Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

East Valley School District starts $1.2 million in security upgrades

The eight schools of East Valley School District are getting new secured entries, district superintendent Kelly Shea says. The new entries will prevent anyone who isn’t a student or staff member from entering the building without speaking to someone ...

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At 30, Sacred Heart's heart transplant program looks to grow

In its 30th year of operation, the Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center Heart Transplant program now has completed 339 heart transplants. Moving forward, the program’s team leaders say they desire to continue expanding the unit. ...

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Excelsior to treat unwilling patients under Ricky's Law

Spokane’s Excelsior Youth Center is now prepared to treat minors who have been placed in inpatient treatment involuntarily for behavioral health and addiction issues. ...

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UW satellite clinic offers liver treatment services

Two liver specialists with the University of Washington say they’ve provided liver treatment consultations to over 200 patients with acute and chronic liver disorders throughout the university’s year-old medicine-liver clinic in Spokane and have plans...

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Inland Northwest Spine adds new robotic microscope

Inland Northwest Spine & Neurosurgery PLLC, of Coeur d’Alene, has a new piece of operating room equipment that orthopedic surgeon Dr. Douglas Blaty says is a vast improvement over previous tools. The Modus V digital microscope, produced by ...

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Going mobile: Online banking usage spikes during pandemic

With banks limiting contact between employees and their customers, the use of digital and mobile banking tools that the institutions have been investing in for years have seen sudden, dramatic spikes, Spokane-area financial industry representatives say. ...

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Craft3 works to finance unconventional borrowers

In a time like this, the value of the nonprofit Craft3 can’t be underestimated, claim two of the organization’s Spokane employees. Craft3 specializes in lending to businesses and people who can’t secure funding from conventional sources. ...

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McFarlane Industrial Park envisioned on the West Plains

Spokane Valley-based AT Acquisitions LLC is planning a 187,000-square-foot industrial building on the West Plains, says Aaron Lake, co-founder of the company, which does business as AT Industrial. ...

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Office building, garage planned on county campus

A $10 million office building is envisioned along the 900 block of north Monroe Street, north of downtown Spokane. Spokane-based architectural design firm Uptic Studios Inc. is the project architect....

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Realtors pivot to digital transactions

Representatives of Spokane real estate companies say the move to digital operations during Gov. Jay Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Safe mandate was a simple shift that required better use of existing technology. ...

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