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It’s important to think local when you go shopping

For those of us who are interested in helping our communities thrive, it was sobering to read the posts from Sharon and Dwight Byers on the Academic Toolbox Facebook page as they were liquidating their inventory and closing up shop.

Shaping up to lead others

I realized today that there are significant similarities between the tools of a good personal trainer in a fitness club and a manager or supervisor in a business.

Business Past | New location for home improvement store

Wenatchee’s new Pay ‘n Pak Store opens at 1616 N. Wenatchee Ave. in February of 1976. The new store, covering 15,214 square feet, was almost three times larger than the former store location, opened in 1966 in South Wenatchee. Hanging display lamps are store manager Marvin Taylor, left, and assistant manager John Hightower. (Business World file photo)

Prepare for changes to the state law regarding sick leave

Most employers are aware that the voters passed Initiative 1433 in November, increasing Washington state’s minimum wage, effective Jan. 1, 2017, to $11 an hour and establishing additional graduated minimum wage increases each year.