Spokane Journal of Business

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Physicians’ group plans medical-business park

A Coeur dAlene medical practice says it plans to develop a 17-acre medical and business park at the northwest corner of Prairie Avenue and U.S. 95 there.Hayden Lake Family Physicians, which is owned by Dr. Mark Borsheim and Dr. Terry Riske, to...

Used-car ‘superstore’ is coming to Spokane

One of Spokanes biggest auto dealerships, Appleway Automotive Group, has bought the rights for Washington and Idaho to open nationally franchised used-car superstores called Drivers Marts, each of which is expected to carry large inventories of...

Trade mission follow-up begins

A common sight in the heavily urban Kansai Region of Japan is that of a man in dapper business attire riding a bicycle, carrying a portfolio case in his bikes front basket and holding a cellular phone to his ear.Spokane delegates who returned...

DOT picks route for freeway

The Washington state Department of Transportation finally has released its preferred route for the long-proposed north-south freeway, which would carry traffic between Interstate 90 on the south and both U.S. 2 and U.S. 395 north of Spokane.DOT...

Vandervert plans big building

Vandervert Development LLC, of Spokane, plans to develop a $9 million office complex on a 6.2-acre parcel behind the ShopKo store at Northpointe Plaza on Spokanes North Side, says Dick Vandervert, president of the development company.The which...

Retail store to be built along Ruby

Construction of an outlet for CompUSA, a Dallas-based computer retailer, will begin this summer just north of Cavanaughs River Inn and east of Ruby Street where Ruby splits away from Division Street, says Tom Barbieri, vice president of Goodale &...

Deposit growth here is slowest since 1986

In the year ended June 30, 1996, deposits in financial institutions in Spokane County grew at the lowest rate in a decade, new figures show.Deposits in the county totaled $4.091 billion as of June 30, up just 1.3 percent from $4.039 billion at 2...

WWP far exceeds goal for surplus power sales

After surpassing lofty goals for wholesale power sales last year, Washington Water Power Co. is raising the bar once again.The Spokane company had projected it would sell $190 million worth of surplus electricity in 1996. It did that and up $230...

Heart Institute doing jobs for Sacred Heart

In two moves aimed at improving efficiency and patient care, Spokanes largest hospital has hired the Heart Institute of Spokane both to manage its cardiac services and, in a lesser role, to handle the admitting of patients who come to the for the...

Seeking ties for business with Japan

NISHINOMIYA, JapanSpokane civic leader and former businessman Ed Tsutakawa remembers as a teen-ager in Japan watching American baseball legend Babe Ruth play in an exhibition game at Koshien Stadium. The venerable old ballpark sits just across a...

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