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.
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It doesn’t take an industry expert to deduce that the area’s hospitality industry has been decimated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Empty seats simply are not a good look for any kind of venue — no matter the size. In normal times, the fix involves mixing things up, trying new shows, advertising to a new demographic, offering some sweet deals.
The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, like other entertainment venues and public spaces, is waiting for Phase 3 of the Gov. Jay Inslee's four-phase plan to reopen after closing in mid-March to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
WENATCHEE — Kirk Dosser, co-owner of Pacific Appraisal Associates, is busier than ever.
NCW — While Pacific Appraisal Associate's Real Estate Snapshot report — released mid-June — revealed that the number of year-over-year home sales were down 33% across the Wenatchee Valley in May, that wasn’t necessarily representative of every real estate agency in the region.
WENATCHEE — Rolling from town to town, Brett & Son Inc. delivers parcels across Central Washington, but with a local touch.
EAST WENATCHEE — East Wenatchee’s Grocery Outlet is plugging away amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.
EAST WENATCHEE — Orchardists need tractors — even during a quarantine.
WENATCHEE — The COVID-19 outbreak shuttered restaurants, canceled concerts and ushered potential customers back to their homes; impacting a wide variety of businesses.
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- Conservation district seeks board members
- Icicle Broadcasting plans to sell its Chelan stations
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- Chamber announces business, nonprofit award finalists
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- Chelan County begins to create short-term rental task force
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- Chelan County Commissioner England signs off after 12 years