Spokane Journal of Business

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Stay Alfred closes its doors permanently

Stay Alfred Inc., a one-time darling of Spokane’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, is closing its doors permanently, says Jordan Allen, founder and CEO of the short-term rental company. Allen says the company couldn’t stay afloat after the coronavirus pa...


An industry tested: Lack of COVID-19 test kits handcuffs Spokane health care providers

Spokane-area health care providers want to ramp up coronavirus testing—a necessary step to return to business as somewhat usual—but persistent testing kit shortages continue to hamper their efforts. ...


Spokane auto dealerships are driven online during shutdown

As the pandemic-related shutdowns sent automotive and recreational vehicle sales into a free fall, Spokane-area dealers detoured to the internet in unprecedented ways to move goods. ...


Design for designers: Architecture firms redesign their own spaces

Two Spokane-area architecture practices—small design firm Fusion Architecture PLLC and larger design company NAC Architecture—are remodeling or expanding their offices to foster more collaborative environments, their respective representatives say. ...


Q&A with Wayne Williams

Spokane businesspeople know Wayne Williams as a longtime telecommunications executive and a fixture in the Inland Northwest’s tech scene. ...


Spokane Gymnastics acquires Northwest Gymnastics Academy

Spokane Gymnastics has acquired Northwest Gymnastics Academy and is expanding into that company’s former space at 11712 E. Montgomery, in Spokane Valley. ...


MultiCare shuffles Spokane leadership team

Tacoma, Washington-based MultiCare Health System has made a series of changes to its Spokane-area leadership team. ...


Tamarack Aerospace looks to bolster sales, keep employees

As the coronavirus pandemic takes its toll on businesses, some are offering incentives to draw customers back to their industries and keep employees working. ...


INWAC keeps sights set on top-tier manufacturers

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Inland Northwest Aerospace Consortium remains undeterred in its work to try to lure a major aerospace manufacturer to the West Plains, INWAC chairman Mark Norton says. ...


Strata’s overhaul bring higher revenue, better retention

Geotechnical and construction engineering firm Strata Inc. has been overhauling its leadership and culture for the past three years, and recently-promoted chief operating officer Paxton Anderson says the company is starting to see an improvement ...

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