Spokane Journal of Business

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Idaho Forest Group apprenticeships help to expand skilled workforce

Millwrights, industrial electricians, and heavy-duty mechanics are in high demand at Idaho Forest Group’s sawmills right now, says Marie Price, the lumber company’s director of training and development....


Tedder Industries names new CEO

Tedder Industries LLC, the Post Falls-based designer and manufacturer of firearm holsters and accessories, has named Shawn Hostetter as its new CEO....


An expanded field of uses at Sandpoint’s signature park

In 2019, the city of Sandpoint, Idaho, sought to retain a team to perform a comprehensive parks and recreation master plan. Dell Hatch, landscape architect and principal at Spokane-based Bernardo|Wills Architects PC, who claims Sandpoint as his hometown...


TruBlue home-care service opens in Coeur d’Alene

A Coeur d’Alene couple has opened a franchise operation of TruBlue Inc., which offers home maintenance and minor repairs. The franchise, TruBlue of North Idaho, serves Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, Hayden, Rathdrum, Athol, and the surrounding areas ...


Housing on the Horizon: $73.3 million in multifamily projects planned in region

Prominent Spokane developer Lanzce Douglass has a large new apartment development valued at $45.2 million under construction in Coeur d’Alene. The development is the largest of several new multifamily projects in various stages of planning and ...

Gravwell receives $3 million in venture capital

Coeur d’Alene-based cyber security company Gravwell Inc. has received $3 million in seed funding from three venture capital companies. Its new investors are Montana-based venture capital fund Next Frontier Capital, Utah-based Kickstart Capital LLC...


Vantage Point Brewing moves forward in Coeur d’Alene

The owners of Vantage Point Brewing Co. aim to bring a taste of old-world ales to a modern setting in a rapidly growing part of Coeur d’Alene by next Memorial Day. Site work for the new brewery and restaurant began in mid-August at a vacant lot at ...

North Idaho Rock School moves into larger space

North Idaho Rock School has moved into the former Vital Health acupuncture center at 213 W. Appleway, in Coeur d’Alene. Owner Jacob Burrows says he formed North Idaho Rock School LLC in January, but he’s been teaching guitar for seven years....


Tamarack Aerospace emerges from Chapter 11 reorganization

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Washington has issued a final decree and closed the case in the voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization for Sandpoint, Idaho-based Tamarack Aerospace Group Inc. Tamarack pursued Chapter 11 ...


Two self-storage facilities sell for $11 million in total

Two Inland Northwest storage units, one in Hayden and another in Medical Lake, have been acquired recently by separate buyers at a combined cost of $11 million. The Spokane-based real estate broker who helped orchestrate both deals claims the prices ...

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