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WENATCHEE - The Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) Foundation is hosting a Business After Hours networking event at the WVC Music and Art Center (MAC) from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Feb. 29. This event …

If it’s broke, fix it – Waste Loop will show you how

LEAVENWORTH – Don’t throw away that broken blender or those torn jeans just yet. Waste Loop might be able to help. The nonprofit is bringing back Repair Cafes starting at the end of the …

Washington gas prices slightly rise

WASHINGTON - Average gasoline prices in Washington have seen a slight increase of 0.5 cents per gallon over the past week, with the current average at $3.88 per gallon, as reported by GasBuddy's …

Brewster Bait & Tackle evolves with sportfishing crowd

The key to business success is often finding a niche idea, nurturing it, and following each progressive development as it leads to the opportunities that customers and markets demand. Such has …

CASHMERE - With sustainability, affordability, and community in mind, some businesses in the Upper Valley are ditching the traditional linear economy model of take, make, and dispose and adopting circular economy practices, such as reuse and repair.

In the heart of downtown Leavenworth, new shop owners create a respite from the crowds

The shops on the downstairs floor of 217 9th Street in downtown Leavenworth are not an easy find for the untrained eye. For new shop owners Sara Jones and Desiree Stein , that’s preferred. …

Community Foundation Seeking Nominations for Excellence in Community Philanthropy Award

The Community Foundation of NCW is seeking nominations for the Robert L White Excellence in Community Philanthropy Award for Professional Advisors in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan Counties. Last …

In the economic landscape of North Central Washington, Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties show diverse employment trends, according to the latest data released by the Employment Security …

Washington maintains steady job openings in November amid national labor trends

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its latest report, revealing that job openings in Washington state held steady in November 2023, with 172,000 positions available, mirroring the figures …

Tsillan Cellars Winery achieves success in San Francisco Chronicle wine competition

The 2024 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest wine competition in the United States, recently concluded in San Francisco, featuring over 5,500 wines from 1,000 wineries. Tsillan …

Wenatchee Valley College's ESRT program secures renewed career launch endorsement

The Environmental Systems and Refrigeration Technology (ESRT) program at Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) has achieved a significant milestone by securing a renewed Career Launch endorsement from …

The Flywheel Investment Conference, an event dedicated to fostering innovation and investment in Washington State, has announced the opening of applications for its 2024 investment competition. This …

Washington ranks seventh in National Health Index despite challenges

In the latest America's Health Rankings report, Washington state has achieved an overall rank of seven, reflecting both its strengths and challenges in public health. This composite measure, based on …

Pear Growers brace for breakeven year amid mixed quality and market fluctuations

In a recent industry analysis, AgWest Farm Credit has projected a challenging year ahead for pear growers, anticipating a breakeven scenario over the next 12 months. Key factors influencing this …

Northwest Wineries and Vineyards: A balancing act of profitability and production

In a recent market analysis, AgWest Farm Credit forecasted a nuanced financial landscape for the Northwest wine industry over the next 12 months. The report highlights key industry drivers and …

Apple industry outlook: tough times ahead for Growers, profitable prospects for Packers

In a comprehensive 12-month outlook, AgWest Farm Credit has projected a challenging fiscal year for apple growers, while packers are set to reap benefits in 2024. The industry faces a period of …

LEAVENWORTH - Northwest Public Broadcasting (NWPB) and Sleeping Lady Foundation recently announced a significant in-kind gift and grant to NWPB. The gift includes the FCC license for KOHO 101.1 …

Small Change, secondhand art supply shop in Cashmere, nears grand opening

CASHMERE – Small Change is one of the newest additions to Side Street Cashmere, selling secondhand art supplies and craft materials for every imagination. The store hosted a soft opening on …

Completing the Circle: Confluence Health Partners in new composting program

WENATCHEE - The Confluence Health Central Campus kitchen has launched a pioneering composting program aimed at significantly reducing organic waste. Preparing an average of 1,500 meals daily for …

U.S. employment holds steady in December; government and healthcare sectors lead job growth

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. labor market demonstrated resilience in December, as nonfarm payroll employment increased by 216,000. The unemployment rate remained stable …

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