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Augie Kooistra likens the 'Ag' business to military training By Gary Bégin EPHRATA - Augie Kooistra was in the Army from April 1969 - April 1971. It consisted of basic training, advanced Infantry, Non-commissioned officer, Airborne School, Vietnam infantry, radioman, 173rd Airborne Brigade,  82nd...
Zero is a positive number By Gary Bégin NCW Media Managing Editor CASHMERE -- Cashmere does have hidden artistry and artists to go with. In this case his name is Tom Zero, but he's not invisible or uncounted. Mr. Zero is an anomaly in a world of chaos. Next time you see "hand made" think of Tom...

ribbons & bows
Apple Blossom Floral creates art for any - or no - occasion   By Gary Bégin EAST WENATCHEE -- Jeanne Davis (Owner of Apple Blossom Floral) and floral designer Denise Lancaster were inducted into the American Institute of Designers in Washington, D.C., last summer, but getting that designation...

There was a full house turnout for the early morning "Coffee & Commerce" event hosted by the WVCC and sponsored by Numerica Credit Union.
'Coffee & Commerce' event reveals new projects, lack of housing "Commercial development takes energy, creativeness, and capital," according to the advertisement for the event put out by the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce. The mid-September "Coffee & Commerce" event at the Town...
MANSON -- Wells Fargo's District Manager for North Central Washington Agustin Reyes, said the Manson branch of the San Francisco-based bank is closing Wednesday, July 12. "We notified the employees in late March and a letter was sent to customers in early April," he said. Reyes, in an exclusive...
PLAIN - Adeline, Otto, Belle, Hanna and Rudolph are coming to the Thousand Trails Leavenworth RV Campground in Plain. Those are, in fact, the names of the so-called "tiny houses" that are now at the campground. An open house was held this past weekend. It's called the Leavenworth Tiny Village. It'...
A gathering of 62 women business owners from all over Washington took place at the Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel May 19 - 21. Officially it was billed as the 96th State Conference of the Business and Professional Women, but regardless of gender, ideas flew, money changed hands and mergers happened...
Mayor Farivar of Leavenworth
Farivar & Spurgeon elected to CDTC Board The Chelan-Douglas Transportation Council (CDTC) voted Mark M. Spurgeon as its 2017 Board Chair and Cheri Kelley Farivar as 2017 Vice Chair. Spurgeon is a Commissioner at the Port of Douglas County and Farivar is the Mayor of the City of Leavenworth....
Washington Federal celebrates 100 years in business. By Gary Bégin The Wenatchee Business JournaI asked a few questions about how and why Washington Federal has been successful and grown over the last 100 years since its first branch was founded in 1917 in Ballard, a Seattle suburb. The answers...
going WILD!
Town Toyota Center's most important and lucrative tenant - the Wenatchee Wild, just finished another "Wild-ly" successful season.
Town Toyota Center General Manager Mark Miller said that he is "satisfied" with the final balance sheet from the 2016 season. "This is not meant to be a 'cash cow' business," Miller said in response to the normal profit and loss business model. Liking the venue to a "glorified city park," Miller...

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