Spokane Journal of Business

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Dock builder looks beyond lake

HARRISON, IdahoHarrison Dock Builders business is spreading like the waves from a passing boats wake. True, about 60 percent of the 17-year-old companys revenue still comes from building custom docks for waterfront residences on Lake...

Rebound seen for Key Tronic

Analysts covering Spokane-based Key Tronic Corp. claim that the keyboard maker, with its new focus on contract design and manufacturing, appears to have executed a successful turnaround and should post increasingly positive earnings in its current...

Developer buys former Gung Ho

Payne Properties & Development, a company here owned by Al and Patricia Payne, has bought the former Gung Ho Restaurant building north of downtown Spokane and plans to remodel it for retail use.The building, which Payne Properties bought for and...

Marsh taps Spokane as hub

Marsh Advantage America, a division of the insurance giant Marsh Inc., has put its West regional headquarterswith oversight responsibility for 11 states in Spokane and now plans to add as many as 75 people to its staff of about 100 here.The...

WSU creates job here to boost biotech activity

Washington State University at Spokane has created a new position here thats expected to help researchersboth at Spokane-area colleges and in the health-care industry hereidentify new biomedical technologies and begin the long process of to 1...

Residence Inn planned near Valley mall, river

Inter-Mountain Management Inc., a Monroe, La.-based hotel franchisee, has agreed to buy just over two acres of land near the Spokane Valley Mall and plans to build a three-story, 84-suite Residence Inn by Marriott there.Dewey Weaver, president a...

MEISolutions.com signs deals that spur growth

MEISolutions.com Inc., a Spokane-based maker of software for retail transactions, has signed two agreements that could bring it millions of dollars in new sales and royalties over the next three years, says John E. Molloy, the companys chairman a...

Stoneway rides sales increase

Selling electrical parts to contractors and manufacturers has kept the lights on at Stoneway Electric Supply Inc. for years, but a recent surge in sales has given the Spokane-based company an even brighter outlook.Edward E. Ralph, CEO of the the...

Downtown Bon remodels, expands furniture gallery

The Bon Marche is remodeling the basement of its downtown Spokane store to provide a larger area for its furniture showroom. Store Manager Beth Lewis says the new furniture gallery, which is expected to open by the end of September, will offer a...

Heilig-Meyers starts work on building

The anticipated construction of a new Heilig-Meyers Co. furniture store in the Spokane Valley is under way, and the subsequent demolition of the current store is expected to begin near year-end.The new Heilig-Meyers store is being built behind a...

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