Spokane Journal of Business

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New alliance between Providence, Kootenai Health focuses on expanding access to care

The Kootenai Providence Health Alliance, a nonprofit organization formed between Kootenai Health and Providence Health Care, will place pediatric specialists from Spokane in a Post Falls clinic operated by the Coeur d’Alene-based health system, says the...

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Challenge after ascent

Following soaring sales growth in drone services reported by Hayden-based Empire Unmanned for 2016, activity this year has begun to descend as some potential customers are viewing drone operations as a do-it-yourself industry. Bradley Ward, president of ...

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North Idaho College aerospace curriculum grows to meet demand

As Idaho’s aerospace industry continues to grow, so too do programs like those offered through North Idaho College’s Aerospace Center for Excellence, says aerospace director Patrick O’Halloran. “The future for aerospace jobs in this region looks ...

BNSF starts $50 million North Idaho track expansion project

BNSF Railway Co. has started work on a $50 million project in North Idaho that will add 10 miles of double track that will ease congestion between Hauser and Athol, says Gus Melonas, a Seattle-based spokesman for the Fort Worth, Texas-based freight railro...

Super 1 supermarket planned for new Athol commercial center

Vandervert Construction Inc., of Spokane, will start construction as early as this month on a Super 1 Foods supermarket that will be the first building in a new commercial center in Athol, says Andrea Frye, a Vandervert spokeswoman. The 57,000-square-foo...

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Coeur d’Alene begins City Hall renovations

The City of Coeur d’Alene has launched a $1.9 million remodel project of its City Hall building, at 710 E. Mullan, at the east end of the city’s central business district. The intent of the project is to prolong the life of the City Hall building in ...

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Inland Northwest ski resorts turn to summer

Some Inland Northwest ski resort operators are anticipating record summer activities this year following a strong winter season, while some resorts are working on expansion plans. In recent years, summer months have been the busiest months of the year at...

Rental property manager acquires Quad Park land

Kevin McCathren, president of Spokane-based McCathren Management & Real Estate Services Inc., has acquired 8.2 acres of land at the site of the former Quad Park softball facility in Post Falls and plans to develop an apartment complex there, according to ...

Sandpoint fly-in community might reboot this summer

A principal of the stalled SilverWing fly-in residential development in Sandpoint says he’ll likely start marketing the $28 million development again this summer, 10 years after breaking ground there. While two court cases in which Silver Wing and Bonn...

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Percussionaire set to breathe life into old Coldwater Creek campus

Bonner County-based manufacturer Percussionaire Corp. is preparing to move its operations to new quarters this summer, a decision company CEO Mark Baillie says will allow for increased production capabilities, as the company gets ready for the release of ...

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