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Amante opens new plumbing service

WENATCHEE — Longtime local plumber Luis Amante recently opened a new plumbing service for North Central Washington.

Business Roundup: Holaday spirit sparks muffler shop’s move

Chad Holaday, owner with wife Amanda of Holaday’s Custom Muffler & Fabrication, has installed so many exhaust systems in the last seven years that he can fit, bend and weld a new Honda Accord muffler pipe with hardly a second thought.

Business past: Sales meeting

Louis Van Doren Jr., Carry Love, Carl Van Doren and Louis Van Doren review plans at Van Doren Sales in the mid-1960s.

Cannabis on a tax return is complicated

Unless you’re filing for an extension, 2014 tax returns must be postmarked or transmitted for e-filing on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. For those businesses which produce, process and/or sell recreational cannabis, this tax return will probably be the first time that your business reports its income to the Internal Revenue Service.

Medical marijuana in the workplace: What’s an employer to do?

In 2011, the Washington State Supreme Court, in Roe v. Teletech Customer Care Management LLC, ruled that employers could terminate employees who tested positive for marijuana, even when their use occurred outside of the workplace and was for medical reasons.

Tips for unleashing innovation in an established organization

Innovation is an essential skill — one that sets great leaders apart from good ones. And it isn’t just for startups. Even the most seasoned business is sitting on untapped opportunities. But unlike startup entrepreneurs, leaders of established organizations face a powerful enemy: the status quo.