Spokane Journal of Business

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Cameron-Reilly lands Post Falls project

The Post Falls Urban Renewal Agency has awarded Spokane Valley-based concrete contractor Cameron-Reilly LLC a $2 million contract for the district’s Spokane Street Revitalization Project in the central north-south corridor of the city. Work on the proj...

Hecla posts smaller loss

Hecla Mining Co., of Coeur d’Alene, reported this morning a second-quarter net loss of $14.5 million, or 4 cents a diluted share, compared with a loss of $24.9 million, or 8 cents a share, in the year-earlier quarter. Hecla said in a press release it...

Columbia Banking to acquire Sandpoint-based IMCB

Columbia Banking System Inc., the Tacoma, Wash.-based parent of Columbia State Bank, has signed an agreement to merge into its operations Intermountain Community Bancorp, the Sandpoint-based company that operates Intermountain Community Bank and Panhandle...

$14.5 million sewer plant upgrade starts in Hayden

The Hayden Area Regional Sewer Board has launched a $14.5 million phase of upgrades at its wastewater treatment plant on the Rathdrum Prairie to help it comply with new pollution standards under its federal discharge permit, says Ken Windram, the board’...

Senior housing complex rises in Coeur d’Alene

A California-based contractor and real estate developer has obtained building permits for 20 duplex structures valued at $124,800 each in north Coeur d’Alene. ...

Big R begins $4 million expansion of its Coeur d’Alene store

Great Falls, Mont.-based Western lifestyle retailer Big R Stores has started work on a $4 million expansion of its Coeur d’Alene store. The expansion project will add 50,000 square feet of floor space to the store at 170 E. Kathleen, nearly tripling it...

New York firm buys Coldwater Creek brand

An affiliate of Sycamore Partners, a New York-based private-equity firm that owns Aeropostale, Hot Topic, Talbots, and a number of other retail chains, announced that it has acquired the Coldwater Creek brand and related intellectual property. Sycam...

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Air ambulance launches service in Coeur d’Alene

Aurora, Ore.-based Life Flight Network plans to base a helicopter ambulance service in Coeur d’Alene beginning later this month. Life Flight, which claims to be the largest nonprofit medical flight program in the U.S., provides critical care transporta...

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Scaled-back project returns to Cd’A’s Midtown area

A long-envisioned retail and residential project proposed north of downtown Coeur d’Alene is back in the forefront after a few years of delays, though at a smaller scale than originally proposed, the Lake City Development Corp. says. The three-story pr...

Global call center concern acquires Center Partners

International call center and business outsourcing company Qualfon Inc. has acquired Center Partners Inc., the Fort Collins, Colo.-based call center with outlets in Liberty Lake and North Idaho. Brian Kearney, a Denver-based spokesman for Qualfon, dec...

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