Spokane Journal of Business

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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...

West Star Industries eyes $5.6 million facility in Hayden

West Star Industries, a Hayden-based maker of commercial stainless steel food-service products and equipment, plans to build a $5.6 million manufacturing plant in Hayden, a building permit application on file with the North Idaho city shows. Michelle Foc...

Cd’A contractor expands with new Hayden office

Coeur d’Alene-based Candela Construction has opened its second office. Founder Jeff Candela says the company is leasing 8,200 square feet of space at 9896 Chelsea Court in Hayden for the new office. While Candela Construction still occupies its origin...

Ignite cda issues request for Midtown development proposals

Coeur d’Alene’s urban renewal agency, which operates as ignite cda, has issued a request for development proposals for land it owns in the city’s Midtown corridor. Located at 813 to 823 N. Fourth, the property totals 23,000 square feet—or a half-...

NanaMacs ranks among fastest growing retailers in U.S.

Post Falls-based women’s clothing and accessories retailer NanaMacs Boutique has ranked high on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private U.S. companies in 2017. New York-based Inc. magazine, which compiles the annual list, measured company’s...

Dave Smith Motors buys Infiniti dealership here

Dave Smith Motors, the large Kellogg, Idaho-based automotive dealership, says it has acquired the Infiniti dealership of Wendle Ford Motors Inc. on Spokane’s North Side. “It’s another brand that we can sell nationally,” says Chris Rice, the Spoka...

Super 1 supermarket in Cd’A launches $2.5 million makeover

Regional supermarket chain Super 1 Foods is starting a $2.5 million interior and exterior remodel project at its Coeur d’Alene store, says Mark D’Agostino, president of Spokane-based Meridian Construction, the contractor on the project. The 67,200-sq...

Commercial activity picks up in Colville, Oldtown

Marshall Clark, president and broker at Clark Pacific Real Estate Co., of Spokane, says he’s seen a recent surge in commercial real estate activity in the northeastern Washington town of Colville and North Idaho border town of Oldtown. Recent transacti...

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Inland Northwest paralegal programs grow

Laura Tenneson needed a career change. Her job as a restaurant server increasingly was becoming more challenging as her arthritis began to flare up. Tenneson, 36, sought a new calling—something that would be easier on her joints, tap her intellectual...

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