Spokane Journal of Business

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Two concerns build facility, expect growth

Two related Spokane companies that service and sell automotive-shop equipment in 43 states are building a new, expanded headquarters here and planning a push that will extend their reach into the remaining seven states by the end of the year, says...

WTB set to invade Seattle area

Spokane-based Washington Trust Bank plans to enter the Seattle market soon with a limited-service branch, says Lea Werner, the banks spokeswoman.Washington Trust plans to offer through the new branch customized business and personal financial...

Venture-capital company being established here

Two Spokane businessmen and a Seattle executive have formed a company here called Commencement Bay Partners LLC to manage a new venture-capital fund that aims to invest in technology companies in the Pacific Northwest or on the West Bay hopes to up...

Spokane Railway plans to become Numerica

Spokane Railway Credit Union plans to change its name to Numerica Credit Union to reflect the nature of its expanding membership base more accurately, says Robyn Baird, senior marketing specialist for the credit union.The new name will go into a...

Daines buys building for his start-ups

Bernard Daines, founder of Webiness Inc. and World Wide Packets Inc., has bought a 10,000-square-foot building in Liberty Lake and plans to triple its size to accommodate, at least for now, both of those high-tech, Spokane start-ups.Eventually,...

Mixed-use project set for SBIP

Crown West Realty LLC, which owns and manages the 600-acre Spokane Business & Industrial Park in the Spokane Valley, plans to demolish an office building it occupies at the parks northern entrance and erect a larger, multitenant structure in its...

Accra-Fab to build big plant

The owners of Liberty Lake-based Accra-Fab Inc. plan to build a $6 million, 150,000-square-foot plant at Liberty Lake Center for the company, and have set aside enough land there to build a second building of similar size to accommodate the fast a...

Software developer in Valley reaches nationwide

Dave Lenartz cant seem to take his Technet hat off.For nearly a decade, the Spokane software entrepreneur and other founders of that support group to high-tech companies here have sought ways to bolster Spokanes technology industries. In has...

STA starts condemnation process for light-rail land

The Spokane Transit Authority has taken steps to condemn about 14 acres of land near the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center to use as right of way for a proposed light-rail line and as a site for a passenger station.STA filed a petition in late a...

Super 1 store to be built in Rathdrum

Manito Super 1 Foods Inc., a Hayden Lake-based company that operates Super 1 Foods grocery stores in North Idaho and Western Montana, plans to build a $6 million, 55,000-square-foot supermarket in Rathdrum, Idaho, later this year.Super 1 Foods a...

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