Spokane Journal of Business

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Tampien brothers buy seventh Spokane building

Spokane real estate broker Jordan Tampien says he’s in the process of acquiring his seventh Spokane-area property, the three-story Lerner Building, at 718 W. Riverside which he will co-own with his brother Joel Tampien. ...

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Nonprofit thrift store revenues rise

Spokane-area thrift stores associated with nonprofit organizations say donations are increasing and sales are up, meaning more funding is going to the organizations and causes those stores benefit. ...

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Cheney Care Community Plans 12 duplex buildings

Cheney’s planning commission has voted unanimously to recommend approval of rezoning of almost 5 acres of land near the southeast corner of Sixth Street and Simpson Parkway that would pave the way for construction of new Cheney Care Community duplexes. ...

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New technology program helps seniors reconnect

The Renaissance at Coeur d’Alene, an assisted living and memory care community in northwest Coeur d’Alene, has begun using a new technology engagement program called iN2L that’s designed to help its residents feel happier and more engaged. ...

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Vitalant looks to expand donor outreach program

Faced with an increasingly depleted donor pool and a critical need for blood, Vitalant, formerly the Inland Northwest Blood Center, is considering an update to its donor outreach technology in hopes of drawing in younger donors. ...

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Music Therapy said to benefit patients with memory loss

Sara Jane Ruggles, life enrichment director at North Star Assisted Living, in Coeur d’Alene, says staff members became misty-eyed as they watched residents participate in their first music therapy session. ...

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Charity Founder fosters community of kindness

Kindness for a Cause is a newly formed Spokane-based charity that seeks to cultivate kindness in the community by providing birthday and holiday events and donations for underprivileged children. ...

Sky One Looking to Expand

Spokane Valley-based aerospace repair and overhaul company SkyOne Aerospace LLC plans to expand into 18,000 square feet of industrial space to accommodate the company’s expected growth. ...

Skyhawks adds second international franchise

Skyhawks Sports Academy Inc., a Spokane-based business that runs athletic programs and camps throughout the country for children ages 18 months to 14 years, has added its second overseas franchise in Indonesia. ...

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Emsi Plans to Expand Moscow, Idaho, Headquarters

Moscow, Idaho-based labor market analytics firm Emsi, one of North Idaho’s largest tech employers, plans to expand its presence there with a new 70,000-square-foot headquarters. ...

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