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Flathead Business newsmakers

| April 11, 2021 12:00 AM

NATIONAL PARKS Realty has joined Forbes Global Properties as the Montana representative for the luxury real estate network.

Only 100 elite brokerages nationwide are included in the invitation-only consortium. Membership gives the Northwest Montana firm, founded in 2003 by attorney and broker Jim Allen, access to Forbes’ audience of 100 million monthly global visitors through


ELIZABETH LOCKWOOD has joined the Kalispell office of A&E Design. Originally from Portland, Oregon, Lockwood brings an interior architecture degree from the University of Oregon and 16 years of professional experience. She also hosts an interior design podcast called Mile Long Trace.

STACK FINANCIAL Management of Whitefish recently earned the top spot for the state of Montana in Barron’s 2021 “Top Advisor Rankings by State.”

Stack notched first place thanks to high performance on multiple criteria, including a client retention rate of over 98% and more than $1.5 billion assets under management.

DEE-O-GEE pet store in Kalispell is undertaking multiple sustainability efforts in coordination with the other four franchise locations across Montana.

Dee-O-Gee is participating in a program known as Clean Food, Clean Energy through pet food brand Nature’s Logic, which allows the store to run 100% on renewable energy. The business also is endeavoring to reduce paper waste through its new record-keeping software Pointr, developed in part by Kalispell store manager Adam Blanton.

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