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Sunday, April 21, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Business Beat

Banking The Washington Food Industry Association has awarded Jeff Philipps, president and CEO of Rosauers, the 2018-19 Community Service Award. The award honors individuals in the grocery industry who exemplify …


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 11:33 a.m.

Around the Corner

Miller dealership employees to mark 10 years of Day of Service More than 80 employees from three Larry H. Miller dealerships in Spokane will assist the Salvation Army by assembling …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 7:13 p.m.

State fines Spokane limo company for not having required permits

A Spokane-based limousine service was among three companies fined by the Washington state Utilities and Transportation Commission for operating without proper permits.


Business Beat

Banking Numerica Credit Union has hired Kristi Cossette as a senior external loan officer in their Home Loan Center in Spokane Valley. Cossette previously was a loan officer at HomeStreet …


Week Ahead

Conventions 2019 Spokane Cacklefest - Spokane Speed and Custom Show, today, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center.


Hospital pharmacies to receive upgrades to bring them in line drug-handling standards

Two local hospital pharmacies are getting upgraded to comply with standards regarding the sterility and handling of drugs, according to permits issued by the city.


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 10:22 a.m.

Spokane County home sales take dramatic drop in March

While home prices in Spokane County were on the upswing in March, sales dropped dramatically compared to last year.


Business Beat

Banking State Bank Northwest has promoted Brennan Floyd to vice president/commercial lender at the Spokane Valley-based bank. Floyd has been with State Bank since 2015 and has 14 years of …


UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019, 8:22 p.m.

Web.com to shut down Spokane office

Internet services and marketing company Web.com is shuttering its Spokane office and laying off 64 employees.


Garfield Road Business Center planned in Airway Heights

Legacy Interests LLC is planning to construct a multitenant building in Airway Heights.


Business Beat

Education Gonzaga University has hired four new academic deans. Yolanda G. Carter is the new dean of the School of Education, Karlene A. Hoo will be dean of the School …


Grocery Outlet to open new store in Cheney

Construction will begin later this year for a new Grocery Outlet Bargain Market in Cheney.


$6.5 million in telecommunications work to move Catalyst project forward

More permits have been issued for work related to Avista Corp.’s Catalyst project at the south landing of the University District’s pedestrian bridge, according to city data.


After Zaycon closed, a new company made up of bloggers and former employees replaced it

Like many of the bloggers hired to promote Zaycon Fresh’s meat delivery service, Cassie Michael lost thousands when the company went under last summer.


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019, 4:39 p.m.

‘Myst’ makers Cyan Worlds turn to Kickstarter once more to fund virtual reality game ‘Firmament’

The Mead-based company that developed the seminal 1990s adventure game is crowdsourcing its next adventure, with a goal of raising $1.3 million in a month to make “Firmament.” The company’s …


UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 7:29 p.m.

U-Haul converting former Kmart into self-storage facility

U-Haul is converting a former Kmart site on Spokane’s east side into a retail store with self-storage units.


UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019, 10:47 a.m.

The Dirt: State agency office building coming to north Spokane

A $2.5 million building will be constructed in Spokane’s Shiloh Hills neighborhood for the newly created Washington state Department of Children, Youth, and Families, according to city permit data. The …


Business Beat

Architecture Kieran Sprague has been hired by the Spokane Home Builders Association as government affairs director. Sprague has worked as advocacy and strategic initiatives coordinator at the Greater Spokane Valley …


Attention to Detail: The Sports Creel, the Spokane area’s oldest ski store, turns 65 this month

At the Sports Creel, Micah and TJ Genteman pay attention. They notice the things that make people individuals, and they find the right equipment, make the right adjustments. Thanks to …


The Dirt: More apartments at Knickerbocker slated for renovation

The work on six units of the Knickerbocker Apartments, 507 S. Howard St., will install new showers, new kitchen cabinets and update the apartments’ electrical wiring.


Business Beat

Banking Horizon Credit Union has hired Wendie Ellis as director of payment services. Ellis previously was assistant vice president of loan administration at Numerica Credit Union, and has more that …


Local Mathnasium franchise to open second location in Spokane

A second location for an international chain of math learning centers is opening in Spokane, according to permits issued by the city.


More apartments at Knickerbocker slated for renovation

The work on six units of the Knickerbocker Apartments, 507 S. Howard St., will install new showers, new kitchen cabinets and update the apartments’ electrical wiring.


The Dirt: Former automotive shop to become brewery, restaurant

The Watts Project will transform the former Watts Automotive shop, 1312 W. First Ave., into a 6,600-square-foot brewery production facility and tap room called Brick West Brewing.


Spokane Metals relocating to Spokane Valley from Airway Heights

The steel fabrication company is building a $2.4 million facility at 4100 N. Barker Road in Spokane Valley’s growing northeast industrial area.


Week Ahead

Conventions 42nd Spring Arts and Craft Show - Custer Enterprises, today, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 1,300 attendees.


Former automotive shop to become brewery, restaurant

The Watts Project will transform the former Watts Automotive shop, 1312 W. First Ave., into a 6,600-square-foot brewery production facility and tap room called Brick West Brewing.


Virtual reality gaming business to fill former Starbucks near Gonzaga

The building at 1217 N. Hamilton St. will see about $50,000 in interior work to remove walls and build spaces needed for the gaming space.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 1:51 p.m.

Assisted-living center in Coeur d’Alene expands

The Renaissance at Coeur d’Alene, an assisted-living facility, has completed an expansion.


Around the Corner:

Real estate firm now Engel & Volkers affiliate