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Buckeye Beans slashes staff, changes direction

Buckeye Beans & Herbs Inc., of Spokane, has fired nine employees, including its president, and has shut down all dried-soup and pasta production, as part of a decision to get out of the specialty-food market, says its CEO, George G. Van Houten, who...

Orthopedic network may build surgery center here

A managed-service organization formed three years ago to help small orthopedic practices in Spokane survive in a managed-care marketplace has taken on a new name and is studying the idea of opening its own surgery center here.The organization, a...

CVB looks at shifting its emphasis

In response to an alarming 10 percentage-point drop in hotel and motel occupancy rates here during the past two years and a nudge from the Spokane Hotel-Motel Association, the Spokane Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is looking at placing more a...

Job creations growing here

In a strong showing thats contrary to other published numbers, Spokane County employers had an average of 4,200 more people on the job last year than they did in 1997.Employers here kept an average of 188,900 people at work in 1998, up from in...

Canadians invade eye market

Canadian eye surgery clinics are invading the Spokane market with advertisements aimed at luring across the U.S-Canada border patients who are seeking elective, laser vision-correction surgery.In a bid for patients in an area of medicine thats...

Councilman revisits science center idea

Spokane City Councilman Jeff Colliton wants the city of Spokane to consider making a second attempt to develop a Spokane branch of Seattles Pacific Science Center.Colliton met with staff members of the Pacific Science Center in Seattle two ago...

GoldÂ’s Gym plans outlet on North Side

The owners of Paramount Ltd., a Spokane company that operates a Golds Gym outlet on the South Hill, plan to begin construction next month of a second Golds Gym outlet here, this one on the North Side. Jeff Penna, a real estate agent with of...

Will Egghead leave Spokane for Portland?

Egghead.com Inc.s investor relations firm, Seattle-based Rockey Co., has released conflicting statements in recent days about whether Egghead.com might move its headquarters office from Spokane to Portland.Erica Perez, an Egghead spokeswoman a...

Property sales pile up at Silver Lake Center

Land sales that have been completed recently or are under way in the Silver Lake Center, a 145-acre commercial development along U.S. 95 in Coeur dAlene, are expected to lead to a surge of construction activity there.The timing is right. of...

Big retirement campus planned

S.L. Start & Associates, a Spokane retirement-housing and social services management company, says it plans to build a $17 million, 215-unit retirement campus on about 10 acres of land near Northpointe Plaza.The project is to include a building...

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