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Spokane Journal of Business

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Architectural firm here seeks to deepen, broaden reach

June 17, 2010 Nystrom Olson Collins Inc., a young architectural firm here, says it’s looking to boost its presence in the market by getting into development projects, is taking steps to become leaner amid the poor economy, and plans soon to change its name after…

Study sought of aquifer on West Plains

June 17, 2010 Greater Spokane Incorporated is seeking $1.75 million in federal money on behalf of the city of Airway Heights to fund a long-eyed study of the West Plains aquifer, which is a source of drinking water for Airway Heights, Medical Lake, Fairchild Air…

Rockwood moves eight practices

June 17, 2010 Rockwood Clinic PS, of Spokane, is in the process of moving eight of its specialty practices from their former locations in the Providence Sacred Heart Doctors Building.Providence Health Care canceled Rockwood’s leases in its properties, effective…

Getting a grip on FINGER PAIN

June 17, 2010 Rockwood Clinic PS orthopedic surgeon Dr. Wayne Venters is implanting a prosthetic finger-joint here that he says has been a long-lasting and less traumatic alternative to bone fusion for patients who suffer from debilitating problems in the middle…

Sadler, Breen, Morasch & Colby taps growing niche

June 03, 2010 A Spokane-based patent law firm says it has tapped into what it calls a growing niche here, and has more than doubled in size since opening its doors a little more than three years ago.Meanwhile, the firm, Sadler, Breen, Morasch & Colby PS, has been…

Johnson readies to take STCU’s helm during changing times

June 03, 2010 Tom Johnson is preparing to take the reins of Liberty Lake-based Spokane Teachers Credit Union during a dynamic time in the financial institution’s history. The credit union’s deposits grew 22 percent last year under the guidance of outgoing CEO…

Litehouse sets sail for growth

June 03, 2010 Litehouse Foods Inc. is on an aggressive growth path, says Jim Frank, the longtime Sandpoint-based salad dressing maker’s president. Within five years, the company aims to increase its sales by about 78 percent, and hopes eventually to be one of the…

EWU readies Patterson Hall for big upgrade

May 20, 2010 Leone & Keeble Inc., of Spokane, has been named the contractor for two Eastern Washington University projects, worth a combined $1.4 million, that represent some of the early work in preparation for a planned $65 million renovation of Patterson…

Commellini’s to reopen as private facility

May 20, 2010 Commellini’s, a long-time Italian-style restaurant here, will be reopened this summer as a reservations-only restaurant and events center, says Robert Seghetti, who will own the establishment with his wife, Lauri, and his parents.Seghetti’s family…

Gym owner faces foreclosure on West Plains

May 20, 2010 A site on the West Plains owned by a Spokane-area fitness chain is scheduled to be auctioned off at a trustee’s sale on May 28 to satisfy more than $500,000 in debt on the property.M-R Fitness Inc., owned by Michael Lee, had announced plans in 2008…

What’s next for N-S freeway?

May 20, 2010 With federal funds committed for the final section of the North Spokane Corridor’s most northern leg, the Washington state Department of Transportation now is seeking money for seven projects that would comprise the next three-mile segment of the…

Device offers easier, faster bone biopsy

May 06, 2010 Interventional radiologists at Spokane-based Inland Imaging LLC say they’ve begun using new equipment to collect bone biopsies, making the procedure faster for providers and more comfortable for patients. The new equipment, called the OnControl…

Townshend Cellar owner makes wines as he likes them

May 06, 2010 Spokane winemaker Don Townshend didn’t set out to start what now produces more than 20,000 cases of wine annually in the Spokane area. He started out selling air-conditioning equipment to clients around the Northwest, including to Preston Premium…

Getting a grip on boating safety

May 06, 2010 The idea for a deceptively simple dockside safety device, invented here by Marty and Dawnmarie Long, was born from an accident in 2006 that caused Dawnmarie to undergo surgery—and left her with a lot of pain and plenty of time to think about…

Garbage-bin maker grows, diversifies

May 06, 2010 Mark Choate knows more about garbage than most of us would care to think about, which stands to reason given that his Spokane Valley company, Western Systems & Fabrication Inc., has grown from a garbage-bin maker to a vendor of a wide range of…

Giving kids training, hope

April 22, 2010 Jodi Davisson says she never used to see an educational future for herself.”I wasn’t even expecting to graduate high school,” says the soft-spoken Spokane Community College student. She didn’t imagine herself studying computers, either, she says.”I…

Oversight of guardians gets state boost

April 22, 2010 Oversight of professional guardians—people who make decisions for others who are incapacitated—is rigorous, and a certification process that has been beefed up over the last few years has brought greater credibility to the profession, say…

When tech meets entrepreneurship

April 22, 2010 Spokane-area universities say they’re finding their computer-science programs are doing more than simply producing workers for the high-tech industry—they’re also churning out entrepreneurs who are launching their own ventures and, in turn, are…

Entrepreneur takes three-pronged hospitality approach

April 08, 2010 Restaurateur Jayme Cozzetto thinks he’s found an ideal recipe for hospitality success—a melded offering of transportation, dining, and music entertainment—that he hopes will become a popular choice for a night on the town here.Cozzetto,…

Coeur d’Alene contractor builds 18-hangar facility at rural airport

April 08, 2010 Contractors Northwest Inc., of Coeur d’Alene, is erecting 18 airplane hangars in a “nested,” or clustered, facility at the Coeur d’Alene Airport, at a project cost of about $500,000.Foreman Properties LLC, of Hayden Lake, Idaho, is developing the…

Coldwater aims to reinforce its strengths

April 08, 2010 Sandpoint-based specialty women’s retailer Coldwater Creek Inc. says it plans to refocus its efforts this year to emphasize direct sales of higher-end women’s clothing while also opening twice as many retail stores as it did in its last fiscal year.…

Professional jobs swell in number

April 08, 2010 The professional-and-technical-services sector here has grown at a quick pace in recent years, even during the recession, while offering job opportunities that pay above the average wage in the area for jobs that don’t necessarily require advanced…