Spokane Journal of Business

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Vandervert clears site for Wandermere project

A Spokane company headed by prominent developer Dick Vandervert has cleared a 7.5-acre site just north of Wandermere Mall for a retail development project.The company, Wandermere Investments LLC, is considering several options for the site, will...

Sterling plans Coeur d’Alene branch

Sterling Savings Bank, of Spokane, has bought a building at the southeast corner of 11th Street and Sherman Avenue in Coeur dAlene and plans to open a bank branch there early next month.The Coeur dAlene branch will be Sterlings 34th new so...

SESCO buys assets of Pasco company

Spokane Electrical Services Co. (SESCO), of Spokane, has bought the assets of AE Utilities, of Pasco, Wash., and melded those assets with those of its Spokane-based PowerCom division, which installs copper and fiber-optic wiring for data and voice...

Holley Mason upgrade gets financial backing

Real estate investor and developer Rob Brewster Jr. says he has secured financing for the rehabilitation of the long-vacant Holley Mason Building in downtown Spokane and expects initial cleanup of the historic six-story structure to begin in is to...

Portland company buys Christian Gift Center

Christian Supply Centers Inc., a Portland, Ore.-based company that operates a chain of inspirational retail stores, has bought Christian Resources Inc., which had operated five Christian Gift Center outlets here and in Coeur dAlene.Also, Inc.,...

Egghead’s top exec will stay

Egghead.com Inc.s employment agreement with the executive who has led the Spokane company through its resurrection is about to run out, but he apparently is going to stay with the software reseller.Eggheads proxy statement from last year its...

Trucker tries to pull out of skid

WTB Inc., the financially troubled Spokane trucking company that at one time commanded a fleet of 280 trucks operating nationwide, is seeking approval of a reorganization plan that it hopes will allow it to emerge from bankruptcy protection.The...

Paulsen Center being sold

Joel Diamond, chairman and CEO of Seattle-based Diamond Parking Inc., which has substantial real estate holdings here, is buying the historic Paulsen Center downtown from Joe and Mary Dinnison.The transaction, which is expected to close by Nov....

Auto chain may buy Camp here

Publicly traded Lithia Motors Inc., of Medford, Ore., which owns and operates 24 auto dealerships in three states, has approached Camp Automotive Inc., of Spokane, about buying the Camp dealership.Phil Camp, president of Camp Automotive, says in...

Kaiser takes cautious view on market buildup

Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp., one of the Spokane areas largest employers, is taking a cautionary attitude toward reports that aluminum-industry activity appears to be rebounding in the Pacific Northwest.Kaisers two facilities here, the a...

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