Spokane Journal of Business

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Highwood Global sparks life into old plant

A relative newcomer to the Spokane-area manufacturing sector, Highwood Global LP is developing reputation for creating big things at the former R.A. Hanson Co. industrial campus north of Hillyard, claims company president Kevin Kerr. Having grown into it...

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The Need For LEED

The popularity of LEED certification programs has diminished in recent years as building and energy codes have strengthened, some Spokane-area engineers and architects say. LEED, short for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a certification p...

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Bear Minimum: Cooking up survival gear

Running a Spokane online business selling collapsible cook pots for camping or survival boils down to a fascination with cool gear, says founder Cory Santiago. His appreciation for handy tools led Santiago a few years ago to brainstorm about developing a...

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Taking the wastefulness out of water usage

Recent growth in Washington state’s potato industry has helped to fuel an increase in demand for the services provided by the Spokane Valley office of Cascade Earth Sciences, says Steve Venner, the Washington regional manager based here. Last year’...

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‘Airbnb for weddings’ launches in Spokane

Two recognizable names in the Spokane startup community are involved in launching Weddings By Owner LLC to offer a wider selection of wedding venues at a more affordable rate. Connor Simpson, son of well-known Spokane venture capitalist and etailz co-...

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Tech helps moms to be

Even as the future of health care remains uncertain, the industry continues to develop technology designed to make managing health easier. While it might seem like there’s a new phone app or do-it-yourself test for everything, Dr. Lacey Marks, an OB-GY...

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Rohinni to light it up in 2018

Having developed light-emitting diodes smaller than the eyes of ants, Coeur d’Alene-based Rohinni LLC is poised for monumental growth in 2018, CEO Matthew Gerber says. The tech engineering startup is anticipating to generate more sales both here and in...

Spokane technology scene grows with investment, acquisition

As technology becomes increasingly more influential in daily life, the tech industry here is growing, some industry professionals say. Thomas Simpson, president of the startup investment group Spokane Angel Alliance, says the group invested a total of $1...

New York tech company acquires Next IT

A New York-based technology company has acquired all outstanding equity interest in Spokane Valley-based artificial intelligence company Next It Corp. and its Next IT Innovation Labs LLC affiliate for close to $30 million in cash. A Next IT representat...

Web-based kids cooking class wins Startup Weekend Spokane

Startup Spokane, a program of Greater Spokane Incorporated, has named Lil’ Omelette, a web-based cooking class for children, the winner of its 2017 Startup Weekend. This year’s winning idea was pitched by 16-year-old Bella Memeo, a sophomore at Spoka...

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