Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

Shamrock bids lowest on Rockwood job

Shamrock Paving Co., of Spokane, is the apparent low bidder on a $2.2 million project to repave Rockwood Boulevard and a portion of South Upper Terrace Road, says city spokeswoman Marlene Feist. Work will entail resurfacing about a two-mile of a...

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Walker lands Gonzaga job to build tennis-golf facility

Walker Construction Inc., of Spokane, has been awarded a contract to construct Gonzaga University's new $6 million tennis and golf center on vacant property south of Mission Park, a few blocks east of campus.The complex will be constructed on a...

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Builders here win school projects throughout state

Three Spokane-based contractors have landed contracts for school construction projects throughout Washington state that are worth more than $100 million combined.Lydig Construction Inc. began work in February on an $80.3 million contract to do a...

Construction employment keeps rising

"In contrast to the broad gains in most construction segments, employment in public works construction has been flat or falling," Simonson says. These counts, which lag the overall industry totals by one month, show a drop of 3,500 employees in...

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Competition intensifies in sales for distressed Spokane-area homes

Competition is heating up here for distressed sales of single-family homes, especially those priced at under $100,000, some market observers here say.Distressed homes include foreclosed, bank-owned, and short-sale properties, which are sold and...

Minimize risks when marketing through social media

Creating an effective social media advertising campaign is the holy grail of large and small businesses alike. And for good reason. According to a recent study conducted by The Nielsen Company, use of smart phones increased more than 400 during...

Large share of Americans don't have wills, study says

Only one in three Americans has a will, says a new survey by FindLaw.com, a legal information website.That means the vast majority of Americans potentially could be leaving legal problems for surviving family members if they should die, a for is...

Illinois bar group calls for sweeping law school reforms

The Illinois State Bar Association has released a 53-page report, supported with research and testimony from statewide hearings, that calls for dramatic changes in the way law schools deliver education."The current system of educating law is E....

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30-somethings meld experience, focus into new firm

While Piskel Yahne Kovarik PLLC, of Spokane, began as a law practice just under a year ago, its three principals joined forces after gaining eight years of experience at established legal firms here. The attorneys, who are all in their mid-30s,...

New ABA 'toolkit' promotes gender equity in profession

ABA President Laurel Bellows and the American Bar Association's Gender Equity Task Force have introduced what they describe as an innovative new tool in the fight for gender equity in the legal profession.The ABA's Toolkit for Gender Equity in a...

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