Spokane Journal of Business

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Custom homebuilding tech startup launches

Todd J. Sullivan, owner of custom home building company Sullivan Homes LLC, says he has launched a new tech startup called Customhomes.house, which is being guided by StartUp Spokane, University of Washington’s Co-Motion labs, and Mind to Market....

Sharkey's Cuts for Kids to open on North Side

A new Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids salon is slated to open in spring in the Cedar Crossing commercial development, at 6501 N. Cedar, on Spokane’s North Side. The shop will be a franchise of Westport, Conn.-based national Sharkey’s chain....

Velvet Hammer Boutique planned in Coeur d'Alene

Online clothing store Velvet Hammer Boutique is slated to open a brick-and-mortar shop this summer at 2049 Main, in the Riverstone Village, in Coeur d’Alene. The online store showcases clothes for women...

MoMo Sushi Wok Grill to expand its menu

MoMo Sushi Wok Grill, located at 101 E. Sherman, in downtown Coeur d’Alene, is expanding its bar and its menu. The changes are scheduled to be launched in April....

Sip-and-sew events launched by tailor named Taylar

Rockford-based TaylarMade Tailoring has begun offering sip-and-sew events, an evening with drinks, food, and sewing lessons. Taylar Franz, TaylarMade owner and namesake, says the sip-and-sew idea grew from her desire to help others learn...

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Lee & Hayes highlights importance of asset protection

For the first time since the stock markets opened in the U.S. in 1817, most of the value of the top five S&P 500 companies is comprised of intangible assets, says Richard Denenny, president of Spokane-based intellectual property law firm Lee & Hayes PC. ...

The Journal's View: Road Construction signals progress, despite frustration

As the last of the snow melts—let’s hope it’s the last of it—the buckles in the roads and must-dodge potholes remind Inland Northwest drivers of the heavy toll snow, ice, and cold weather have on roadways....

Guest Commentary: Renewable energy also has impacts to consider

Before our country hastily dives totally into renewable energy, we must carefully evaluate its impacts. Specifically, by concentrating on eliminating fossil fuels to combat climate change, we ignore the effects of other forms of pollution...

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The Falls towers project moves forward

Demolition of the roughly 54-year-old former YWCA buildings in downtown Spokane began last month to make room for the planned $60 million mixed-use development dubbed The Falls. ...

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Sportsplex plans are under review

The $40 million Sportsplex planned near downtown is currently in the design-review and budget planning stage under the purview of the Spokane Public Facility District’s board of directors...

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