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Virtual reality in building design

Wearing virtual reality goggles, someone using 3-D technology can step into the middle of a North Pines Middle School common space that doesn’t exist yet. With the same goggle headset, the person with a head tilt or circular movement can get a panorama...


Mechanical engineer finds niche in technical analysis

Andy Johnston, president and principal engineer at Andy Johnston PE, says he’s a different kind of mechanical engineer. Johnston offers mechanical engineering design and analysis, specializing in technical aspects of finite element analysis and computa...


Innovation Collective brings Coeur d’Alene edifice to life

After a few years convincing business, entrepreneurial, and community leaders of the importance of working collaboratively to shape the future of work in Coeur d’Alene and surrounding communities, the Innovation Collective is preparing to settle into it...


Game Set Match: Looking for an ace

Spokane entrepreneur Marsh Sutherland and Boston-based business partner C.J. Bordeleau are in the early stages of trying to solve a common problem within the recreational tennis community by helping players arrange competitive matches. “The challenge f...


EWU, St. Luke’s partner to start outpatient physical, occupational therapy clinic

Eastern Washington University is partnering with St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute in a new physical and occupational therapy clinic in the University District that will provide more opportunities for student training as well as additional patient acc...


Spokane Urology at forefront of kidney cancer treatment

With offices on the lower South Hill and North Spokane, urologists at Spokane Urology are blowing away the national average for using robotics technology to remove tumors and cancerous portions from kidneys, claims one of the practice’s six managing par...


Living Water to get greener with new facility

Living Water Lawn & Tree Care, which specializes in environmentally friendly lawn and tree fertilizing, is erecting a new building where it will consolidate its operations with two other affiliates, says Mike Fairburn, who co-owns Living Water with his wi...

Budding business people star at Northwest Entrepreneur Competition

The annual Northwest Entrepreneurial Competition here netted first-place finishers ranging from a team of Gonzaga University students with their eyes on developing radio frequency technology that can track belongings while you’re traveling, to a group o...

Drone conference shows that unmanned aerial vehicles interest is taking off

The site of the first enterprise drone conference in the Northwest? Spokane. The first local Association of Realtors in the U.S. to convene a drone conference? Spokane’s. The first city in Washington state to deploy drones in a public safety role? Spoka...


Egnyte Inc. sets growth plan in motion with move

With an immediate eye toward expansion, Egnyte Inc., which bills itself as a hybrid, cloud-based file sharing company with an office located in the Spokane Valley, will move that office to downtown Spokane at the beginning of April to better accommodate e...

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