Spokane Journal of Business

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Multiple in-fill housing projects planned in Spokane

Town house-style complexes and infill developments are continuing to pop-up across the Spokane region, with over $6.7 million in smaller apartment projects planned or underway in the county. In Spokane Valley, two projects totaling about $3 million are ...

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Postpartum depression is more than ‘baby blues’

As many as one in five mothers experience postpartum depression, says Spokane-based licensed independent clinical social worker and therapist Corynn Manske. “We pretty much all know somebody, whether we know it or not, who has gone through it,” ...

Natural Grocers plans new store on Spokane’s South Hill

Specialty supermarket Natural Grocers, a subsidiary of Lakewood, Colorado-based Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets Inc., is planning a new South Hill store at a former Hastings Entertainment site, at 2512 E. 29th, according to a building permit ...

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Parting Thoughts With Dave Newton of Odom Corp.

Dave Newton has been with beverage distribution company The Odom Corp. for nearly 20 years, 15 of which he’s spent as senior chain account executive. When Odom came to the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene market, Newton opened its first Coeur d’Alene ...

North 40 project gains traction on West Plains

Plans for the proposed North 40 Outfitters retail store on the West Plains are moving forward, according to building permit application information on file with the city of Spokane. The planned $6.5 million store will be located on vacant land at 9646 ...

AristaPoint establishes office in Spokane

Kirkland, Washington-based AristaPoint, an insurance agency and private group market administrator, has opened a new Spokane office in the historic Flour Mill, at 621 W. Mallon, says CEO Patrick Chestnut. The new office will include full-time consulting ...

Blue Cross of Idaho opens office in Coeur d’Alene

Blue Cross of Idaho has opened an office in Coeur d’Alene that the health insurance provider says eventually will employ 40 people, representing a variety of departments. The new office is located at 1812 N. Lakewood Drive and is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 ...

Pounder’s Jewelry acquires Spokane Clock

Pounder’s Jewelry, at 3131 N. Division, says it has purchased the Spokane Clock, 3140 N. Division, and moved that business’ operations under its roof. “We have a separate watch division at Pounder’s,” says Dave Sharp, a horologist at...

Gander & Ryegrass restaurant plans Nov. 1 debut

Restaurant owner Peter Froese had a prime downtown Spokane location fall into his lap when former Santé owner Jeremy Hansen called him and asked him if he wanted to take over the location at 404 W. Main. Now, after some interior reconstruction, Froese ...

InkLab Screen Print Studio gears up in Post Falls

Richard Larkins decided it was time for a change. After nearly a decade of working in the financial collections sector, much of it in California, he’d had enough, says his wife, Jennilea Larkins. “He was done with it. Absolutely done,” she says. ...

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