Spokane Journal of Business

Local News

Coldwater to open 29 stores

As a retailer, Sandpoint-based Coldwater Creek Inc. was built on catalog sales of its womens apparel and gift items, with Internet sales added when that electronic medium exploded on the scene. Now, the North Idaho company is looking to its a...

Home designs tailored for narrower lots

In established parts of the MeadowWood at Liberty Lake subdivision, homes with three-car garages spread out over wide lots.In newer parts of the same neighborhood, however, homes with living space stacked upon tandem garages, in which cars are...

Hecla, Cd’A boost 2002 production

Inland Northwest mining companies say theyre hitting rich veins of opportunity at their Central and South American mine properties.Hecla Mining Co., of Coeur dAlene, estimates it could have four additional areas under production or in and a...

Met disclosure to IRS part of broad initiative

Metropolitan Mortgage & Securities Co.s recent disclosure that the Internal Revenue Service might disallow a $28 million tax benefit it had claimed didnt stem from an IRS probe of the big Spokane-based financial-services provider.It rather,...

Big wind-turbine project planned near Ellensburg

A unit of a Houston-based renewable energy company is proposing to build a 182-megawatt wind-turbine electrical generation facility near Ellensburg in Central Washington.The unit, Sagebrush Power Partners LLC, in January submitted an to the to...

F.O. Berg Co. spins off environmental division

F.O. Berg Co., best known as a longtime Spokane sign and awning maker, has spun off a 4-year-old environmental division into a new company named Flexible Containment Products (FCP). Craig Dolsby, who owns F.O. Berg with Andy Barrett, is general...

Longtime grocer, wife buy Hallett’s Chocolate

A longtime grocery executive and his wife have bought the assets of Spokane candy maker Halletts Chocolate & Treat Factory, and plan to expand the business both here and into other Pacific Northwest markets.Charly and Sandy Owen bought the 23...

Price Legacy to start building at Riverstone

Work could start by midsummer on a 14-screen movie theater in a portion of the 74-acre Riverstone mixed-use development in Coeur dAlene. The developer of that portion of the Riverstone project, Price Legacy Corp., of San Diego, wants to have...

Couple here buys former McGinnis Paper building

Spokane business owners Paul and Nadine Rayburn have bought for $600,000 the former McGinnis Independent Paper Co. building in downtown Spokane.The six-story, 75,000-square-foot structure is located at 124 S. Wall. The Rayburns own Inc., of...

Of hidden eyes, undetected ears

A yellowed Sears, Roebuck & Co. sticker on the screen door of Mark Strains Spokane Valley home says the premises are monitored by electronic devices.Upon entering the basement where Strain operates his business, Strain Security & Night Vision...

Sign up for our E-mail updates

including the
Morning Edition

Join our list