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Etailz Evolution: Online retailer is growing post acquisition

Nearly two years after it was acquired by Trans World Entertainment Corp. for $75 million, Spokane-based online retailer etailz Inc. is expanding its offerings, adding employees, and increasing its sales. “While much has changed over the years, we’ve...


2018 Rising Stars: Jen Snell

In her 12 years of working at Next IT Corp., now a part of customer engagement company Verint...


2018 Rising Stars: Ramsey Pruchnic

Ramsey Pruchnic, 31, describes himself as both a creative thinker and a serial entrepreneur, having ...


2018 Rising Stars: Deanna Tiemann

Deanna Tiemann created Squishy Peanut Marketing LLC six years ago out of her desire to have both a...


After Rover came over to Spokane

On a typical work day, between 10 and 15 dogs play, pant, and bark around Rover’s downtown Spokane...


Spokane podcasters make some noise

While podcasts have been around for over a decade, local enthusiasts say the medium is growing in popularity, with everyone from simple hobbyists to business owners looking to start their own broadcast. Andrea Parrish is a digital marketing assistant...


Flirting with fiber in Spokane

Members of a city-appointed working group charged with exploring options for a fiber optic network in Spokane say they’ve narrowed their focus to two possibilities: a public-private partnership or a private company. The concept is not without its...

Fatbeam acquires school IT division of Ednetics

Coeur d’Alene-based fiber optic provider Fatbeam LLC has acquired a division of sister company Ednetics Inc. and is planning more acquisitions after securing $10 million in financing from two private equity firms. Greg Green, CEO of Fatbeam, who...


Streaming the Beam

When Seattle-based OAC Services Inc. first introduced a remotely controlled, moveable robot that enabled the user to visit with people in its Spokane office, employees weren’t sure what to do with it. “At first, it was, well this is kind cool, but...


Wolff, Katerra combo to be prolific

In his dual role, Spokane’s Fritz Wolff could become a significant factor in addressing the Spokane area’s housing shortage. Wolff is the son of Alvin J. “Fritz” Wolff Jr. and a third-generation leader in the family’s business. He serves as exe...

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