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Business Past | Store plans unfold

Immediate construction of a $900,000 store building near Valley North Shopping Center to accommodate a Kmart department and garden store is in the works following approval by the Wenatchee Planning Commission on Oct. 18, 1972. Bob West, principal partner in Rainier Development Co. of Yakima, explains the project to city officials. The ambitious plan would help add to Wenatchee’s reputation as “the principal shopping city for North Central Washington.” (Business World file photo)

Wineman’s Toast | Bottling last year’s wine before the new grapes are picked

I've been frantically blending and bottling last year's wine to make room for the new grape crop that will likely be ready to harvest by the time you read this. Yes, I could have — and should have — done this months ago. But why do now what you can put off until later? Later came early in September when last year's wine had to finally be bottled to free up space and carboys for the new wine.

Todd Radwick | Will your group disability insurance be enough?

Many people erroneously believe they are “covered,” through their group disability insurance provided by their employer. But simply having coverage is not the same as being truly covered, or understanding what you actually have. 

Consolidation overcame initial state opposition

WENATCHEE — Before forming the health care affiliation known as Confluence Health in 2013, officials with Central Washington Hospital and the Wenatchee Valley Medical Center wanted to make sure the proposal would not violate any laws. 

Smaller health facilities depend dedication of the community

Observers of North Central Washington’s health care industry keep expecting Confluence Health, NCW’s medical giant, to gobble up the smaller hospitals and clinics serving some of the region’s most bustling communities and diverse populations.

Next question: Jake Davison

The Wenatchee Valley Business World’s “30 Under 35” program recently honored young community leaders. We tap their thoughts in this Sunday interview series.

Guests tour big pot farm to see and learn

WENATCHEE HEIGHTS — About a dozen special guests toured one of Chelan County’s largest marijuana farms Wednesday to gain a better understanding of the business of growing legal weed.