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Don’t worry. Even though Badger Mountain Brewing and Country Boy’s Southern Style BBQ have separate wait-staffs and ordering-payment systems, beer-and-barbecue fans will hardly notice that quirk in the bustling, upscale space the two businesses share at 1 Orondo Ave. Here’s what customers will find:
Peshastin inventor Melissa Ortega has a new innovation that’ll take your breath away — about 12 breaths, actually. Her snazzy inflatable “personal lounger,” The Sphinx, lends support for lazy bums like us to relax comfortably (face up or face down) at the beach or in the backyard. It’s basically the key element of a lounge chair — the elevated back — that you blow up like a kid’s pool toy (using 12 breaths) to support the neck and upper body. It comes with a second inflatable piece — the media holder — on which you can prop your book (or newspaper or iPad) or tuck under your knees for additional support.
A Wenatchee Valley social media guru will host a morning workshop next week in Leavenworth on how business folks can best use Facebook and Instagram for fun and profit.
A local group of volunteer business advisors continues to offer counseling and workshops for start-up and existing enterprises.
A workshop for new and experienced users of Quickbooks, the popular accounting software, will be hosted this week by a local accounting firm.
Banks and credit unions in North Central Washington are generally in good financial shape, according to an independent firm that analyzes the performance of financial institutions nationwide.
WENATCHEE — Two classic gotta-have goodies — beer and barbecue — are luring the thirsty, the hungry and the curious to a renovated Wells & Wade warehouse here at the foot of Orondo Avenue. “Microbrews and baby-back ribs — what’s more American than that?” smiled Jim Blair, manager of 6-month-old Badger Mountain Brewing. “It’s a really great combination.”
Fire crews quickly doused five small fires that snarled traffic and partially closed Highway 97 for nearly an hour here Thursday afternoon.
WENATCHEE — Thunderstorms rolling Thursday through North Central Washington brought lightning strikes with a smattering of rain to areas around Chelan and the Waterville Plateau, but no fires or flash-floods were reported. “We were lucky in this case,” said Robin DeMario, spokeswoman for the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. “The storms skipped right through.”
WENATCHEE — Curious about what’s happening in state government? TVW, the nonprofit public affairs TV station in Olympia, is now available here through a broadcast signal by Apple Valley TV.