Spokane Journal of Business

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Latah Bistro owner, partner pursue a flour-ing venture

Restaurateur Dave DuPree has agreed to sell the popular Latah Bistro restaurant in south Spokane and its neighboring coffee stand, Latah Latte, in order to focus full time on a growing business venture, a company called Flour Farm LLC, which makes a glute...

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Tariffs import uncertainties for some Spokane-area manufacturers

Although images show President Donald Trump surrounded by smiling aluminum and steel workers after s...

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Northwest Summers: On the cutting edge

When a windstorm ripped through the region in fall of 2015, it left in its wake tons of yard waste f...

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Pearson Packaging acquires robotics maker Flexicell

Pearson Packaging Systems, the West Plains-based maker of packaging equipment, has acquired Virginia...

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Highwood Global sparks life into old plant

A relative newcomer to the Spokane-area manufacturing sector, Highwood Global LP is developing reput...

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Clementine & Agnes: Creator of Color

Most people could probably guess that Spokane cosmetologist Robin Peltier, with her glittering skin and red-lipped smile, works with color. Peltier, 54, is the owner of Clementine & Agnes, a young company that makes and sells mineral makeup, as well as a...

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Rohinni to light it up in 2018

Having developed light-emitting diodes smaller than the eyes of ants, Coeur d’Alene-based Rohinni LLC is poised for monumental growth in 2018, CEO Matthew Gerber says. The tech engineering startup is anticipating to generate more sales both here and in...

Spokane Valley issues first permits for Katerra factory

The city of Spokane Valley has issued a permit to Katerra Inc. to begin foundation work for its $35 million factory planned at 19202 E. Garland Lane. Representatives for Menlo Park, Calif.-based Katerra couldn’t be reached for comment. An affiliate, K...

HiTest Sand seeks power services for smelter

Silica Investments Inc., the parent company of Canada-based HiTest Sand Inc., earlier this week submitted to the Pend Oreille County Public Utility District a formal request for power services for its proposed silicon smelter south of Newport, Wash., says...

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SmaK Plastics grows in North Idaho

ince leasing a shuttered Coeur d’Alene facility and moving in last April, Vancouver, Wash.-based SmaK Plastics Inc. subsidiary SmaK Products Inc. has grown its North Idaho workforce. Jonathan Smalley, company president, says SmaK Products plans next m...

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