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Business Past | The Wenatchee Sun

This was the office of The Wenatchee Sun in 1922. Publisher Robert H. Maus stands in the doorway of the building, located at 105 First St. The newspaper started in May 1921 and continued through most of 1939.

Taking off: The rise of drones as a new business tool

WENATCHEE — Joe Gamboni, real estate broker and avid drone pilot, looks you straight in the eye and asserts, “We’re not spies. We’re not peeking into your backyard. We fly these machines because they’re challenging and fun — lots of fun.”

Do we put too much trust in trust?

In the '60s, the Everly Brothers made a postcard picture of the perfect team. Everything from their close harmonies to their matching waistcoats and imperturbable hair conveyed unity and rapport. But the fairy tale shattered in 1973 when Don Everly threw down his guitar and walked off the stage.

Planning for probate in Washington

Estate planning and probate is a tough subject for many people. No one wants to be reminded of their mortality. However, what ultimately arises out of these client meetings is one simple question: what is probate like in Washington?

Business Roundup | Ra keeps on trucking with healthy food options

WENATCHEE — Ra, the parkside food truck celebrating its second year in business, has evolved into what owners say is the Wenatchee Valley’s go-to place for healthy, organic, vegan, gluten-free and — yes, believe it — yummy offerings.

Yes, young, growing families can save and invest

If you have a young, growing family, no doubt your to-do list is pretty long on any given day. Beyond today, you are probably working on another kind of to-do list for the long term. Where does “saving and investing” rank on that list?
Butch Milbrandt

Wineman’s Toast | Winery pairs wines, meals in videos: Milbrandt Vineyards owner hosts ‘Pair This’ YouTube cooking series

Butch Milbrandt may be best known as half of the team of two brothers who pioneered vineyard planting along the Columbia Basin’s famed Wahluke Slope and Ancient Lakes regions. With nearly 3,000 acres of vineyard today sourcing dozens of award-winning wineries as well as their own rapidly growing wine label, the Milbrandt brothers are major players in Washington still developing wine industry.

Wineman’s Toast | Wine winners: Wine & Food Festival bigger and better than ever

WENATCHEE — With more than 30 wineries, four breweries, a couple distilleries and more than a dozen eateries pouring drinks and serving food, it was hard to not have a grand time at the Wenatchee Wine & Food Festival. The event was held at the Town Toyota Center Aug. 22. Over 500 people attended. Sorry, if you missed it — but, hey, there’s always next year.

Editor’s Note | Drones flying high

They first became widely known as a military asset. Drones were and are being used by the U.S. military for finding and for attacking enemies.

Fire and drought relief available to region’s businesses

NCW — Summer's devastating wildfires and severe drought are being fought on many fronts, including financial relief and support for businesses and the people who run them. Here's a recap of a few efforts to lessen the burden on fire- and drought-affected businesses in the region: