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$1.7 million industrial building planned on Barker Road

The city of Spokane Valley has issued a permit for an industrial building project valued at $1.7 million at 4510 N. Barker Road. Building permit records describe the project as a new 15,000-square-foot metal building with a 1,600-square-foot mezzanine. ...

Specialty subcontractor ramps up in Hillyard

Spokane-based specialty finishes subcontracting company Constructiv LLC has opened at 5910 N. Freya, in the Hillyard area, says Jeff Miller, co-owner. Constructiv occupies 5,000 square feet of space, which it shares with Drywall Specialties Inc., another...

$1 million food hall planned in old Sterling Savings building

Preliminary plans on file with the city of Spokane show the first floor of downtown Spokane’s former Sterling Bank building could soon be converted into a multitenant “food hall” restaurant space to be called Market Hall Eatery, following a renovati...

Project ID moves programs to Spokane Valley building

Spokane-based nonprofit Project ID is in the process of moving to a 19,400-square-foot building at 4209 E. Pacific, says Bob Hutchinson, executive director. The organization, which provides opportunities for personal development, work, socialization, and...

Downtown structure renovated, renamed SoDo Commons

Chris Batten, a Spokane developer and owner of RenCorp Realty LLC, has renovated the former Danmor Apartment building, at 410 W. Third, into SoDo Commons micro apartments. Batten purchased the 110-year-old building in the fall of 2016. The building’s s...

Two more buildings rising at Playfair Commerce Park

Construction is underway on two more warehouse buildings at the nearly 60-acre Playfair Commerce Park, the former home of the Playfair horse racing track in East Spokane. “Depending on the success of the two buildings, construction could start on anoth...

Small Business Watch

Praxis Coworking, a newly established co-working space, opened earlier this month on the fourth floor of the Holley Mason Building, at 157 S. Howard downtown. The company was started by Spokane business owners, Robbi Anthony and Erica Norris, who will se...

On The JoB podcast: Workplace Sexual Harassment

On The JoB podcast: Workplace Sexual Harassment

Journal reporter LeAnn Bjerken discusses demand for workplace sexual harassment training...

On the JoB podcast: Top Spokane Business Stories of 2017

On the JoB podcast: Top Spokane Business Stories of 2017

Journal editor Linn Parish and reporter Kevin Blocker compare their top five Spokane business stories of 2017....

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Rohinni to light it up in 2018

Having developed light-emitting diodes smaller than the eyes of ants, Coeur d’Alene-based Rohinni LLC is poised for monumental growth in 2018, CEO Matthew Gerber says. The tech engineering startup is anticipating to generate more sales both here and in...

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