Spokane Journal of Business

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EWU launches new tech commercialization academy

Eastern Washington University's 2-year-old Center for Entrepreneurship is launching an eight-week collaborative summer technology commercialization academy that aims to provide students with real-world experience in finding useful applications for existin...

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Warehouse project underway at Riverbend

An industrial building valued at nearly $2 million is going up in Riverbend Commerce Park, in Post Falls, says park manager Tag Jacklin. Construction crews broke ground in November for the 50,000-square-foot building, which is being marketed as the Lemhi...

First permit issued for presumed Amazon fulfillment center

The presumed Amazon.com Inc. distribution center continues to proceed through the planning and permitting processes at a brisk pace, as the Spokane County Building and Planning Department earlier this week issued a grading permit to begin earthwork at the...

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Tomahawk Steelworx LLC: Picking up new uses

Where most people see small tools and old car parts, Lloyd Morris sees a lamp, a shelf bracket, or a bench. Morris has built his new business, Tomahawk Steelworx, around repurposing old metal into furniture and other items. “I just like building uniqu...

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$11 million advanced care center planned in Newport

Following a $10 million bond approval in April 2016, Pend Oreille County Public Hospital District No. 1, which operates Newport Hospital & Health Services, has begun laying concrete for its new $11.1 million River Mountain Village Advanced Care assisted-l...

BECU plans to open its first home loan center in Spokane Valley

Boeing Employee Credit Union plans to open a home loan center in a single-story building it’s remodeling at 12111 E. Mission, says Bethany Hawley, spokesman for the Tukwilla, Wash-based credit union. Hawley says BECU plans an August opening for the hom...

Mica Moon premiers its new aerial park

Mica Moon Treetop Adventures has opened a roughly 1.5-acre aerial park at Mica Peak, south of Liberty Lake, says Richard Stewart, company president. Stewart describes the park as “a McDonald’s playland in the trees for adults.” Mica Moon Treetop A...

New medical office building rises at Riverstone

Construction is wrapping up on a single-story medical office building with a project value of $1.5 million in the Riverstone Development in northwest Coeur d’Alene, says Dr. Wayne Ellenbecker, an optometrist. Ellenbecker and his wife, Dr. Cindy Ellenbe...

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Around Town

Home improvement company Spokane Stone Creations LLC has leased a 1,500-square-foot bay in the multitenant facility at 3707 E. Decatur for the company’s first commercial location. Doug Byrd and Cassandra Becker, of Byrd Real Estate Group LLC, handled th...

Austin Live Fire Barbeque planned in downtown Spokane

An early July opening is planned for a new restaurant to be called Austin Live Fire Barbeque at 421 W. Main, in the heart of downtown Spokane. This will be the second restaurant concept for Mike Jones, current owner and operator of Mizuna Restaurant & Wi...

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