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Marle Worm Growers: Grounded in worms

Vermiculture isn’t about getting business off the ground. It’s about keeping worms in it. Eight years ago, Jeff Wood, of Otis Orchards, seeking to leave the hectic profession of commercial real estate, decided to assume a business that was first st...


Intellectual property law firm Lee & Hayes projects record revenue

Spurred in part by customer growth in China, as well as securing more work from U.S.-based companies doing business in China, Spokane-based intellectual property law firm Lee & Hayes PLLC has experienced record annual revenue in each of the last couple of...


Blockchain technology makes its way into the Inland Northwest

Christopher Armitage, co-founder and co-owner of West Plains-based cleaning business Armitage Cleaning LLC, predicts that 10 years from now blockchain technology will be so omnipresent in society that people will use it daily without even appreciating how...


Pearson Packaging acquires robotics maker Flexicell

Pearson Packaging Systems, the West Plains-based maker of packaging equipment, has acquired Virginia-based robotic system integrator and automation equipment manufacturer Flexicell Inc. Michael A. Senske, Pearson Packaging president and CEO, says the pur...

Spokane cybersecurity provider reports sales, client surge

Spokane-based RiskLens Inc., a software company that helps businesses and organizations analyze their exposure to cyber risk, reports it’s riding a surge in 2017 customer growth, a direct result of securing work with a number of Fortune 500 companies. ...

Mobilitie expands wireless capabilities in Spokane

California-based wireless infrastructure provider Mobilitie LLC has recently begun to install what are called small-cell wireless antennas to utility poles in public-right of way in certain neighborhoods here. A privately-held company, Mobilitie funds, ...


Offering magnetic stimulation to treat depression

Operators of a startup company here that uses technology to treat depression plan to open more clinics in Spokane—and in other parts of the country where what’s known as transcranial magnetic stimulation is seldom used. The young company, TMS Solutio...


Hip, knee replacements refined at Valley Hospital

Last month, MultiCare’s Valley Hospital announced it had earned the Joint Commission’s gold seal of approval for advanced certification for total hip and total knee replacement, an evaluation that requires impartial evidence of the quality of care, tr...


WSU, UW collaborate on test for enhancing sleep

In the future, people struggling with insomnia might get health tips for a better night’s rest from a bedside sleep-monitoring device. Such technology will be tested in both Spokane and Seattle. To be launched today, March 1, a three-year study will in...


Mind to Market: Filling a startup funding gap in Spokane

A handful of Spokane-area investors, including a mix of organizations and individuals, has developed Mind to Market LLC to invest in early-stage startups—and to fill a gap in the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Steve Trabun, Avista Corp.’s reg...

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