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Resimercial concept emerges as design trend

A commercial design concept that incorporates residential elements is emerging as a trend in workspaces as employers try to entice new and existing employees into the office, experts here say. Resimercial design aspects were beginning to crop up in...


Spokane-area breweries designed to showcase Inland Northwest Attributes

Two new breweries are scheduled to open soon in the Spokane area, and representatives say the design plans for both spaces will highlight the region and the brewing process. Some local breweries and an architectural firm here say current trends in ...


Pacific Design Co. sees opportunities in change

Shaleesa Mize, owner and founder of Pacific Design Co., says what intrigues her the most about the commercial design landscape in Spokane is the number of new boutiques, quirky businesses, little restaurants, and coffee shops that she’s noticed popping ...


Niche conventions expected to shine spotlight on Spokane

As Spokane reopens to in-person gatherings in 2022 after two years of canceled events, two conferences have the potential to shine national spotlights on the city: The Public Relations Society of America Travel & Tourism conference this spring, and...


New amenities progress at Northern Quest Resort & Casino

The Kalispel Tribe of Indians is adding new amenities at its Northern Quest Resort & Casino, at 100 N. Hayford Road, in Airway Heights, with construction underway of three new dining venues on the property, a new mobile app for its recently ...


Wedding venues are busy with nuptials as many reschedule

Wedding venue managers in Spokane say a rebound in the number of bookings signals a resurgence for the industry, though many weddings scheduled for 2022 had originally been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic....

Hope, hard work lift prospects for visitor upturn

Ending 2021 on an omicron note wasn’t ideal for Spokane’s tourism industry, but Visit Spokane is looking at a solid upturn in 2022. People are hungry for travel, and we’re ready to welcome them. Like Cobra Kai’s Johnny Lawrence sweeping ...


Real estate tech startup Auctionable to launch this spring

Auctionable, a new real estate tech company based in Liberty Lake, plans to launch this spring in the Spokane, Coeur d’Alene, and Boise markets, says Todd Sullivan, an Inland Northwest homebuilder and cofounder of the startup. Sullivan says the ...


Equity firm partnership becomes new X factor for Exbabylon

Silicon Valley private equity firm Oval Partners has acquired a stake in Newport, Washington-based managed-service provider Exbabylon IT Solutions. In the transaction, which the companies characterize as a partnership, Exbabylon will have access to ...

App to monitor wildfire smoke’s effects on health

Spokane-based technology company Urbanova and Washington State University’s College of Nursing have partnered to design the mobile application, U-Track, to help mitigate and reduce health risks to young adults with asthma during wildfire events. ...

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