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Office Hours archive for Jan. 1, 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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Foreclosures decline, still double 2009

Fewer Spokane and Kootenai county homeowners received foreclosure notices last month compared with April, but the numbers remained double those of a year ago.RealtyTrac today reported 136 Spokane and 216 Kootenai county homeowners were in foreclosure in May. In Kootenai County, one in every 279…

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More Canadians qualify for sales tax exemption

British Columbia visitors will become eligible July 1 for a non-resident sales tax exemption on goods purchased in Washington but intended for use outside the state.The province recently changed its tax structure in a way that allows residents to claim the exemption. Ontario also made…

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Home sale up for eighth month

Home sales in Spokane County rose for the eighth consecutive month compared with 2009 levels, according to May statistics from the Spokane Association of Realtors.The May total of 519 was up almost 33 percent compared with May 2009. Sales were also marginally ahead of the…

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MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2010

Deal triggers jump in Gold Reserve trading

Shares of Spokane-based Gold Reserve Inc. soared Monday on news of a partnership between another mining company with claims in Venezuela and China Railway Resources Co. Ltd.The stock price jumped almost 18 cents to 90 cents, a 24 percent gain for the day. Volume, at…

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FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2010


Next IT ships "Ann" to Aetna for virtual chat help

Insurance provider Aetna is using online virtual-assistant technology developed in Spokane on its secure member website. Developed by Spokane tech firm Next IT, the virtual assistant “Ann” replies to questions with on-screen text answers and with audio responses in a perky female voice.It’s been in…

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BPA's Wright keeps job

The Bonneville Power Administration’s top official will retain his politically appointed job U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu said Thursday. Steve Wright is BPA’s second-longest tenured CEO and administrator, taking office on the eve of the 2000-2001 West Coast energy crisis. He was named…

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Pullman company earns magazine nod

Digilent Inc., a Pullman company started by a Washington State University faculty member, was named small manufacturer of the year by Seattle Business magazine.Clint Cole, a lecturer at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, founded Digilent in 2000 to manufacture and market circuit…

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Potlatch names Scott as general counsel

Spokane-based Potlatch Corp. has named Lorrie D. Scott vice president and general counsel for the company. Scott, notably, holds a doctor of law degree from Harvard and a master's degree in Old World Archaeology from the University of Chicago, plus a B.A. in anthropology from…

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2010 Agora Award winners announced

Seven area organizations on Wednesday were given Agora Awards during an annual ceremony hosted by Greater Spokane Incorporated. Winners were:Small Nonprofit: Spokane Humane SocietyLarge Nonprofit: YMCA of the Inland NorthwestLarge Business: Advantage IQSmall Business: Catered for YouMedium Business: Nystrom Olson Collins, Inc. Entrepreneurial Spirit Award:…

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GU series covers investing, future of health care

A UBS Financial Services manager, Mike Ryan, will be guest speaker for tomorrow's (June 3) Gonzaga University Business Dean's Breakfast Forum.Ryan (shown in photo) will cover the impact of two major market collapses over the last decade on the investment environment. Breakfast starts at 7…

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THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2010


Treasury OKs Sterling investments

The U.S. Treasury has approved agreements that will inject almost $280 million in private equity investment into Sterling Financial Corp.Warburg Pincus Private Equity X, L.P. and Thomas H. Lee Partners L.P. will each invest $139 million in Sterling, which has undertaken a $720 million recapitalization…

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