Spokane Journal of Business

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New approaches to knee replacements in Spokane

The process of undergoing both full and partial knee replacements has improved in recent years due to surgical improvements and reduced hospital stays thanks to the efforts of a couple of orthopedic physicians and practices across Spokane. Full and parti...

Ignite Northwest gears up for fifth startup class

From a company that manufactures tidy portable toilets to one that produces high-quality microbiology media plates, Ignite Northwest, now assisting its fifth class, continues a trend of training a diverse group of companies. “We’re very excited to we...

Startup efforts in Whitman, Asotin counties to grow

Inland Northwest Partners, a community economic development and educational nonprofit based in Liberty Lake, has won a two-year, $142,000 contract with the Washington state Department of Commerce for business startup assistance in Whitman and Asotin count...

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Providence makes app for expecting, new mothers

Spokane-based Providence Health Care has unveiled a smartphone application to assist expectant and new mothers both during and following their pregnancies. Kim Jorgensen, the director of women’s and children’s services at Sacred Heart Children’s Ho...

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Ag Energy Solutions finds unexpected market for biochar

Carbon Logic, the first product line to be produced by Ag Energy Solutions Inc., of Spokane Valley, is going to pot—yes, the green leafy stuff. Ag Energy originally was formed in 2010 to make equipment to convert agricultural waste into energy. For now...

Key Tronic is target of hostile takeover attempt

Spokane Valley-based Key Tronic Corp. says it learned last week through a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing that it’s the target of a hostile takeover bid by an East Coast electronics manufacturer. Brett Larsen, chief financial officer for...

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College Free Agents startup gets go-ahead from NCAA

College Free Agent LLC, a company started by two young Spokane entrepreneurs, wants to help university athletic departments identify and recruit athletes at other programs who are categorized as redshirt juniors. Now, it has the approval from the Nationa...

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Couple design, develop Energy Star rental units

Spokane Valley couple Jaculynn and Hans Peterson have developed a duplex that they claim is the first Energy Star, solar-ready rental income property in the city. Construction recently was completed on the $295,000 structure, at the northwest corner of O...

Florida company acquires Spokane Valley-based software developer Configio LLC

Florida-based Community Brands LLC has acquired Spokane Valley-based Configio LLC, a software development company, making Configio one of four companies Community Brands has purchased since April. Configio, located at 1421 N. Mullan Road, has an employee...

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LabCorp envisions key role for operations here

LabCorp, the Burlington, N.C.-based S&P 500 company that recently acquired big Spokane employer Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories, says it plans to make Spokane its primary lab site in the western U.S. for workplace and toxicology testing. Donald...

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