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Fatbeam lands $2 million fiber optic project

Coeur d’Alene-based fiber-optic provider Fatbeam LLC says it has secured a $2 million contract with an undisclosed local carrier that will install 100 miles of fiber from Liberty Lake into North Idaho, through Kootenai County and winding its way north i...

Girl Scouts, LinkedIn develop new network

Girl Scouts of the USA has partnered with professional networking website LinkedIn to create a new platform called Girl Scout Network, which aims to connect Girl Scout alumna, enabling them to share their career experiences and advice. Nicole Wood, Spoka...

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Data protection law might have far reaching impact

Some cybersecurity experts are focusing their attention on the European Union’s soon-to-be-implemented General Data Protection Regulation, which could have a big effect on how businesses worldwide handle data privacy. “I believe that the majority of ...

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Etailz to lease part of old Itron headquarters in Spokane Valley

Spokane-born online retailer etailz Inc. plans to move its operations in the University District to the former Itron Inc. headquarters building in Spokane Valley, following renovations currently underway, says Mary Miller, etailz’s chief revenue and mar...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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, ...

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