It doesn’t take an industry expert to deduce that the area’s hospitality industry has been decimated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Help is on the way as two COVID-19 vaccines are approved for distribution, but what has been described as a “long, dark winter” is not over yet.
Opening a new business can be a daunting, stressful and exhilarating adventure under normal circumstances. Imagine adding a pandemic and a set of debilitating and ever-changing restrictions that come with it into the mix — not exactly an ideal recipe for success.
WENATCHEE — The Mercantile, a coworking space in downtown Wenatchee, opened just six months before the pandemic pushed millions of employees out of their offices and into their homes to work.
WENATCHEE — Six months ago, half the nation’s workforce dropped the commute and began working from home in response to the coronavirus.
These stressful days are enough to drive one to drink. But while the need is there, local wineries and tasting rooms have been pressed to come up with new ways to serve those thirsty customers. Some wineries now drive the drinks to them.
WENATCHEE — Wenatchee Valley Business World’s “30 Under 35” Class of 2020 is an impressive group of individuals whose paths to success have taken varied routes.
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- Entiat business owner featured on Undercover Billionaire reality TV show
- Wenatchee WinCo store to open Feb. 1
- Moses Lake WinCo Foods filled a gap
- 30 Under 35 | Next question: Sam Chapin
- La Javelina brings its own good mood to Leavenworth
- Cannabis experts invited to participate in panel discussions
- Pybus gets OK to open concourse for 'open air' dining
- Morale, work environment improving, says Community Development director
- Nominations due for Cashmere business, citizen, organization awards
- Douglas County nears completion of Wenatchi Landing
- Conservation district seeks board members
- Icicle Broadcasting plans to sell its Chelan stations
- Rock scaling work will change bus route, delay motorists
- Chamber announces business, nonprofit award finalists
- Spokane's NorthTown Mall anchor Macy's to close after 27 years
- Chelan County begins to create short-term rental task force
- 30 Under 35 | Next question: Xochitl Velazquez