National to triple its number of branches

First National Financial Group Inc., of Spokane, has opened three new branches in the last two months, giving it five, and plans to open a sixth office, in Vancouver, Wash., within the next two weeks.Glen Hays, a director and senior shareholder...

Logan Industries looks global

Newly spun off from Liberty Lake-based Telect Inc., Logan Industries Inc., a contract manufacturer for the electronics and other high-tech industries, plans to add about 20 jobs here by the end of the yeargiving it a total of 150 workersand to...

Foreclosures soared again here last year

The number of foreclosures in Spokane County climbed sharply in 1998 for the third straight year, putting the county within mortgage-tossing distance of highs not seen here since the late 1980s, according to county auditors figures.A total of...

Spokane investors buy Liberty Lake center

Wandermere Investments LLC, an investment company here of which Spokane developer Dick Vandervert is the managing member, has bought a Liberty Lake retail center for $4.8 million from Boise-based Cantlon Properties Inc. The Spokane investment to...

Two Idaho golf projects move ahead

Two major golf course developments, both of which will be semiprivate and designed to appeal to upscale golfers, are planned in Kootenai County.One course, called The Links Golf Course, is being built north of Post Falls on the Rathdrum Prairie...

XN Technologies builds new offices in Cheney

To free up more room for its accelerating production lines, Cheney-based electronics manufacturer XN Technologies Inc. is more than doubling its floor space this year through construction of a $2.8 million office building at its Cheney site.Work...

Packet Engines, WSU join in research effort

Packet Engines Inc., a Spokane computer hardware maker that specializes in high-speed networking technology, and Washington State University are teaming up on a nearly $140,000 research project that will delve into how to improve Packets products...

Focusing on the pointe

The owners of Empire Dance Shop, who write out their monthly balance sheets by hand on pieces of ledger paper, maintain a computer database that tracks which pointe shoes each of the shops customer has tried over the years and what they thought a...

A new Hollister-Stier emerges

Hollister-Stier Laboratories LLC, which completed its spinoff last month from Bayer Corp., will be much more aggressive than Bayer was here in both introducing new allergy and asthma-related products and in seeking contract-manufacturing roles for...

Fourth medical project set for Liberty Lake

A Spokane-based concern called Sigma Partnership plans to develop a complex of two medical, dental, and professional office buildings at Liberty Lake at the northwest corner of Mission Avenue and Molter Road.The project, which is expected to is...

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