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Hayes Cleaners’ fire touches a lot of us

WENATCHEE — When a basement dryer fire closed the familiar doors of Hayes Cleaners Thursday, a lot of people’s clothes were inside. And still are.
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Dry cleaners fire likely caused by dryer lint

WENATCHEE — The two-alarm fire Thursday afternoon at Hayes Cleaners was likely caused by lint build-up in a large, commercial clothes dryer or its exhaust venting, fire investigators say.

Nefarious Cellars serious about fine wines

Dean and Heather Neff had starting a North Central Washington winery in mind when they headed off to Oregon to find jobs in the famed Willamette Valley Pinot Noir wine industry.

Blog pro’s tips to boost business

Leavenworth real estate agent Geordie Romer writes one of the best blogs in the region, so the 30 of us gathered May 14 at Confluence Technology Center were eager to hear his talk about building your business through blogging.

Mail on the move

WENATCHEE — The city’s post office takes its first step Saturday to move into new digs and, say national mail managers, a new era of U.S. Postal Service efficiency.

Shoe shop takes a short hike; book shop has new owners

American Shoe Shop, one of downtown Wenatchee’s oldest businesses, is getting ready to strap on its boots and take a hike — a very short hike — to its first new location in more than half a century.

CenturyLink opens new data center

MOSES LAKE — Phone and Internet provider CenturyLink announced the opening here on Wednesday of its newest data center to meet growing demand for cloud computing.

Restaurateurs have recipe for hospitality at classic inn

WENATCHEE — New owners of Warm Springs Inn & Winery say their vision for the place isn’t really about the century-old house or its history-filled rooms, although those are starting points for the inn’s Old World hospitality.

WSU to host canola research tour

MANSFIELD — Washington State University Douglas County Extension and USDA-ARS will host a tour of on-farm canola research on May 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Business owners can learn about state taxes

EAST WENATCHEE — The state Department of Revenue will host a free tax workshop for business owners from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. May 19 at the Douglas County Fire District 2 station, 377 Eastmont Ave.

Time to enter wines in the NCW Wine Awards

WENATCHEE — Okay, commercial winemakers, you and your loyal customers know your wines are great. Now, it's time to let everyone else know. And there's no better way than entering your wines in this year's North Central Washington Wine Awards.

Beverage Forum spotlights Klock, Talking Rain

CHICAGO — Wenatchee native Kevin Klock, CEO of beverage company Talking Rain, was featured speaker here April 21 at The Beverage Forum, the industry’s annual global executive conference.

Hey, Mom, you looking for a job?

This special Mother's Day edition of Everyday Business will be of particular interest to moms who love tacos, write a blog or want to work on a cherry packing line. You know, the usual mommy-type activities. You other mothers might not give a hoot.