Spokane Journal of Business

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Helping caregivers understand dementia

Rick Bennett, administrator of the Bennett House adult day care center in Coeur d’Alene, says he’s about to start up a new business to help caregivers of people with cognitive loss. The new venture, to be called The Dementia Coach, is designed to hel...

Coeur d’Alene Resort to wrap up renovation projects

The Coeur d’Alene Resort is expected to wrap up an extensive round of renovations by the beginning of May, says Todd Gillespie, director of sales and marketing for the resort. Gillespie declines to disclose a project cost other than to say it’s a mul...

Empire Airlines, FedEx team up to train more pilots

Hayden-based Empire Airlines Inc. is collaborating with Memphis, Tenn.-based cargo airline FedEx Express in a program aimed at recruiting pilots from universities and aviation colleges and training them for advancement to the FedEx fleet. Tim Komberec, p...

Fatbeam lands $2 million fiber optic project

Coeur d’Alene-based fiber-optic provider Fatbeam LLC says it has secured a $2 million contract with an undisclosed local carrier that will install 100 miles of fiber from Liberty Lake into North Idaho, through Kootenai County and winding its way north i...

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Program aims to reduce unbanked populations in North Idaho

In an effort to build better basic financial education, Coeur d'Alene-based United Way of North Idaho has partnered with nearly two-dozen regional community and financial partners to institute a program for unbanked and underbanked residents of North Idah...

AllWest Testing & Engineering converts to ESOP

The owners of Hayden-based AllWest Testing & Engineering LLC have sold the company to its employees via an employee stock ownership plan. “We feel like this rewards the staff that helped get the company successful,” says AllWest general manager and P...

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Kootenai Health launches master plan’s third phase

Coeur d’Alene-based health network Kootenai Health has started work on the $12 million third phase of construction and expects to complete its $45 million second phase this summer at its main hospital campus, at 2003 Kootenai Health Way, near the northw...

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Riverstone sees commercial, residential infill

2018 will be another active year for construction in the Riverstone mixed-use development northwest of Coeur d’Alene’s downtown area. At 1812 N. Lakewood Drive, a $2.8 million commercial building is rising, says Tyler Baxter, clinic director and phys...

Restaurants & Retail: First Firehouse Subs in Coeur d’Alene opens

Brothers Kyle and Jared Staples have opened the Coeur d’Alene area’s first Firehouse Subs restaurant. Firehouse Subs is a Jacksonville, Fla.-based restaurant chain founded in 1994, which offers small, medium and large hot specialty subs, as well as...

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Old Factory Outlets spaces to fill up in Post Falls

The former Post Falls Factory Outlets complex and the neighboring Post Falls Factory Stores building, both of which have been mostly vacant for roughly a decade, will be mostly occupied by the end of the year, current owners say. “I think it’s going...

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