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Design for the PPL opens showroom in downtown Spokane

Spokane interior design company Design for the PPL LLC has opened its showroom fully to the public. Erin Haskell creative director and co-owner, says Design for the PPL now has enough employees—six total—that it can maintain expanded hours...

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Spokane neurosurgeon team gets hand from robotic arm

Now in possession of a $1.5 million robotic arm, a team of eight Inland Northwest neurosurgeons has a tool to improve the accuracy of spinal surgeries while helping to aid patient recovery. By industry standards, says neurosurgeon Dr. Nathaniel Whitney, ...

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Just American Desserts thrives with high demand

Just American Desserts has not only survived but thrived during the COVID-19 pandemic largely thanks to its loyal customer base, claims Eva Roberts, owner of the business....

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Carpet One plans store in Liberty Lake

A franchisee of Carpet One Floor & Home is planning a new $1.3 million retail store in Liberty Lake, which, if approved, will mark the fourth Inland Northwest location for the company. The retailer sells flooring materials, including carpet, hardwood...

SRM Development launches affordable housing division

Spokane-based SRM Development LLC has added affordable housing to its roster of services, as the company plans to focus on developing new housing using low-income housing tax credits throughout the western states. ...

Haven Real Estate Group owners start new mortgage company

Spokane-based Haven Real Estate Group LLC debuted a new affiliate—Haven Mortgage Group LLC—in mid-June. Co-founded by the husband-and-wife duo Robert and Cambria Henry, Haven Real Estate was launched in 2015 and now has eight full-time employees and...

Spokane’s Alexander Scott named to new post at Commerce Department

The Washington state Department of Commerce has hired Spokane-based Alexander Scott to the newly created position of federal adviser, the state agency announced late last month....

Lenny’s Classic American Burgers to open in Cheney

After nearly two decades operating as Lenny’s American & Italian Fine Cuisine, at 1204 W. First, in Cheney, the restaurant’s new owners have taken the space back to its original roots and launched Lenny’s Classic American Burgers....

Fern Plant Shop relocates in Browne’s Addition

Fern Plant Shop LLC has relocated its flagship store to 1526 W. Riverside, in Browne’s Addition, from its previous location next door, as it needed more room....

The Journal’s View: Sports-travel industry is boosting tourism comeback

As the Spokane economy looks to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the return of the especially hard-hit tourism and hospitality industry is being boosted by the sports-travel sector, which is on a roll and gaining momentum. ...

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