Spokane Journal of Business

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Pend Oreille PUD seeks Box Canyon relicensing

Pend Oreille Public Utility District No. 1, which serves about 7,400 electricity customers in northeast Washington, has applied to federal authorities for a new operating license for Box Canyon Dam, a 60-megawatt hydroelectric facility located on...

Albertson’s delays work at Mead site

Albertsons Inc., of Boise, has decided to put off building a 57,000-square-foot supermarket at Mount Spokane Plaza, a shopping center planned for the Mead area, delaying other plans there, Spokane developer Joe Stanek says.It isnt a of or...

Nationwide insurer buys agency here

Amica Mutual Insurance Co., a Lincoln, R.I.-based insurer with offices nationwide, has gained a foothold in the Spokane market by buying the Thomas S. Porter Inc. insurance agency, which has represented Safeco insurance here for five years and is a...

Avista unit gobbles up downtown office space

To accommodate its rapid growth, Avista Communications, an affiliate of Spokane-based Avista Corp., has leased more than 16,000 square feet of additional office space in downtown Spokane since the first of the year.Avista Communications, which a...

Agilent eyes hiring more than 100

Agilent Technologies, which owns Hewlett-Packard Co.s former operations here, is looking to hire more than 100 people in Spokane immediately.Liz Cox, an Agilent spokeswoman here, says the bulk of the new hires are needed to fill entry-level in...

Her work is a merry-go-round

As the cheery music starts and the colorful horses spring forward on their circular journey, eyes light up and smiles spread across the generations. From toddlers to seniors, the magic of the merry-go-round touches every age.The carousel is as...

Systems integrator flourishes

George Calvert figures he violated several of the basic tenets for surviving in business last year.He allowed the West Plains company he heads, Calvert Technologies Inc., an automation-systems integrator and manufacturer, to grow at a dizzying a...

Spokane’s Pawn 1 chain to launch private offering

Pawn 1 Inc., the Spokane-based pawn shop chain that has more than doubled in size over the last five years, says it soon will seek to raise $1 million from private investors to use for general working capital and further business expansion. That is...

WSU scientists sign pact with Spokane company

Advanced Reproduction Technologies Inc., a Spokane biotech research company that has been trying for six years to commercialize its fertility-treatment technologies and spin-off discoveries, appears to have taken a significant step toward its in by...

Dishman Dodge plans to build new showroom

The company that owns Dishman Dodge here plans to build an estimated $2 million new showroom and sales facility at the southeast corner of Sprague Avenue and Park Road, and to remodel and expand its current new-car sales area for other Hollenback,...

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