Spokane Journal of Business

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Hecla Mining to exceed its expectations despite strike

With record gold production at a mine in Alaska, Hecla Mining Co. is expecting 2017 to finish as one of the 10 to 15 strongest years in its 126-year history, from a production perspective, company CEO Phillips S. Baker says. That’s despite a nine-mon...

Coeur d’Alene parking garage moves forward

Construction on a new $7.3 million parking garage in downtown Coeur d’Alene is expected to begin next Friday, Dec. 15, says Tony Berns, executive director of ignite cda, the city’s urban renewal agency. The project is expected to be completed next ...

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$6 million medical building going up in Riverstone

NID LLC, an affiliate of North Idaho Dermatology PA, is building a $6 million, four-story structure at 2199 N. Merritt Creek Loop in Coeur d’Alene. The three-story, 27,400-square-foot building will be situated above a 9,400-square-foot parking level sa...

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Idaho Trust Bank builds on strength

Now in its 23rd year of operations, Idaho Trust Bank, which bills itself as one of few banks in the Gem State to offer both commercial banking and wealth management services, says it looks to continue to grow, while maintaining its focus on client success...

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North Idaho Energy Logs Inc.: Fueling fires far and wide

As winter approaches and outside temperatures drop, business at one remote company, North Idaho Energy Logs Inc., is blazing. Clark Fairchild, the company’s co-owner and general manager, says production is on an upswing at North Idaho Energy Logs with ...

Kootenai Health begins $4.3 million in renovation work

Kootenai Health has started interior renovations valued at $4.3 million this month for three departments in its main hospital building, at 2003 Kootenai Health Way in Coeur d’Alene. The upgrades involve improvements to existing and recently expanded s...

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First flakes give Inland Northwest ski hills an early lift

The combination of a strong ski season last winter and an early snow fall this month has some Inland Northwest ski resort operators looking to open early. Already, Lookout Ski Resort on the Idaho-Montana border kicked off the season last weekend. Matt ...

Inspire Physical Therapy opens in Coeur d’Alene

Sean Sipe, owner of Spokane Occupational & Hand Therapy, has partnered with another physical therapist to open a clinic in Coeur d’Alene. Sipe and Cara Clinton acquired some of the assets, including equipment, of the former Competitive Fitness & Physic...

Idaho Independent Bank prepares for transition

While its customers might not realize any difference in services or policy, Coeur d’Alene-based Idaho Independent Bank will face a big change come New Year’s Day. On Jan. 1, Kurt Gustavel, 48, will take over the leadership of IIB from his father, Jac...

$13.7 million apartment complex planned in Hayden

The city of Hayden has issued building permits for a $13.7 million, 96-unit Villas at Hayden North apartment complex at the northwest corner of Lancaster Road and Vernon J. Baker Boulevard, in Hayden. The building permits are part of the first phase of a...

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