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Business Roundup: Battle of the Bob’s?

EAST WENATCHEE — Not one but two new restaurants named Bob’s are sprouting in East Wenatchee. And not only do they have similar names, but they’re only about a block apart. Confused yet?

Understanding your water rights

We no longer have the luxury of viewing water as an unlimited resource. In California, lawmakers have proposed emergency legislation to restrict certain water usage in response to extended drought conditions and diminishing reservoirs.

To beard or not to beard?

What do Alexander the Great, Scipio Africanus, and Emperor Constantine all have in common? (I used this anecdote at a party recently, and it absolutely killed. Give it a try. You can thank me later.)

Achieve smart, bold and accessible small business gains

Government may be historically slow to adapt, but adapt we must. We’ve rebranded the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to stand for “Smart, Bold and Accessible.” The private sector implemented smart systems years ago.

Reference checking is vital for a successful hire

The national statistics suggest that employers are hiring once again. Local businesses indicate the pool of qualified candidates is dwindling. It is getting tougher to find and retain suitable candidates for a number of available positions.

Promoting North Central Washington

We who live here know what a good thing we have. North Central Washington is filled with opportunities to explore. We have so much, we might even take it for granted sometimes.

$1 million verdict against Executive Flight

WATERVILLE — A jury on Thursday found East Wenatchee charter plane service Executive Flight liable for $1 million in damages over a passenger's on-board injury.

Leavenworth home sales jump in first quarter

LEAVENWORTH — A 44 percent spike in single-family home sales — from 18 to 26 — in the Upper Wenatchee Valley topped all area markets during the first quarter of 2015, even as sales showed modest gains in Wenatchee and Cashmere.