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Need a Self Care Weekend?

Try These Local, Woman-Owned Businesses in Spokane


As Spokane begins to reopen in the wake of COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to support local and small businesses in Spokane. Small, women and minority owned businesses are especially vulnerable during economic crises. But, why is it important to support local right now?


Not only do small businesses provide a unique, personalized experience and generally better customer service, they also tend to support other local businesses through ordering and partnership practices. This means that when you support one local business, you’re probably actually supporting multiple businesses!


But more than that, the economic impact of shopping local is significant. According to the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, “for every $1,000,000 in sales, independent retail stores generate $450,000 in local economic activity, compared to just $170,000 for chains. Among restaurants, the figures are $650,000 for independents and $300,000 for chains.”


In other words, for every $1 spent at a local business, $0.45 stays in the local economy, or $0.65 if it was spent at a restaurant. Compare that to just $0.17 of every dollar spent at a chain staying in Spokane.


If you’re in need of a little pampering and self care, and want to support local, woman owned businesses, here’s a few great options:


De Soleil

22 W Indiana Ave, Spokane, WA 99205

Facebook: @salonspokane

Instagram: @desoleilsalonandspa


De Soleil is truly a one stop shop for all your beauty and spa needs. They offer tanning and airbrush tanning, full hair and nail services, facials and skincare, eyelash extensions, waxing, and red light therapy. De Soleil is taking COVID-19 precautions seriously for the health and safety of their employees and clients, so all services are by appointment only, and be ready to pay with card or Apple Pay.


As an added bonus, De Soleil is offering their Friends and Family discount of 15% off all services or retail to readers of this blog. Mention this offer and “Real Estate Agent Spokane” when you book your appointment to receive the discount.


Massage @ Suncrest Chiropractic

5978 Hwy 291, Nine Mile Falls, WA 99026

Facebook: @suncrestchiropractic


Dr. Melinda A. Sauvage, DC at Suncrest Chiropractic is focused on bringing high quality chiropractic care to Suncrest and the surrounding areas. Suncrest Chiropractic offers chiropractic care, massage, and nutritional and wellness services.


If you’re looking to destress with a massage, be sure to reach out to Elena Rudneva. Elena is a fellow “Suncrestian” and is a Licensed Massage Therapist and offers massage, aromatherapy, foot scrubs, and dry brushing. Whether you need an adjustment, massage, or wellness advice, you receive excellent service at this woman-owned local business!


Boots Bakery & Lounge

24 W Main Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

Facebook: @bootsbakerylounge

Instagram: @bootsbakerylounge


The best way to cap off your self care efforts is with a hot cup of coffee and a gorgeous pastry. Boots Bakery & Lounge is one of Spokane’s most beloved local spots, and you absolutely won’t find better pumpkin waffles in the city. Grab a friend and enjoy Boots Bakery’s ambiance for a truly lovely day.


Boots is open for carry out and dine in service. According to their website, you can “come in to choose what you’d like, call it in for pick up, curbside exchange, or...purchase online for pickup or delivery.” They also have cocktails to-go, Fresh Squeezed Juice mimosas, Espresso, and House Made Switchel.


The Real Estate Agent Spokane Team


Carrie Meyer, leader of the Real Estate Agent Spokane Team, transferred to real estate after a 30+ year career as a paralegal (Certified Legal Assistant). Her combined experience in law and real estate makes her a tour de force in contracts and negotiations.

Wendy Smith, team member, has lived all over the country before finding her forever home in Spokane. Wendy pairs her real estate experience with a background in customer service to provide an exemplary client experience for both buyers and sellers.


The Real Estate Agent Spokane Team is dedicated to sharing and promoting everything great about Spokane! We believe that Spokane is the best city in America, and there are so many reasons why. That’s why we dedicate our blog, Facebook, and YouTube channel to highlighting the best that Spokane has to offer. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for more insider updates on events, dining and nightlife, and outdoor activities in Spokane.


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