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Clementine & Agnes: Creator of Color

Most people could probably guess that Spokane cosmetologist Robin Peltier, with her glittering skin and red-lipped smile, works with color. Peltier, 54, is the owner of Clementine & Agnes, a young company that makes and sells mineral makeup, as well as a...

Two Spokane executives lead statewide business groups

Seattle-based nonprofit organization Washington Roundtable named Spokane businesswoman Betsy Cowles as its 2018 chairwoman, meaning the boards of two prominent statewide business advocacy organizations now are headed by Spokane business leaders. Cowles, ...


Lack of industrial space persists in Spokane area

Years after an initial rush of marijuana growers filling warehouse space in the Spokane area, the warehouse market remains constricted. “Vacancy for industrial space is very tight right now,” says Casey Brazil, director of brokerage services for Spo...


Envisioned stadium site located just east of Spokane Arena

Spokane Public Schools and city of Spokane officials have proposed a possible site for a new high school sports stadium to be located east of the Spokane Veteran’s Memorial Arena. The Journal reported last month that the school district is looking for ...


Providence boosts its outpatient stroke care

While the symptoms of a stroke in men and women are generally consistent, there is frequently a profound difference in the way members of each gender handle their recovery after the fact, says Dr. Beth Walz of Providence Health Care. “I saw this just...


Work starts on upscale Cd’A apartment complex

Construction has started on a new apartment complex at 821 E. Mullan, in Coeur d’Alene, says Neil Muehlhausen, project manager with the general contractor, Spokane-based Yost Gallagher Construction LLC. Called The Lake Apartments, the complex will have...


Tech helps moms to be

Even as the future of health care remains uncertain, the industry continues to develop technology designed to make managing health easier. While it might seem like there’s a new phone app or do-it-yourself test for everything, Dr. Lacey Marks, an OB-GY...


Natural Awakenings focuses on nontraditional health

A college job at Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute translated into a passion for intercultural communication for Amber McKenzie, and that passion led her around the world and back again. In September, McKenzie, 42, launched Natural Awakenings Inland North...


New $2.8 million building rising in Riverstone area

Construction is underway on a new $2.8 million, two-story commercial building at 1812 N. Lakewood Drive, in Coeur d’Alene’s Riverstone mixed-use development, says David Shrontz, principal architect with Hayden-based d’Zign group Architecture LLP, wh...

Last Metropolitan Mortgage payments could come this year

Investors who lost tens of millions of dollars when Spokane-based Metropolitan Mortgage & Securities Co. and affiliate Summit Securities Inc. shut down about 14 years ago could receive a final distribution late this year from trusts set up to recoup some ...

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