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EWU launches new tech commercialization academy

Eastern Washington University's 2-year-old Center for Entrepreneurship is launching an eight-week collaborative summer technology commercialization academy that aims to provide students with real-world experience in finding useful applications for existin...


SkyOne Aerospace to expand its capabilities

Spokane Valley-based aerospace maintenance, repair, and overhaul company SkyOne Aerospace LLC plans to roll out new overhaul and repair services for certain aircraft propellers, says Gary Lee Owens, founder and vice president. Additionally, the company ...


Alexa, show me the money

Amazon’s Alexa, a popular virtual assistant that you may already have sitting on a nearby desk or shelf, is soon to be the newest employee, figuratively speaking, at Spokane-area financial institutions. At least two area credit unions—Numerica Cred...


Galactic Dungeon Studios: Galactic dreams

Galactic Dungeon Studios LLC’s 750-square-foot tiered space at 7 S. Stevens downtown would indeed have a dungeon vibe, if it weren’t for the large windows, and walls filled with colorful gaming and pop culture art and memorabilia. It’s a fitting co...


New law sets foundation for taller wood buildings

Senate Bill 5450, signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee earlier this year, goes into effect today, June 7, enabling builders to use certain new timber products to construct bigger buildings than had been permitted previously. The bill specifically directs t...


Developing an APP-etite with WildRide

WildRide Inc., a new Spokane venture created by recent Gonzaga University graduates, serves up a twist on culinary adventures. Hope Morgan and Chloe Sabo are among five Gonzaga seniors who co-founded the business providing a free smartphone app for users...


Sesh Technologies grows with cannabis industry

As the cannabis industry continues its rapid expansion, manufacturing companies across the country are clamoring to develop new technologies to meet the needs of growers, producers and consumers. One such company is Sesh Technologies & Manufacturing LLC,...

Itron inks contracts far afield

Liberty Lake-based Itron Inc. says it has signed contracts for new projects with two utilities, Gulfport, Miss.-based Mississippi Power, and New Zealand-based Network Waitaki Ltd. Although Itron declined to disclose the value of either contract, the comp...

Avista plans $165M meter upgrade

Spokane-based Avista Utilities is partnering with Liberty Lake-based meter technology manufacturer Itron Inc. to install smart meters throughout Avista's Washington service territory in a $165 million project scheduled to begin next fall, the utility comp...


Flexhibit expands, rolls out mobile STEM product

Spokane Valley-based IQ Smart Interactive LLC, which does business as Flexhibit, has launched Flexcart, a line of portable science center exhibits designed for hands-on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics learning in schools, says Coleen Qui...

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