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July 4th, 2020 Just south of East Wenatchee along route 28 going towards Rock Island was a very unique sight. 3 concrete pumper trucks were lined up above the roadway,  all adorned with American Flags flying in the wind. Beautiful. Time to investigate this patriotic display. Who went out of their...
Wenatchee’s newest fire station ready to roll Nov. 1   Story and photos by Gary Bégin Chief Brian Brett of the Chelan Fire Department District 1 was kind enough to take time from his incredibly busy schedule to answer a few questions about the new fire station on North Wenatchee Avenue. Here is the...
CRUNCH PAK ENTERS THE MEAL REPLACEMENT CATEGORY WITH LUNCH KITZ First product features Woody from Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story on pack   Submitted by Crunch Pak CASHMERE -- Crunch Pak, the sliced apples specialist, is entering the meal replacement category with new Lunch Kitz. Lunch Kitz is a 4-...
East Wenatchee gets a new Wendy’s Story and photos by Gary Bégin EAST WENATCHEE – Good fast food is always in demand and as of mid-November, Wendy’s will be open and running at 10 Grant Road in the front parking lot of Hobby Lobby, according to builders at the site. Hobby Lobby will hold the lease...
The importance of business sponsorship? Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra needs help from business community   By Gary Bégin Music is a major part of most people’s lives as they go about their day-to-day routines, whether in a car, at home, at work or just lounging on their yachts and dinghies....
Lakeview Drive In closes temporarily out of safety concerns By Gary Bégin CHELAN -- Amy Mack, owner and manager of the extremely popular Lakeview Drive In eatery, decided to close her "little burger shack" for two weeks in August due to an overwhelming desire to keep her staff – and patrons, safe...
$5,000 from CARES Act does what for local companies?   Story and photos by Gary Bégin The CARES Act recently awarded a large group of local businesses from $2,500 - $5,000 to help them get through the COVID-19 pandemic. The Wenatchee Business Journal decided to survey some of the $5k recipients and...
Wenatchee Women Entrepreneurs: Vital to family, local economy By Gary Bégin America recently celebrated the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment of the Constitution giving women the right to vote. Here we are 100 years later celebrating the vital importance of women entrepreneurs in the local,...

State Farm agents from left: Shayne Sasseen, Tom Paul, John White, Linda Sasseen and Tom Clark. Greg Brown is not shown.
Local State Farm agents donate $3k to save youth baseball team, Morris Park   Story and photo by Gary Bégin Many of us have played little league baseball, but most youth ballclubs across America get a large portion of their revenue from gate sales, concession sales and team/player fees....
Howard Lane, Veteran who still serves community   By Gary Bégin Some veterans never stop serving their country and their community. Howard Lane is one of those. He is responsible for the idea and the creation of Cosmic Cars - wooden toys for kids. Nothing fancy, just pure fun. Lane states, "I got...

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