Spokane Journal of Business

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Volatility in wood prices, supply to extend into 2022

Prices for wood products have been up and down this year, and experts say that volatility will remain into 2022. Shawn Church, editor of the Eugene, Ore.-based FastMarkets Random Lengths, a publication that tracks lumber prices and forest-products ...


Future looks shiny for Silver Valley mining industry

Mining companies active in North Idaho’s Silver Valley are optimistic about 2022 and beyond. Mike Satre, Coeur d’Alene-based Hecla’s Mining Co.’s director of governmental affairs, says the company expects to see steady production of silver, gold...


Pelvic health gains traction with wider population

Physical therapy providers specializing in pelvic health issues have seen growth in patients seeking their help. While pelvic health traditionally has been viewed as a women’s health issue, providers assert that pelvic health impacts men and children...


Not your father’s law firm: How the legal field is facing a culture shift

In Spokane and across the U.S., law firms are struggling to recruit experienced attorneys to join their firms. An industrywide cultural shift in younger attorneys that many older attorneys haven’t experienced likely is coming into play. ...


Cd’A makerspace boasts new director, mobile lab

Coeur d’Alene nonprofit makerspace Gizmo-cda Inc. has a new mobile makerspace, as well as a new executive director to lead the organization. On the Coeur d’Alene campus of North Idaho College, Gizmo’s 11,000-square-foot space in the Hedlund ...


Idaho Forest Group apprenticeships help to expand skilled workforce

Millwrights, industrial electricians, and heavy-duty mechanics are in high demand at Idaho Forest Group’s sawmills right now, says Marie Price, the lumber company’s director of training and development....


Tedder Industries names new CEO

Tedder Industries LLC, the Post Falls-based designer and manufacturer of firearm holsters and accessories, has named Shawn Hostetter as its new CEO....


An expanded field of uses at Sandpoint’s signature park

In 2019, the city of Sandpoint, Idaho, sought to retain a team to perform a comprehensive parks and recreation master plan. Dell Hatch, landscape architect and principal at Spokane-based Bernardo|Wills Architects PC, who claims Sandpoint as his hometown...


TruBlue home-care service opens in Coeur d’Alene

A Coeur d’Alene couple has opened a franchise operation of TruBlue Inc., which offers home maintenance and minor repairs. The franchise, TruBlue of North Idaho, serves Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, Hayden, Rathdrum, Athol, and the surrounding areas ...


Housing on the Horizon: $73.3 million in multifamily projects planned in region

Prominent Spokane developer Lanzce Douglass has a large new apartment development valued at $45.2 million under construction in Coeur d’Alene. The development is the largest of several new multifamily projects in various stages of planning and ...

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