Spokane Journal of Business

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KMC receives other part of psychiatric business

Kootenai Medical Center recently received a gift valued at $960,000 when its partners in North Idaho Behavioral Health gave their share of that psychiatric treatment and behavioral health business to the Coeur dAlene hospital.Jack Yuditsky and...

At midpoint, Focus 21 tallies 4,400 new jobs here

Focus 21, Spokanes five-year economic-development fund, is about halfway through its campaign to create 10,000 good-paying jobs in the Spokane area by 2002, and the groups leaders believe its on track to accomplish that goal.In its annual...

Walgreens planned on Division

A California development company has applied to Spokane County for a permit to build a Walgreens Pharmacy at the southwest corner of Division Street and Cascade Way at the site of the former Matties Restaurant & Bakery.The company, Browman of...

Car dealership partners here broaden affiliation

Spokane auto dealership co-owners Chris Marr and Ray Kish have expanded their business affiliations here, which Marr says could result in some operating efficiencies and new marketing strategies.He says he has bought from Kish a 40 percent in of...

Cyan hires Stuart Evey to lead strategic planning

Stuart W. Evey, the well-known former oil executive and ex-chairman of the all-sports cable network ESPN, has joined Cyan Inc., of Spokane, as director of strategic planning. Cyan, the maker of the hot-selling Myst and Riven computer games, says...

Costco OKs deal to buy Valley land

Costco Wholesale Corp., the big Issaquah, Wash.-based membership warehouse chain, has agreed to buy land in the Spokane Valley from Home Depot USA Inc. and hopes to build a new, bigger store there to replace its outlet at the periphery of downtown...

Fruci family to develop new downtown building

A Spokane company controlled by the Fruci family, which also operates two financial services businesses here, plans to raze the former Sullys restaurant building downtown next month and develop a new structure there that will house a Kinkos and...

Financing sought for downtown street projects

The Spokane Regional Transportation Council has recommended to a state transportation-funding board that the city of Spokane receive two grants for design of pedestrian amenities along Post and Howard streets.In one of the requests, the city the...

Highlands to move pro shop, expand clubhouse

The owners of the Highlands Golf & Country Club, in Post Falls, are relocating the courses pro shop and expanding its clubhouse and have renumbered its tees in preparation for the 2000 golfing season, which likely will begin sometime in March. is...

Key Tronic’s contract sales grow steadily

Key Tronic Corp., the Spokane-based manufacturer of computer keyboards and other advanced-input and engineered devices, says revenue generated by its non-keyboard contract design and manufacturing (CDM) business now accounts for almost half of the...

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