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The Cashmere Convalescent Center, now the Cashmere Care Center, was sold to the Wester brothers, Cale and Josh, at the start of the year. From left to right: Josh Wester, Lexy Lieurance, and Cale Wester. Mikaila Wilkerson/WBJ
Cashmere Convalescent Center sold for $1.5M By Mikaila Wilkerson CASHMERE -- Having been operated for many years by the Dronen family, the Cashmere Convalescent Center Nursing Home was sold to the Wester brothers, Cale and Josh, on the first of this new year. "We met the Dronens two years ago...
Lawmakers kill Public Records Act Local representatives Michael Steele, Cary Condotta, Senator Brad Hawkins vote in favor By Josh Kelety WNPA Olympia News Bureau State lawmakers from both sides of the aisle succeeded Friday in passing a bill to exempt themselves from public records requests....
5 years = 25% growth at local 'waterworks' supplier Story and photos by Gary Bégin Consolidated Supply Company opened in Wenatchee in 2013 at 1100 Walla Walla St. after taking over the building from the out of business United Pipe & Supply Company. They provide plumbing and waterworks...
Cycle Central buys Performance Footwear Story and photo by Gary Bégin A new powerhouse in the world of Wenatchee recreation has just taken form in the guise of fun and fashion. It is the purchase of Performance Footwear by Cycling Central and the marriage seems to be made in heaven. After all,...
From killing varmints to saving souls, all in a day's work for family entrepreneur By Gary Bégin QUINCY - David Kaylor spends his Sundays here talking about Jesus in front of groups of people, then spends the rest of the week sending bugs and rodents to varmint heaven. He's one of the area's...
Guy Miner, expert gun trainer & shooter
Guy with gun seeks lasting relationship By Gary Bégin There are over 320 million firearms in America, which means millions are located right here in Washington state. On average, one of three homes have a gun. Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan counties most likely have more than the average...

Owner PJ Malhi stands near his "liquor-less" liquor store. It has beer & wine, but no distilled spirits.
EAST WENATCHEE - 1610 Grant Road is the new home to the former Liquor Barn that was located on Valley Mall Parkway for many years next to a pizza joint and the UPS Store. Why the move? Owner P.J. Malhi said the old landlord was increasing the rent and he wanted a new, fresh start while breaking...

Robert Gilling hangs with Santa at the Eagles Club in Wenatchee
Robert Gilling likes to make people happy after he sees their faces gaze on his cleaning results. "I leave people happy and I can sleep at night," said the 56-year-old Gilling. He and his wife Sylvia have been toiling days, evenings and weekends, but finally after a some business-invigorating...

Sen. Brad Hawkins, holding plaque, was awarded an Ag Leadership award.
OLYMPIA -- Sen. Brad Hawkins was recently named the 2017 Legislative Champion by the Washington State Tree Fruit Association for his work supporting the tree fruit industry across the state.   Hawkins represents the 12th Legislative District, which is renowned for its tree fruit production. He...
Tony Velickoff
The Wenatchee Business Journal sat down with Angela Gaston and Tony Velickoff of The Solution People, a Cashmere-based independent financial advisor company, at the 59er Diner in Cashmere last month to find out how and if serving in the U.S. Navy influenced Velickoff. This is Tony's take on the...

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