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Electric Car Maker Chooses Spokane

A young California company that plans to produce an electric sports car wants to plug its future into Spokane and aims to base hundreds—and perhaps eventually thousands—of jobs here....

49 Degrees North changes hands

Chewelah, Wash., ski resort 49 Degrees North has been sold to an affiliate of Kellogg, Idaho's Silver Mountain Resort. The new owner, Chewelah Mountain Resort Lands LLC, has acquired all assets of the resort, according to a press release ...

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Spokane Valley’s industrial evolution

The city of Spokane Valley is taking some of the uncertainty out of development on an 840-acre northeast industrial area, near Barker Road and Trent Avenue. The goal is to save developers time and money by providing them with both a traffic analysis and...

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Trust in Downtown: Washington Trust’s vision for its headquarters

While Washington Trust Bank has yet to release its first quarter financial results, the bank has made some big investments recently that will support its growth in 2019, says longtime President and Chief Operating Officer Jack Heath. ...

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GoToTags tags Spokane as place to grow

Software and data tag company GoToTags, which relocated to Spokane from Seattle last year, is on the verge of some big growth, claims CEO Craig Tadlock. “Our target market is growing, and more brands are seeing what we can do,” ...

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Building a Finn-tastic bond with babies

Coeur d’Alene mom Michelle Armstrong has developed Finn the Panda, a new kind of toy that she says is designed to help provide comfort and bonding to babies in the hospital. “Finn the Panda was created through our experience of having a baby...

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Wolff Co. launches new brand of independent-living centers

The Wolff Co. has launched its own senior independent-living community brand, Revel, and has opened its first such facility in the Spokane-area at 16807 E. Mission Parkway, in Spokane Valley. Wolff Co. is a private equity and development company ...

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Wagstaff expands in Spokane Valley

Spokane Valley-based aluminum castings equipment manufacturer Wagstaff Inc. is adding a 55,900-square-foot building at its flagship facility at 3910 N. Flora Road, as the company anticipates market growth both domestically and abroad. The new building...

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PayTrace puts its focus on business merchants

PayTrace Inc., a company specializing in payment processing software for businesses, processed 52 million transactions involving a total amount of over $31 billion in 2018. “What our software does is help reduce those higher processing rates ...

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Retiring seniors may face dilemmas in dental care

While it’s no secret that medical care is one of the biggest expenses for retirees, dental care is another health cost seniors might not be aware they should be saving for, some providers here say. Although Medicare covers health expenses like hospital...

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