Spokane Journal of Business

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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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Real estate startup Movsi debuts platform

Spokane entrepreneurs Aaron Cunningham and Eric Davidson have launched what they claim will be a disruptive technology that they describe as “the Uber of real estate transactions.” Much like San Francisco-based Uber Technologies Inc. has rocketed to ...

Sound-Rite selects president, looks to add more robots

Sound-Rite Plastics Ltd., parent company for Coeur d’Alene-based Accurate Molded Plastics Inc. and Mold-Rite Inc., of Woodinville, Wash., says it has hired a new president and is accelerating efforts to add more robots to its processes due to difficulti...

RiskLens secures $5 million in new capital

Spokane-based RiskLens Inc., a software company that helps businesses and organizations analyze their exposure to cyber risk, says it has secured $5 million in venture capital from four different investors, including one here. Spokane-based Kick-Start, O...

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