Spokane Journal of Business

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Meet & Greet with S3R3’s Chris Pengra

Chris Pengra stepped into his role last month as the new executive director of S3R3 Solutions, the West Plains public development authority that encompasses a 9,500-acre area surrounding Spokane International Airport....


Greenstone takes next steps at Trutina development in Liberty Lake

Rivercrossing LLC and Frank Family Investments LLC, affiliates of Liberty Lake-based development company Greenstone Corp., have submitted a land-use application for the next phase of development at Trutina, a 55-and-older gated community in ...


Hot Rod Company to expand to $3M Valley facility

The West Coast Performance Co., a Spokane Valley-based builder of custom high-performance engines, has been growing in revenue by 40% annually for the past five years, says JR and Katie Roby, the company’s co-founders and owners. ...


Whatever Happened To: Coeur d’Alene ‘boy mayor’ Steve Judy

Steve Judy, once known as the Boy Mayor of Coeur d’Alene, says he sometimes misses the Lake City, but has never regretted the decision he and his wife, Michelle, made to pack up their family and move to southern Idaho in the fall of 2003 to be closer to...


TTs to bring barbecue, brews to Liberty Lake

TTs Brewery & Barbecue tentatively plans to open its second location later this month in Liberty Lake, says co-owner and chef Chad White. The Liberty Lake TTs will be located across the street from Orchard Park, at 1950 N. Harvest Parkway....


Spokane attorneys acquire historic 1889 Building

Spokane-based trial attorneys Kevin W. Roberts and Chad Freebourn, owners of Roberts Freebourn PLLC, have purchased the historic, three-story 1889 Building in the downtown core for $1.5 million....


Fix It Sister lands dream job of repairing homes

Teri Koski’s dream is to go across the country fixing up run down houses and giving them away for free to those in need. While Koski isn’t doing that just yet, she has founded Fix It Sister Spokane LLC, providing handywoman services to the Spokane ...


Surf’s Up: Internet car shopping remains prevalent post-COVID

When COVID-19-related shutdowns and restrictions hit the automotive industry in 2020, dealerships were forced to transition to more of a web-oriented sales strategy. With the pandemic now in the rearview mirror, some in the industry here say the recent...

Maryland company acquires Tombari Structural Products

Spokane-based Tombari Structural Products Inc. has been acquired by Elkridge, Maryland-based O’Donnell Metal Deck LLC in a transaction that will increase the market footprint for the East Coast decking supplier, says former Tombari Structural Products...

Intermax Networks to expand services to Lincoln County

Coeur d’Alene-based NewMax LLC, which does business as Intermax Networks, is expanding its coverage area into to Lincoln County, Washington, says Jame Davis, sales and marketing manager for the company. “It will be our first time expanding our ...

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