Spokane Journal of Business

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Kootenai County to move public defender’s offices

Kootenai County has leased a stand-alone building in northwest Coeur d’Alene, where it plans to move its public defender’s office, giving it larger space and better security, says Dan Green, Kootenai County commissioner. ...

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Two-building retail centers planned in east Post Falls

A Spokane real estate investment group is developing a two-building retail center in east Post Falls, says Paul Bielec a member of the investment group, Mullan North LLC. ...

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Hayden design firm adjusts as stability returns

Longwell+Trapp Architects PLLC, of Hayden, has seen steady work in both private and publicly funded projects in the last two years, although the company still is leaned out somewhat from the Great Recession, says founding principal Gordon Longwell. ...

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Secured Investment Corp. runs afoul of state regulations

The Washington state Department of Financial Institutions has issued a notice of violation against Secured Investment Corp., the Coeur d’Alene-based parent company of a private-money lender that had been doing business here as Cogo Capital Spokane LLC. ...

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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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