Spokane Journal of Business

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Celeste Shaw: Business from the heart

Celeste Shaw spent much of her childhood on a farm near Wolf Point, a tiny town in northeastern Montana. From an early age, she says, she was torn between being out with the cowboys where the action was, and being inside with the women, whose job it was t...

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Method Juice Café squeezes out a niche

Tyler Lafferty and Nick Murto, arguably two of Spokane’s busiest entrepreneurs, are intensely passionate about socially responsible business practices as well as sustainability and good health, a few reasons they opened Method Juice Café two years ago ...

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Farm-to-table food vendors find growing demand

The so-called farm-to-table food movement seems to have taken hold across the country as well as here in Spokane. Plentiful fresh local produce and other food can be purchased from a number of neighborhood farmers’ markets, and served the same night. Bu...

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New Target draws retail focus to South Hill

The recently opened and already busy Target retail store at the Regal Plaza shopping center reflects the demand for new retail development on the South Hill, says prominent Spokane real estate developer Dave Black, who also notes that it took more than a ...

Lithia Motors said it had best quarter in its history

Reflecting the recent strength of the auto industry nationally, Medford, Ore.-based Lithia Motors, Inc., which operates four dealerships in the greater Spokane area, says it had the highest adjusted net income in its history in the second quarter. It rep...

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Targeting a bull’s-eye niche

As customers walk in the front door of Sharp Shooting Indoor Range & Gun Shop Inc., CEO Robin Ball greets most by name. From the shooting range on the other side of the building comes the intermittent bang of pistol shots. At the glass counters where hu...

Goodwill leases South Hill space for new thrift shop

Spokane-based Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest has leased 9,800 square feet of retail space on the South Hill, where it plans to open a new thrift store. The site, at 2929 E 27th, just north of the Lincoln Heights Shopping Center, had been the...

Big R begins $4 million expansion of its Coeur d’Alene store

Great Falls, Mont.-based Western lifestyle retailer Big R Stores has started work on a $4 million expansion of its Coeur d’Alene store. The expansion project will add 50,000 square feet of floor space to the store at 170 E. Kathleen, nearly tripling it...

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Kizuri: Faring well with fair trade

Kim Harmson, an early childhood educator for most of her career, opened Kizuri, a fair trade retail store in downtown Spokane, with absolutely no retail experience. What she did have was a strong belief in community and the fair trade movement. Fair trad...

Lexus plans to expand downtown Spokane dealership

Larry H. Miller Lexus of Spokane plans to begin work this summer on a $3.2 million expansion and renovation at its dealership building at 1030 W. Third, in downtown Spokane. Sara Waldman, spokeswoman for Larry H. Miller Corp. headquartered in Salt Lake C...

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