Business & Economy

[9/15/21] Wenatchee Chamber Director To Douglas County PUD

Posted in Business & Economy, Public Utility

The executive director of the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce will be leaving to take a lobbying job with the Douglas County PUD. A press release from the Chamber says Shiloh Burgess, who has led the chamber for more than eight years, will step down in November. In January, she will become the PUD’s manager […]

[9/11/21] Housing Trust Names New Executive Director

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Chelan Valley Housing Trust (CVHT) announced the hiring of new Executive Director Steven Wilkinson to lead Lake Chelan’s active community housing trust. Wilkinson will succeed outgoing Executive Director and founder Mike Cooney, who served the attainable housing nonprofit organization since its inception in 2018. Wilkenson says he’s excited to be a part of what he […]

[9/11/21] Bare Named Heritage Heights Executive Director

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There’s a new Executive Director at Heritage Heights. It’s promoted a long-term employee, Deseria Bare as the new Executive Director, she started in the new position September 1st. Bare has worked at Heritage Heights for 18 years and has experience fulfilling every role at the facility.  She started as a caregiver, earning her NAR (registered nursing […]

[8/20/21] Supernova Winners Announced

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A ranch in Entiat has won the Supernova Business Launch Competition put on by the North Central Washington Economic Development District. Tumbleroot Ranch in Entiat won 10-thousand dollars and in-kind gifts. Ally Pittsinger owns, along with her husband Jordan, Tumbleroot Ranch, which is located 12 miles up the Entiat River Road. In a video aired […]

[8/18/21] Supernova Winner To Be Announced Thursday

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The North Central Washignton Economic Development District announces the winner of its Supernova business launch competition at the Ruby Theater on Thursday. The winner gets ten thousand dollars in cash and other in-kind business services. There’s also a people’s choice award that has already been voted on, the winner of that gets 250 dollars and […]

[8/18/21] Prices Lower On Construction Essentials

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Good news for contractors and weekend DIYers: lumber prices are back to a more normal price. Earlier this year, a sheet of plywood was more than 70 dollars; now it’s back down to around 23-fifty for a sheet, and a unit can go for around 20 dollars. And stick lumber has gone from 11 dollars […]

[8/13/21] “Supernova” Winner To Be Announced In Chelan

Posted in Business & Economy

Next Thursday at the Ruby Theater, The North Central Washington Economic Development District will announce the winner of its “Supernova” Business Launch Competition. Its aim is to identify and support new and growing businesses that seek to locate in our region, with regional support from community members, funders, and professional services providers. District Director Alyce […]

[8/12/21] Golf Course Study

Posted in Business & Economy, Local Government & Meetings

Several months ago, the City of Chelan contracted with Earth Economics out of Tacoma to perform an economic impact study of the Chelan Golf Course. The study is complete, and was reported to the City Council at Tuesday night’s meeting. Chelan City Administrator Wade Farris: One only has to look at the numbers to to […]

[8/12/21] Chelan Chamber News

Posted in Business & Economy

The Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce hosts a board meeting tomorrow (Thu) night; Chamber Executive Director Mike Steele explains what’s on their agenda: The chamber is also putting together final details for a new event coming in October called “Brews on the Bridge”: “Brews on the Bridge” is set for the third week in October, […]

[8/6/21] Gering on Lodging Tax Spending

Posted in Business & Economy, Local Government & Meetings

Lodging tax revenues in Chelan County are through the roof this summer.  In May, lodging taxes revenues were 896 percent above what they were in May of 2020.  So how do those moneys get spent?  In the past, they were spent on advertising to bring more tourism to the county.  But Commissioner Tiffany Gering says […]