Spokane Journal of Business

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CXT, MV Transportation to shutter Spokane operations

Two companies, CXT Inc. and MV Transportation Inc., are set to shutter their Spokane operations and lay off a total of 136 workers by the end of the year, according to reports from the Washington state Employment Security Department. ...

Inland Northwest Composite tops $11 billion

Hart Capital Management Inc., a Spokane-based financial advising company, says the composite value of the region’s seven publicly traded companies rose to $11.1 billion in the third quarter, the first time this year the composite has topped $11 billion....

Inland Capital moves headquarters to South Hill

Spokane-based financial services company Inland Capital LLC has leased about 4,000 square feet of space in the Boulevard Park Office Center, at 2607 S. Southeast Blvd., on Spokane’s South Hill, where it has moved its headquarters. ...

Wellness Tree plans new store near Gonzaga

Naturopathic specialists Patrick Love and Lauren Boldebuck plan to open a Wellness Tree juice bar in December on north Hamilton Street, near Gonzaga University. ...

Couple opens Bijou coffee shop, bar in Browne’s Addition

Business owners Tyson and Shelayna Skidmore have opened Bijou coffee shop and craft bar, at 1945 W. Fourth in Spokane’s Browne’s Addition neighborhood, west of downtown. ...

Puroclean franchisee sets up shop here

PuroClean, a fire and water damage restoration franchise owned by Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based PuroSystems LLC, has added a franchise here spearheaded by local residents. Jerome Matthews and Kevin Rybak will head a group of insurance agents ...

The Journal’s View: Effort to raise more money for tourism has merit

Since Washington state doesn’t have a dedicated tourism promotion office, the state Legislature should be supportive of efforts to add flexibility to a public tourism-promotion funding tool afforded to the industry. ...

Guest Commentary: Cosmic Crisp apple gives Washington need lift

Imagine tuning into the Sunday morning talk shows and wondering if the politicians and commentators could possibly find something positive to say about one another or the state of affairs in America. Suddenly, on Oct. 20...

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Baby boomers face decision of a generation

Ronald Brown plans to travel and do more photography after he finishes selling off inventory at Brown Building Materials, the East Spokane surplus store he’s operated since the late 1980s. ...

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WSU to take another run at redeveloping Jensen-Byrd building

Spokane’s University District has become a hotbed of development activity with envisioned projects valued at more than $135 million on top of over $225 million in projects currently underway. ...

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