Spokane Journal of Business

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Atomic Threads to open store along Monroe

Atomic Threads Clothing Boutique, a pinup and rockabilly clothing business, will move to its first storefront location this fall at 1925 N. Monroe. The business, which is co-owned by Tina Bradvold and her husband Michael, started last April. “I’ve...

Spokane Overstock rebrands, expands

Furniture and mattress retailer Spokane Overstock is rebranding its stores, starting with its newest Spokane outlet, which opened last month at 1001 N. Division. “As a company, we’ve slowly progressed to selling less overstock and more direct-from...

Ladder Coffee plans new space near Browne’s Addition

North Side coffee shop Ladders Coffee & Toast closed its shop at 603 W. Hastings late last month, as it prepares to move to a newly remodeled space at 1516 W. Riverside, near Browne’s Addition. Owner Aaron Rivkin says he started Ladder Coffee & Toast...

Beau Monde Clothing adds Post Falls store

Hayden-based resale clothing boutique Beau Monde Clothing Exchange LLC has opened its third store, a 1,000-square-foot outlet, at 3145 E. Mullan, in Post Falls. Brooke Miller, who co-owns Beau Monde along with her husband, David, says she started the...

The Journal’s View: I-1631’s carbon-emissions fee should be rejected at the polls

Siloed attempts to address global warming, separate from a coordinated national or international effort, raise costs for Washingtonians, put businesses statewide at a competitive disadvantage, and would make recruiting more companies that much more...

Guest Commentary: Current climate would benefit from wisdom of Yogi Berra

With today’s tension and rancor, we need a dose of Yogi Berra’s wit and wisdom to put things into perspective. Let’s start with, “You can observe a lot by just watching” because seeing what is happening now is very disconcerting. We need less...

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2018 Rising Stars: Brooke Baker Spink

In the five years that Brooke Baker Spink has worked for Baker Construction & Development Inc., she's helped secure more than $40 million in construction work. But it was work in another industry in which Baker Spink, 32, learned how to build sales....

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2018 Rising Stars: Jen Snell

In her 12 years of working at Next IT Corp., now a part of customer engagement company Verint Systems Inc., Jen Snell says she's never once been bored. The 38-year-old vice president of product marketing for Verint's intelligent self-service business...

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2018 Rising Stars: Jordan Tampien

Scott Isaak, owner of real estate holding company 5D Holdings LLC and owner of the Spokane's Sweeto Burrito chain, describes 34-year-old real estate agent Jordan Tampien as a cross between "Mr. Rogers, your favorite life insurance salesman, and your...

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2018 Rising Stars: Brandon Haugen

Brandon Haugen began working as a valet at the Northern Quest Resort & Casino in early 2008, when the casino and hotel were in the midst of a massive $275 million expansion. A decade later, the casino is undergoing another expansion, but this time Haugen...

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