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Spring offers boost to environmental consulting

Beth Fifield Hodgson says she didn’t plan to start an environmental consulting firm in which most of the staff would be made up of women. It just worked out that way. Fifield Hodgson co-owns Spring Environmental Inc., with her sister...


25+5: Ignite Northwest releases inaugural list of emerging tech companies

Spokane business accelerator Ignite Northwest has released its inaugural Ignite 25+5 list, which recognizes 30 young companies with an Inland Northwest presence. ...


Etailz looks to regain its stride following transition

Spokane Valley-based online marketplace retailer etailz Inc., the one-time poster child for startup success in the Inland Northwest’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, expects to increase its sales and market presence this year after a brief era of transition....


Thermal imagery business heats up

Thomas Ethen’s diverse resume through the years has led to the one job he finds to be most enjoyable of all: remote pilot in command—more commonly known as drone pilot. ...


MultiCare physician explores new spine surgery technique

After 20 years of chronic back pain, former Stevens County Commissioner Fran Bessermin decided quality of life was more important than the fear of having spinal surgery and elected to undergo a new surgery technique developed last year. ...


Teetering on the edge of a tech revolution

Mark Michaelis, CEO of Spokane-based software company IntelliTect, contends a growing number of emerging exponential technologies -- those that can double in capability or performance, or reduce costs by half within a short time frame -- leads him to...

B&C Custom Manufacturing enters two joint ventures, moves

Automated machining company B&C Custom Manufacturing Inc. is rapidly expanding, with two new joint ventures inked this year and the acquisition of a local tool and die shop that general manager Luke Ankenman says will create a one-stop shop at its new ...


Lewis Lee-led IP venture grows here, internationally

Nearly 18 months after the quiet acquisition of Spokane-based 601West by global insurance giant Aon PLC, the small intellectual property business consultancy has grown to nearly 120 employees globally and is expected to nearly double its staff ...


Cancer care alliance invests in new technology

The Alliance for Cancer Care is in the final stages of a two-year push to upgrade its stereotactic ablative radiotherapy equipment, which provides a more targeted method of administering doses of radiation. ...

Ptera inks broadband contract with Cheney

Cheney City Council has approved a contract with Liberty Lake-based telecommunications provider Ptera Inc. that will allow the city government to lease inactive fiber-optic lines to the company in exchange for broadband service. ...

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