Office Hours archive for June 2010

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2010

TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2010


MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2010

FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2010



Pirillo event moved to the Bing

One more adjustment in the Chris Pirillo visit to Spokane was announced this week by the event host, LaunchPad Inland Northwest.Pirillo will be visiting town to talk about social media and marketing on June 29, next Tuesday.But the venue has changed. It's now scheduled at...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2010


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2010


SPEEA, Triumph reach tentative deal

Triumph Composite Systems and the union representing its 43 Spokane engineers have reached a tentative contract agreement that will provide bonuses and wage increases, cap medical premiums, and bar layoffs through September 2013.Members of The Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace will vote on...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2010

MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2010


Litehouse buys Green Garden

Sandpoint-based Litehouse Inc. today announced the purchase of Green Garden Foods of Kent, Wash.Operations of the two companies will be consolidated into Litehouse production facilities in Sandpoint and Lowell, Mich., acording to a Litehouse news release.Both companies make sauces, dips and salad dressings, with Litehouse...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2010

Business website shout-out: CLEENNW.org

ONE of an ongoing series of posts about useful area business websites.Spokane and Inland Northwest business leaders and economic development folks are right in boosting the green economy that's blooming in this area.You can find a very healthy consortium of industries and researchers tackling clean...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2010


TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2010

Chris Pirillo LaunchPad event rescheduled

The original June 15 evening with Chris Pirillo, sponsored by LaunchPad Inland Northwest, has been rescheduled to June 29. Pirillo, a Seattle area tech guy and blogger, had conflicts and had to reschedule, said LaunchPad director Bill Kalivas.The location remains the same, the Red Lion...

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Unemployment slips despite job losses

Employment in Spokane County fell by 1,700 in May, but the unemployment rate also slipped because fewer people were job-hunting.The Washington Employment Security Department said state employment increased by 8,600, but only because 9,000 workers were hired to help conduct the 2010 U.S. Census.The state...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2010

THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2010

Miller Paint to open Spokane store

Miller Paint Company of Portland, Ore., will open a store in Spokane June 28.It will be the employee-owned company’s 36th retail store and the first company-owned store east of the Cascades, President and CEO Steve Dearborn said today.The Spokane store will open in a building...

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Clearwater picks North Carolina site

Clearwater Paper Corp. will build a new tissue paper plant in Shelby, N.C., Gov. Bev Perdue announced today.Spokane-based Clearwater will invest at least $260 million in the plant and equipment, which will produce 10 million cases of tissue. Company facilities now produce 30 million cases,...

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