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Businesses can protect their trade secrets

Washington’s Trade Secrets’ Act (Chapter 19.108 RCW) protects business trade secrets. In general, the Act protects information that is not known outside a particular business entity, which is subject to reasonable security measures to guard against release, is valuable, and is difficult for others to lawfully acquire or independently duplicate.

Think globally: Export market vital to many small businesses

Today, 98 percent of American companies that export are small businesses, but more than half of our exporters are only selling to one foreign market, usually Canada or Mexico. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is here to help more entrepreneurs reach new markets for their goods and services.

The future of piece-rate farmworker pay

Piece rates are a common method to pay farm workers who harvest and handle fruit and other crops. As opposed to an hourly rate, a piece rate worker is paid by the unit, or “piece.”

Your Business

Patty Stanford, wealth management assistant at CNC Financial Group, LLC, housed in the accounting firm of Cordell, Neher & Company, PLLC is the recipient of the 1st Global’s Impact Award at 1st Global’s 2014 National Conference in Nashville, Tenn.

World carriers: In their words

We asked former Wenatchee World delivery kids to tell us about their jobs, what it meant to them and what they most remembered about getting the news out. Here's what they said.

Cold Train firm says buyer candidate committed fraud

KANSAS CITY -- The ownership firm of the defunct Cold Train Express says it was financially harmed by a potential buyer's fraudulent dealings during negotiations to sell the Quincy-to-Chicago rail project.

Alcoa named ‘Outstanding Friend’ of WVC

WENATCHEE — Alcoa has been named the 2014 "Outstanding Friend" of Wenatchee Valley College for the more than half-million dollars in donations and leadership support for the college and its programs.

Convention schedule

Here’s a look at events taking place in April at the Wenatchee Convention Center