With the holiday season ending, it is time for many to redeem their holiday gift cards or gift certificates. Gift certificates and gift cards have continued to increase in popularity. According to the Retail Gift Card Association, shoppers continue to consider gift cards a safe, versatile gift.
Work was finally beginning to taper off last month at Washington wineries. All the grapes were long ago crushed and pressed. Their juice is now finishing the slow process of final fermentation in barrels, tanks and carboys.
I can remember the excitement when the Wenatchee World Facebook page received its 10,000th “like.” With that milestone, we had received some validation of our efforts to increase our social media presence.
OKANOGAN — Despite an economic hit in 2014 from extra expenses and lost business during the Carlton Complex Fires, Okanogan County commissioners this week adopted a 2015 budget that includes no layoffs and does not take the 1 percent increase in taxes allowed by state law.