Spokane Journal of Business

Local News > Technology


Streaming the Beam

When Seattle-based OAC Services Inc. first introduced a remotely controlled, moveable robot that enabled the user to visit with people in its Spokane office, employees weren’t sure what to do with it. “At first, it was, well this is kind cool, but...


Wolff, Katerra combo to be prolific

In his dual role, Spokane’s Fritz Wolff could become a significant factor in addressing the Spokane area’s housing shortage. Wolff is the son of Alvin J. “Fritz” Wolff Jr. and a third-generation leader in the family’s business. He serves as exe...


Britz Designs: Tools for lakeside living

Liberty Lake-based Britz Designs LLC designs products geared toward making lakeside living easier for homeowners, campers, and outdoor enthusiasts. This season marks the company’s second summer of operations, and its owners say sales are climbing along ...

Ciena Corp. to close its Spokane Valley office this fall

Ciena Corp., a Maryland-based global supplier of telecommunications networking equipment, software, and services, plans to close its Spokane Valley office this fall. Jamie Moody, a Hanover, Md.-based spokeswoman for Ciena, says the decision to close its ...


H-Source’s revenues rise as hospital margins fall

Amid rising health care costs and continually decreasing hospital profit margins, Spokane health care technology company H-Source Holdings Ltd. is positioned to grow rapidly, the company’s co-founders say. Through its H-Source Inc. subsidiary, the com...

Spark Central lands its largest grant to date

Spark Central, a Spokane-based nonprofit that provides access to creative learning opportunities and innovative technology, has been selected for a $100,000 arts and culture grant from the Washington Women’s Foundation. The grant will be disbursed ove...


An epic undertaking at MultiCare

Spokane-area health care providers, administrators, and patients alike should begin to see benefits immediately as a result of MultiCare Health System’s recent conversion to the Epic electronic health records system here, say representatives of the nonp...


Incorporating medical technology into curriculum

The University of Washington School of Medicine-Gonzaga University Regional Health Partnership is incorporating advanced technology into medical education programs at its Spokane site. The school already has integrated a few different forms of new techn...


Farm to Phone at Share.Farm

Two entrepreneurs from Whitworth University are launching a free app that they claim could change the way farmer’s market vendors and customers interact. Vince Peak, CEO of Share.Farm Inc., teamed up with Eric Kobe, the company’s chief security offi...


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...

Sign up for our E-mail updates

including the
Morning Edition

Join our list