Spokane Journal of Business

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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...

First Savings Bank plans Spokane Valley branch

First Savings Bank of Washington, a subsidiary of Walla Walla, Wash.-based First Washington Bancorp Inc., is seeking permission to open a branch in the Spokane Valley.First Savings has applied to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. to open the A...

New facility is proposed for Parrott

A 57,000-square-foot, office-and-warehouse building is being proposed in the Spokane Valley for Parrott Mechanical Inc., a Coeur dAlene-based heating and air-conditioning contractor, Spokane County records say.The proposed building would be at...

Visiontec leases former Rosauers store in Valley

Visiontec LLC, a Spokane contract manufacturer, plans to more than quadruple the amount of space it has for its operations by moving into a former Rosauers supermarket building, at 10920 E. Sprague, which Visiontec recently leased. Rick Hansen,...

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