Spokane Journal of Business

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Ski area gets more kids on hill

When a group backed by prominent Spokane businesspeople took over the Mount Spokane Ski Area four years ago, its goal was to make the ski hill more inviting to kids here so more of them would learn how to ski.The group, Mount Spokane 2000, has a...

Rent-to-own franchisee leases Electromart spot

Aspen Way Enterprises Inc., of Billings, Mont., has leased the former Electromart Factory Direct Inc. building in East Spokane and plans to open a franchise rent-to-own store there.Aspen Way President Rohnn Lampi says that the new store, an & at...

Downtown B. Dalton to close

Barnes & Noble Inc., the big New York-based bookselling chain that also owns the B. Dalton Bookseller chain, plans to close the only B. Dalton store remaining in Spokane.That store, which is located downtown, at 702 W. Main, is expected to close...

More changes expected at Shadle retail center

P2J2 Shadle Associates LLC, which owns Shadle Center here, expects to move forward in coming months with further improvements at the North Side shopping center, including construction of a new Safeway Stores Inc. supermarket and work at the former...

Two hospitals begin cancer-services survey

Providence Services Eastern Washington affiliates Sacred Heart Medical Center and Holy Family Hospital have launched a joint pilot study to assess cancer support services in the Spokane area and identify cancer sufferers unmet needs.The which...

Partnership eyes Legion Building

Vaughn Bay Construction Inc., of Tacoma, is hoping to buy and upgrades three Spokane-area properties, including the American Legion Building, a downtown landmark at 108 N. Washington.The Tacoma construction company has formed a partnership, DPS...

F&M plans new branch on South Hill

Farmers & Merchants Bank, of Spokane, plans to open a branch inside the Albertsons Inc. store at Cedar Canyon Village at the southeast corner of 57th Avenue and Regal Street, says John Tombari, the banks chief operating officer.The bank to &...

WSU group buys land, building near Riverpoint

A nonprofit corporation called Cougar Property Holdings, which the Washington State University Foundation formed earlier this year, quietly is buying up property near the Riverpoint Higher Education Park for future expansion of that campus. The...

Young coatings company moves headquarters here

Techni Force Coatings LLC, a Shoreline, Wash.-based developer of specialty paints, coatings, and finishes, is moving to Spokane, says Tim Brummett, the companys sales manager and co-owner.The company, which was formed nine months ago in that a...

Billboard companies say poll gives them a defense

Spokanes biggest billboard company believes it has new ammunition it can use to plead its case at hearings scheduled by both the city of Spokane and Spokane County next month that could lead to the eventual elimination of most of the metro the on...

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