Spokane Journal of Business

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Parting Thoughts with Cassel Promotions’ Tracy and Sam Cassel

Cassel Promotions & Signs started with a tube of fabric spinning in the wind atop a car. Cassel President and co-owner Tracy Cassel, now age 63, came up with a windsock in 1987 to advertise his now-defunct Spokane Valley deli delivery business....


Building code updates to encourage solar power

Washington state is now encouraging higher adoptions of solar energy systems in homebuilding as part of its drive to eliminate fossil fuel-generated electricity from the grid. ...


AquiPor tackles stormwater challenges

The owners of AquiPor Technologies Inc. claim that after about a decade of research and development, they’ve produced a porous, hardened material with the ability to absorb surface stormwater and alleviate drain flooding in heavily paved urban...


Shamrock Machining installs new technology

Shamrock Machining Inc., at 5704 E. First in Spokane Valley, has invested about $1 million in new equipment that business development manager Mike Oliver says will make the machining shop more efficient and add capabilities the company didn’t previously...


Craft3 works to finance unconventional borrowers

In a time like this, the value of the nonprofit Craft3 can’t be underestimated, claim two of the organization’s Spokane employees. Craft3 specializes in lending to businesses and people who can’t secure funding from conventional sources. ...


Dearly Consignment bridal shop joins sister company

Maybe Cassie Cleary will slow down a bit. Or, maybe she won’t. After she debuted Honest in Ivory Bridal Shop in 2018, on June 3, she unveiled her latest creation: Dearly Consignment Shop. ...


Spokane River Forum to add recyclables to waste directory

Discerning what can and can’t be recycled can be as much of a hassle as trying to figure out where to dispose of nonrecyclables, says Andy Dunau, executive director of the Spokane River Forum. That’s why the nonprofit is expanding its waste directory...


Around Town

Liberty Lake-based BSBS LLC has purchased as investments the 64-unit Brookstone apartment complex, at 2405 E. Upriver Drive, in East Spokane, and the 18-unit Brookside apartment complex, at 13129 E. Valleyway, in Spokane Valley. ...

Providence starts ElderPlace program in Spokane

Providence ElderPlace, a care system for the elderly, has opened its first Spokane-area PACE health and social services care clinic. The Spokane office for PACE, short for Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, is located at 6018 N. Astor...

Associated Industries launches new service

Spokane-based employer consulting and legal services group Associated Industries has launched a new leave management service for its members. ...

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