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Thursday, January 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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The Dirt: Construction of Avista parking garage to begin

Avista will begin construction of a five-story parking garage with 500 stalls near its Mission Avenue headquarters, according to city permit data.


Comcast aims to help customers with disabilities through call center, technology

At Comcast’s Accessibility Center of Excellence in Liberty Lake – the company’s largest accessibility support center in the country – a team of specially trained agents are helping elderly as …


Business Beat

Architecture American Institute of Architects Spokane has elected its 2019 board of directors. Newly elected officers are President Becky Blankenship and President-elect Kathy Russell, both of ALSC Architects; Treasurer Georgia …


Week Ahead

Conventions 2019 Bridal Festival - The Bridal Festival, Today, Spokane Convention Center, 1,800 attendees.


Builder plans triplex in Nevada Heights neighborhood

A three-unit townhome will replace a single-family home in Spokane’s Nevada Heights neighborhood, according to permits issued by the city.


Construction of Avista parking garage to begin

Avista will begin construction of a five-story parking garage with 500 stalls near its Mission Avenue headquarters, according to city permit data.


Jim Frank to be honored as Spokane Valley citizen of the year

Jim Frank of Greenstone Corp. will be honored as Citizen of the Year at the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce’s gala Friday.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 12:38 p.m.

Former Shilo Inn in Coeur d’Alene gets extensive remodel: Kootenai River Inn’s rooms updated

Two North Idaho hotels have wrapped up extensive renovations.


Fewer lunches and coffee breaks by federal workers begin to cut into profits at downtown Spokane eateries

In what is already a slow time of year for small businesses in downtown Spokane, the partial government shutdown means even fewer customers entering their doors.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 6:52 p.m.

Etailz reduces staff following parent company losses

Etailz has reduced its staff by 20 percent after its parent company reported $14 million in losses during the third quarter.


Spokane-based Inland Imaging merges with Columbia Basin Imaging

Inland Imaging has merged with another radiology group, Columbia Basin Imaging.


The Dirt: Permits issued for crisis nursery’s new building on Sprague

The permits encompass most work for the construction of the 32,000-square-foot, 40-foot-tall building at 2230 E. Sprague Ave. The structure’s foundation was laid this fall.


Business Beat

Banking Spokane Teachers Credit Union has added two new directors. Debbie Arbuckle has been hired as director of payment operations and will develop business strategy and oversee daily operations. Arbuckle, …


Airway Heights development to include 72 townhomes

The Arrowleaf Townhomes project calls for 20 duplex lots and 32 single-family lots on more than 12 acres near Ketchum Drive and Whitetip Avenue.


Permits issued for crisis nursery’s new building on Sprague

The permits encompass most work for the construction of the 32,000-square-foot, 40-foot-tall building at 2230 E. Sprague Ave. The structure’s foundation was laid this fall.


Around the Corner

Select Threads custom socks teams with etailz to expand Amazon sales


Additional $300,000 in improvements slated for Centennial Hotel Spokane

Since its change in ownership in July, the Centennial Hotel Spokane has seen a number of improvements, and more are coming. Upcoming work includes the addition of four new meeting …


Business Beat

Aviation Spokane International Airport CEO Larry Krauter has been selected by the American Association of Airport Executives to serve as secretary/treasurer on the association’s executive committee. The vacancy filled by …


Week Ahead

Conventions 2019 Spokane Health & Fitness Expo - Spokane Health & Fitness Expo, Saturday-Jan. 6, Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, 1,000 attendees.


Avista, Amazon fulfillment dominate local business coverage in 2018

Avista’s proposed sale to a Canadian utility and Amazon’s fulfillment center in the West Plains dominated local business news in 2018.


Additional $300,000 in improvements slated for Centennial Hotel Spokane

Since its change in ownership in July, the Centennial Hotel Spokane has seen a number of improvements, and more are coming. Upcoming work includes the addition of four new meeting …


Spokane City Credit Union completes major renovation

Work on the Spokane City Credit Union building, 1930 N. Monroe St., began in the spring. A complete renovation was done to the credit union’s 2,000-square-foot main building and 2,800-square-foot …


The Dirt: First permits issues for construction of U-District’s Catalyst Building

The University District Gateway Bridge opened last week, which was quickly followed by the city issuing building permits to Avista Corp. at the bridge’s south landing.


Wagstaff Inc. recognized as Employer of the Year for creative recruitment and retention programs

Wagstaff Inc. was named the 2018 Employer of the Year by the Association of Washington Business. The statewide award recognized the company’s efforts to recruit and retain employees through competitive …


BBB Tip of the Week: How to recognize and avoid holiday scams

As shoppers set records on spending, Better Business Bureau urges consumers to be prepared for scammers looking to take a bit of your holiday cheer.


Week Ahead

Conventions 2018 Spokane Sizzler Coed Volleyball Tournament - Evergreen Region Volleyball Association, Friday-Dec. 30, Spokane Convention Center, 1,000 attendees.


Business Beat

Engineering Storhaug Engineering has announced two additions to the company. The company has hired Joanna Wolotira as an engineering technician and Joe Lemerond as a field surveyor. Wolotira, a graduate …


First permits issued for construction of U-District’s Catalyst Building

The University District Gateway Bridge opened last week, which was quickly followed by the city issuing building permits to Avista Corp. at the bridge’s south landing. The permits signal the …


$2.2 million remake, expansion set for downtown hotel

Quinta Hotel, 211 S. Division St., formerly the FairBridge Inn Express Spokane has 79 guest rooms and 37,300 square feet. An addition will add 2,550 square feet to the four-story …


204-unit apartment complex planned in Airway Heights

Plans were filed this month with Spokane County to develop a three-story apartment complex in Airway Heights.