Stories tagged: business
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.
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: 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 …
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.
Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 6 a.m.
Spokane County marijuana farmers say pollution controls, regulations and low prices threaten their business
Fees and rules for controlling the smell of marijuana emanating from the county’s dozens of marijuana farms are going to regulate small players right out of the nascent industry, growers …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 8:38 p.m.
Schweitzer Engineering, Northwestern Mutual planning significant expansions in Spokane Valley
Spokane Valley recently enticed two prominent companies to open new offices in the city – Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories and Northwestern Mutual – both of which plan to increase their presence …
Sat., Dec. 9, 2017
Froma Harrop: Moore pollutes Alabama’s business climate
There aren’t enough advertising dollars on Madison Avenue to counter the reputational damage that a Moore win would bring.
Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
Around the Corner: Dr. Matthew Wallace performs 100th outpatient joint replacement procedure
Around the Corner is a periodic roundup of business-related happenings in the Inland Northwest.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 9:37 p.m.
Cost overruns prompt request for additional $250,000 for Lincoln and Monroe downtown paving project
The Spokane City Council will be asked to add an additional quarter of a million dollars to the two-year paving project that caused headaches for downtown businesses and pedestrians. The …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 8:36 p.m.
Ivanka Trump’s India visit raises questions about her brand
Ivanka Trump described the hurdles faced by women during a speech Tuesday at a business conference in India, which is treating her trip like a royal visit. But her solo …
Mon., Nov. 20, 2017
Then and now: Consolidated Freight Lines
Leland James, a Portland, Oregon, truck driver, built a trucking empire. He started by buying Portland-Spokane Auto Freight and a handful of other firms in 1929. He called his new …
Sun., Nov. 19, 2017
Priest River Industrial Park: A small-town economic success story
After 37 years, a group of tenacious volunteers in Priest River, Idaho, just a few miles from the Washington border, can claim a spot among those that have succeeded in …
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 7:46 a.m.
Taking opportunities in a changing climate
Idaho and the Palouse face a host of climate issues both today and in the future. The question, said Kate Gordon, senior adviser at the Paulson Institute, is whether Idaho …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 8:23 a.m.
Amazon’s veteran ranks swell past 17,500
Amazon says the number of veterans and military spouses in its workforce exceeds 17,500, putting the company well ahead of its goal of scooping up 25,000 people in the orbit …
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 5 a.m.
China really is Boeing’s biggest market – but Thursday’s order news is mostly fake
The announcement by President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping in China of an order for 300 Boeing jets with a whopping list price of $37 billion is the usual …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 2:19 p.m.
79 percent of Americans would take a pay cut to work for a more ‘just’ company
Americans prioritize one thing above all others when evaluating whether a company is a good corporate citizen: How they treat their workers.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
Alaska signs deal to advance pipeline with help from China
The state of Alaska took a major step toward realizing a long-sought pipeline to move natural gas from the North Slope to Asia, siding with interests from China after major …