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Huge loss for our area’ Hastings customers saddened by closure

The demise of bankrupt Hastings Entertainment, including the impending closure of stores in Wenatchee and Moses Lake, drew a slew of comments on the Wenatchee World Facebook page from residents saddened to see it go and hopeful for something new.

Social media whiz offers tips for online success

Leavenworth social media consultant April Welch will lead a workshop Wednesday to help business owners and managers boost customer reviews on the Web. The workshop, entitled "Yelp Me," will begin at 8 a.m. at Pybus Public Market in Wenatchee. Here she presents a handful of suggestions for bettering a business' presence in social media.

Starbucks buys into Italian bakery firm, eye on expansion

SEATTLE — In a bid to offer more premium food and appeal to more discerning palates, Starbucks is investing in high-end Italian bakery Princi, with plans to open Princi stores and to carry Princi foods in its Roastery showcases and a new line of Starbucks stores opening in 2017.

Beef jerky at the jail?

WENATCHEE — Next time you’re bailing out your brother-in-law at the Chelan County Law and Justice Building, be sure to grab a bag of cured meats.

NCW Success Summit heads to Quincy

QUINCY — Accomplishments in cities and towns across the region will be spotlighted later this year when the annual North Central Washington Community Success Summit convenes for its seventh time — this year in Quincy.

Nominees sought for local FSA committees

WATERVILLE — Ag producers in Chelan and Douglas counties can help administer federal farm programs here by applying for a position on local Farm Service Agency committees.

Shoplifting, counterfeit bills topics of workshop

WENATCHEE — A workshop to help business owners and employees recognize shoplifters, counterfeit bills and other types of fraud will be presented next month by the Wenatchee Police Department.

Microsoft COO leaving for investment firm

SEATTLE — Microsoft chief operating officer Kevin Turner is leaving the software company to lead a unit of Citadel, the Chicago-based investment firm.

What’s brewing at Caffé Mela? A quick Q&A

WENATCHEE — Nearly 10 years after Caffè Mela began fueling downtown Wenatchee with high-class coffee, the popular java-and-social hub is undergoing a few changes.