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See it with girlfriends: BPW hosts showing of Wonder Woman

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Actress Gal Gadot as "Wonder Woman"

Hera, give us strength

Wenatchee Business and Professional Women, the local networking group, will encourage kick-butt female empowerment with a group showing of the summer blockbuster “Wonder Woman.” The VIP showing will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Gateway Cinema in north Wenatchee. Alcohol is available in the VIP lounge, so that means to attend you must be age 21 or over, even if you are carrying a sword and shield. Tickets are $15.50 and available by emailing anne@sbtheatres.com.

Not kidding around

The Children’s Place at Wenatchee Valley Mall last week relocated a few doors south to a spot next to Kay’s Jewelers. To celebrate the move, the fashion store for kids and babies plans a “50 percent off everything” sale over the weekend (June 17-18). A couple of giveaways and a live radio remote are also on the store’s weekend schedule. 

Fruitful partnership

Chelan Fresh has again expanded its marketing family. Just six weeks after joining forces with Borton Fruit of Yakima, the Chelan fruit marketer announced Tuesday that its newest partner is Columbia Valley Fruit in Union Gap. Columbia Valley, growers of organic and conventional apples, is one of the first organic apple farms in the state and has nearly 30 years experience in growing organic fruit. The new marketing agreement kicks off Sept. 1. 

Your call is important to us

Wenatchee tech company Key Methods last week offered a few tips on keeping phone-in customers happy with being put on hold. Such as: Hire professional talent to record voice messages. Use the right on-hold music at the right volume. Don’t frustrate customers with too many voice prompts; offer an easy way (press 0) to talk to a real person. Provide useful information that doesn’t confuse the caller. 

What happens now?

GWATA’s upcoming “Entrepreneurial Panel: Succession Planning” promises to be a rollicking discussion on preparing for the future for business people. Panelists include some folks who have experience with the topic: Sarah Bumps of Davis Furniture, Top Rojanasthien of The Thai Restaurant, Bret Pittsinger of Van Doren Sales, Don Sangster of Sangster Motors and Jim Fletcher of the Small Business Development Center. The event starts at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Confluence Technology Center. Tickets at gwata.org. 

Double the fun 

And if you can’t make Thursday’s “Succession Planning” panel discussion, the topic will be the focus of the Wenatchee Downtown Association’s next Shop Talk, a morning gathering held the first Wednesday of each month. The discussion starts at 8:30 a.m. July 5 at the new offices of the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce, 137 N. Wenatchee Ave. Actually, the chat will range from succession planning to selling the business to shifting strategies that could work online. In other words, planning for the future. Details at 662-0059. 

This weekly column is compiled from “Everyday Business,” a blog by World reporter Mike Irwin. You can reach him at 665-1179 or irwin@wenatcheeworld.com.