Spokane Journal of Business

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Book & Game Co. eyes options for two stores

The Book & Game Co., of Spokane, which owns and operates a small chain of retail stores, including Aunties Bookstore downtown, has discussed possible sales of two of its operationsMerlyns Science Fiction-Fantasy Store and the Paper who...

Technet plans forums to boost venture capital

Technet, a Spokane support group for high-tech executives, plans to launch a forum that would help entrepreneurs here meet qualified investors who are willing to provide venture capital.Tentatively called the Technet Investors Forum, the new off...

Cheney concern opens office in Osaka, Japan

AutoPatch, a division of Cheney-based XN Technologies Inc. that makes audio, video, and digital signal switching and routing equipment, has opened a sales and customer support office in Osaka, Japan.The two-person office opened last month,...

Another teen center is being planned downtown

Another activity center for teen-agers is being planned in Spokane, and the effort to develop this onewhich is expected to teach teens how to operate a businessis being headed by Steve Livingstone, owner of Bumpers Fun Centers here, along is...

George Gee files plans for Liberty Lake move

George Gee, owner of George Gee Pontiac/GMC, has sold the dealerships current location on East Sprague in the Spokane Valley and apparently plans to build a new facility for the dealership on land just north of Interstate 90 at the Liberty Lake a...

Abercrombie & Fitch mulls Spokane store

Abercrombie & Fitch Co., the venerable Columbus, Ohio-based retailer of mens and womens casual clothing, says it is considering opening a store in the Spokane area.Lonnie Fogel, a Columbus-based spokesman for the company, says & Fitch...

Itronix Corp. sets sights on aerospace industry

Itronix Corp.s entry into new, and potentially huge, aerospace markets is lifting off.The Spokane-based manufacturer of durable, wireless computers recently has started pilot programs with three major aerospace companies and one military and a...

Where time is the essence

The hundreds of clocks that line the walls and fill display racks at The Clock House unswervingly tick off the seconds and mark the top of each hour with a crescendo of chimes and cuckoos. Yet, time in this shop, which focuses on the age-old of to...

Spokane’s work force tops ’em all

Spokanes work force is so good that the community should trumpet its quality to corporate America to draw new employers here, says the president of a national site-selection consulting firm.The executive, Joe White, a principal in The of says...

Big money OK’d for Fairchild

President Clinton has signed into law an appropriations bill that includes $38 million for new construction and design work at Spokane-area military facilities.The bill, the Fiscal Year 2000 Military Construction Appropriations Act, includes for...

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