Spokane Journal of Business

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Quest Aircraft Co. lands in Chinese market

Quest Aircraft Co., the Sandpoint-based aerospace manufacturer that produces the rugged Kodiak light airplane, has reached a long-term sales agreement with a Chinese company that also plans eventually to manufacture Kodiak aircraft for the Chinese market....

Pilgrim’s Market renovates, reopens with new bakery in Coeur d’Alene

Coeur d’Alene natural foods and health store Pilgrim’s Market has completed a $300,000 renovation of a 2,000-square-foot commissary kitchen and bakery, says owner Joe Hamilton. The market, located in about 25,000 square feet of retail space at 1316 ...

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Coeur d’Alene builder look to restabilize

Coeur d’Alene-based Contractors Northwest Inc. has been navigating choppy waters since the recession, says Dean Haagenson, the company’s cofounder, chairman, and CEO. CNI has charted a respectable year in 2013, buoyed in part by the $14.6 million McE...

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Cd’A orthopedic practice to open second clinic here

Meridian Construction Inc., of Spokane Valley, is working on a nearly $500,000 tenant improvement project in the medical district on the lower South Hill, where a growing orthopedic practice currently based in Coeur d’Alene plans to open a second clinic...

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Niche machine shop in North Idaho eyes further expansion

Northwest Swiss Inc., a Hayden, Idaho, precision parts manufacturer that expanded operations just last year, is considering adding a new line of products that would require it to expand once again, says Monty Spencer, the company’s founder. The company...

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Environmental law pioneer moves toward sunset of career

At the age of 86, longtime Coeur d’Alene attorney Scott Reed finally decided earlier this year to retire, although he admits he’s not very good at it yet. Though he’s not taking new cases, the sole practitioner known even by friends as an environme...

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Assisted-living project gets go-ahead in Coeur d’Alene

The Coeur d’Alene City Council has approved land-use requests for an envisioned 70-bed assisted-living facility and 20 other residential units on 13 acres of land near the French Gulch area on the east edge of the city, says architect Dick Stauffer, who...

Trindera Engineering expands downtown office

Coeur d’Alene-based Trindera Engineering Inc. has doubled the size of its downtown Spokane office, says Katie Fitzpatrick, a spokeswoman for the company. Trindera now occupies all 6,000 square feet of floor space in the two-story structure at 221 W. Ma...

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Columbia Bank stakes an Idaho foothold

Tacoma-based Columbia Banking System Inc. and Sandpoint-based Intermountain Community Bancorp have similar corporate cultures that will assist integrating the two banks following a planned acquisition that will mark Columbia Bank’s long-envisioned entry...

Coeur d’Alene assisted-living facility is adding third building

Owners of the Renaissance at Coeur d’Alene Assisted Living Community have begun work on the third of five planned 7,500-square-foot buildings there. The Renaissance is located at 2772 W. Avante Loop, a couple of blocks west of Woodland Middle School, i...

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