Stories tagged: business
UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 9:30 p.m.
With 5G infrastructure, Spokane Valley prepares for a faster, more interconnected future
Spokane Valley is laying down groundwork to support fifth generation wireless communication technology.
Wed., March 7, 2018, 5 a.m.
South Hill neighbors push back against major housing development at 29th Ave. and Southeast Blvd.
A proposal to build hundreds of homes mixed with new businesses near the busy South Hill corner of 29th Avenue and Southeast Boulevard has drawn the ire of neighbors even …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
Analysis of outdoor recreation industry finds its contribution to GDP larger than that of oil, gas extraction
A federal government analysis of the outdoor recreation’s economic impact reaffirms what many conservation groups have said for decades. Outdoor recreation is a big business.
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 3:47 p.m.
Amid a flood of plastic, big companies try to clean up image
Public awareness of the problem of plastic waste is swelling after alarming forecasts that there could be more plastic than fish in the oceans by 2050. Plus the shocking images …
Sun., Feb. 18, 2018
Workplace romances get complicated for employers in wake of #MeToo revelations
Companies have changed the way they approach the often inevitable workplace romance since the #MeToo movement caught fire last fall on social media.
Sun., Feb. 11, 2018
Washington pot industry faces major setback after delivery routes, vehicle data hacked
Washington marijuana businesses are struggling after a data breach to the state’s online tracking system allowed hackers to access information on delivery vehicles, routes and approximate travel times.
Fri., Feb. 9, 2018
Teachable Moment: Questions and answers after a week of market volatility
As U.S. stock markets oscillate through a week of volatile ups and downs, anyone with money in the markets likely will have questions about the long-term health of their investments …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 9:49 p.m.
Bainbridge company banking on the health value of vitamin D
Perhaps the best pitch for Solius might be a glance to the sky on one of the Pacific Northwest’s sullen, drizzly, January mornings. Over the last few years the Bainbridge …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
As new Asia-Pacific trade pact nears, U.S. wheat growers fear competitive disadvantage
United States wheat exports could slow significantly because of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 6 a.m.
Ponderosa Village development to begin this spring in Spokane Valley
South Spokane Valley residents will soon see a mix of new retail businesses and a restaurant brought forth by a proposed multi-building development off Dishman Mica Road.
Mon., Jan. 22, 2018
Then and Now: Golden Gate building
The Golden Gate building, erected in 1892 and named by two brothers named Stebbins from Oakland, California, on the northeast corner of Riverside Avenue and Lincoln Street, was a bustling …
Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Oregon prisons face worker shortages as retirements loom
With a staff of 4,700, the Oregon Department of Corrections is struggling to attract new employees as almost one-fifth of its workforce becomes retirement eligible in 2018.
Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 7:13 p.m.
Pullman community leaders stand with DACA
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories President Edmund Schweitzer III’s signature appeared along with those of many other influential business owners – including Apple and Amazon CEOs Tim Cook and Mark Bezos – …
Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, 6 a.m.
It’s a bold but not bitter business: Spokane coffee economy buzzing with high share of shops, roasteries
The U.S. coffee market is a $40 billion industry, and Spokane is spending more than its share.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 3:37 p.m.
After years of decline, Spokane’s skywalks are getting a boost
The city’s upper avenues once served as busy footpaths between bustling commercial centers. Today, two new skywalks are under construction at the former downtown Macy’s at a cost of about …
Sun., Jan. 7, 2018
Shawn Vestal: Tokio Weigh Station’s cannabis shop a literal sign of the times
It looms above the freeway about 45 miles west of Spokane: a literal sign of the times.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 8:57 p.m.
She hung a Nazi flag in her antique shop. Now she’s getting death threats.
Shelton shopkeeper Janice Danker said she’s receiving death threats. The reason?
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 10:27 p.m.
Spokane County air pollution regulators approve new rules, fees to battle smelly marijuana farms
Dozens of marijuana farmers in Spokane County will have to pay fees ranging from $500 to $2,000 this year to cover the expenses of enforcing state laws governing nuisance smells. …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Infrastructure improvements help lure new business to Spokane Valley
For one northeastern industrial area, planned infrastructure improvements – including the possible addition of an overpass rail crossing at the intersection of Barker Road and the train tracks – and …
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017
The Motley Fool: Consider Nike and its strong track record
With its relatively low risk profile and a track record of dividend growth, Nike (NYSE: NKE) is a smart growth stock to consider.
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017
Tom Kelly: Some landlords are forgetful, but this one nearly disappeared
If you gather a group of investor-landlords in the same room, there’s usually no shortage of stories about disaster renters.
Sat., Dec. 30, 2017
Dan’s Barber and Styling Salon still a hub for regulars on 60th anniversary
Providing haircuts at an affordable price was always important to Dan Flambouras. No one keeps a barber shop open 60 years for the money.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
US stocks mount milestone-shattering run in 2017
Taken a look at your stock portfolio lately? It’s a good bet it’s racked up solid gains this year.
Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
Newspapers’ bad news in U.S. gets worse, courtesy of trade spat
As if the U.S. newspaper business didn’t have enough trouble coping with decades of lost readers and advertising dollars, an escalating trade dispute with Canada is poised to make every …
Thu., Dec. 28, 2017
New twists, lawsuit in East Spokane pot shop imbroglio
Marco Barbanti, who’s been defending what city lawmakers called a sham arcade as a legitimate business enterprise existing solely to displace an East Spokane pot shop, is defending the owners …
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 6 p.m.
Ten years ago, Amazon changed Seattle, announcing its move to South Lake Union
Ten years ago Thursday, Amazon announced it would move to South Lake Union, consolidating the company’s growing footprint into an 11-building campus and abandoning the former hospital building on Beacon …
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017
Architect moving offices to East Sprague site
A dilapidated appliance store on East Sprague Avenue is being renovated into offices for a local architecture company.
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 5:13 p.m.
New warehouse at Playfair park
Another warehouse is coming to Playfair Commerce Park, according to city permit records.
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 5:10 p.m.
Forum on Coeur d’Alene mill site
The city of Coeur d’Alene and CDA 2030 want feedback on the Atlas Waterfront Project, a first step to determine the property’s potential. City officials will finalize purchase of the …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 8:32 p.m.
Next IT Corp., a Spokane Valley artificial intelligence company, sold for $30 million
The Spokane Valley company that created “Ask Jenn,” Alaska Airlines’ virtual assistant, was sold this week for $30 million.