Spokane Journal of Business

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Mining industry is projecting improved returns

Mining companies here are optimistic they’ll see improved returns in 2019, based on forward-looking statements in recent earnings reports. “Our strategy is working. The (earning potential) we generated despite low metals prices is a result ...

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509 Fabrication: Fired up about energy efficiency

Dusty Henderson had no experience in bringing an innovative product to market, but when he saw a chance to do so, he took it. ...

Spirit Lake electric bicycle shop relocates in wake of city sewer issues

A retailer in Spirit Lake, Idaho, has found a way to expand despite a citywide moratorium on new building construction. Marc Kroetch, owner of Fresh Air E-Bikes, opened the business three years ago after he took his first ride on an e-bike...

$15 million Coeur d’Alene Casino renovation starts

Construction is under way on a $15 million renovation project at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel, in Worley, Idaho, says Laura Stensgar, spokeswoman for the casino....

Franz Bakery to move, double its space in Coeur d’Alene

United States Bakery, which does business as Franz Bakery, is in the process of moving its Coeur d’Alene operations to a facility more than double the space the bakery currently occupies, says Tim Harper, general manager of the Franz Bakeries Spokane ...

The first flakes flew at Schweitzer Mountain Resort, north of Sandpoint, on the final days of October.

High Hopes on the Slopes

Inland Northwest ski resort operators say the early start to ski season last year has skiers eager to hit the slopes again, despite forecasts that an El Niño weather pattern is bringing a warmer and wetter winter season. ...

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Interstate expansion

In a matter of months, First Interstate BancSystem Inc. will go from having no presence to a prominent foothold in the Inland Northwest banking community. ...

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SBA lending in Spokane District reaches $226.7 million

Total lending backed by the U.S. Small Business Administration in the Inland Northwest rose $8.3 million through fiscal year 2018, data compiled by SBA indicates....

Inland Northwest composite decline

Spokane-based Hart Capital Management Inc. says in its quarterly report that the composite value of eight Inland Northwest-based publicly traded companies fell to $11.2 billion in the 2018 third quarter ended Sept. 28...

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