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The Great PNW: #UpperLeftUSA appeal

Apparel marked with The Great PNW seems to speak a logo language to people who appreciate the region. At least that’s how Spokane business owners Joel Barbour and his wife, Tori, describe the genesis of The Great PNW, a business that sells clothing ite...


Developer buys building along Riverside in downtown Spokane

Developer Mike Craven says he recently bought the Genesee Block building at 819 W. Riverside in downtown Spokane and plans to rehabilitate the two-story, 8,400-square-foot structure, but hasn’t finalized any details for the renovation. Craven says he f...


Gonzaga graduates find good fit with menswear startup

Three Gonzaga University alumni who earned business degrees at the Jesuit school here five years ago, and then spent four years in China, have gotten off to a promising start with an online premium menswear company called Vincero Collective that they co-f...


Car sales climb in Inland Northwest

New vehicles sales here are the strongest in years due largely to rising consumer confidence and high demand for sport utility vehicles, crossover vehicles, and pickups, several Inland Northwest dealers say. Mark Waltermire, general manager at Dishman Do...


Inventor set to roll out all-purpose car device

A Spokane-area man has created a tool that he says can be used for five-different functions, ranging from a small snow shovel to a traction device in bad weather. Kevin Klier of Colbert, Wash., says both Napa Auto Parts and O’Reilly Auto Parts have agr...


AppleBrides.com: Wedding Blogging Bliss

Planning her own 2009 Spokane wedding from Ireland, Rachel Sandall hit an online wall. Google searches six years ago yielded two or three options for venues, without much for photos, so Sandall leaned on personal knowledge from growing up in Spokane to ...


Young restaurateurs cook up a fresh dining scene

With six years of college, four different majors, and no degree earned, Matt Goodwin still had no idea what he wanted to do for a living as he started bartending at Fast Eddie’s Bar & Grill in 2000....


Davenport Grand Hotel is off to strong start

Don’t plan on staying at the posh, Davenport Grand Hotel between July 7 -11. It’s booked. The hotel will be at capacity when it hosts its first official group of convention attendees—1,300 sales reps from the national company Essential Oils. And fo...


Specialty grocers eye Spokane

Specialty grocery stores looking to enter or expand in the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene market likely will change the landscape for supermarkets here, says Guy Byrd, a principal at Sperry Van Ness|Cornerstone commercial real estate brokerage, of Spokane. By...

Transamerican Auto Parts plans big distribution center, store in Post Falls

Transamerican Auto Parts Co., of Compton, Calif., said this morning it plans to open a distribution center and a 4 Wheel Parts retail store in Post Falls. The company has leased an 85,000-square foot warehouse building at 5300 W. Riverbend that’s vis...

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