Spokane Journal of Business

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Ignite Northwest consolidates leadership

Spokane nonprofit life sciences and technology business accelerator Ignite Northwest has consolidated two top executive positions, says Jeff White, who's been the organization's chief financial officer for nearly four years. Effective Oct. 1...


WSU breaks ground on $62M animal disease lab

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University, in Pullman, has started construction of a $61.9 million facility that will be occupied by the college’s Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. ...


New text service aims to keep defendants out of jail

A newly implemented text-messaging service designed to remind defendants of upcoming court dates has the potential to reduce failure-to-appear rates and save money in Spokane County courtrooms as well as space in its jails, says a Spokane public defender ...


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 Systems Inc., Jen Snell says she's never once been bored. The 38-year-old vice president of product marketing for Verint's intelligent self-service business...


2018 Rising Stars: Ramsey Pruchnic

Ramsey Pruchnic, 31, describes himself as both a creative thinker and a serial entrepreneur, having established two new businesses in Spokane—an online marketing company and a donut shop—within less than a year. Pruchnic says that for him, being a...


2018 Rising Stars: Deanna Tiemann

Deanna Tiemann created Squishy Peanut Marketing LLC six years ago out of her desire to have both a career and a healthy family life. “I really wanted to create a company where I could do good work for clients while having a family life,” Tiemann says...


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 office. “In our Seattle office, we can have up to 50 dogs because we have more employees over there,” says Jennifer Summers, Rover’s Seattle-based...


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...

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