Last month, two dozen business leaders from Washington state headed to the “other” Washington to meet with our state’s congressional delegation and hear from key insiders about what to expect on everything from trade and health care to environmental and immigration policy.
WENATCHEE — When top executives at Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort recently stepped outside their office to gaze northeast, they saw a snow-laden landscape, a tree-covered mountain and — in the distance between two low ridges — the future.
During the holidays, lots of local businesses make giving a priority — donations to nonprofits and charities, gifts to kids and low-income families, discounts on purchases, freebies to customers and tons of other goodwill gestures.
Take a breath. You successfully made it through 2016's economic ups-and-downs in Chelan and Douglas counties, and it was a quite a ride. Longtime businesses closed; others opened. Big construction projects wrapped up; others were unwrapped. Some industries sizzled; overall employment fizzled. The only thing to do now is forget the turmoil and party like it's 2017! And, oh … one more thing before you start the Jell-O shots. Here are our picks for the Top Five Business Stories of 2016 ...