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Everyday Business | Tails waggin’ for arrival of new pet shop

We were sniffing around downtown Wenatchee last week and got excited (arf! arf!) about a new pet store — Firehouse Pet Shop — that’s set to open sometime in mid- to late November. Those swishing sounds? Those are our tails a-wagging.

Marden to deliver keynote at Business & Tech Summit

WENATCHEE — Local business coach Reimi Marden will talk about her path from the fast lane to the farm when she delivers the keynote address at this year’s Business & Technology Summit.

Wineman’s Toast: Good wine — shaken and stirred

My red wine heart belongs to Washington’s wonderful young wine industry, but I often enjoy expanding my palette with a new wine from the old world and other parts of the globe. One of the most affordable ways to do that is to check out the wine aisles at our local Grocery Outlet store.

Employee handbooks: benefit or bane?

Employee handbooks and personnel policies/guidelines are a standard business practice used to meet both legal requirements and communicate many types of policies. However, they can be a legal tar pit for the unwary employer.

Business Past: The original app store

Electrical appliances are on display inside the Electric Supply Co. store on Orondo Avenue, shown here in 1920. The business was run by Frank Edmond Smallidge.

Navigating I-502: It’s a new industry, but the fundamentals still apply

The historic passage of Initiative 502 provides for the legal production, processing, retailing, and consumption of marijuana for adults over the age of 21. Regardless of individual opinions on the moral and practical implications associated with legalization of recreational marijuana, the passage of I-502 creates a massive new industry that faces unique challenges and opportunities.

Thrive, don’t just survive, in manufacturing

Things are looking up for America’s manufacturers, if only slightly. Thirty six percent of executives described their business as “thriving” in 2014, according to the latest McGladrey Manufacturing & Distribution Monitor Report, an annual survey of industry leaders of manufacturing and distribution organizations throughout the country.

Have a seat, pour yourself a glass

Is there anything an apple can’t do? Well, probably a lot of things, including the laundry, but hyperbole aside, it is most certainly a versatile fruit.