Spokane Journal of Business

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Private sector takes on public problems in Spokane

Last year, the Hutton Settlement began paying $3,000 a month for private security to protect its 20 Spokane-area commercial properties from graffiti, property damage, and theft. ...

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Stauffer & Associates acquires Butler Robinson

Liberty Lake-based accounting firm Stauffer & Associates PLLC has acquired Spokane Valley-based Butler Robinson & Associates PS. Sam Mansour, owner, partner, and...

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Big mixed-use projects planned at Landing at Post Falls

At least 548 additional residential units and 46,000 square feet of office and commercial space are planned at the 33-acre Landing at Post Falls site, on the north bank of the Spokane River....

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Q&A with Seven2’s New Presidents Sarah Clifford and Amy Nichols

Sarah Clifford and Amy Nichols were promoted in July to presidents of Spokane-based digital media company Seven27 LLC, which does business as Seven2. For nearly nine years, Clifford has worked at the creative company, which develops games ...

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Tenant, landlord groups wait on new resolution system

New laws and an eviction moratorium bridge have created confusion, and more funding for rental assistance is needed, say both landlord and tenant group leaders here....

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Commercial investment market mirrors residential trends

Those looking to invest in commercial real estate face a market mirroring the in-demand housing sector, with local investors bearing the brunt of the challenges as historically low capitalization rates and high demand price them out of the Spokane market....

Zak! Designs plans addition to accommodate growth

Airway Heights-based Zak Designs Inc. is planning a $3.9 million, 24,000-square-foot addition to its facility on the West Plains to create more storage space for the rapidly growing company, says owner Irv Zakheim. The project will add 24,000 square feet...

Harry Sladich aims to initiate franchise effort for GoJoe Patrol

When Harry Sladich joined Red Lion Hotels Corp. 11 years ago as executive vice president of global sales, the company ran 58 hotels. By the time he stepped down as its head of franchise operations in April, Sladich had helped RLH Corp. establish 1,200 ...

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Emma Rue’s debuts in downtown’s Symons Block

Aaron Hein and longtime friends Alyssa and Bryan Agee have opened Emma Rue’s, a coffee, cocktails, and dessert establishment at 15 S. Howard, in downtown Spokane. Following a two-week soft opening, the trio had scheduled a private event on Tuesday, ...

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Coeur d’Alene Basin cleanup progresses

This year, the U.S. Environmental Agency, in partnership with the Coeur d’Alene Work Trust, plans to complete three construction projects throughout the Coeur d’Alene basin area and haul over 500 truckloads of historic mine waste-contaminated material...

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