Spokane Journal of Business

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Texas company Radiant acquires Mainstream Electric

A company based in Austin, Texas, has acquired an ownership interest in Spokane Valley-based Mainstream Electric Inc., which does business as Mainstream Electric, Heating, Cooling & Plumbing. Mainstream Electric’s owners Elaine and Todd Damschen say ...

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Spokane-area breweries designed to showcase Inland Northwest Attributes

Two new breweries are scheduled to open soon in the Spokane area, and representatives say the design plans for both spaces will highlight the region and the brewing process. Some local breweries and an architectural firm here say current trends in ...

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A Modern Plantsman propagates in downtown Spokane

A plant shop with roots in Colfax, Washington, has established an exclusive storefront in downtown Spokane. A Modern Plantsman opened at 110 S. Madison in mid-December, says owner Dominic Villareal. He's worked to remodel completely the roughly ...

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VK Mathisen Law serves growing refugee community

The immigration landscape in Spokane is larger than it seems, and there really aren’t many immigration lawyers here, says Vanessa K. Mathisen, owner of VK Mathisen Law PLLC. A common misconception is there isn’t diversity in Spokane, she says. ...

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Washington state, Russia share commerce history, uncertain future

Watching Russia in an aggressor role in its unprovoked war on Ukraine likely has brought a mix of sadness and regret for those who recall the time in 1994 that Boris Yeltsin, first president of the Russian Federation, stood before a Seattle luncheon ...

Sioux Steel acquires Scafco Grain System

Longtime Spokane company Scafco Grain Systems Co. has been acquired by Sioux Steel Co., of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Scafco Grain Systems, which designs and manufactures grain storage bins, silos, handling equipment, and drying technology, has operated ...

Crash Champions acquires three Spokane auto body shops

An auto repair company based in Illinois has acquired three auto body collision repair shops in Spokane. Matt Ebert, founder and CEO of Crash Champions LLC, says the Westmont, Illinois-based company has been focusing on expanding into markets in which ...

Northwest Farm Credit Services allocates $56.9 million dividend for 2021

Northwest Farm Credit Services’ customer-members in Washington have received nearly $56.9 million in annual patronage dividends checks, the Spokane-based agricultural lending cooperative announced. The dividends were down $5.5 million from $62.4 ...

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City of Cheney ponders uses for land following acquisition

Potential uses for 228 acres of land acquired last year by the city of Cheney include buffering some city operations from potential conflicting uses and moving some operations from leased land, says Mark Schuler, Cheney city administrator. ...

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Pacific Design Co. sees opportunities in change

Shaleesa Mize, owner and founder of Pacific Design Co., says what intrigues her the most about the commercial design landscape in Spokane is the number of new boutiques, quirky businesses, little restaurants, and coffee shops that she’s noticed popping ...

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