Spokane Journal of Business

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The Airway Heights Housing Boom

Karen O’Donnell, a real estate broker with Coldwell Banker Tomlinson, has worked as a broker in the region since 2002, and has marketed newly constructed homes since 2008. She’s claims she’s never seen anything in Spokane County that rivals the ...


California manufacturer plans to move to Liberty Lake

Ventura, California-based Swiss Productions Inc. is planning a new 25,700-square-foot manufacturing facility in Liberty Lake, where it will move its operations when the project is completed in 2022, says Richard Petrash, senior vice president and chief ...


Longtime financial advisory firm Vickerman Driscoll merges into Ten Capital

The largest financial advisory firm headquartered in Spokane just got considerably bigger. Ten Capital Wealth Advisors LLC has merged into its operations Vickerman & Driscoll Financial Advisors Inc., says Ten Capital CEO Tim Mitrovich. ...


Spokane architects discuss pipeline realities

Some architects here say they’re beginning to see a slowdown in a few design sectors, with some projects in the pipeline put on hold indefinitely due to the pandemic-induced economic slowdown. Jeff Warner, principal with Spokane-based ALSC Architects ...


Rebound follows initial drop in coworking usage

Managers and owners of coworking spaces in the Spokane area say that while occupancy is low due to the COVID-19 pandemic, those who have been taking advantage of such spaces are thankful to have them, and the popularity of coworking spaces could increase ...


Parting Thoughts with Spokane Public Schools’ Shelley Redinger

Shelley Redinger is leaving Spokane following eight years as superintendent of Spokane Public Schools to become superintendent of Richland School District, in Richland, Washington. She’ll start at Richland on Aug. 1, but until then, she’s helping ...


Industrial real estate remains in strong demand in Spokane area

Brokers here say some sectors of the commercial real estate industry have remained strong despite transactions skidding to a near halt as the mandates issued to reduce the spread of the coronavirus rippled through the state and shut down businesses....


Restaurateur Jeremy Tangen spins The Red Wheel in East Spokane

Restaurateur Jeremy Tangen’s latest endeavor, The Red Wheel Bar and Grill, is also a concept. Every hour, on the hour, an on-duty bartender literally spins a mounted red wheel behind the bar. A different drink is listed in each space on the wheel...


Cortner Architectural steadily grows client base

Tucked away in a white-brick house with a bright blue porch in Browne’s Addition is Cortner Architectural Co., a longtime Spokane architecture company that traces its roots back to the early 1920s. The firm has been growing its client base steadily and...


Storhäug keeps pace with civil engineering

Jerry Storhäug, cofounder and principal of the Spokane civil engineering company Storhäug Engineering Inc., started his own business in 1993 because he wanted fewer managerial duties and wanted to interact more closely with clients. His son, Austin ...

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