Spokane Journal of Business

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Avista CEO Scott Morris to retire

Scott Morris, CEO and chairman of the board of Avista Corp., will retire from the Spokane-based energy company effective March 1, 2020, the company announced this afternoon. Morris will continue to serve as the executive chairman of the board of direct...

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Stay Alfred bolsters its C-suite

Stay Alfred Inc., the aggressively growing Spokane Valley-based urban vacation rental company, has hired veteran business executive Steve Helmbrecht as its president and chief financial officer. Helmbrecht started in his new position May 1. ...

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Is Spokane’s apartment market on the brink of stability?

After years of historically low vacancy rates in the multifamily housing sector, some observers of the Spokane apartment market claim it’s on the brink of stabilization. ...

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$122 million dedicated to public projects in Spokane County

The recently passed state capital budget includes about $122 million for 65 projects in Spokane County that will get underway in the next two years. ...

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North By Northwest names new CEO

Spokane-based video production company North by Northwest Inc. has selected Kara Rowe to serve as the company’s new president and CEO. ...

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Atomic Threads: A mishmash of cute and weird

From the top of its mural wall to its glitter-infused floors, Atomic Threads Clothing Boutique is more than a business; it’s an experience, say co-owners Tina and Mike Brandvold. ...

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The challenging fix in aerospace maintenance

The demand for aircraft maintenance technicians is at an all-time high, but Spokane Community College aviation maintenance technology instructor Andy Dodson says curriculum hasn’t kept pace with technology....

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Green By Design: Spokane architects work toward 2030 Challenge

Spokane architecture firm Sam Rodell Architects AIA is one of two Spokane-area companies that have signed on to the 2030 Challenge to reduce greenhouse emissions produced by the construction industry, a challenge owner Sam Rodell says his firm is well on ...

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Aero-Flite ramps up for longer wildfire seasons

With the start of wildfire season looming, Shane Sullivan, general manager for Spokane-based aerial firefighting company Aero-Flite Inc., says his focus is on ensuring the company’s planes and support crews are prepared. ...

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ATC Manufacturing prepares for growth in Post Falls

Since ATC Manufacturing moved to its facility at 1224 N. Lean, in Post Falls, roughly three years ago, the employee count has nearly doubled, says owner and founder Dan Jorgenson. ...

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