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Business Past: Motor lodge memories

Rooney’s Motor Lodge and Coffee Shop, at 821 N. Wenatchee Ave., was owned and operated by Frank and Gertrude Rooney and their children from 1947 to 1969.
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Tourism on the fireline

In July and August, wildfires in North Central Washington burned across thousands of acres, destroyed hundreds of homes and outbuildings and tested the resolve of residents in a dozen towns and rural communities. In this report, we look at the effects of the blazes on the mainstay industry of tourism — how the fires hurt business, and how business people are firing up a recovery.

Leave a lasting impression with a logo

You’re meeting an important client or business contact. You’re dressed right for the occasion. You make great eye contact. Strong handshake. You smell great (you showered and deodorized). Everything is in order, and the meeting goes well.

Be careful of copyrighted tunes

In 2006, Randolph White, a restaurant owner in Virginia, received a notice from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers — better known as ASCAP — warning him that the music he played in his restaurant was protected by copyright and that he needed to obtain a license from ASCAP to play it.
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Seattle firm looks to NCW agriculture as hot investment

WENATCHEE — One of the state’s largest independent investment banks has cast its eye towards agriculture in eastern Washington with hopes of helping local farms and orchards plan, expand and become more profitable, say its top executives.