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2021 Rising Stars: Avista Corp.’s Kara Hensley

Tenacious is the first word that comes to mind when describing Kara Hensley, says Jan Quintrall. Hensley, formerly Heatherly, 31, currently works as a project manager for Avista Corp. Quintrall and Hensley met in 2012 when Hensley started working for ...

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2021 Rising Stars: Visit Spokane’s Jamie Rand

While Jamie Rand isn’t averse to taking praise, one of his defining qualities is to want to celebrate everyone’s wins, says Meg Winchester, CEO of Visit Spokane. “It’s not a singular ‘I,’” she says. “It’s a ‘we.’” Rand, 38,...

Nicotine lozenge maker Nic Nac Naturals to start in Hillyard

Fledgling nicotine lozenge manufacturer Nic Nac Naturals LLC has leased a 6,500-square-foot building at 3703 E. Central, in northeast Spokane’s Hillyard neighborhood. The space will be used for manufacture of tobacco-free nicotine lozenges, Nic Nac ...

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Two self-storage facilities sell for $11 million in total

Two Inland Northwest storage units, one in Hayden and another in Medical Lake, have been acquired recently by separate buyers at a combined cost of $11 million. The Spokane-based real estate broker who helped orchestrate both deals claims the prices ...

Skils’kin acquires A&W Window Cleaning

Skils’kin, a Spokane-based nonprofit organization that provides jobs for people with disabilities, has acquired Fearless Endeavors LLC, a longtime Spokane window-cleaning company that does business as A&W Window Cleaning. Brian Behler, CEO ...

Levitch Jewelry moves to Flour Mill’s lower level

Jeff Levitch and Dale Olmstead, longtime business partners and friends, have moved Levitch Jewelry & Consignment to a lower-level suite the historic Flour Mill, at 621 W. Mallon. The partners relocated the business from the floor above in early June. ...

Lunchbox Wax opens South Hill salon

LunchboxWax salon franchisee Brandi Chapman has opened a salon at 2525 E. 29th, on Spokane’s South Hill. The salon occupies 1,100 square feet of space and hosts four private salon rooms. Chapman and her husband, Mike Chapman, opened their first bikin...

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2021 Rising Stars: Intrinium’s Nolan Garrett

Intrinium Inc. founder and CEO Nolan Garrett says he always wanted to be an entrepreneur. Born and raised in Spokane, Garrett earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Eastern Washington University and started his career doing information ...

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2021 Rising Stars: Witherspoon Brajcich McPhee PLLC’s Deanna Willman

Deanna Willman, who grew up in Cheney and has been practicing law for four years as of this month, says she knew at a young age that she wanted to be an attorney. “It started as a family joke. You’re chatty and like to argue and you’re stubborn ...

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2021 Rising Stars: Providence Health Care’s Dr. Jessica Lundgren

With her father being a physician, it’s probably not a stretch to think that Dr. Jessica Lundgren, of Providence Health Care, ultimately would go on to the same profession. But the 35-year-old internal medicine physician says she sometimes still finds ...

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